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Qatar Airways to tryout IATA Travel Pass

Qatar Airways to tryout IATA Travel Pass

Qatar Airways is aiming to become the first airline in the Middle East to begin trialling the innovative new IATA Travel Pass ‘Digital Passport’ mobile app, in partnership with the International Air Transport Association (IATA), from March.

IATA welcomes reopening of Qatar airspace by Saudi, allies

IATA welcomes reopening of Qatar airspace by Saudi, allies

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has welcomed the signing of the "solidarity and stability" agreement that will see Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the UAE and Egypt open their air, land and sea borders with Qatar.

IATA develops mobile apps for Covid-era travel to help reopen borders safely

IATA develops mobile apps for Covid-era travel to help reopen borders safely

Global aviation body IATA is developing a set of mobile apps to help passengers navigate Covid-19 travel restrictions and securely share test and vaccine certificates with airlines and governments.

Mideast carriers' demand drop eases to 90.2% in September: IATA

Mideast carriers' demand drop eases to 90.2% in September: IATA

The Middle East’s carriers had a slight relief in September as their passenger traffic recorded lower decline of 90.2% compared with 92.3% demand drop in August, according to the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

Qatar Airways partners with IATA, ClimateCare to launch carbon offset programme

Qatar Airways partners with IATA, ClimateCare to launch carbon offset programme

Qatar Airways has officially launched its carbon offset programme. The airline’s passengers now have the opportunity to voluntarily offset the carbon emissions associated with their journey at the point of booking.

IATA downgrades Middle East 2020 traffic forecast; sees only 60mn travellers this year

IATA downgrades Middle East 2020 traffic forecast; sees only 60mn travellers this year

IATA downgraded its traffic forecast for the Middle East for 2020 and said it expected to see only 60mn travellers in the region this year compared to 203mn in 2019.

Systematic pre-departure Covid-19 testing helps restore air connectivity

Systematic pre-departure Covid-19 testing helps restore air connectivity

Re-establishing global air connectivity is essential to kick-start the global economy, which is currently under lockdown because of the impact of Covid-19.

Airlines prepare for pre-flight testing to restart aviation

Airlines prepare for pre-flight testing to restart aviation

Rapid and affordable antigen tests that can be administered by non-medical staff are expected to become available in the “coming weeks” and should be rolled out under globally agreed standards, IATA’s CEO Alexandre de Juniac reiterated.

Airlines call for Covid-19 tests before all international flights

Airlines call for Covid-19 tests before all international flights

Global airlines called on Tuesday for airport Covid-19 tests for all departing international passengers to replace the quarantines they blame for exacerbating the travel slump.

IATA launches platform to improve visibility on air cargo infrastructure and capabilities

IATA launches platform to improve visibility on air cargo infrastructure and capabilities

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has launched IATA ONE Source, an online platform, which helps the air cargo industry match shipping needs with the availability of infrastructure capabilities ...

IATA calls for countries to reopen borders, continue airline relief measures

IATA calls for countries to reopen borders, continue airline relief measures

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has called on governments to work together to urgently find ways to re-establish global connectivity by re-opening borders ...

Travellers wear face masks or risk penalties: IATA

Travellers wear face masks or risk penalties: IATA

All travellers must wear face covering during their journey for the safety of all passengers and crew during Covid-19, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) has said.