Articles tagged “iata”

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China Blasted for Letting Hong Kong Lose Aviation Hub Status Over Covid Policies

Willie Walsh, as only Walsh can, called out China for its zero-Covid policies devastating Hong Kong as a global aviation hub. The head of International Air Transport Association (IATA) may just have point.

China Blasted for Letting Hong Kong Lose Aviation Hub Status Over Covid Policies

Airline Weekly

Global Airline Recovery Gets Lift From Pickup in China’s Domestic Traffic

The recovery in global airline traffic continues, boosted most recently by improved trends within China. That’s the chief takeaway from the latest monthly traffic data for July — published on Wednesday by the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

Global Airline Recovery Gets Lift From Pickup in China’s Domestic Traffic

News Blog

Global Airlines Group Appoints First-Ever Female Chair

The International Air Transport Association's board of governors has appointed RwandAir CEO Yvonne Manzi Makolo to serve as its chair, making her the first woman ever to lead the global airline agency. Makolo, who has led RwandAir since 2018, will serve a one-year term as IATA's chair from June 2023, succeeding Mehmet Tevfik Nane, the…

Airlines

Airline Group Chief Rips Government Covid Responses as ‘Shambolic’

Willie Walsh, director general of the International Air Transport Association, has a point. Do better next time. Way better.

Airline Group Chief Rips Government Covid Responses as ‘Shambolic’

Airlines

TAP Air Portugal CEO Says Airline Passengers Will Wear Masks Forever

Christine Ourmières-Widener suggests that airplane mask mandates could be a forever thing — which would be certain to keep the unruly passenger factor stoked on board flights.

TAP Air Portugal CEO Says Airline Passengers Will Wear Masks Forever

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Airlines Want White House to Stop Pre-Departure Testing for U.S. Arrivals

Flying is still with synonymous with virus transmission, and it probably won't matter who petitions for an end to pre-departure testing requirements for vaccinated international passengers, the U.S. is unlikely to budge for some time.

Airlines Want White House to Stop Pre-Departure Testing for U.S. Arrivals

Airlines

Airline Execs Now See Accelerated Full Business Travel Recovery

Optimism is in the air among United, British Airways, and other airlines. Rightfully so.

Airline Execs Now See Accelerated Full Business Travel Recovery

Airline Weekly

Cargo Once Again Saved Airlines Last Year

The airline industry recovery didn't happen last year, despite hope early in 2021 that passengers would return to travel. Domestic travel rebounded more quickly, but international travel is a fraction of what it was. The one bright spot for airlines? Cargo, which is stronger now than it was before the pandemic.

Cargo Once Again Saved Airlines Last Year

Airlines

Global Airlines Group Counters Airline CEOs on In-Cabin Air Quality

Even if people are less likely to contract Covid on board a plane than in other environments, airline executives would be enormously foolish to downplay any risks Omicron provides — especially as they don't know how much more the variant could cripple the industry.

Global Airlines Group Counters Airline CEOs on In-Cabin Air Quality

Business Travel

Global Fintech Players Nium and Stripe Target Travel Payments for Growth

These startups are taking aim at the travel industry’s legacy payment systems, which Omicron will be putting to the test again this winter.

Global Fintech Players Nium and Stripe Target Travel Payments for Growth