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Doha debrief from IATA's Annual General Meeting

Labour shortages don’t seem to worry the International Air Transport Association (IATA), but some airlines see a looming problem, reports Richard Schuurman from the IATA AGM in Doha

IATA launches lithium battery certification

IATA has created a new industry certification programme to improve the handling and transport of lithium batteries across the supply chain

IATA reports positive global cargo figures

Strong freight demand continues as numbers carry on rising compared to pre-pandemic levels

IATA supports EU Digital Covid app as global standard

The organisation believes all European member states should adopt the platform to help facilitate global travel

IATA Travel Pass now accepts UK and EU Covid documents

The association is urging the WHO to implement a global digital vaccine standard to help with the verification process

IATA pushes for repatriation of blocked funds

Aviation body IATA has urged governments around the world to abide by agreements and treaty obligations to enable airlines to release $963m in blocked funds

IATA stats confirm 2020 was worst year on record

Recent airline industry figures show 2020 was the toughest year on record thanks to effects of the pandemic

IATA reveals June’s “disappointing” air traffic figures

Asia-Pacific has been the worst hit, experiencing 94.6% drop compared to June 2019, with Europe suffering similar losses

Etihad expands IATA Travel Pass use on more flights for Abu Dhabi

Passengers flying with the airline are now able to make use of the platform when flying to selected destinations in Europe, North America and Southeast Asia

European Commission’s 50% winter slot threshold splits industry

The decision has been welcomed by ACI Europe but heavily criticised by IATA, who feel the move is “out of touch with reality”