INTERNATIONAL AIR TRANSPORT ASSOCIATION

  • Air travellers frustrated by security checks: Report December 14, 2012

    Geneva: Air travellers are most frustrated by the queuing time for security checks, removing shoes and belts, apart from electronic items and liquids from their carryon bags, a latest IATA study has said. Interestingly, a significant majority of 75 per cent would rather go through a full body scanner than...
  • India's domestic aviation sector worst performer August 30, 2012

    New Delhi: India's civil aviation sector was the worst performer globally in July as the domestic passenger traffic contracted 1.1 per cent yearonyear, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) said on Thursday. "After expanding at 20 per cent plus rates through 2010 and early 2011, the Indian market stopped growing at...
  • Indian skies inviting, but no takers for airlines June 12, 2012

    Beijing: With a potential air market of hundreds of millions of people, airlines ought to be hammering on India's door yet global airline executives say it would be madness to invest in a domestic carrier there, even if they were allowed to. Although India's economy is not the investor darling...
  • 'Aviation sector contributing 0.5 pc of GDP' April 1, 2012

    New Delhi: Terming the aviation sector as the 'real World Wide Web', a study has said it is currently contributing Rs 33,000 crore or 0.5 per cent of India's GDP and supporting 1.7 million jobs in the country, besides creating muchneeded critical assets. The study, conducted by Oxford Economics for the...
  • India on IATA Wall of Shame for high service tax June 6, 2011

    Singapore: India was on Monday put on the 'Wall of Shame' by the IATA for imposing high service tax on air tickets when aviation sector was growing at a high pace, with the world airlines' body warning the country not to kill the "goose that lays golden eggs". ...
  • Airlines to lose $9 billion in global crisis June 8, 2009

    Kuala Lumpur: The world's airlines are expected to lose $9 billion in 2009 due to the deepening crisis in global air travel, a major industry group said on Monday. Airline chiefs gathering in Malaysia on Monday were told that the revised figures, which are a major jump from the $4.7 billion...