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 carry-on 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 year-on-year, 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 much-needed 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...