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Rytis Beresnevicius

The unwanted child Middle seat: sacrifice or just smokescreen?

While many airlines and governments have indicated that the new short-term normal could be leaving the middle seat empty, the question is how sensible is that decision?...


Rytis Beresnevicius

Could coronavirus result in resurgence of flag carriers?

Coronavirus touched airlines no matter whether they were small or big. And the countries that these airlines reside in rely on them to provide vital connectivity to the outside world. While the industry has been going towards consolidation and doing more with less, could the COVID-19 crisis change the course of aviation?...


Clement Charpentreau

Coronavirus put airlines on the brink, IATA reports

Airlines could post a combined net loss of $39 billion in the second quarter of 2020, estimates the International Air Transport Association (IATA), hinting that without external help, most of them may go bankrupt....


Rytis Beresnevicius

IATA upgrades passenger revenue downfall to $252 billion

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released another grim prediction for the developments in the aviation industry in 2020. The newly-issued downfall of passenger revenues is almost ten times more than the one issued in late-February 2020....


Ruta Burbaite

Fatal airline accidents on decline, 2019 preliminary data shows

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has released the latest, preliminary data for the 2019 safety performance of the commercial airline industry, indicating a decrease in worldwide fatal accident rate compared to the gloomy 2018 statistics. As of December 2, 2019, there were six fatal accidents, which resulted in the deaths of 227 passengers and crew, as well as 10 fatalities on the ground....


Zivile Zalagenaite

Boeing 737 MAX return question caught in FAA reputation crisis

As Boeing nears the end of the 737 MAX software update, the question remains whether aviation authorities will follow the FAA’s example in clearing the aircraft to fly again ‒ as it is a custom in the industry. The discussions and speculation on the topic has intensified in the last week, as global authorities gathered to the ICAO tri-annual assembly session on September 24, 2019. While media reports indicate that regulators authorities are...


Clement Charpentreau

France to introduce a “green tax” on aviation

The French government will implement an eco-tax of 1.50 to 18 euros on air tickets from 2020. The tax will be applied to all flights departing from French airports, except for connecting flights and those to Corsica or French overseas territories....


IATA AGM SEOUL Live

IATA downgrades 2019 financial outlook to $28B

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) downgrades its 2019 outlook for the global air transport industry as fuel prices rises and world trade “substantially” weakens. It now expects th...


IATA GMD

IATA launches turbulence information sharing tool

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) launched its Turbulence Aware data resource, which augments an airline’s ability to forecast and avoid turbulence by pooling and sharing (in real time) turbulence data generated by participating airlines. ...


IATA GMD

Aviation death rate climbs to 500 in 2018

“Safety improvement is a marathon with no finish line,” says Gilberto Lopez Meyer, IATA senior vice president of Safety and flight operations....