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Iata appoints new regional VP for Middle East, Africa

The International Air Transport Association (Iata) announced that Muhammad Ali Albakri will join Iata as regional vice president for Africa and the Middle East (AME). Albrakri’s appointment is effective January 1, 2017 and w

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ME carriers record strongest air travel demand growth

Middle East carriers recorded an 11.5 per cent rise in demand in September compared to a year ago, registering the strongest growth globally, said a report. Following closely behind was Asia-Pacific (8.6 per cent), Africa (8 per c

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ME air cargo demand growth slows to 1.2pc

Middle Eastern carriers saw air freight demand growth slow for the third consecutive month to 1.2 per cent year-on-year in September, marking the slowest pace since July 2009, said a new report from Iata. Middle Eastern carriers s

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Saudia appoints TPConnects as technological pertner

Saudi Arabia Airlines (Saudia) has appointed TPConnects, a leading technology solutions provider, as its new distribution capability (NDC) partner to manage the NDC standard platform. Launched by IATA, the New Distribution Capabil

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Real-time baggage tracking can save air transport industry $3bn

The global deployment of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology, which can accurately track passengers’ baggage in real time across key points in the journey, can enable the air transport industry to save more than $3 billion ove

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Iata reveals transformative vision for air travel

The International Air Transport Association (Iata) has laid out a transformative vision for air travel that will enable aviation to successfully accommodate a near doubling in demand for air travel over the next two decades. Accor

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RJ gets IOSA certificate renewed for seventh time

The International Air Transport Association (Iata) has renewed Royal Jordanian's Iata Operational Safety Audit (Enhanced IOSA) for the seventh time in a row since the airline first acquired it in 2004. It is effective until the end of 2018.

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Airlines hail historic carbon agreement

The International Air Transport Association (Iata) congratulated states which, under the leadership of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), have achieved n historic agreement to implement a market-based measure that will support

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Airlines report 17pc rise in unruly passengers

Reports of unruly passengers disrupting airline flights have soared almost 17 per cent worldwide in 2015, with incidents such as passengers being verbally abusive or refusing to obey cabin crew occurring on one out of every 1,205 flights, the in

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Speed, innovation, key for aviation to deliver economic benefits

The International Air Transport Association (Iata) has called for speed and innovation to enable aviation to continue to deliver its vast social and economic benefits. “Aviation is the business of freedom. We make global mob

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