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Global airline body warns of U.S.-China trade war spillover

Jun 02, 2019 - 4:25 PM

The International Air Transport Association revises its 2019 collective net profit outlook down to $28 billion, as the US-China trade war escalates and costs go up

Global airport capacity crisis amid passenger boom – IATA

Jun 04, 2018 - 9:50 PM

The International Air Transport Association pushes for new airports but cautions against privatized ones, saying they have 'not lived up to airline expectations'

Passengers wait in long lines during a blackout at Tocumen International Airport in Panama City on September 18, 2017. A blackout in Panama's main international airport -- a major hub for Latin America -- caused many flight cancelations and delays on Monday. A malfunction in a circuit panel distributing power internally to the facility was to blame, according to the airport authority, which had set up a "crisis room" to handle the disruption.  / AFP PHOTO / Rodrigo ARANGUA

Cebu Pacific passes IATA safety audit

Apr 12, 2018 - 5:00 PM

The airline says it invested in safety technology, including a system that monitors runway conditions and a system that ensures pilots are fully alert

Faced with global warming, aviation aims to turn green

Apr 08, 2018 - 12:45 PM

Will electric planes eventually gain ground in the highly competitive airline industry?

A handout computer generated image released by electric aircraft start-up Zunum Aero on April 4, 2018 shows a Zunum Aero's hybrid-electric regional aircraft flying. Zunum Aero, a start-up partly financed by US aeronautics group Boeing, works to bring a hybrid plane to the market by 2022. / AFP PHOTO / ZUNUM AERO / - / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / ZUNUM AERO" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS

PAL Express completes IATA safety audit

Mar 27, 2018 - 8:30 PM

Philippine Airlines says the IATA Operational Safety Audit 'is recognized as the gold standard in airline safety assessments'

IATA chief warns about rising cost of airport expansion

Feb 05, 2018 - 2:36 PM

The 'skyrocketing' costs of expanding airport infrastructure must be controlled to keep flight tickets affordable, the boss of airline industry group IATA warns

BUSY TARMAC. Various commercial aircraft are seen parked on the tarmac at the Changi International airport in Singapore on October 31, 2017. Roslan Rahman/AFP

Laptop ban hot topic as airlines meet in Cancun

Jun 05, 2017 - 8:03 AM

The computer bans are looming large over the agenda as the International Air Transport Association IATA holds its annual meeting in the Mexican resort city

BONE OF CONTENTION. In this file photo, a Syrian passenger traveling to the United States through Amman types on his laptop before entering Beirut international airport's departure lounge on March 22, 2017. Anwar Amro/AFP

DOTr undersecretary resigns, denies rift with Tugade

May 04, 2017 - 6:32 PM

3rd UPDATE Roberto Lim is the 4th transportation undersecretary to resign under Arthur Tugade s leadership

2ND RESIGNATION. Roberto Lim, who previously worked as ‎country manager at International Air Transport Association (IATA), says his resignation as undersecretary for aviation is in the interest of the Department of Transportation. Photo from www.ots.gov.ph

IATA to PH gov't: Act on airport proposals now

Nov 16, 2016 - 5:30 PM

They ve looked at so many proposals I think it is time to do something Let us make sure it a new international airport is just big enough says a regional director for the International Air Transport Association

UNSOLICITED PROPOSALS. The new transportation chief is open to unsolicited proposals to build a new international gateway. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

Airlines to post record $40B profit in 2016 – IATA

Sep 22, 2016 - 11:55 PM

The International Air Transport Association also urges Southeast Asian countries to invest in airports and air traffic control systems as passenger numbers rise

A Cathay Pacific passenger plane takes off from the international airport in Hong Kong on August 17, 2016. Hong Kong flag carrier Cathay Pacific on August 17 said first-half profit dropped 82 percent from a year earlier, as a Chinese economic slowdown weighs in and the airline faces increasing competition from peers. / AFP PHOTO / Anthony WALLACE

Thai airlines cramped by safety, capacity issues – IATA

Feb 18, 2016 - 11:15 PM

The airlines are operating safely but the issue is the government s ability to supervise them

epa04805840 A photo made available on 18 June 2015 shows Thai Airways aircraft on the tarmac as a Bangkok Air plane taxis after landing at Suvarnabhumi Airport, Thailand's largest airport and Thai Airways base, in Bangkok, Thailand,14 May 2015. Thai Airways International, the national flag carrier of Thailand, has suffered losses over the past two years but has returned with a posted profit in the first quarter of 2015. Bangkok Airways markets itself as a regional boutique airline. EPA/BARBARA WALTON

Asian airlines more cautious with orders – Boeing

Feb 15, 2016 - 9:15 PM

Orders for new planes are affected as carriers profits go down and economic woes hound countries

epa05127352 (FILE) A file photo dated 19 February 2008 showing Boeing staff walking past a Boeing model plane on display at the Singapore Airshow in Singapore. Boeing is to release their annual results 27 January 2016. EPA/HOW HWEE YOUNG

'Thin' profits for Southeast Asian carriers amid tougher competition – IATA

Feb 14, 2016 - 9:17 PM

The recent global stock market turmoil is also expected to take a toll on air travel particularly in business class where full service airlines earn most of their profits

This photograph taken on November 12, 2015 shows Singapore Airline and its subsidiary Silk Air and Tigerair sitting on the tarmac at Changi International airport in Singapore. Roslan Rahman/AFP

Falling oil prices mean cheaper air fares – US experts

Feb 01, 2016 - 1:10 PM

Both airlines and travellers are benefiting from the drop in oil prices

epa04408418 Arriving travelers use Automated Passport Control (APC) system at O'Hare International Airport Terminal 5 at the O'Hare International Airport in Chicago, Illinois, USA, 19 September 2014. The 20th World Route Development Forum, hosted by the Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) and Choose Chicago, will take place in Chicago from 20 to 23 September. Executives from over 120 countries and 300 airlines are expected to attend the event. EPA/KAMIL KRZACZYNSKI

Cebu Pacific bans hoverboards due to safety concerns

Dec 21, 2015 - 2:33 PM

All battery operated personal transportation devices will not be accepted for check in or hand carry starting December 21

BANNED. Cebu Pacific also advises passengers that hoverboards will not be stored for safekeeping in the airport and ticket offices.

NAIA among ‘high-risk’ airports in Asia-Pacific – global airlines

Jul 02, 2015 - 6:07 PM

Limited investment in NAIA will have a detrimental impact on the airport’s ability to attract transfer traffic and the airport’s reputation in the region a report says

President Benigno S. Aquino III personally inspects the operations and security set-up at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 1 in Pasay City on Wednesday (April 01, 2015). The President wanted to make sure that all security preparations were in place to ensure safe travel during the Holy Week. Photo by Ryan Lim / Malacañang Photo Bureau

PAL pilot tests paperless scheme starting March 16

Mar 16, 2015 - 11:26 AM

Passengers would have to present to airport security an image of their e ticket on their personal electronic devices such as smart phones tablets or laptops

Emirates gets more support for 3rd Dubai-Manila flight

Dec 21, 2014 - 5:18 PM

UAE carrier Emirates Airlines manages to gain support amid facing a P1 8 million penalty imposed by government for violating a Presidential order

GULF CARRIER. Emirates Airlines' 3rd daily flights between Manila and Dubai has faced a turbulent journey, with local carriers saying it violates a Presidential order. Photo courtesy of Emirates

CAB decision on Emirates could hike flight rates – PIATA

Dec 16, 2014 - 7:19 PM

Removing Emirates 3rd service between Manila and Dubai could impact ticket prices warns a group of Philippine travel agencies

UNDER FIRE. Gulf carrier Emirates Airlines faces a P1.8-million fine after a Philippine aeronautic regulator found it sold tickets for its 3rd Manila-Dubai service beyond December 6, 2014 without approval. Photo courtesy of Emirates

IATA says aviation safety remains high

Jun 03, 2014 - 7:47 PM

The International Air Transport Association says safety in global aviation remains high as it seeks to improve in flight tracking after the disappearance of the MH370 in March

A Qatar Airways Airbus A 340 airplane leaves contrails in the clear sky of Altenmarkt Zauchensee on January 11, 2014. Photo by Alexander Klein / AFP

IATA expects airline profits to hit $18B in 2014

Jun 02, 2014 - 5:21 PM

With projected revenues of 746 billion IATA says net margins will amount to only 2 4

ROOM FOR GROWTH. IATA sees huge potential for the development of the global aviation industry. File photo by AFP/Jay Directo

Struggling cargo business dragging down Asian airlines

Feb 10, 2014 - 10:37 AM

Languid global economic growth and freight capacity oversupply brought on by new deep bellied planes is hammering carriers with dedicated cargo businesses

This photograph taken on January 7, 2014 shows a Singapore Airlines Airbus A380 approaching for landing at Changi International Airport in Singapore. AFP PHOTO / ROSLAN RAHMAN

Airline industry calls for CO2 emissions plan

Sep 24, 2013 - 8:08 AM

IATA calls for uniform global measures by 2020 to curb all aircrafts carbon emissions

SOARING. Robust economies in Asia and recovering ones in the eurozone boost global air traffic. File photo by AFP/Jay Directo

Airline traffic rises on winds from Asia, eurozone: IATA

Aug 01, 2013 - 2:11 AM

World airline traffic grew by 5 9 in June driven by strong demand from the Asia Pacific region and helped by a steadying of the business climate in the eurozone

SOARING. Robust economies in Asia and recovering ones in the eurozone boost global air traffic. File photo by AFP/Jay Directo

PAL eager to fly to London, Paris, Rome, Cambodia, Turkey, Kuwait

Dec 13, 2012 - 11:33 AM

PAL seeks exemption on EU ban so it can launch new international routes

Courtesy of PAL

IATA chief urges Philippines to scrap carrier tax

Sep 27, 2012 - 3:06 PM

A visiting airline association executive called on President Aquino anew to remove tax burdens imposed on foreign airlines

Clark not the solution to Manila air traffic woes - IATA chief

Sep 27, 2012 - 12:09 PM

Some say that Clark has potential to provide capacity relief But it is 100 kilometers away with very inconvenient surface transport links IATA director general Tony Tyler says

Photo by Jerick Parrone

Qantas CEO takes over as IATA chair

Jun 12, 2012 - 7:08 PM

Qantas Airways s Alan Joyce succeeds KLM s Peter Hartman as head of IATA a powerful aviation industry group that brings together about 270 airlines comprising over 98 of all international scheduled air traffic

China says to build 70 new airports by 2015

Jun 11, 2012 - 2:59 PM

As part of ambitious expansion plans in the industry despite an economic slowdown 70 new airports will be built by China within the next 3 years

Airline industry profits expected to plummet in 2012: IATA

Jun 11, 2012 - 10:04 AM

UPDATED Airline industry group IATA on Monday June 11 forecast global profits would plummet by more than half in 2012 due to high oil prices and the ongoing eurozone crisis

Rising oil prices now a greater risk than European crisis - IATA

Mar 20, 2012 - 6:18 PM

The risk of a worsening Eurozone crisis has been replaced by an equally toxic risk—rising oil prices