Global logistics network transportation, Map global logistics partnership connection of Container Cargo freight ship for Logistics Import Export background

Global air cargo demand up 1.5% in Aug, first annual growth since 2022: IATA

Air cargo capacity, measured in available cargo tonne-kilometers (ACTKs), was up 12.2 per cent compared to August 2022

GCC unified visa

UAE rises four places in passport index, this nation holds the top spot

Henley Global Mobility Report Q3 2023 reveals that Japan has been knocked off the top spot for the first time in five years by Singapore

Travel demand returns and so does luggage woes GettyImages-1297964713

Passport, money, bag-tags? Why luggage woes are back

Luggage can go astray for any number of reasons, from airport Wifi signals to snafus on transfers between airlines and passengers are arming themselves with technology to keep track

Riyadh air

Riyadh Air takes flight in Saudi skies ahead of air show debut: Watch

Riyadh Air will join the global aviation sector with “RX” as its Airline Designator Code which was approved by the International Air Transport Association

SAF to play a key role in aviation sector's net zero 2050 journey _GettyImages-1372488167

Sustainable aviation fuels to play key role in carbon mitigation, says IATA

In 2022, SAF production tripled to some 300 million litres with project announcements for potential SAF producers rapidly growing

Emirates to host 80th IATA AGM

Dubai’s Emirates to host 80th IATA AGM

The 80th IATA AGM will be the first global gathering of aviation’s top leaders to be hosted in the UAE

direct flights

World’s longest direct flights to cost 20% more than stopover fares

Currently, the world’s longest direct flights are between Singapore and New York

IATA global airlines

Global airline profit to reach $9.8bn in 2023: IATA

The industry’s operating profit will reach $22.4bn this year, more than the December forecast of $3.2bn

Globally, air traffic now 88% of March 2019 levels, says IATA

Middle Eastern airlines have seen a 43.1 per cent increase in traffic compared to March a year ago

Middle East aviation stats for Nov 2022

Middle East airlines witnessed 84.6% rise in traffic in November, says IATA

Total global traffic in November rose 41.3 per cent compared to the previous year

Emirates boeing777-300er IATA

Dubai’s Emirates completes latest IATA Operational Safety Audit with zero findings

The IOSA programme is an internationally recognised and accepted evaluation system designed to assess the operational management and control systems of an airline

Passenger demand, forward bookings signal continuing recovery, says IATA

Passenger demand, forward bookings signal continuing recovery, says IATA

Total traffic in October 2022 (measured in revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) rose 44.6 per cent compared to October 2021

Etihad-cargo IATA trial

IATA, Etihad Cargo to trial CO2 emission calculator for air cargo

IATA will be working with Etihad Cargo to track the necessary data for cargo shipments over a three-month period

Passenger traffic on the rise

Global passenger traffic is now at 74.6% of pre-pandemic levels: IATA

According to IATA, total traffic in July was up 58.8 per cent compared to July 2021

IATA freight DWC

UAE’s ICP, IATA partner to enhance freight security

The UAE will be the first country outside of the US and the EU to implement a PLACI regime to create a more secure air cargo supply chain in the country

Passenger demand, forward bookings signal continuing recovery, says IATA

Recovery of global air travel continues in March: IATA

According to data from IATA, Middle Eastern airlines’ traffic rose 245.8 per cent in March compared to the same period last year

The ‘revenge travel’ rage: How tourists are planning their summer

As vaccination numbers pick up and countries worldwide cautiously open their borders, are travellers packing up their bags?

Middle East airlines’ losses for 2021 to reduce by half from 2020

Middle East carriers to benefit from rapid vaccination rates on home markets

Covid-19: IATA adds Unilabs testing network to its Travel Pass

Unilabs and IATA are currently running a pilot program in the UAE

Etihad Airways

Etihad begins IATA Travel Pass trials on flights from Abu Dhabi to North America

The pass allows users to create a ‘digital passport’ to receive Covid-19 test results and verify they are eligible to undertake their journey

Dubai’s Emirates initiates trial of IATA Travel Pass

The trial is being conducted on select Emirates flights from Dubai to Barcelona and London Heathrow to Dubai


UAE’s Emirates, Etihad to roll out IATA’s Travel Pass for Covid-19 test results and vaccination certificates

IATA Travel Pass app enables passengers to create a ‘digital passport’ to share Covid-19 test and vaccination certificates with authorities and airlines

Power Letters 2021: Tony Douglas, CEO, Etihad Aviation Group

As part of Etihad Wellness, the airline introduced the Covid-19 global wellness insurance for all its guests

Dubai airport

Dubai airports receive 17.9 million passengers in 2020 – GDRFA

Dubai witnessed an increase in passenger numbers since the emirate reopened to international tourists in July

Airlines face ‘mission of the century’ in shipping vaccines

UN humanitarian relief agency UNICEF has been recruiting airlines into its vast effort to distribute the vaccine to more than 170 countries

Key elements to restoring passenger trust in air travel

The upturn in activity and the return to economic growth will only be possible if airports find the perfect balance


Airline industry to burn through $77bn in cash during second half of 2020 – IATA

IATA urged governments to support the industry during the coming winter season with additional relief measures, including financial aid


Middle East airline business in historic Covid-induced slump

IATA downgrades its traffic forecast for 2020 to reflect weaker-than-expected recovery

Travel demand may only return to pre-pandemic levels by 2022 – Etihad CCO

Middle East airlines face estimated revenue losses of $24bn this year, according to IATA


IATA calls on Saudi Arabia for support amid mounting virus concerns

According to IATA estimates, revenues generated by airlines in the Saudi market will fall by $7.2bn in 2020