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ACI, IATA Reiterate Calls for Global Testing

ACI, IATA Reiterate Calls for Global Testing

Airports Council International (ACI) World and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) this week again called on governments to coordinate testing strategies as a means to safely re-open borders and re-establish global connectivity. The two organizations also called for more non-debt generating financial support to prevent the systemic collapse of…

ACI, IATA Call for Global Testing Standards

ACI, IATA Call for Global Testing Standards

Airports Council International (ACI) World and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) this week jointly called for a global approach to testing international passengers as an alternative to quarantine measures. Governments must cooperate to remove quarantine restrictions and restart air travel, the two aviation organizations said, noting a systematic approach…

IATA Chief Asks Governments for More Support

IATA Chief Asks Governments for More Support

Alexandre de Juniac, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) director general and CEO, called on governments around the world to provide more financial and other support for the airline industry, noting carriers are burning through cash because they cannot cut costs fast enough to make up for the dramatic drop…

ACI Calls for Testing as Quarantine Alternative

ACI Calls for Testing as Quarantine Alternative

…or the fear of unnecessary quarantine.” ACI also said that testing cannot be done exclusively at the airport, suggesting other options such as testing conducted off-airport, pre-travel, while always using a risk-based approach to take into account local conditions. The ACI statement echoes the International Air Transport Association (IATA), which…

IATA Forecasts Aviation Industry Loss in 2020

IATA Forecasts Aviation Industry Loss in 2020

…from $838 billion in 2019. IATA does expect a rebound in 2021, estimating global air transport industry revenues to rise to $98 billion, with losses cut to $15.8 billion. “Financially, 2020 will go down as the worst year in the history of aviation,” said Alexandre de Juniac, IATA’s Director General…