International Air Transport Industry: Dimensions Of International Tourism

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Aman Ahmed
Project I
Phase II Topic Title: IATA / International Air Transport Association Subject Name: Dimensions of International Tourism Subject Code: BTA XI Semester: III

Table of Contents
Introduction 3
History 3
Priorities 4
Safety 4
Security 4
Simplifying the Business 4
Environment 4
Services 5
Strategic Partners 5
Publications – Standards 5
Conclusion 5

Introduction
Headquartered in Montreal, Canada, the International Air Transport Association (IATA for short) is an ‘International Trade Association’ that represents and deals with the world’s airlines. The association currently consists of 260 airlines, including many major carriers. The members represent 117 different countries, and combined,
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Mission
To represent, lead, and serve the airline industry.
Main Objectives
Representing the (airline) industry
IATA thrives to improve the coordination between the aviation industry and the rest of the world’s economic sectors, and to do so, it represents the aviation industry in global forums. That is, it is the face of the industry towards the world’s decision makers. The organization serves as an advocate of the airlines’ global interests; challenging unreasonable rules and charges set forth by rogue governments, in the interests of its membership.
Leading the (airline) industry
IATA has, for the past 7 decades, set the standards upon which the aviation industry is built. It aims to aid the airlines by simplifying various processes, increasing passenger convenience, and lowering costs while improving efficiency.
Serving the (airline) industry
IATA thrives to guide the airlines towards safe operation, security, efficiency and economic operation under defined guidelines. Finally, IATA provides professional support to industry stakeholders.
Key Figures
Board of Governors Name Representing
Chairman of the Board Willie Walsh British
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To tackle the dangers of aircraft hijacking and terrorism, the industry came up with a ‘Checkpoint of the Future’, which is based on passenger differentiation and risk assessment.
Simplifying the Business
Launched in 2004, ‘Simplifying the Business’ is an initiative that looked to simplify travel for both consumers and airlines. This included innovative concepts like e-tickets, QR-coded boarding passes, self-service baggage options, etc.
Environment
In the environmental front, IATA members have agreed on working towards 3 major environmental goals in addition to various minor goals. The major 3 are:
1. Improvement in fuel economy of 1.5% every year between 2009 and 2020.
2. An aviation carbon emissions limit to be enforced from 2020.
3. Effectively halving the net aviation carbon emissions within 45 years starting from 2005.
Services
IATA, in addition to being a trade association, also provides consultancy and training in many areas relating to the aviation industry. This includes travel agent accreditation, where in a full accreditation would allow agents to sell tickets on behalf of all its

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