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What is IATA?

IATA – the International Air Transport Association – works with its airline members and the air transport industry as a whole to promote safe, reliable, secure and economical air travel for the benefit of the world’s consumers. IATA’s 240 member airlines comprise 84% of all air traffic. IATA is present in some 60 countries over the world.

What does IATA do?

IATA provides a wide range of services and programs to its member airlines, the broader aviation community and by extension the traveling public. IATA sets standards in many areas of the business – from ticketing to baggage – that make it possible for passengers to travel from one place to another using two or more airlines. It also leads a number of industry initiatives involving safety, security, environment and the quality of air travel. IATA makes buying tickets easier as well. It accredits over 70,000 travel agents worldwide to ensure they provide the high standards of service and dependability that airlines and their clients expect. IATA’s Billing and Settlement Plan serves as the financial backbone of the industry by managing the flow of the over $270 billion generated annually by travel agent ticket sales to airlines. And there is much, much more – check out our areas of activities.

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Richmond upon Thames – TW9 1BN
United Kingdom

Phone : +44 20 7660 0068
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