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Coronavirus - Africa: Quarantine Measure Hampering the Restart of Aviation in Africa and the Middle East

Thirty-five countries in Africa and the Middle East have government-imposed quarantine measures in place

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has called on governments in Africa and Middle East (AME) to implement testing as an alternative to quarantine measures when re-opening their economies. Thirty-five countries in Africa and the Middle East have government-imposed quarantine measures in place. This is an increase of seven countries…

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Coronavirus: The Time to Prepare for COVID-19 Vaccine Transport is Now

Air cargo plays a key role in the distribution of vaccines in normal times through well-established global time- and temperature-sensitive distribution systems

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) urged governments to begin careful planning with industry stakeholders to ensure full preparedness when vaccines for COVID-19 are approved and available for distribution. The association also warned of potentially severe capacity constraints in transporting vaccines by air. Preparedness Air cargo plays a key role…

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Coronavirus: Travelers Face Risk of Penalties for Refusing to Wear Face Covering

According to tests at University of Edinburgh, face covering, when properly worn, can cut forward spread of potential COVID-19 droplets from mouth by 90%

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is appealing to all travelers to wear face covering during the travel journey for the safety of all passengers and crew during COVID-19. Wearing face coverings is a key recommendation of the International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) guidance for safe operations during the pandemic,…

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Coronavirus - Africa: Health Checklist to help Airlines implement International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) COVID-19 Guidance

Take-off guidance is global standard framework of risk-based temporary measures for governments and air transport value chain for safe operations during COVID-19 crisis

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released an airline self-assessment health checklist to support the International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) Take-off: Guidance for Air Travel through the COVID-19 Public Health Crisis. The Take-off guidance is the global standard framework of risk-based temporary measures for governments and the air transport value…

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Coronavirus - Africa: Unblocking Bottlenecks in Financial Relief Critical for Survival of Air Transport in Africa

As a consequence of the pandemic and associated restrictions, African airlines are forecast to lose USD 2 billion in 2020

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is urging African governments to: Unblock bottlenecks so that urgently needed financial relief pledged for air transport and tourism reaches the distressed businesses it is meant to help. Implement the International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) Take-Off guidance to ensure a safe restart to aviation. …

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Coronavirus – Africa: Air Cargo Recovery Continues in June but at a Slow Pace

African airlines posted a contraction of 13.8% in June

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets in June showing improvement, but at a slower pace than some of the traditional leading indicators would suggest.    Global demand, measured in cargo tonne-kilometers (CTKs*), fell by 17.6% in June (-19.9% for international operations) compared to…

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Coronavirus - Africa: Quarantine Measures threaten Aviation Restart in Africa and the Middle East

Government-imposed quarantine measures in 36 countries across Africa and the Middle East (AME) account for 40% of all quarantine measures globally

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) urged governments in Africa and the Middle East (AME) to implement alternatives to quarantine on arrival that would allow economies to re-start while avoiding the importation of COVID-19 cases. Government-imposed quarantine measures in 36 countries across Africa and the Middle East (AME) account for…

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Coronavirus: Criteria for COVID-19 Testing in the Air Travel Process

COVID-19 testing should not be a necessary condition for re-opening borders or resuming air services

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released criteria for the use of COVID-19 testing in the travel process. Should governments choose to introduce COVID-19 testing for travelers arriving from countries considered as high risk, testing must deliver results fast, be able to be conducted at scale, and operate to very…

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Coronavirus: Industry losses to top $84 Billion in 2020

In 2021, losses are expected to be cut to $15.8 billion as revenues rise to $598 billion

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released its financial outlook for the global air transport industry showing that airlines are expected to lose $84.3 billion in 2020 for a net profit margin of -20.1%. Revenues will fall 50% to $419 billion from $838 billion in 2019. In 2021, losses are…

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Four Priorities for African Aviation

International Air Transport Association (IATA) highlighted three priorities to improve aviation safety in Africa

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on governments and industry in Africa to focus on four priorities to allow aviation to drive economic and social development on the continent, enrich people’s lives and enable the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDG’s). The four priorities are: Safety Cost-competitiveness Opening…