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IATA: Reactivation of International Flights in Peru Requires Adequate Infrastructure

IATA: Reactivation of International Flights in Peru Requires Adequate Infrastructure   Source: IATA   The International Air Transport Association (IATA) thanks the government of Peru for its decision to resume international flights on October 5, as announced today by the nation's president, Martín Vizcarra.   “The announcement by President Vizcarra is the first step to reactivate the country's international connectivity. In order for the airlines to be able to plan the restart of flights, the authorities must publish the necessary protocols as soon as possible ”, said Peter Cerdá, Regional Vice President of the Americas - IATA.   It also requested that the relevant authorities: Increase the number of flights per day and extend the opening hours of airports and [...]

2020-09-26T18:47:36+03:00September 26th, 2020|News, ORGANISATIONS|

IATA Calls or Systemic COVID-19 Testing Before Departure

IATA Calls or Systemic COVID-19 Testing Before Departure   Source: IATA   The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called for the development and deployment of rapid, accurate, affordable, easy-to-operate, scalable and systematic COVID-19 testing for all passengers before departure as an alternative to quarantine measures in order to re-establish global air connectivity. IATA will work through the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and with health authorities to implement this solution quickly. International travel is 92% down on 2019 levels. Over half a year has passed since global connectivity was destroyed as countries closed their borders to fight COVID-19. Some governments have cautiously re-opened borders since then, but there has been limited uptake because either quarantine measures make travel impractical or [...]

2020-09-24T17:34:36+03:00September 24th, 2020|News, ORGANISATIONS|

ALTA and IATA will promote access to aviation training in the region

Source: ALTA The Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) signed an agreement to promote and facilitate access to IATA Training courses for aviation professionals in Latin America and the Caribbean. IATA trains over 100,000 professionals and students every year around the world with more than 350 courses and 40 diplomas in the areas of management, environment, fares and ticketing, finance, human resources, education, infrastructure, operations, quality, regulations, safety, sales and marketing, and security, travel and tourism, to name a few. “Training the human resource is a priority. With this agreement, we seek to further strengthen the development of professionals in aviation, an industry that requires the highest standards of qualification and [...]

2020-09-21T17:47:11+03:00September 21st, 2020|News, ORGANISATIONS|

GRU Airport first airport in Brazil to obtain the ACI Airport Health Accreditation

GRU Airport first airport in Brazil to obtain the ACI Airport Health Accreditation   Source: ACI-LAC   Airports Council International (ACI) have announced today the accreditation of Guarulhos International Airport (GRU Airport) in the ACI Airport Health Accreditation (AHA) programme. GRU Airport is the first airport in Brazil to obtain the AHA accreditation.   ACI’s Airport Health Accreditation programme recognizes the commitment to health and welfare of passengers, airport staff and the public, by supporting airports assessing the new health measures and procedures introduced as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic in accordance with ICAO Council Aviation Restart Task Force (CART) recommendations and in alignment with the joint EASA and ECDC Aviation Health Safety Protocol and ACI EUROPE’s Guidelines for [...]

2020-09-18T18:27:44+03:00September 18th, 2020|News, ORGANISATIONS|

Bogota’s El Dorado Airport achieves the ACI Airport Health Accreditation (AHA)

Bogota’s El Dorado Airport achieves the ACI Airport Health Accreditation (AHA)   Source: ACI-LAC   Airports Council International (ACI) has recently granted the Airport Health Accreditation (AHA) to El Dorado Airport. El Dorado is the first airport in Colombia to obtain this accreditation.   ACI’s Airport Health Accreditation programme recognizes the commitment to health and welfare of passengers, airport staff and the public, by supporting airports assessing the new health measures and procedures introduced as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic in accordance with ICAO Council Aviation Restart Task Force (CART) recommendations and in alignment with the joint EASA and ECDC Aviation Health Safety Protocol and ACI EUROPE’s Guidelines for a Healthy Passenger Experience at Airports.   Topics covered by [...]

2020-09-17T23:14:53+03:00September 17th, 2020|News, ORGANISATIONS|

ACI-LAC Airport Traffic to August and 2020 Projections

ACI-LAC Airport Traffic to August and 2020 Projections   Source: ACI-LAC   The passenger traffic in August 2020 at airports in Latin America and the Caribbean was 75.8% below the same month in 2019. The cumulative traffic from the beginning of 2020 (January-August) was 58.3% lower than the corresponding period the previous year.   ACI expects passenger traffic in 2020 to close between 60% and 70% below 2019, representing a loss of up to 480 million passengers, depending on when governments decide to allow the resumption of air transport and the COVID-19 measures implemented. ACI recommends governments that rather than quarantines, which kill demand, robust testing programs are a far better option.   The severe reduction in passenger traffic will [...]

2020-09-16T17:09:04+03:00September 16th, 2020|News, ORGANISATIONS|

ICAO Stocktaking Seminar highlights latest achievements and new opportunities for in-sector CO₂ emissions reductions

Source: ICAO Summarizing the outcomes of an ICAO sustainability event today, ICAO Council President Salvatore Sciacchitano stressed the need to seize the post-COVID recovery as a vital opportunity for aviation to build back better through decarbonization. “Aviation has always promoted and benefitted from innovation, but it will be up to us to help energize this momentum further and motivate partners, both private and public, to foster the required investment and incentive frameworks,” remarked President Sciacchitano during his closing remarks to the ICAO Stocktaking Seminar on aviation in-sector CO₂ emissions reductions. “With public subsidies and bailouts playing a critical role in sustaining many airports and airline operators through this period, States could likely have a greater say over how the industry [...]

2020-09-12T01:13:31+03:00September 12th, 2020|News, ORGANISATIONS|

Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico, first airport group in the world to accredit all its airports in the ACI Airport Health Accreditation (AHA) programme

Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico, first airport group in the world to accredit all its airports in the ACI Airport Health Accreditation (AHA) programme   Source: ACI-LAC   Airports Council International (ACI) is pleased to announce the accreditation of all the airports that are part of Grupo AeroportuarIo del Pacífico (GAP) in the ACI Airport Health Accreditation (AHA) programme. GAP becomes the first airport group in the world to successfully accredit all its airports in the AHA program.   ACI’s Airport Health Accreditation programme supports airports assessing the new health measures and procedures introduced as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic in accordance with ICAO Council Aviation Restart Task Force (CART) recommendations and in alignment with the joint EASA and ECDC [...]

2020-09-11T00:49:57+03:00September 11th, 2020|News, ORGANISATIONS|

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

The Time to Prepare for COVID-19 Vaccine Transport is Now   Source: IATA   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 in the distribution of vaccines in normal times through well-established global time- and temperature-sensitive distribution systems. This capability will be crucial to the quick and efficient transport and distribution of COVID-19 vaccines when they are available, and it will not happen without careful planning, led by governments and supported by industry stakeholders. "Safely delivering COVID-19 vaccines [...]

2020-09-10T23:17:52+03:00September 10th, 2020|News, ORGANISATIONS|

RIOgaleão is the first airport in Brazil to earn the Safe Travels international seal certifying preventive measures to Covid-19

Source: RIOgaleão RIOgaleão has just become the first airport in Brazil to win the seal from WTTC (World Travel & Tourism Council), stating Tom Jobim International Airport is putting in place a series of measures to guarantee the safety of passengers and the airport community, in the phase of resumption of domestic and international air operations in the country. In addition to the internationally recognized seal, which is supported by the World Tourism Organization, RIOgaleão also won the Turismo Consciente (conscious tourism) seal, granted by the Rio de Janeiro State Secretariat for Tourism. This recognition is aimed at establishments in the tourism sector, identifying hotels, restaurants, tourist attractions and terminals that are following the necessary protocols to ensure the safety [...]

2020-09-09T00:28:38+03:00September 9th, 2020|AIRPORTS, News|