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The International Air Transport Association is an international industry trade group of airlines headquartered in Montreal, Quebec, Canada (where the ICAO also happens to be headquartered, even though they are different entities). IATA may refere to: International Air Transport Association an international industry trade group. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... An industry trade group, also known as a trade association, is generally a public relations organization founded and funded by corporations that operate in a specific industry. ... An Airbus A380 of Emirates Airline An airline provides air transport services for passengers or freight. ... Nickname: Motto: Concordia Salus (well-being through harmony) Coordinates: , Country Province Founded 1642 Established 1832 Government  - Mayor Gérald Tremblay Area [1][2][3]  - City 365. ... , Motto: Je me souviens (French: I remember) Capital Quebec City Largest city Montreal Official languages French Government - Lieutenant-Governor Pierre Duchesne - Premier Jean Charest (PLQ) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 75 - Senate seats 24 Confederation July 1, 1867 (1st) Area  Ranked 2nd - Total 1,542,056 km² (595... The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), an agency of the United Nations, develops the principles and techniques of international air navigation and fosters the planning and development of international air transport to ensure safe and orderly growth. ...


IATA was formed in April 1945, in Havana, Cuba. It is the successor to the International Air Traffic Association, founded in The Hague in 1919, the year of the world's first international scheduled services. At its founding, IATA had 57 members from 31 nations, mostly in Europe and North America. Today it has over 270 members from more than 140 nations in every part of the globe. 1945 was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... Nickname: (Spanish) City of Columns Position of Havana in the Americas Coordinates: , Country  Cuba Province Ciudad de La Habana Municipalities 15 Founded 1515a Government  - Mayor Juan Contino Aslán Area  - City 721. ... The International Air Transport Association is an international industry trade group of airlines headquartered in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ... Coordinates: , Country Netherlands Province South Holland Area (2006)  - Municipality 98. ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... North America North America is a continent[1] in the Earths northern hemisphere and (chiefly) western hemisphere. ...


The main objective of the organization is to assist airline companies to achieve lawful competition and uniformity in prices. For fare calculations IATA has divided the world in three regions: Competition is the act of striving against others for the purpose of achieving gain, such as income, pride, amusement, or dominance. ... The examples and perspective in this article do not represent a worldwide view. ...

  1. South, Central and North America.
  2. Europe, Middle East and Africa. IATA Europe includes the geographical Europe and the countries Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia.
  3. Asia, Australia, New Zealand and the islands of the Pacific Ocean.

To this end, airlines have been granted a special exemption by each of the main regulatory authorities in the world to consult prices with each other through this body. However, the organisation has been accused of acting as a cartel, and many low cost carriers are not full IATA members. The European Union's competition authorities are currently investigating the body. In 2005 Neelie Kroes, the European Commissioner for Competition, made a proposal to lift the exception to consult prices. In July 2006 the United States Department of Transportation also proposed to withdraw antitrust immunity [1]. IATA teamed with Sita for an electronic ticketing solution [2]. A competition regulator is a government agency, typically a statutory authority, which regulates competition laws, and may sometimes also regulate consumer protection laws. ... A cartel is a group of formally independent producers whose goal is to increase their collective profits by means of price fixing, limiting supply, or other restrictive practices. ... Boeing 737-200 of low-cost Irish airline Ryanair A low-cost carrier (also known as a no-frills or discount carrier) is an airline that offers low fares but eliminates most traditional passenger services. ... Neelie Kroes Neelie Kroes (born 19 July 1941 in Rotterdam) is a Dutch politician, currently serving as European Commissioner for Competition. ... The European Commission (formally the Commission of the European Communities) is the executive of the European Union. ... This article is about anti-competitive business behavior. ... SITA (originally an acronym for Société Internationale de Télécommunications Aéronautiques) is a multinational information technology company specialising in providing IT services to the aviation industry. ...


IATA assigns 3-letter IATA Airport Codes and 2-letter IATA airline designators, which are commonly used worldwide. ICAO also assigns airport and airline codes. For Rail&Fly systems IATA also assigns IATA train station codes. For delay codes, IATA assigns IATA Delay Codes. An IATA airport code, also known an IATA location identifier or simply a location identifier [1], is a three-letter code designating many airports around the world, defined by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). ... A list of all Airline codes. ... The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), an agency of the United Nations, develops the principles and techniques of international air navigation and fosters the planning and development of international air transport to ensure safe and orderly growth. ... Code sharing is a business term which first originated in the airline industry. ... Here is a list of railway stations indexed by the IATA airport code. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


IATA is pivotal in the worldwide accreditation of travel agents (with exception of the U.S., where this is done by the Airlines Reporting Corporation (ARC)) although for practical purposes this, and giving permission to sell airline tickets from the participating carriers, is achieved through national member organizations. A travel agency is a store where individuals or families go to buy travel packages. ... Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Ticket (admission). ...


They also regulate the shipping of dangerous goods and publish the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations manual, a globally accepted field source reference for airlines shipping hazardous materials. A dangerous good is any solid, liquid, or gas that can harm people, other living organisms, property, or the environment. ... A hazardous material (HAZMAT) is any solid, liquid, or gas that can cause harm to humans, other living organisms, or the environment due to being radioactive, flammable, explosive, toxic, corrosive, a biohazard, an oxidizer, an asphyxiant, or capable of causing severe allergic reactions. ...


References

  1. ^ US DOT Antitrust Immunity
  2. ^ SITA Press Release on eTicketing

See also

A Tarom Boeing 737-300 and a United Airlines Boeing 777-200 taxi side by side at London Heathrow Airport. ... Major Kenneth Beaumont CBE, DSO, MA (Oxon), AFRAeS (10th February 1884 - 24th June 1965). ... AMSA (American Moving and Storage Association). ... The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), an agency of the United Nations, codifies the principles and techniques of international air navigation and fosters the planning and development of international air transport to ensure safe and orderly growth. ... The International Society of Transport Aircraft Trading (abbreviated ISTAT) is an industry organization founded to create standards for the purchase of aircraft. ...

External links

  • International Air Transport Association web site

  Results from FactBites:
 
International Air Transport Association - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (393 words)
IATA was formed in April 1945, in Havana, Cuba.
It is the successor to the International Air Traffic Association, founded in The Hague in 1919, the year of the world's first international scheduled services.
IATA is pivotal in the worldwide accreditation of travel agents (with exception of the U.S., where this is done by the Airlines Reporting Corporation (ARC) although for practical purposes this, and giving permission to sell airline tickets from the participating carriers, is achieved through national member organisations.
About Us (387 words)
Air transport is one of the most dynamic industries in the world.
IATA seeks to improve understanding of the industry among decision makers and increase awareness of the benefits that aviation brings to national and global economies.
IATA ensures that people and goods can move around the global airline network as easily as if they were on a single airline in a single country.
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