Emirates airline president would like to return as FIFA sponsor
Emirates airline president would like to return as FIFA sponsor

Emirates airline would be interested in renewing a deal to sponsor the FIFA World Cup once the scandal over corruption has been cleared up, the carrier`s president said on Tuesday.

Virtual 'Gulf War' in air at IATA meet

 Aviation body IATA's annual meet got off to a stormy start here with Gulf carriers attacking their American counterparts over "protectionism" and the latter attempting to check their rivals' growth, saying they were doing so with unfair government backing.

Venezuela must pay $3.7 billion to airlines: industry group

Venezuela must take steps to resolve an impasse that has held up $3.7 billion dollars in payments to international airlines, the head of a major airline industry group said Monday.

'Flying has never been safer,' says air industry chief

Traveling by plane is safer than ever despite a series of headline-grabbing airline disasters in recent months, the head of a major global aviation group said on Monday.

Run Air India professionally, says IATA chief

 Cash-strapped Air India should be run by professionals even if the government partially off-loads its stake to investors to keep it off-the-ground, a top global aviation professional has said.

NRAI orders inquiry into coach`s detention at IGI airport

The National Rifle Association of India on Wednesday ordered an inquiry into the incident involving detention of a coach-cum-manager attached with an Indian junior team for allegedly trying to smuggle in prohibited ammunition at the Indira Gandhi International Airport here.

MH17 a `hideous crime`, probe hurdles an `outrage`: IATA

The downing of flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine was a "hideous crime" and hurdles to a probe of the tragedy are an "outrage", global airline federation IATA said today.

IATA adopts resolution to tackle in-flight passenger behaviour

To check growing instances of unruly in-flight behaviour by passengers, airlines around the world have decided to work jointly on steps to check the menace.

Airlines meet in Doha under shadow of MH370 disappearance

The mystery of how Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 flew into oblivion, and the challenge of finding new ways to track aircraft, will hang over the annual conference of airlines that opens Sunday in Doha.

MH370 shows need for better aircraft tracking: IATA

Malaysia`s missing jet tragedy illustrates the needs to improve in-flight tracking of passenger aircraft, the International Air Travel Association (IATA) said on Tuesday, adding: "We cannot let another aircraft simply vanish."

Ginseng-enriched milk could help improve cognitive function in elderly

Incorporating ginseng into food has been a challenge because it has a bitter taste, and food processing can eliminate its healthful benefits.

AITA accepts govt guidelines on age, tenure

At a time when major National Sports Federations (NSFs) have refused to adhere to government guidelines on age and tenure, the All India Tennis Association announced that it will follow the controversial regulations.

AITA accepts govt guidelines on age, tenure

At a time when major National Sports Federations (NSFs) have refused to adhere to government guidelines on age and tenure, the All India Tennis Association announced that it will follow the controversial regulations.

Airline industry will take three years to recover, IATA says

The global airline industry will take at least three years to recover after the worst recession in six decades hurt travel demand, said Giovanni Bisignani, chief executive of the IATA.

Airlines suffered record drop in traffic in 2009

International airlines suffered their biggest decline in traffic since 1945 last year as passenger demand fell 3.5 percent, the International Air Transport Association said on Wednesday.

IATA for minimal use of pat-down searches for air security

With the US issuing tougher rules for air security, the IATA on Thursday said it supports improved technology to devise long-term solutions and recommended minimal use of measures like pat-down searches.

Air traffic picks up in October: IATA

In what could be soothing to the ears of the global airline industry, the rate of slowdown in business class traffic has declined in October from the previous month, the IATA said on Saturday.

India on ‘wall of shame’ for high airport user charges

IATA has put India on the `Wall of Shame` for hiking airport user charges by over 200%, but hopes that the Airports Economic Regulatory Authority would play a role to rationalise these charges paid by airlines and passengers.

Worst may be over for Asian airlines but losses continue: IATA

The worst may be over for the Asian airlines including those from India, which have recorded the "most significant improvement" in passenger traffic last month by recording positive growth against negative in August.

Biofuel for commercial flights by 2010: IATA

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has said that it would approve biofuels for commercial flights by 2010 in a bid to drastically reduce the industry`s carbon footprint.