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International Air Transport Association

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  1. Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate.

 

International Air Transport Association

 

What to study?

For Prelims and Mains: IATA- composition, functions and functions.

 

Context: SpiceJet has announced its membership of global airlines’ grouping ‘International Air Transport Association’ (IATA). SpiceJet is the first Indian low-budget carrier to join the IATA.

 

Significance:

  • The membership will allow SpiceJet to explore and grow its collaborations with international member airlines of the IATA grouping through interlining and code shares.
  • It will also enable the low cost carrier in seamlessly expanding its network options for its passengers in future.

 

About IATA:

What is it? The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is the trade association for the world’s airlines, representing some 280 airlines or 83% of total air traffic. Formed in April 1945, it is the successor to the International Air Traffic Association, which was formed in 1919.

What it does? IATA supports airline activity and helps formulate industry policy and standards. It also provides consulting and training services in many areas crucial to aviation.

Headquarters: It is headquartered in Montreal, Quebec, Canada with Executive Offices in Geneva, Switzerland.

 

Sources: the hindu.

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