Talk:International Air Transport Association

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This section doesn't contain anything about IATA's split into a so-called "Tariff Co-ordination Committee" that set minimum fares for all members on a route-by-route basis on the one hand and the Trade Association on the other. It also dosen't mention IATA's controversial role during the pre-liberalisation era as the "extended arm" of predominatly government-owned national flag carriers that used the organisation as a tool to stifle meaningful competition between member airlines, especially those that were not backed financially by their respective governments - eg British United/British Caledonian, Canadian Pacific Airlines/Canadian Airlines International, UTA etc - and non-members - eg Caledonian Airways, Laker Airways etc, as well as the universal application of the unanimity rule - ie IATA's inability to take decisions on anything without unanimous approval by the entire membership. It looks to me as if the brief sentence in that section has somehow been copied from the IATA website - a bit like sourcing info about the harmful effects of smoking from a website representing the views of the tobacco industry. DeccanAviator 18:50, 20 August 2009 (GMT) —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk)

Dangerous Goods Transport[edit]

So far as I'm aware, the following sentence is about 20 years out of date:

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.

I think this responisibility passed to ICAO in the early 1980s jmd 13:21, 30 September 2005 (UTC)

The legally binding document for the transportation of dangerous goods by air is indeed the ICAO manual, however the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations remain the first choice of airlines and airports all over the world as they are easier to use than ICAO. If you should find yourself on the wrong side of the law then the CAA or FAA will quote from the ICAO Regulations in court, but the IATA Regulations are preferred for daily use.


"IATA represents some 230 airlines comprising 93% of scheduled international air traffic...Currently, IATA is present in over 150 countries covered through 101 offices around the globe." It would be interesting to know who is or isn't a member, perhaps by country? This is too vague. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 09:56, 16 April 2010 (UTC)


Can anyone explain how and why Canadian airports got stuck with the Y prefix? Steelium 3:05, 19 February 2006 (UTC)

Someone should vix the link for VS at the top of the article, right now it just goes to a dis ambig. page.


IATA's goals are: is a commercial statement, better to remove the whole section.Mion 21:31, 23 May 2006 (UTC)

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Date of use of three-letter codes?[edit]

Anyone know the date that the IATA started assigning the three-letter codes to airports? (talk) 00:07, 13 April 2010 (UTC)

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"international fare prices have been set through bilateral governmental agreements rather than through market mechanisms..."



"....small proportion of the world’s airlines. These 240 airlines, primarily major carriers, equate to approximately 84% of total Available Seat Kilometers air traffic"

84% is a large proportion not a small proportion. Who writes this crap? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2601:7:8500:982:20A5:DA3:8DBA:F837 (talk) 23:02, 11 August 2014 (UTC)

Citations verified[edit]


All necessary citations to this article have been added. Is it possible to remove the box at the top of the article?

Thank you82.28.205.116 (talk) 13:30, 15 February 2015 (UTC)


I will like to know five ways in which IATA facilitate international air travel — Preceding unsigned comment added by Kwiastic (talkcontribs) 17:46, 18 June 2015 (UTC)