/* AA edit */ The International Air Transport Association (IATA)

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INTERNATIONAL AIR TRANSPORT ASSOCIATION

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is the trade association for the world’s airlines, representing some 265 airlines or 83% of total air traffic. We support many areas of aviation activity and help formulate industry policy on critical aviation issues.

IATA is led by Alexandre de Juniac, Director General & CEO since September 2016.

Vision:

To be the force for value creation and innovation driving a safe, secure and profitable air transport industry that sustainably connects and enriches our world.

Mission:

IATA’s mission is to represent, lead, and serve the airline industry.

Representing the airline industry

We improve understanding of the air transport industry among decision makers and increase awareness of the benefits that aviation brings to national and global economies. Advocating for the interests of airlines across the globe, we challenge unreasonable rules and charges, hold regulators and governments to account, and strive for sensible regulation.

Leading the airline industry

For nearly 70 years, we have developed global commercial standards upon which the air transport industry is built. Our aim is to assist airlines by simplifying processes and increasing passenger convenience while reducing costs and improving efficiency.

Serving the airline industry

We help airlines to operate safely, securely, efficiently, and economically under clearly defined rules. Professional support is provided to all industry stakeholders with a wide range of products and expert services.

Source: http://www.iata.org/Pages/default.aspx