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International Air Transport Association (IATA)

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A trade association for passenger and freight movement using the air transport mode.

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What is the purpose of International Air Transport Association (IATA)?

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an international trade body that represents, leads, and serves the airline industry. IATA’s purpose is to promote safe, secure, efficient, and economically sustainable air transport, facilitating global trade and travel.  


IATA works with governments, industry, and other stakeholders to develop international standards and best practices, ensuring the safety and security of air transport, and strengthening the industry’s competitiveness. It also provides operational and commercial support to its member airlines and facilitates the smooth functioning of the global air transport system. 

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