IATA sets 2013 industry priorities
IATA (13-Dec-2012) announced the following priorities and targets were set for 2013 by the IATA board during their Dec-2012 session:
Safety – improve global safety, especially in Africa:
- Roll out a transition plan to Enhanced IOSA (e-IOSA) with at least 10 e-IOSA audits;
- Gain ratification of the Africa Strategic Improvement Action Plan and bring 10 additional African-based airlines to IOSA by 2015.
Security – improve security checkpoints:
- Secure two airports and government support to deploy a first generation 'Checkpoint of the Future' in 2014.
Airline revenues – manage airline revenues securely and efficiently:
- Automate 96% of settlements with a global tool;
- Aim to reduce costs 27% by 2017;
- Ensure 99.95% of IATA Settlement Systems (BSP and CASS) funds are settled on time.
Value chains – rebalance the value chains, improve airline revenues, and reduce costs:
- Develop a refined standard for New Distribution Capability and implement live pilots involving airlines, agencies, aggregators;
- Reduce airport and ANSP charges, fuel fees and taxes by USD750 million as well as proposed cost increases by 25% in 2013/14.
Environment – protect the industry’s ability to grow in a sustainable manner:
- Facilitate a global agreement on market-based measures under ICAO that reflects IATA’s four-pillar strategy and the industry’s commitment to carbon-neutral growth from 2020.
Regulatory – protect members from burdensome regulation:
- Ensure governments follow the Worldwide Slot Guidelines when determining slot allocation procedures;
- Press for the adoption of harmonised and reasonable approaches to consumer protection/passenger rights legislation and regulation;
Industry costs and customer service – create value, reduce industry costs, and improve customer service:
- Achieve 20% e-Air Waybill (e-AWB) penetration where legally feasible;
- Complete implementation of Electronic Miscellaneous Documents (EMDs) in the IATA Billing and Settlement Plan (BSP);
- Drive 'Fast Travel' penetration to include 20% of eligible passengers. [more - original PR]