IATA & ITF issues joint statement to seek help for aviation from govts

The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) urged policymakers to exclude freight movement from any restrictions to the need to preserve its continued existence and viability. Air freight is important in the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic crisis for the shipment of fuel, vital needs and health-related goods. The world economy still requires air freight for companies and manufacturers to start providing.

IATA & ITF issues joint statement to seek help for aviation from govts

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) and the International Air Travel Association (IATA) called for policy assistance to the aviation sector, to secure employment and to guarantee that air services would be sustained in a joint statement.

The economic condition of the aviation sector is facing is serious. Air passenger demand is down 80 percent. Airlines are facing a liquidity crisis that threatens the viability of 25 million jobs directly and indirectly dependent upon aviation, including jobs in the tourism and hospitality sectors.

ITF and IATA called governments to:

  • Ensure that the protection of health workers caring for those with COVID-19 is prioritized
  • Coordinate carefully between each other and with industry to ensure harmonized and effective action to protect the safety of passengers and crew
  • Provide immediate financial and regulatory support for airlines, in order to maintain the sustainability of terms and conditions for air transport workers
  • Assist the industry to restart quickly by adapting regulations and lifting travel restrictions in a predictable and efficient manner

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