Volume 7 – 2016 – International Commerce Issue (CI03)

O Papel do IATA no Transporte Aéreo

Lúcio Roberto Teixeira Gomes1

1 ISCET – High Institute of Business and Tourism Sciences, Porto, Portugal

To cite this text:

Gomes, L. R. T. (2016), O Papel do IATA no Transporte Aéreo, Percursos & Ideias, Vol. 7, pp. 36-41.

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Since its foundation in Havana, in 1945, IATA has played a key role in representing airlines worldwide and in promoting an increasingly safe, economical and sustainable air service. Standardization of technical and legal procedures, cooperation between airlines and the creation of billing and payment management systems have been the main measures implemented with great success by IATA, especially in view of the exponential increase in air transport since its creation to today. IATA currently represents 265 airlines worldwide, which represent about 83% of the world’s air traffic, demonstrating the influence of this non-governmental organization exerts in the air transportation of both passengers and goods.


Aviation, IATA, Air Transport.