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Profile of registrant

International Air Transport Association

Identification number in the register: 1805107590-28
Registration date: 31/10/08 15:03:52

The information on this organisation was last modified on 06/10/14 11:07:58
The date of the last annual update was 06/10/14 11:07:58

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: International Air Transport Association
Acronym: IATA
Legal status: Incorporated Association under Canadian law
Website address:


Section: II - In-house lobbyists and trade/professional associations
and more precisely: Trade, business & professional associations

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mr  Tony Tyler
Position: Director General & CEO

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mrs  Monique De Smet
Position: Regional Director

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 800 Place Victoria 
P.O. box: 113
Montreal H4Z1M1
Telephone number: (+1) 514 874 96 32
Fax number: (+) 
Other contact information: IATA Regional Office for Europe
350 Avenue Louise
1050 Brussels

Ms Monique De Smet
Director, Europe

Tel: 32 (0)2 626.18.20

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: IATA is the international trade body of the world’s airlines (active in international, scheduled air transport).It was established on 18 December 1945 by a Special Act of the Canadian Parliament. Today, IATA represents some 240 airlines or 84% of total air traffic. IATA’s mission is to represent, lead and serve the airline industry.

IATA seeks to improve understanding of the industry among decision makers and increase awareness of the benefits that aviation brings to national and global economies. It advocates the interests of airlines world-wide, and the need for global standards to ensure the operation of a safe and seamless airline network across the globe.

Safety is IATA’s number one priority, and IATA’s goal is to continually improve safety standards, notably through IATA’s Operational Safety Audit (IOSA). IATA has developed a vision and a four pillar sttrategy to minimise the impact of air transport on environment. IATA also strives to simplify processes for airlines and travellers and increase passenger convenience.

IATA ensures that people and goods can move around the global airline network as easily as if they were on a single airline in a single country. In addition, it provides essential professional support to all industry stakeholders with a wide range of products and expert services, such as publications, training and consulting. IATA provides financial distribution services to airlines and travel agents thus generating common standards around the globe and lower distribution costs that ultimately benefit passengers.
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • global

Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register

Number of persons: 3
Complementary information:

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

First name Surname Start Date End Date
Sabine Hornig 22/05/14 20/05/15
Monique DE SMET 05/09/14 03/09/15
Philippe MORIN 10/09/14 08/09/15


Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register:

Air passenger rights/environment/transport policy/airport infrastructure/ATM and Single European Sky/safety & perations/Security/Commercial issues/liberalisation

Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Consumer Affairs
  • Environment
  • Trans-European Networks
  • Transport


Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.

ATAG (Air Transport Action Group)

Financial data

Financial year: 04/2013 - 04/2014
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: 350,000 €
Amount and source of funding received from the EU institutions in financial year n-1 of registration
Procurement: 0 €
Grants: 0 €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.