About IATA's Past and Present Lives
IATA stands for International Air Transport Association, also known as "International Air Transport Association" in Chinese. Established on April 19, 1945 in Havana, Cuba.
Its predecessor was the International Air Traffic Association, established in The Hague in 1919
On April 16, 1945, after the revision and adoption of the draft constitution at the Havana Conference, a new organization was officially established in October of the same year, named the International Air Transport Association, with its headquarters located in Montreal, Canada.
IATA's vision is to work together to shape a safer, more reliable, and more sustainable air transportation industry, connecting and enriching our world. Provide a bridge of communication for airlines from various countries. Its mission is to represent and lead the service of the aviation transportation industry, promoting its prosperity and sustainable development.
For decades, IATA has been committed to improving the safety, efficiency, and sustainability of the air transportation industry. By collaborating with airlines and governments of various countries to promote the development of the global system and the practice and promotion of advanced technologies, we comprehensively promote the international air transportation industry.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has offices in nearly 100 countries worldwide, with 280 member airlines located in over 180 countries worldwide. There are 13 member airlines in mainland China.
Why did Weidu Logistics upgrade to an official member of IATA
Winsky was upgraded to an official member of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) in May 2023. It will receive professional technical support from the IATA professional team, optimize advanced productivity resources, and provide more opportunities for cooperation and business expansion with global airlines. It will provide more comprehensive, professional, and high-quality services, and have stronger competitiveness in the global economic system.
The current trend in the global air transportation industry is moving towards higher quality, efficiency, and sustainability, which requires logistics companies to continuously upgrade their skills and service standards to meet the needs of the air transportation industry and customers.
Firstly, IATA is a leading global air transportation organization that brings together airlines from over 160 countries and regions worldwide, representing the highest standards in the global air transportation industry.
Secondly, IATA provides global business opportunities for air freight forwarding companies. IATA provides reliable industry information, data, and services to its members through various channels such as official websites, annual global air freight reports and tariffs, value-added tax, and credit card services. Through this information and services, members can better explore the market and expand their business scope.
Thirdly, IATA provides professional training and certification services for members. As a global air transportation organization, IATA provides professional training and certification services to improve the service level of air freight forwarding companies, enhance employee skills and awareness, and enhance customer trust and loyalty. IATA will certify the legitimacy and credibility of air freight forwarding companies through a series of standards and regulations, so that the company can better serve its customer base.
Fourthly, conserve resources. With the continuous development of air freight business, companies need to invest more resource costs to solve some complex business situations. By joining IATA, air freight forwarding companies can utilize its industry standards, specifications, and guidelines to quickly and efficiently solve various business problems, reduce costs and risks, and improve profits and safety.
In summary, with the continuous advancement of global trade and economic integration, air cargo business has also become a major component of international trade. Joining IATA can provide aviation freight forwarding companies with multiple advantages such as more business opportunities, strong industry support, professional training and certification services, and reduced risk and cost losses. This makes it increasingly necessary for air freight forwarding companies to join IATA and will be the trend of future development.