IATA collaborates with airports worldwide to ensure infrastructure development and charges adhere to established principles. We look forward to working with you to establish long-term strategies and to address near-term issues.

Airport Slots

IATA supports the development and management of standards for the slot allocation process in consultation with airport coordinators and airlines. The standards are published in the IATA Worldwide Slot Guidelines.

Airport codes

Airports are eligible for an IATA code when requested by an airline or a computer reservation system.

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Cargo handling is performed at thousands of airports all over the world by hundreds of companies, big and small. IATA actively drives the development of ground handling operations standards, best-practice processes and procedures and promotes global consistency and harmonization.:

Airport Charges

Commitment to greater efficiency from airports and all industry partners will secure a sustainable future for aviation. IATA works with airports to drive cost-efficiency improvements. More on IATA policy activities related to infrastructure

Towards user-friendly airports

Airport planning and infrastructure development must support safe, functional, capacity-optimized and user-friendly airports.
See what IATA has in place to support airport development.


Our security programs:

Ground Handling Safety

The IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO) is an essential factor for safety on the ground, benefiting airports too. See on the ISAGO registry which ground handlers are ISAGO-certified for your airport.

With around 900,000 aircraft ULDs in service representing a replacement value of over USD $1 Billion, ULDs are expensive assets that require correct handling. Many people in the industry do not know that ULDs are aircraft parts and directly contribute to flight safety. Help us raise awareness with the ULD Safety Campaign


We proposes efficient services to airports, central stakeholders of the aviation industry.


Airport, Passenger & Security consulting: whether it is to build a new airport, add facilities or expand your market, our experts will ensure you meet all requirements for safety, security, efficiency and functionality.

Business Intelligence

  • Airport Intelligence Services (AirportIS): the most powerful market intelligence and analysis tool for airports. Reliable traffic data and timely schedule information combining total market supply and demand in a single user-friendly platform.
  • World Air Transport Statistics: have a complete statistical picture of the airline industry.

Financial Services

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IATA provides aviation training to thousands of professionals each year, helping to build careers and ensure sustainability throughout the industry. Our courses and diplomas address airport planning, operations and management subjects, providing tools to meet growing infrastructure needs and competition.

Featured courses for Airports