The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is the trade association of airlines. With 240 members, IATA comprises 84% of the total air traffic. 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.
For over 60 years, IATA has developed the commercial standards that built a global industry. IATA's mission is to represent, lead and serve the airline industry. Its members comprise some 230 airlines, representing 93 percent of scheduled international air traffic. It fights for the interests of airlines across the globe, challenging unreasonable rules and charges, holding regulators and governments to account, and striving for sensible regulation.