TIACA Statement on COVID-19

We understand the seriousness of the situation from global health and safety point of view and support measures taken to contain the pandemic. We call upon States, corporations and individuals to follow the WHO guidelines and adopt balanced measures to protect public health while preventing economic and social disruption.

Appropriate and rapid regulatory responses are needed to support our industry, especially the temporary suspension of the 80/20 slot rules. We urge the air cargo industry to stand united and further strengthen collaboration to ensure our industry keeps fueling global trade, supporting economies and societies by delivering critical goods. TIACA will work together with other industry organisations and governments to minimise impact and work on supporting measure and future learnings. These days, our industry can again show its importance in times of crises and also the need of freighters for our global economy is once again proven.

The air cargo industry will be seriously impacted because of these events, and although there are always winners and losers, even in a crisis situation, as a fragmented industry we can only overcome this together by standing and working united.

ICAO Aviation and COVID-19 Information:

  • Regulatory Framework
  • Q&A for ICAO Member States
  • Q&A for Aircraft Operators
  • Q&A for Airport Operators

IATA – Government Measures Related to COVID-19:

Global and Regional Instructions
  • The World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations for aircraft operators
  • Europe: recommendations for aircraft operators & aerodrome staff issued by the  European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). The European Aviation Crisis Coordination Cell (EACCC).
  • Aircraft traveling to China guidelines

ACI – COVID-19 Industry News

  • Continuity of air cargo
  • Importance of business plans
  • Airport slot allocation rules
  • Economic policy response to crisis
  • The importance of airport charges and revenue in time of crisis