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

Ensuring a fair, neutral and transparent allocation of airport slots at the worlds’ most congested airports is essential for airlines, airports and consumers. The Worldwide Airport Slot Guidelines (WASG) is the foundation of the global slot allocation process.  It is published jointly by IATA, Airports Council International () and the Worldwide Airport Coordinators Group ().
Please see the List of slot coordinated and facilitated airports (xls) 

Airport codes

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

Cargo special

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 & Performance

Airports are an essential part of the aviation supply chain and the delivery of quality infrastructure and services that airlines and passengers need is critical to the flying experience. IATA engages with airports to balance this with cost-efficiency improvements. More about IATA airport engagement.

Airport Infrastructure

Airport planning and infrastructure development must support safe, functional, capacity-optimized and user-friendly airports.

IATA provides planning expertise and a global perspective to ensure that airport projects gain early airline community involvement and produce facilities that are demand-led, fit-for-purpose and cost effective to develop and operate. See what IATA has in place to support airport development.

Looking ahead 

NEXTT (New Experience Travel Technologies) looks at the future of travel, creating a common vision that encompasses the projects and concepts affecting airport infrastructure. This joint initiative with ACI allows us to challenge the ways in which the industry operates today and unlock the benefits of coordinating technology adoption. Find out more at


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


Publications for airports

COVID-19 & 2021 UPDATES: IATA Manuals include all necessary information about new regulations taking effect as of 2021 as well as COVID-19 changes made to the regulations and how they impact shipping and cargo operations. Learn more

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

Financial Services

Cargo special

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