Subscribe Free
in Events

IATA: 'We salute all the world’s cabin crew'

Posted 1 June 2021 · Add Comment

IATA and the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) have released a joint statement on International Cabin Crew Day marked on May 31.

 

Image: IATA

The statement said: “Today is International Cabin Crew Day. We salute all the world’s cabin crew for their dedication to helping people stay connected through air travel. We pay special tribute to those whose livelihoods have fallen victim to the pandemic. And the salute includes all who continue to keep people safe in-flight during the pandemic.

 

“Sadly, these trying times have not brought out the best in all of us. The return of travel has seen a rise in reports of disruptive passengers in some areas of the globe. This behaviour is unacceptable. The actions of a minority of badly-behaved passengers will not be tolerated.

 

“All passengers must adhere to the rules and procedures needed to keep passengers and crew safe and healthy. In the pandemic that includes instructions for temporary measures such as mask-wearing. Failing to comply with safety measures is never acceptable, and passengers should expect a zero-tolerance approach to abusive behaviour to crew or their fellow passengers.

 

“An international framework is a critical deterrent. But the acceptance of Montreal Protocol 14 (MP14), which enables the prosecution of unruly behaviour onboard international services, is not yet universal. We urge all governments to ratify MP14 without delay.

 

“We also ask governments to recognise the importance of crew, and the air transport industry more widely, by prioritising aircrew for vaccination as recommended by ICAO, and in line with World Health Organisation recommendation for governments to prioritise vaccinations for transport workers.

 

"We will get through this crisis. And when the freedom to travel is fully restored, we know that we can count on the world’s cabin crew to help us travel safely."

Other Stories
Advertisement
Latest News

Rolls-Royce to develop aviation energy storage technology

Rolls-Royce is entering new aviation markets to pioneer sustainable power and as part of that mission we will be developing energy storage systems (ESS) that will enable aircraft to undertake zero emissions flights of over 100 miles on a

Saudia renews IATA Operational Safety Audit Certification

Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) has renewed the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) certification.

Flydubai and Alhosn partner to make ‘travel more convenient’

Flydubai has partnered with Alhosn, the official UAE app for contact tracing and health testing related to COVID-19, to provide passengers with digital verification of COVID-19 medical records while travelling from the UAE.

Semmco DWC signs three-year contract with Dnata

Semmco DWC has been awarded a three-year contract by Dnata.The partnership will see Semmco provide Dnata with spares for ground support equipment.

Etihad awarded ‘Best Cabin Crew’ and ‘Best Frequent Flyer Programme’

Etihad Airways has been awarded ‘Best Cabin Crew’ and ‘Best Frequent Flyer Programme’ at this year’s Business Traveller Middle East Awards 2021.

Swissport announces new regional manager for Middle East and Africa

As part of a new commercial structure, Swissport has redesigned its market setup and appointed new regional managers across Europe, the Middle East & Africa.

WDS SK2601090322
See us at
Aviation Africa 2021 BTOCDAS21_BTAviation MENA 2022World Defence Show 2022