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 (ACI) and the Worldwide Airport Coordinators Group (WWACG).

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

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 airport charges.

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.


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.