The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is offering an online training course to help laid-off airline cabin crew members re-enter the job market.

IATA offers free training to former cabin crew transitioning into job market
February 17, 2021
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This course will be offered free of charge for those who register between 9 and 23 February. A survey of 800 cabin crew who have lost their jobs in the crisis found that 78% wanted help to identify skills that can enable them to transfer into other roles. The three-hour Cabin Crew – Leveraging Professional Skills course was developed with input from former crew members to meet this need by enabling crew to enhance, promote and recognize professional skills that can be leveraged in other jobs. Additionally, crew will learn practical tips for preparing for the job application process and will have an opportunity to learn from the experience of colleagues that have already transitioned to other roles outside the industry. “Tens of thousands of crew members have lost their jobs in this crisis. This offering is a salute to their service to the industry. We hope to welcome them back to aviation, but for now many will need to seek opportunities to earn a livelihood in other sectors. Fortunately, they have the skills to make the transition. Applying IATA’s training expertise, we will help them to present these skills to potential employers,” said Stéphanie Siouffi, IATA’s Director of Training. IATA is proud to offer this as part of an ongoing #WeAreAviation campaign, in solidarity with the dedicated and passionate people who make up the aviation sector around the world. Prior to the crisis, IATA trained some 100,000 aviation professionals annually from around the world in critical skills to build their careers.


Fraport AG welcomes the Turkish government’s decision to extend the current concession for managing Antalya Airport by two years to the end of 2026 and to defer payment of the annual concession fee for 2022 to 2024. This agreement will help the Fraport TAV Antalya joint venture to relaunch Antalya Airport on a steady course, maintaining continuity during such a critical time in aviation.

For more than two decades, Fraport AG has been a dedicated and reliable partner in managing and developing Antalya Airport (AYT). Over the years, Fraport TAV Antalya has attracted more airlines and routes, and enhanced the passenger experience. Antalya has become the international gateway to Turkey’s largest and most important tourism region – and one of the leading destinations in the Mediterranean. Fraport also looks forward to the opportunity of continuing its Antalya partnership in the decades ahead.

Since early 2020 and continuing in 2021, the global pandemic and the resulting travel restrictions have severely impacted aviation. In close cooperation with all authorities, Fraport TAV Antalya responded quickly by implementing comprehensive Covid-19 hygiene and heath protection measures for travelers while maintaining operational capabilities. Recovery from the Covid-19 related traffic losses requires continuity and commitment, along with time and patience from all stakeholders.

AYT served nearly 35.5 million in 2019, reaching an all-time record number of passengers. In 2020, Antalya’s traffic dropped by nearly 73 percent year-on-year to about 9.7 million, amid the impact of the global pandemic.