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Low Cost Carriers and IATA

Over the past three decades, Low Cost Carriers (LCCs) have transformed the air travel market, disrupting the traditional world of the legacy flag-carriers, and creating a revolution in air travel service.

​​IATA programs, ranging from areas as diverse as safety,  security and environment, aim to shape the future growth of a safe, secure and sustainable air transport industry. Our lobbying efforts, training programs and innovative products are designed for all models of airlines, including Low Cost Carriers. 

Find out what are the benefits of becoming an IATA member and a range of products and services suitable to LCCs.


Member airlines pay only for what they need and benefit from a wide range of products and services that are free of charge or discounted up to 50%. There are already 65 companies operating a business model that differs from Full Service Network out out of IATA's 290 current members. Find out more about IATA membership benefits.


“We are pleased to be an IATA member, as this global association leads innovation, safety and value creation in the airline industry, supporting the highest industry standards.” Carlos Muñoz, Founder and CEO, Volotea.

“One of the benefits we enjoy from our membership, is our ability to influence IATA’s advocacy strategy. This in turn has enabled JetBlue to benefit from smarter and less onerous government regulations in the US and our other markets.” Robin Hayes, CEO, JetBlue.


Popular products and services for Low Cost Carriers

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IATA solutions designed to improve efficiency

  • Timatic Solutions enable airlines to securely manage the passenger document verification process to ensure compliance with border control rules and regulations. Timatic can be integrated with airline apps or into check-in and booking systems.
  • EU261 Autocheck covers delays, cancellations and denied boarding scenarios and features an extraordinary circumstances module.  It enables airlines to process claims faster and more efficiently.
  • iiNET is an electronic data exchange and data distribution service that enables industry partners to communicate time sensitive information in a secure, reliable and cost-effective environment.
  • Airline Consulting our teams can assist in key areas to identify and develop cost-effective solutions to improve operational efficiency and profitability, while meeting environmental commitments.

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