Today 100,000 flights will safely crisscross the planet. At no time in human history have our lives been so global and full of possibility. Even if you’ve never boarded a plane, aviation brings the world to you.

Flying is all about people. A million people board planes every day. The jobs of 50 million people rely on flying. And 8 million more people work to make flying possible. They all have stories to tell and questions to ask. Explore the world of aviation and discover some amazing plane stories…


Explore Your Flight

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Who is your favourite Olympic champion?


Usain Bolt

Jesse Owens

Nadia Comaneci

Cathy Freeman

Mark Spitz

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Do you see yourself working in the air transport industry? Aviation directly employs 8 million people worldwide, in a countless variety of roles. Below, we showcase some of the most popular careers. If you are already in the industry, why not consider taking your skills to the next level with IATA? Our Training and Development Institute helps 100,000 students a year to realize their potential.