International Air Transport Association (IATA)
IATA has developed and opened a web portal, called the Global Contingency Portal (GCP), to facilitate information sharing between airports and airlines regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19). The GCP will maintain documents, advisory bulletins, and other information from airlines, airports, aviation organizations and government agencies that may be helpful to airports when managing the COVID-19 issue. Airports may access the GCP and subscribe to forthcoming alerts here
. These alerts are free, but airports must sign up using an official airport email address. If you are not subscribed but would like to receive these updates register HERE.
Many airports are familiar with IATA's Tactical Operations Portal (ITOP), a platform that disseminates information about air traffic disruptions to the nation's airspace. GCP is based on the ITOP concept, but will only be used for sharing information about COVID-19 and its impacts on airline and airport operations. GCP will include all international airlines and maintains a liaison desk based in China. If you already subscribe to ITOP alerts, you will soon begin receiving GCP alerts as well. You may also use your ITOP credentials to access the GCP.
AAAE is compiling a list of points of contact (POCs) who are managing the COVID-19 issue at airports to ensure they are included in any additional communication, enter your POC HERE