IATA DG Tony Tyler broke his silence Monday on the acrimonious subsidy dispute between the three major US carriers and the three largest Gulf carriers, saying during his opening address at the association’s AGM in Miami that IATA did not have a mandate to take a position on the issue. Addressing the issue at the end of his keynote, Tyler said it was no secret there was “an underlying tension in our industry”—a reference to a campaign by American Airlines, Delta Air ...

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