IATA said yesterday that global e-ticketing penetration in airline billing and settlement plans reached 54% as of June 30. The organization noted that 156 airlines, responsible for 87% of BSP ticket volumes globally, now issue e-tickets. Europe and the Americas lead the way, with 67% and 68% penetration by those regions' airlines respectively in June. Currently, 23 airlines issue 95% or more of their tickets electronically. IATA has set Dec. 31, 2007, as its goal for 100% e-ticketing ...

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