Airline honchos meet in Doha for the big event

June 02, 2014 - 6:55:29 am
Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker and IATA Director General and CEO Tony Tyler with IATA board of governors at the 70th IATA AGM in Doha.

Doha: Nearly 1,000 people are expected to attend the 70th International Air Transport Association (IATA) Annual General Meeting (AGM) and World Air Transport Summit hosted by Qatar Airways in Doha this week. Taking place from June 1 to 3, the event will take place under the patronage of the Emir, H H Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani.

“Qatar will be at the epicenter of the airline industry this week as aviation leaders from around the world gather in Doha to discuss the critical issues of the moment, including safety, security and the environment, among others,” said Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer, Akbar Al Baker.

“We are delighted to be hosting the AGM here in Doha as it will allow us to showcase our new state-of-the-art Hamad International Airport, the great strides that have been taken in developing our infrastructure and our renowned Qatari hospitality,” he said. IATA, which is the global association of the world’s airlines, draws together the CEOs and senior management of its 240 member airlines which carry 84 percent of global traffic.

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