Qatar Airways CEO, Akbar Al Baker (left), with Arab Air Carriers Organisation Secretary General, Abdul Wahab Teffaha.
DOHA: Qatar Airways will host the 46th Annual General Meeting of the Arab Air Carriers Organisation (AACO) in Doha, the airline said in a release yesterday.
The three-day event will take place between November 5 and 7 at the Sheraton Doha. This is the second time that Qatar Airways will host the annual general meeting of AACO.
Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker, who will chair the proceedings of the 46th AACO AGM said: “We welcome leaders of the global and Arab civil aviation industry to the State of Qatar and are delighted that Qatar Airways is hosting the AACO AGM for the second time. This reflects the pivotal role of Qatar in the global and regional aviation industry and also reinforces Qatar Airways’ commitment in developing and strengthening the Arab aviation sector.”
Established in 1965 by the Arab League and headquartered in Beirut, AACO is a non-profit organisation gathering 30 Arab member airlines, which promotes cooperation, quality and safety standards among its carriers.
AACO works on enhancing human resources working in air transport through various training courses provided by AACO’s regional training centre based in Amman, with a branch in Cairo. In addition, AACO manages a number of joint projects gathering its member airlines.
The organisation cooperates and communicates at various levels with global air transport associations such as IATA (International Air Transport Association) and ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organisation).
AACO Secretary General Abdul Wahab Teffaha said: “Qatar Airways is an important Arab organisation that has been able over the years to reinforce its presence on the global aviation map. Although launched in 1997, the airline has managed to significantly increase its growth globally and establish itself as a quality airline with its unique and innovative service offering enabling it to earn numerous awards based on passengers’ feedback. Twelve years ago, the AACO AGM was held here in Qatar, and this year we return again to this city that has become a hub for a global airline providing connections to more than 125 destinations worldwide.”
“I am confident that participants of this event will enjoy Qatar Airways’ renowned hospitality led by Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer and the Chairman of AACO 46th AGM, Akbar Al Baker, and his team,” Teffaha added.
Qatar Airways has seen rapid growth during 16 years of operations, currently flying a modern fleet of 129 aircraft to 129 key business and leisure destinations across Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific and The Americas.