Qatar Airways is set to host the 78th International Air Transport Association (Iata) Annual General Meeting (AGM) and World Air Transport Summit (WATS) from June 19 to 22 in Doha.
The events will welcome the aviation industry’s top leaders to reflect on the shifting political, economic, and technological realities facing air travel as the industry recovers from the Covid-19 pandemic.
Qatar Airways’ Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker, said: “Qatar Airways is pleased to host the International Air Transport Association Annual General Meeting and World Air Transport Summit, since we last hosted the event in 2014. We are a strong supporter of Iata and this year’s AGM is a wonderful opportunity for us to showcase our renowned Qatari hospitality, together with the new infrastructural developments in our country in preparation for the World Cup.
“Given that the Fifa World Cup Qatar 2022 will be the first in the Middle East and Arab world, this is the perfect opportunity not only for Qatar, but also for the region as a whole to show the rest of the world how we can host mega events, and welcome visitors and football fans from around the world. A historic event means we are set and ready to make travelling more agile and flexible, offering passengers seamless connectivity around the world.”
“Next week, Doha will be transformed into the global capital of air transport. Aviation leaders from around the world gather for the 78th Iata AGM amid a recovery from Covid-19 that is in full swing. Attendees will review progress on gender diversity and the industry’s determination to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050. And with high oil prices, war, and inflation the gathering will be an opportunity for airlines to take stock of the economic challenges ahead of them. The agenda will be full,” said Willie Walsh, Iata’s Director General.
The three-day conference will see some 240 Iata member airlines, consisting of more than 750 senior aviation…