IATA sets date and place for 78th AGM
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that the 78th Annual General Meeting (AGM) and World Air Transport Summit will take place June 19 to 21 in Doha, Qatar, hosted by Qatar Airways.
This will be the second time that the global gathering of aviation’s top leaders will be held in Qatar; the first was held in 2014.
Originally, the 78th IATA Annual General Meeting and World Air Transport Summit were planned for the same dates in Shanghai, hosted by China Eastern Airlines. The Association said the decision to change the venue reflects continuing COVID-19 related restrictions on travel to China.
“It is deeply disappointing that we are not able to meet in Shanghai as planned. In the meantime, we are pleased to be returning to the dynamic aviation hub of Doha and the warm hospitality for which Qatar Airways, our host airline, has become famous. This year’s AGM will be an important opportunity for aviation’s leaders to reflect on the shifting political, economic, and technological realities facing air travel as the industry’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic gathers pace,” said Willie Walsh, IATA’s Director General, in today’s announcement.