Qatar Airways concludes hosting IATA meet and World Air Transport Summit

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Qatar Airways concluded hosting the 78th International Air Transport Association (IATA) Annual General Meeting, held under Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, in Doha, Qatar. The airline industry’s biggest annual event welcomed over 1,000 delegates and aviation leaders from across the globe to discuss significant industry issues.

The three-day conference provided a golden opportunity for key players within IATA’s 240 member-airlines to gather in-person and share insights on important topics impacting the future of the airline industry such as eliminating single-use plastic: limiting air pollution and the importance of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF). Furthermore, Qatar Airways has signed an expansive codeshare agreement with Virgin Australia and saw the signing of three key Memorandums of Understanding with IATA Environmental Assessment Program, IATA Postal Accounts Settlement System and IATA Direct Data Solutions.

To offer a gracious welcome to international guests, the national carrier hosted two unforgettable evenings filled with dazzling entertainment and world-class performances at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Center, and the Khalifa International Stadium.

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, Akbar Al Baker, said: “It was an absolute pleasure to host the 78th International Air Transport Association Annual General Meeting, eight years after it was last held in Doha since 2014. These past three days provided great discussions on important global issues affecting our industry between leaders and experts in the aviation world.”

This AGM is particularly timely as it provided the space to share important lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic, from various delegates who shared their experiences from across the world.

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