16 JULY 2018


Readers are invited to add their comments to any story. Click on the article to see and add.


BTN also goes out by email every Sunday night at midnight (UK time). To view this edition click here.


Email this Page

The Business Travel News
PO Box 758
Edgware HA8 4QF
United Kingdom
+44 (0)20 8952 8383
© 2019 Business Travel News Ltd.

Article from BTNews 16 JULY 2018

John Meredith

Back in 1990 when the world’s airlines saw need for a global pressure group to promote the economic benefits of air transport and press for infrastructure improvement, they turned to one man.

John Meredith, a widely-experienced British Airways executive, was duly seconded to IATA to help create and lead the influential Air Transport Action Group (ATAG).

Meredith, who died at the end of last month aged 83, went on to serve IATA as head of corporate policy and communications until retirement in 2000.

He began his career with BOAC in 1958 and went on to hold management posts with the former state airline and its successor British Airways. Meredith served in 21 countries, including as general manager, Americas, responsible for trans-Atlantic Concorde operations. His final BA post before moving to IATA was head of commercial & government affairs.

Meredith was a long-standing member of the Aviation Club UK, sat on its committee and as head of ATAG was guest speaker on two occasions.

Along with executive posts at BA, he served as a board member of Air Mauritius and CityFlyer Express.

Following a private family funeral, a memorial service to John Meredith is planned for later this year.

Index/Home page

OUR READERS' FINEST WORDS (All times and dates are GMT)

All comments are filtered to exclude any excesses but the Editor does not have to agree with what is being said. 100 words maximum

No one has commented yet, why don't you start the ball rolling?

Add your comment

First Name
Email Address
Company (Not obligatory)
- You must be a registered subscriber using the email address entered to submit a comment, or you will be sent a confirmation email before your comment will appear.
- Your comment will be checked before appearing, which may take several working hours.