28 MARCH 2022


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Article from BTNews 28 MARCH 2022

Doha to host IATA AGM

International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced that its 78th Annual General Meeting (AGM) and World Air Transport Summit will take place in Doha (Qatar), sponsored by Qatar Airways, 19–21 June this year. 

It will be the second time the global gathering of aviation’s top leaders will have been held in Qatar, the first was in 2014.

Originally, the 78th IATA AGM and World Air Transport Summit were planned for the same dates in Shanghai (People’s Republic of China), hosted by China Eastern Airlines. The decision to change the venue reflects continuing Covid-19 related restrictions on travel to China.

“It is deeply disappointing that we are a 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”, says IATA’s Director General, Willie Walsh.

BTN visited Doha late last year.  Take a look at ON TOUR: Discover Qatar in the 17 January issue of BTN.


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