Are people becoming more confident to travel? While a precise answer may be difficult, a global poll of recent travellers reveal growing confidence in a return to air travel, which is badly hit because of the pandemic.
Commercial aviation now faces the biggest challenge in its history — restarting an industry that largely has ceased to operate across borders, while ensuring that it is not a meaningful vector for further spread of coronavirus.
The aviation industry’s experience with privatised airports has been “disappointing”, said IATA director-general and CEO Alexandre De Juniac.
The global survey of human resources professionals in the aviation industry highlights key challenges in talent acquisition, training and retention.
Akbar al-Baker is the 77th chair of the IATA BoG and the first CEO from Qatar Airways to hold the position. He has served on the BoG since 2012.
The World Air Transport Summit and the 74th Annual General Meeting of the International Air Transport Association in Sydney, Australia, in early June will focus on key issues concerning the global aviation industry.
Despite the challenges facing the aviation industry, its future will be "promising" and its growth rate in the Middle East will be the highest and fastest in the world, Alexandre de Juniac, director general and CEO of International Air Transport Association (IATA), said in an interview.
A jobless 59-year-old man whose estranged family feared him was identified by authorities yesterday.