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Aviation industry gathers in Sydney

May 31 2018 18:36

Leaders of the global air transport industry are gathering in Sydney, Australia, from 3 to 5 June for the 74th annual general meeting of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and its World Air Transport Summit.

"Sydney will be the capital of air transportation as aviation leaders gather for the 74th IATA AGM and World Air Transport Summit (WATS). The airline industry is in its ninth consecutive year of profitability," said Alexandre de Juniac, IATA’s director general and CEO.

"Solid progress is being made on the top priorities of safety, security and sustainability."

He said the big issue of the day is infrastructure. A global infrastructure crisis is being complicated by governments considering an acceleration of private sector involvement in airports, in his view.

The IATA AGM and WATS is expected to bring together more than a thousand leaders in the sector, including CEOs and senior management from IATA’s diverse membership and the entire air transport value chain.

Topics to be addressed at the gathering include sustainable aviation fuels, airport privatisation, benefits and risks of tourism, gender equality, making the best use of data, next steps on aviation security, and preventing human trafficking.

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