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IATA AGM Postponed Until It’s Safe, Practicable

IATA is postponing its 76th Annual General Meeting (AGM) and World Air Transport Summit that was set to be held from June 22-23 in Amsterdam.

In making the announcement, IATA said that the events would be held “when it is both safe and practicable to do so.”

The association indicated that it anticipates that will be in the late third or early fourth quarter of 2020 and it will make an announcement with the new details once a new date is confirmed.

Alexandre de Juniac, director general and CEO of IATA, commented, “Our members are in the deepest crisis the air transport industry has ever faced. With much of the passenger business grounded as part of the global fight to contain the virus, many airlines are in a struggle to remain viable.”

He continued, “On the cargo side, airlines are doing whatever they can to keep global supply chains moving with vital shipments, including those for critical medical supplies.”

And he concluded, “We will come together as an industry when the freedom to travel has been restored and we can focus on air transport’s critical role in driving the economic and social recovery from this unprecedented crisis.”

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