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IATA picks Joyce as new chair

IATA has named Alan Joyce as its new chairman. Joyce, who is the CEO and managing director of Qantas, succeeds KLM president and CEO Peter Hartman, whose one-year term expired at the conclusion of the Association’s 68th Annual General Meeting (AGM) and World Air Transport Summit in Beijing. Joyce’s appointment is effective immediately and is for one year, ending with the conclusion of IATA’s 69th AGM, to be held in Cape Town, South Africa. “IATA plays a critical role in the industry and I am honoured to take on the role of leading its Board of Governors. The top priorities, as always, will be safety, security, and sustainability. On top of that, I want to see IATA continue to deliver value to its members by being a strong advocate for the industry. Aviation delivers enormous economic benefits — supporting some 57 million jobs and $2.2 trillion in economic activity. We need to ensure that governments understand what is at stake when they are making key decisions on taxes, regulation, and capacity expansion.” As well, IATA announced that its board of governors appointed Richard Anderson, CEO of Delta Air Lines, to serve as chairman from June 2013, following Joyce’s term. Go to for more.

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