IATA’s 76th Annual General Meeting (AGM) and World
Air Transport Summit has been rescheduled for 23-24 November.
The event will be hosted by KLM Royal Dutch
Airlines at the RAI Convention Centre in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
The dates were selected in anticipation that
government restrictions on travel will have been lifted and that
the public health authorities in Netherlands will permit large
gatherings at that time.
“The fight against COVID19 is the world’s top
priority,” said Alexandre de Juniac, IATA’s Director General and CEO.
“The economic and social cost of beating the virus will be high.
The extreme financial difficulty of the airline industry is a
prime example of that. In the post-pandemic world, a viable air
transport industry will be critical. It will be a leader in the
economic recovery by performing its traditional role of linking
people, goods and businesses globally. But we will be a changed
industry. In anticipation that the world will have returned to
sufficient normality by November, we will gather the world’s
airlines to look ahead together as we address the biggest
challenges we have ever faced. Aviation is the business of
freedom. We are resilient. And this AGM will help us to build an
even stronger future.”