IATA Appoints Regional VP for Asia Pacific

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Videos Wednesday, 16 March 2011

IATA has appointed Maunu von Lueders as Regional Vice President for Asia Pacific based in Singapore.

A Finnish national, von Lueders has served as CEO of two international carriers, JetLite in India and Nordic Airlink/FlyNordic in Sweden.

His aviation career began with Finnair where he worked until 2001 in various positions including general management, sales & marketing, commercial partnerships and international relations.

Von Lueders has also worked with the oneworld global alliance as Vice President of Sales.

Asia Pacific is the worlds largest aviation market. Its 26% share of travel is expected to grow to 30% by 2014, when 1 billion passengers are forecast to travel within the region.

I welcome Maunu to IATA. He brings extremely rich experiences in all facets of the aviation business. This will help IATA to deliver its critical agenda of industry projects in the dynamic Asia Pacific region. The industrys future is being built today in Asia Pacific and I am confident that Maunus leadership will ensure that IATAs global experience continues to play an important role in the regions development, said Giovanni Bisignani, IATAs Director General and CEO.

Von Lueders added, I have always been fascinated by this region, which is taking on increasing importance as aviations center of gravity continues to shift eastward. With the IATA Asia Pacific team, my priority is to deliver regional leadership on global industry challenges. These include improving service and cutting costs with Simplifying the Business, building on the success of the IATA Operational Safety Audit with the IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations, and delivering on the industry target to tackle climate change with a 50% net reduction in carbon emissions by 2050 compared to 2005.

See other recent news regarding: Airlines, Airports, Awards, Flights, Codeshare, FFP, Inflight, Lounges, First Class, Business Class, MICE, GDS, Rewards, Miles, Hotels, Apartments, Promotions, Spas, Yoga, Retreat, New Hotels, Traffic, Visitor Arrivals, Cruises, Free Deals, Interviews, Videos, IATA, Vice President, Singapore

Subscribe to our Travel Industry News RSS Feed Travel Industry News RSS Feed from To do that in Outlook, right-click the RSS Feeds folder, select Add a New RSS Feed, enter the URL of our RSS Feed which is: and click Add. The feed can also be used to add the headlines to your website or channel via a customisable applet. Have questions? Please read our Travel News FAQ. Thank you.

Copyright © 1997-2022