CEO of Garuda Indonesia Becomes AAPA Chairman

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Emirsyah Satar, President and CEO of Garuda Indonesia, has assumed his duties as Chairman of the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) for 2015.

Emirsyah Satar succeeds Osamu Shinobe, President and CEO of All Nippon Airways, whose one-year term expired at the conclusion of the AAPA 58th Assembly of Presidents, which was held this week in Tokyo, Japan.

Every year the position of AAPA Chairman is changed and passed on to another member airline's CEO. This is the second time the AAPA chairmanship has been held by Garuda Indonesia -which joined AAPA in 1967. Earlier, former President and CEO of Garuda Indonesia, Abdulgani assumed his duties as Chairman of AAPA in 2001.

AAPA members are Air Astana, All Nippon Airways, Asiana Airlines, Bangkok Airways, Cathay Pacific Airways, China Airlines, Dragonair, EVA Airways, Garuda Indonesia, Japan Airlines, Korean Air, Malaysia Airlines, Philippine Airlines, Royal Brunei Airlines, Singapore Airlines, and Thai Airways International.

At its 58th Assembly of Presidents, AAPA passed a series of resolutions making strong and renewed calls on governments to remove the burden of unfair taxation, distorted regional and national environmental schemes, obstacles to passenger facilitation and excessively burdensome visa regimes that constrain the freedom of individual travel. Read more.

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