International Air Transport Association (IATA) has postponed the 76th Annual General Meeting (AGM) and World Air Transport Summit. The event had been scheduled to take place on 22-23 June 2020 in Amsterdam. A new date has yet to be set, though IATA has indicated that it is hoping for the late third or early fourth quarter of 2020.
Alexandre de Juniac, director general and CEO of IATA said: “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.”
“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. 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,” he added.