The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that Emirates will host the 80th IATA Annual General Meeting (AGM) and World Air Transport Summit in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, during June 2-4, 2024.
According to IATA Director General Willie Walsh, Dubai is a dynamic city and a major aviation hub connecting the world.
“The UAE’s positive approach to aviation has built a strong airline with a strong hub airport. Together, these make an enormously powerful and positive contribution to the society and economy of the UAE,” he said.
The IATA Annual General Meeting (AGM) and World Air Transport Summit is the world’s largest gathering of airline leaders. Some 800 representatives from IATA’s member airlines, industry associate partners, international and regional associations, leading manufacturers and industry suppliers usually attend the meeting annually, accompanied by a large media contingent.
“Holding the AGM in Dubai will be a showcase of what can be achieved by aviation with supportive government policies and decisions,” Walsh added.
The decision for Emirates to host the 80th IATA AGM was made during the 79th AGM that was recently held in Istanbul, Turkey.
“Emirates is delighted to host the 80th IATA AGM and World Air Transport Summit. We look forward to welcoming all our aviation industry colleagues to Dubai in 2024,” said Emirates Airline President Sir Tim Clark.
This will be the first time the UAE and Dubai will host the global gathering of aviation’s top leaders.