The International Air Transport Association (IATA) introduced that the 78th Annual General Meeting (AGM) and World Air Transport Summit will happen 19-21 June 2022 in Doha, Qatar, hosted by Qatar Airways. This might be the second time that the world gathering of aviation’s high leaders might be held in Qatar; the first being in 2014.
Originally, the 78th IATA Annual General Meeting and World Air Transport Summit have been deliberate for the similar dates in Shanghai, People’s Republic of China, hosted by China Eastern Airlines. The choice to alter the venue displays persevering with COVID-19 associated restrictions on journey to China.
“It is deeply disappointing that we are not able to meet in Shanghai as planned. In the meantime, we are pleased to be returning to the dynamic aviation hub of Doha and the warm hospitality for which Qatar Airways, our host airline, has become famous. This year’s AGM will be an important opportunity for aviation’s leaders to reflect on the shifting political, economic, and technological realities facing air travel as the industry’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic gathers pace,” stated Willie Walsh, IATA’s Director General.