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World Airports Group (WAG) & Regional Airports Steering Group (RASGs)

The World Airports Group (WAG) and Regional Airports Steering Group (RASGs) are multi-discipline airline groups, formed of airline and IATA personnel, covering airport facilities planning, user charges, scheduling and flight operations fields. 

The groups' objectives are to review airport development activity by region and to develop a work program for Airport Consultative Committee (ACC) and Technical Mission interventions. So far, Steering Groups cover Africa, Europe, the Middle East and Asia/Pacific.

RASGs assist Regional Co-ordinating Groups (RCGs) in carrying out their work with regard to the operations (runway/taxiway), apron/terminal and surface access components of airports. They focus on regional work programs.

The WAG covers all regions and reviews airport development policy and strategy.

WAG and RASG participation

Membership is open to airline members involved in airport planning, user charges, scheduling and flight operations.  Representatives from other IATA disciplines, including but not limited to security, facilitation, environment , can also be called upon to provide guidance on an as and when required basis.

Meetings are held annually, under IATA coordination. The chair is taken by an elected airline member who sits for four consecutive meetings.

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