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AME Industry Gazette Winter 2017


IATA’s RVP for Africa and the Middle East interview

As of 1st of January 2017, Muhammad Ali Albakri is IATA’s new Regional Vice-President for Africa and the Middle East. In his new role, Albakri will be responsible for IATA’s operations across 68 countries. Prior to that, Albakri’s career spanned some 26 years at Saudia Airlines where he was leading the strengthening of the carrier’s technology infrastructure and the modernization of its financial practices and processes. Watch the interview to learn more about Albakri’s views on IATA future strategy for Africa and the Middle East.

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Aeropolitical News

2016 was another challenging but productive year for the Africa and Middle East region. IATA will continue to focus its efforts on key Aeropolitical issues in the region. Read further and let us know what you think IATA should do more by filling out the enclosed survey.

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Airport Performance

IATA’s Airports Working Group (AWG) has developed a global policy to provide airline users and airports with a guide to developing best practice Airport Service Level Agreements (SLA)

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Zeeyarah gets NDC Level 3

Zeeyarah.com based in Jeddah has become the first online travel agency and B2B reseller in the Middle East to receive the IATA NDC Level 3 Certification on PADIS Publication 16.2 Schema.

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Promoting Safety in Iran

As Safety is IATA’s top Priority, IATA held a two day workshop on Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) in Tehran, Iran with the support and cooperation of the Civil Aviation Organization of Iran (CAO).

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Live from the Gulf

IATA is please to share its recent events, services and achievements in the Gulf region such as certifying flydubai on NDC level 3, the starting of the eAWB in Kuwait & Abu Dhabi and a lot more.

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Regional Economic Overview 

IATA Economics’ latest forecasts point to 2017 being the third consecutive year where the air transport industry generates a rate of return that exceeds its cost of capital.

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IATA Training

IATA trains thousands of aviation professionals and businesses each year with a commitment to developing careers and a workforce that makes our industry safe, secure, and sustainable.

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