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24 November 2020

IATA Welcomes Future Aviation Professionals in Saudi Arabia

King Abdulaziz University in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has welcomed a new cohort of future aviation professionals enrolled in diplomas of Ground Operations, Aviation Hospitality and In-Flight Chef. During the welcoming ceremony, IATA’s Regional Vice President for Africa & The Middle East Muhammad Albakri congratulated the students for their efforts in continuing the process of developing the promising aviation industry in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the region.

Despite the challenging and unprecedented crisis the world is facing, this occasion of young professionals joining the aviation industry is a testimony to the blooming future of the industry which contributes to 3.6% of the global GDP and contributed to creating 65.5 million jobs around the world.

The International Air Transport Association and King Abdulaziz University have continuously collaborated to better advance the capacity of aviation professionals in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia which was crowned in the development of the Ground Operations Diploma in cooperation with the Saudi Ground Services. Additionally, King AbdulAziz University and IATA are currently working on including IATA’s relevant material in diploma curriculum whereby students can obtain a dual diploma from the university and IATA upon completion of the requirements. 

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