The 63rd IATA Annual General Meeting was held in Vancouver from 3-5 June 2007.
While profit margins are low by any standard, in 2007 the global airline industry should record a positive financial result for the first time this decade. Strong demand, tough restructuring and the results of relentless efficiency improvements have driven progress, despite the new world of higher oil prices.
As we close in on our deadlines for E-Ticketing and progress accelerates on other projects to Simplify the Business, your association has shown that it can drive critical change across the industry. At the same time, the first deadlines for adopting the safety standards of IOSA have clearly shown the overwhelming commitment of IATA members to our industry’s number one priority.
New issues are increasingly challenging our business however. Climate change is the focus of public concern in many parts of the world and air transport is in the spotlight. Our industry remains exposed to new terrorism threats, yet uncoordinated and process-driven security measures increasingly leave our customers frustrated.
- Airline Industry Profitability Improves - Turning Peanuts into Sustainable Profits
- IATA Calls for a Zero Emissions Future
- Eagle Awards for DGAC Chile and Vancouver Airport Authority -Honourable Mentions for Austro Control and Tocumen Airport, Panama-
- TAP Portugal Pinto is New IATA Chairman - Turkish Airlines to Host 2008 AGM