The International Air Transport Association has announced Air China chairman Wang Changshun has been elected president of the annual general meeting and World Air Transport Summit, which has opened in Beijing, China.
As president of the meeting, Wang will preside over the discussions among the representatives of the association’s 242 member airlines as the membership reviews the association’s work over the last 12 months and looks forward to the next challenges.
“I congratulate chairman Wang on his election as annual general meeting president,” said IATA secretary general Tony Tyler.
“It reflects the important role that China is playing in today’s global air transport industry.
“It is also an expression of the well-placed confidence of the IATA membership in chairman Wang’s ability to lead us through these two days’ of intense discussions.”
Air China is the host airline of this year’s meeting, which saw record attendance by 750 delegates and 350 media delegates.