The International Air Transport Association has announced that American Airlines, FedEx Express and UPS will host the 71st IATA Annual General Meeting and World Air Transport Summit in conjunction with Airlines for America, the trade association for the US airline industry.
The event will draw the top leadership from the air transport industry to Miami, Florida from June 7th-9th 2015.
“Miami is a superb location for IATA’s 71st AGM.
“This vibrant, multicultural city is well known as a gateway between North America and Latin America.
“Like aviation itself, Miami is a city that bridges cultures and nations.
“I am confident the AGM in Miami will be a huge success and an opportunity for air transport industry leaders to share their vision for the future of commercial aviation while drawing lessons from this diverse part of the world,” said Tony Tyler, IATA director general.
“This will be the first time that the IATA AGM is held in Miami and the fifth time it will be hosted in the United States, following AGMs in Washington DC (2003), Honolulu (1971), New York (1955), and San Francisco (1950).”
Tyler added: “On behalf of the US airline industry, we are pleased to co-host the 71st IATA AGM in Miami with American Airlines, FedEx Express, and UPS.
The 70th Annual General Meeting and World Air Transport Summit in Doha, Qatar attracted 1,000 participants.
This included aviation leaders from among IATA’s 240 member airlines, governments, international organisations, industry stakeholders, IATA strategic partners, and the media.
“Scheduled commercial aviation was born 100 years ago not far from Miami, and today aviation supports some 5.7 million jobs in the United States and drives $1 trillion in economic activity.
“Aviation connects the world, and we look forward to welcoming global airline leaders to the United States, the birthplace of flight,” said Nicholas Calio, president of A4A.