International Air Transport Association heads to Abu Dhabi for World Passenger Symposium

International Air Transport Association heads to Abu Dhabi for World Passenger Symposium

The International Air Transport Association is preparing to welcome more than 600 airline, aviation partners and government delegates from around the globe to attend the second IATA World Passenger Symposium.

The event will be held on October 16th-18th at the Jumeirah at Etihad Towers Hotel, Abu Dhabi.

“The World Passenger Symposium is an opportunity for all aviation stakeholders to explore ways to strengthen the industry in terms of its profitability and its value to passengers. As uncertainty dominates much of the global economy, aviation’s proven ability to generate jobs and growth is critical,” said Tony Tyler, IATA director general.

“Global passenger numbers are nearing three billion annually.

“Providing value that meets the changing needs of these passengers is a catalyst for innovation. And in a complex industry, innovation requires cooperation and partnerships across the value chain that is supported by a strong common vision.

“The World Passenger Symposium plays a vital role in bringing the industry together to build the future,” said Tyler.

The WPS will open with a keynote speech from His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the UAE.

Further keynotes will follow from Etihad Airways chief executive James Hogan and Tony Tyler.