Qatar Airways gears up for Arab Air Carriers general meeting

23rd Oct 2013
Qatar Airways gears up for Arab Air Carriers general meeting Qatar Airways chief executive Akbar Al Baker will chair the event

Qatar Airways has been confirmed to host the Arab Air Carriers Organisation 46th Annual General Meeting.

Held under the patronage of Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani, the event will take place in Doha from November 5th-7th, at the Sheraton Doha Resort & Convention Hotel.

The AGM brings together more than 300 chief executive officers, directors and executives from Arab and international carriers for high level discussions about the future growth of the region’s aviation industry, and reinforcing collaboration between Arab carriers in the face of global competition.

Qatar Airways chief executive Akbar Al Baker, who will chair the proceedings of the meeting, said: “Qatar Airways’ support for this key event reflects its commitment toward cooperation between Arab countries at an international level.

“AACO is one of the most successful and efficient Arab aviation bodies as it annually passes recommendations of great importance to the Arab aviation industry.”

Established in 1965 by the Arab League of States and headquartered in Beirut, AACO is a non-profit organization gathering 30 Arab member airlines and aims to promote cooperation, quality and safety standards among its carriers.

AACO as well works on enhancing human resources working in air transport through various training courses provided by AACO’s regional training centre based in Amman, with a branch in Cairo.

In addition, AACO manages a number of joint projects gathering its member airlines.

The organisation continuously cooperates and communicates at various levels with global air transport associations such as IATA (International Air Transport Association) and ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization).

This is the second time that Qatar Airways is hosting the annual general meeting of AACO.

The first AGM held in Doha took place in 2001.


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