The Worldwide Air Transport Affiliation has introduced that KLM Royal Dutch Airways will host the 76th annual normal assembly and World Air Transport Summit in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
The twin occasions will happen on June 22nd-23rd subsequent 12 months.
This would be the third time that the Netherlands will host the worldwide gathering of aviation’s prime leaders (following occasions held within the Hague in 1949 and Amsterdam in 1969).
KLM is a founding member of IATA and is celebrating its 100th anniversary this 12 months.
“It’s completely great that Amsterdam was chosen for the IATA gathering in 2020 and that we as KLM can host IATA in 2020.
“This 12 months in October 2019 KLM celebrates our 100th anniversary.
“A really particular second for all KLM colleagues.
“We’re prepared and match for the subsequent century and—as one of many founders of IATA—very proud to welcome everybody in Amsterdam subsequent 12 months,” mentioned Pieter Elbers, president of KLM.
The choice to host the 76th IATA annual normal assembly and World Air Transport Summit was made on the conclusion of the 75th annual normal assembly and World Air Transport Summit in Seoul, which attracted 1,000 aviation leaders from IATA member airways, business stakeholders, strategic companions and members of the media.
“The aviation business appears to be like ahead to assembly in Amsterdam for the 76th IATA AGM.
“The Netherlands has a wealthy aviation historical past with its vibrant financial system pushed by connectivity.
“It’s significantly vital that we’ll be hosted by KLM.
“Whereas we work collectively to attain sustainability, construct the infrastructure wanted to help development and evolve smarter laws, KLM’s century of success reminds us of the fixed improvements which have underpinned the event of world aviation,” mentioned Alexandre de Juniac, IATA director normal.