Following a successful 2018 edition of its annual meet in Sydney, Australia, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) has already revealed that the next stop for the IATA Annual General Meeting (AGM) and World Air Transport Summit.
Korean Air will host the 75th iteration of the event in Seoul, South Korea, from 2 – 4 June 2019. This marks the first instance that the South Korean capital will host the global aviation elite. The nation’s carrier has been a member of IATA since 1989.
Commenting on the announcement, Alexandre de Juniac, IATA's Director General and CEO, said: “The aviation industry is looking forward to meeting in Seoul for the 75th IATA AGM. South Korea has a great story to promote.
“Strategic planning and foresight has positioned the country as a global hub for transport and logistics. I am confident that Korean Air will be a great host as Seoul is transformed into the capital of the global aviation industry during the AGM. We are also delighted to be in Seoul in the same year Korean Air celebrates its 50th anniversary," he added.
The 75th IATA AGM and World Transport Summit brought together more than 1,000 aviation leaders from across member airlines. Also present were industry stakeholders, partners, and global media.