Vice Chairman of the Board (General Manager) of Pegasus Airlines

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Published on: Monday, June 20, 2022

Mehmet T. Nane, Vice Chairman of the Board (General Manager) of Pegasus Airlines, has assumed the role of Chairman of the Board of Governors of the International Air Transport Association (IATA), succeeding Robin Hayes at the 78th General Assembly held in Doha. Mehmet T. Nane, Turkey’s first president of IATA, which represents 292 airlines from 120 countries representing 83% of global air traffic, will serve until June 2023.

Commenting on the subject, Mehmet T. Nane said, “I am honored to take on this role at a time when the industry is coming out of its worst recession, and to be the first Turkish President of IATA. A big part of this honor is that it represents how far Turkish civil aviation has come. Nane continued, “The aviation industry has gone through one of the toughest tests in its history over the past few years and is directly affected by different political and economic factors as well as the COVID-19 pandemic. This means that our already demanding industry now has even more challenges. Despite all the challenges, each of the players in our industry is working with maximum effort”.

“We all share great responsibilities for the sustainable growth of the aviation sector”

Commenting on the current state of the aviation industry, Mehmet T. Nane said, “As the aviation industry continues its post-pandemic recovery efforts, it is also taking strong and decisive action in areas such as equality gender and sustainability. We all share great responsibilities for the sustainable growth of the aviation sector, which not only supports tourism but also many other sectors. As IATA, in addition to maintaining the momentum towards reopening the world to travel and trade, we have a very busy schedule over the next 12 months, including support for CORSIA at the upcoming IATA Assembly. ICAO, refining the pathway to net zero carbon emissions by 2050, and expanding participation in the 25by2025 Gender Diversity Initiative, an initiative for IATA member airlines to improve the representation of women in the industry by 25% or up to a minimum of 25% by 2025. Together with all our members, we will work hard to achieve our main objectives and propel our industry forward. Stating that the 78e The IATA General Assembly has decided to hold the 79e IATA General Assembly and World Air Transport Summit in Istanbul, Turkey, June 4-6, 2023, Mehmet T. Nane said, “We look forward to welcoming global aviation professionals to our beautiful country, hosted by Pegasus Airlines.

Source: – Pegasus Airlines

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