Qatar Airways Group chief elected chairman of IATA's board of governors

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Akbar Al Baker, has been elected Chairman of the Board of Governors (BoG) of the global aviation industry body International Air Transport Association (IATA), effective June 2018, the company said.

The rotating one-year term will commence at the end of IATA´s 2018 Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Sydney and will continue until the end of its 2019 AGM. H.E. Al Baker will succeed current IATA BoG Chairman Goh Choon Phong, Chief Executive Officer of Singapore Airlines.

IATA represents some 275 airlines comprising 83 per cent of global air traffic.

Qatar Airways is the national carrier of the State of Qatar. Now in its twentieth year of operations, Qatar Airways has a modern fleet of 200 aircraft flying to business and leisure destinations across six continents.