Jordan participates in World Air Transport Summit 2022 in Doha

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AMMAN — Doha will host the meetings of the 78th General Assembly of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the World Air Transport Summit 2022 (WATS), according to the Jordan News Agency, Petra.اضافة اعلان

It said the meeting, which will open Sunday, is attended by a delegation representing the flag carrier, Royal Jordanian (RJ).

The three-day gathering will see the participation of nearly 240 international airlines to discuss the industry’s recovery from the repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic, and other challenges.

Qatar Airways said in a tweet that a key topic to be discussed is sustainability, focusing on steps the aviation industry will collectively take to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050.

Discussions also include global efforts to reduce “Single Use Plastics”, address the reputational challenges of carbon offsets and the production of sustainable and lower carbon aviation fuels to deliver lasting and environmentally sound solutions, it added.

“Given that the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 will be the first in the Middle East and Arab world, this is the perfect opportunity not only for Qatar, but also for the region as a whole to show the rest of the world how we can host mega events, and welcome visitors and football fans from around the world,” Qatar Airways’ Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker tweeted.

“A historic event means we are set and ready to make travelling more agile and flexible, offering passengers a seamless connectivity around the world,” he added.

“Aviation leaders from around the world gather for the 78th IATA AGM amid a recovery from COVID-19 that is in full swing,” said Willie Walsh, IATA’s director-general.

“Attendees will review progress on gender diversity and the industry’s determination to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050. And with high oil prices, war, and inflation the gathering will be an opportunity for airlines to take stock of the economic challenges ahead of them. The agenda will be full,” he said.

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