The International Air Transport Association’s (Iata) new regional vice president for Africa and the Middle East (AME), Kamil Al-Awadhi, took up his position today.
“This is the most challenging time for air transport—in AME and around the world. The top priority is reconnecting the world when governments are able to safely reopen borders without travel restrictions,” Al-Awadhi said.
“The crisis has also reinforced our determination to tackle some major issues - reducing emissions, modernising processes, and reforming air traffic management.”
Al-Awadhi will lead Iata’s activities across the AME from its regional offices in Amman, Jordan. He succeeds Muhammad Albakri, who has been appointed as Iata’s senior vice president for customer, financial and digital services.