10/7/2021

First Turkish Chair at IATA’s Board

​The International Air Transport Association (IATA) named Pegasus Airlines CEO Mehmet Nane as the new Chair-elect of the IATA Board of Governors at its 77th Annual General Assembly.

The Turkish CEO will be IATA's first Turkish chair and take over duty from Robin Hayes during the 78th Annual General Assembly that is scheduled for June 19-21, 2022 in Shanghai, China.

Speaking on his appointment, Mehmet Nane underlined that it is a remarkable indicator of how far the Turkish aviation has progressed. “As IATA representing 82 percent of global air traffic, with 290 member airlines from 120 countries, our major task going forward is to help our industry—a driving force for world economies—in returning to pre-pandemic levels as quickly as possible and continuing its sustainable growth." he added.

Pegasus Airlines CEO Mehmet Nane served as the Chairman of IATA Audit Committee during the previous term, and has been a Member of IATA's Board of Directors since 2019.

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