FILE – Minister of Civil Aviation, Sharif Fathi
CAIRO – 27 December 2017: Minister of Civil Aviation, Sharif Fathi, met with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) chief, Alexandre de Juniac, on Wednesday. Safwat Musallam, Chairman and CEO of EGYPTAIR Holding Company, also attended the meeting.
During the meeting, the two parties discussed means of enhancing joint cooperation among Aviation Ministry, EgyptAir and IATA in the fields of training, security and safety. They also reviewed the stance of the Egyptian airlines on the global developments of environment’s protection. They agreed to conduct joint training programs in the near future.
IATA chief expressed his appreciation for Egypt's pioneering role in the air transport industry in the region, in particular EgyptAir, which is one of the most important airline in the IATA organization.
On his part, Fathi asserted the support of the Ministry of Aviation for initiatives launched by IATA in various civil aviation activities.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is a trade association of the world’s airlines. It consists of 278 airlines, primarily major carriers, representing 117 countries. IATA's member airlines account for carrying approximately 83 percent of total Available Seat Kilometers air traffic.