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IATA 2018 Annual General Meeting  
June 3 - 5, 2018. IATA AGM news. The IATA Annual General Meeting (AGM) and World Air Transport Summit is the world's largest gathering of airline leaders. The 74th AGM, brought 1000 industry leaders to Sydney on 3 - 5 June 2018. We highlight key issues raised affecting Africa and the SADC region: 

IATA Open Borders Strategy
IATA called on governments to intensify efforts to spread the economic and social benefits of aviation by removing onerous barriers to the free movement of people across borders. Read more... 

Governments Urged to Address Airline Blocked Funds
IATA called on governments to abide by international agreements and treaty obligations to enable airlines to repatriate revenue from ticket sales and other activities. Angola and Zimbabwe are cited as 2 of the top 5 markets with blocked funds. Read more... 


Airlines Denounce Human Trafficking and Commit to Action 
At this year's AGM, IATA approved a resolution denouncing human trafficking, and committed to actions related to anti-trafficking initiatives. "Trafficking in people creates misery for millions, and funds criminal gangs and terrorism. As a responsible industry, our members are determined to help authorities stamp out human trafficking," said Alexandre de Juniac, IATA's DG and CEO. Read more...

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