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Sunday, October 10 2021 - 00:11
AsiaNet
Annual General Meeting of IATA 2022 to Be Held in Shanghai
SHANGHAI, Oct. 9, 2021 /Xinhua-AsiaNet/--

On 4 October 2021, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced 
at the 77th Annual General Meeting of IATA being held in Boston, USA that China 
Eastern Airlines will host the 78th Annual General Meeting (AGM) and World Air 
Transport Summit in Shanghai, China, on 19-21 June 2022.

During the AGM, a decision was made in addition to the announcement of host 
city of the next Annual General Meeting. IATA officially announced that Chinese 
is to formally become a language of International Air Transport Association. As 
the only newly added language, Chinese joins English, French, Spanish and 
Arabic, bringing the number of languages for the body to five.

"We look forward to gathering the aviation industry in Shanghai for the 78th 
Annual General Meeting of IATA. China is a dynamic aviation market, with the 
domestic market among the fastest to recover from the damage brought by 
COVID-19," said Willie Walsh, IATA's director general.

"China Eastern Airlines is excited to host the IATA Annual General Meeting and 
to welcome our industry colleagues to our home city of Shanghai to share this 
charming city's openness, inclusiveness, fashion and innovation. We look 
forward to the discussion on the development prospect of the aviation industry 
and joint efforts in promoting the healthy development of our industry," said 
Liu Shaoyong, chairman of China Eastern Airlines.

IATA, founded in 1945, is a worldwide non-governmental organization. IATA 
represents about 290 airlines in over 130 countries and regions. The Annual 
General Meeting (AGM) of IATA, held in June every year, is the world's largest 
and preeminent gathering of airline leaders. It attracts 800-1000 participants 
each time.

Source: China Eastern Airlines

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