The CEO of the national airline Royal Air Maroc (RAM), Abdelhamid Addou, has been elected a member of the “Board of Governors” of the International Air Transport Association (IATA), a first for the national airline and Morocco. IATA’s executive body, the Board of Governors comprises 31 elected members, representing some 290 member airlines handling 82% of global air traffic, RAM said in a statement.
It is made up of the CEOs of major American, European, Asian and African airlines, including American Airlines, Air France, KLM, Lufthansa, Singapore Airlines, Cathay Pacific Airways, China Eastern Airways, All Nippon Airways, Ethiopian Airlines and Qatar Airways.
IATA is a professional association founded in 1945, its goal is to promote the development of air transport by unifying and coordinating international standards and regulations. IATA is also involved in the areas of passenger security, air cargo, service improvement and modernization, as well as cost reduction and optimization for the airline industry.
And to recall that Abdelhamid Addou is also a member of the Executive Committees of the Arab Air Carriers Organization (AACO) and the African Airlines Association (AFRAA).
In recent years, the presence in force of Royal Air Maroc within the decision-making bodies of World (IATA), Arab (AACO) or African (AFRAA) organizations, is the result of a new approach aimed on the one hand at establish a clear continental leadership, while strengthening strategic partnerships with various counterparts from the continent or from the MENA region.