Diving into what went down at this year’s IATA AGM in Sydney, aviation journalist Marisa Garcia joins RGN deputy editor John Walton to analyse what commercial aviation’s largest and most influential trade body is thinking.
What did new chairman of the board Akbar al Baker say about the capacity and capability of women to run airlines — and was it, as he suggests, both blown out of proportion and a joke that missed the mark? Did IATA and Qatar Airways do enough to correct the record after the shocked aftermath? But what skills do aviation CEOs need, and are they unique to aviation? Elsewhere on the IATA agenda, why do airlines want airports re-regulated? And what changes are afoot among the global airline alliances?