Mehmet Nane, CEO of Pegasus Airlines, has assumed his duties as Chair of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Board of Governors, succeeding Robin Hayes at the 78th General Assembly held in Doha. Mehmet Nane, the first Turkish Chairman of IATA, which represents 292 airlines from 120 countries comprising 83% of global air traffic, will serve until June 2023, reports TurkicWorld with the reference ETurboNews.
Commenting on the topic, Mehmet Nane said: “I’m honored to take on this position at a time when the industry is emerging from our worst downturn, and to be the first Turkish Chair of IATA. A huge part of this honor is that it represents how far Turkish civil aviation has come.” Nane continued: “The aviation industry has been going through one of the toughest tests in its history over the last few years and is being directly affected by different political and economic factors as well as the COVID-19 pandemic. This means that our already demanding industry now has even more challenges. Despite all the challenges, every one of the stakeholders in our industry are working with maximum effort”.