Posted on July 02, 2019

Qatar Airways in partnership with CAPA – Centre for Aviation, is pleased to announce the return of the CAPA Qatar Aviation Aeropolitical and Regulatory Summit to Doha on 5-6 February 2020.

As the first aeropolitical gathering of its kind in the Middle East, the inaugural summit in February 2019 was a resounding success, concluding with agreement on the ‘Doha Declaration,’ a manifesto that calls for a political re-commitment to the principles of liberalisation to foster a more flexible regulatory framework for international air transport. The summit united over 300 local and international delegates to hear from more than 35 expert speakers across the aviation, legal and government sectors. 

The 2020 summit will again invite senior aviation and transport executives, regional and national regulatory authorities, ambassadors, officials and members of academia, to tap into the latest developments in aviation regulation and policy over two-days of meaningful discussions. The high-level forum will examine key issues such as regional and global aviation policy trends, institutional and regional challenges to liberalisation, EU comprehensive agreements, the increasing role of politics in aviation and the role of ICAO in the 21st century.

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said: “Qatar Airways is delighted to host the CAPA-Qatar Aviation Aeropolitical and Regulatory Summit again in 2020. We look forward to welcoming industry leaders and senior decision makers to Doha to continue these critical discussions to help promote debate on the future strategic direction and ongoing liberalisation of our industry.” CAPA Executive Chairman, Mr. Peter Harbison, said: “CAPA continues to pioneer discussion on critical developments that have a significant impact on the aviation industry. Aviation regulation remains a focal point for discussion in the Middle East and across the globe. It’s crucial that we continue to dissect key issues around ownership and control, open skies and market access to ensure the industry propels forward.

“We are pleased to partner with Qatar Airways again in 2020 and we invite all industry leaders to join us in Doha to be part of the discussions and engage with senior decision makers across the industry.”

For more information on the CAPA-Qatar Aviation Aeropolitical and Regulatory Summit or to register, visit qatar20.capaevents.com, or contact [email protected].

A multiple award-winning airline, Qatar Airways was named ‘World’s Best Airline’ by the 2019 World Airline Awards, managed by international air transport rating organisation Skytrax. It was also named ‘Best Airline in the Middle East’, ‘World’s Best Business Class’ and ‘Best Business Class Seat’, in recognition of its ground-breaking Business Class experience, Qsuite. Qatar Airways is the only airline to have been awarded the coveted “Skytrax Airline of the Year” title, which is recognised as the pinnacle of excellence in the airline industry, five times.

Qatar Airways currently operates a modern fleet of more than 250 aircraft via its hub, Hamad International Airport (HIA) to more than 160 destinations worldwide. Qatar Airways has recently launched an array of exciting new destinations, including Rabat, Morocco; Izmir, Turkey; Malta; Davao, Philippines; Lisbon, Portugal to name just a few. The airline will also add Langkawi, Malaysia to its extensive route network in the second half of 2019, including Mogadishu, Somalia.

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