Posted on January 30, 2020

Following the success of last year’s CAPA Qatar Aviation, Aeropolitical and Regulatory Summit, the first summit of its kind held in the Middle East, Qatar Airways looks forward to welcoming industry leaders, national regulatory authorities, international and regional aviation organisations, and air transport executives from around the world to Doha next month for the second edition.

This important summit will see senior aviation decision-makers from across the public and private sector gather for two days, from 5-6 February 2020, to discuss the latest issues and developments regarding international aviation regulation.

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said: “Given the complex global regulatory environment airlines operate in, I am pleased that this Summit will gather high-level industry experts from both the public and private sector to engage in meaningful discussion on the issues and challenges faced by our industry.” CAPA – Centre for Aviation Chairman Emeritus, Peter Harbison said: “With vastly different aviation regulation across the globe, it is essential that we continue an open dialogue on the issues and opportunities that come with open skies and market access. We are pleased to partner with Qatar Airways again this year to provide this high-level platform of discussion for senior decision makers across the industry to engage and learn from each other.”

Key industry figures set to speak at the event include: Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, H.E. Mr. Akbar Al Baker; IAG CEO, Mr. Willie Walsh; Coordinator for Transport and Tourism in European Parliament, Mr. José Ramón Bauzá Díaz; European Commission Director General Mobility and Transport, Mr. Henrik Hololei; IATA CEO and Director General, Mr. Alexandre de Juniac; Kuwait Airways CEO, Mr. Kamil Al Awadhi; Royal Jordanian CEO, Mr. Stefan Pichler; RwandAir CEO, Ms. Yvonne Manzi Makolo; U.S. Department of Transportation Director International Office of Aviation, Mr. Brian Hedberg; Malaysian Aviation Commission Director of Aviation Development, Mr. Germal Singh Khera; African Airlines Association Secretary General, Mr. Abderahmane Berthé; and AACO Secretary General, Mr. Abdul Wahab Teffaha.

Registration is still open for the event through qatar20.capaevents.com

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A multiple award-winning airline, Qatar Airways was named ‘World’s Best Airline’ by the 2019 World Airline Awards, managed by the 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. It 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. The world’s fastest-growing airline will add Osaka, Japan; Santorini, Greece; Dubrovnik, Croatia; Almaty and Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan; Accra, Ghana; Cebu, Philippines; Lyon, France; Trabzon, Turkey; Siem Reap, Cambodia and Luanda, Angola to its extensive network in 2020.

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