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The 67th Presidents' Assembly of the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines will be hosted by Singapore Airlines.

The 67th Presidents’ Assembly of the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines will be hosted by Singapore Airlines.

On November 9 and 10, 2023, Singapore Airlines (SIA) will play host to the 67th Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) Assembly of Presidents. The Asia Pacific Association of Scheduled International Carriers (AAPA) is a trade association of fourteen member airlines.

The Assembly, which will take place at Singapore’s Mandarin Oriental Hotel, is anticipated to draw more than 200 delegates, guests, and media representatives from across the globe.

Representatives from important organizations like the International Air Transport Association (IATA), International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), Airports Council International (ACI), Singapore’s Ministry of Transport and the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore, as well as the larger aerospace and aviation community, will be present alongside delegates from member airlines, including CEOs and senior management.

On Friday, November 10, 2023, Chee Hong Tat, the Acting Minister for Transport of Singapore, will be the special guest during the opening session.

The significance of international air travel and the industry’s dedication to sustainability are highlighted by this year’s topic, Sustainable Air Transport Growth in the Asia Pacific. The Assembly offers a forum for talking about the advantages and disadvantages facing the aviation sector, with an emphasis on creating a plan for long-term, regional growth.

 Air Astana, Air India, Cathay Pacific Airways, Bangkok Airways, China Airlines, EVA Air, Garuda Indonesia, Japan Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, Philippine Airlines, Royal Brunei Airlines, Singapore Airlines, and Thai Airways International are the airlines that make up the AAPA.

Joint Press Release No. 05/23, November 1, 2023

Following the pandemic, the aviation sector in Asia Pacific recovered, with passenger capacity in the area reaching 77% of pre-pandemic levels in August 2023. This has contributed to the strong demand for air travel, with international passenger traffic in the Asia Pacific region predicted to reach 80% of pre-pandemic levels by the end of the year after doubling from the previous year in August 2023.

“Singapore Airlines is pleased to host our friends and partners at this year’s AAPA Assembly,” said Goh Choon Phong, CEO of Singapore Airlines.  Sustainable expansion necessitates closer cooperation amongst airlines as well as with our partners and ecosystem stakeholders. This will make it possible for future generations to continue to gain from aviation’s many advantages.

carries. We anticipate stimulating conversations that will contribute to creating the foundation for an even more promising future for the airline sector in Asia Pacific.

The AAPA’s Director General, Subhas Menon, continued, saying, “2023 is a watershed year for Asia Pacific aviation.” Air travel is once again booming, despite the general slowdown in the world economy. The sector faces difficult geopolitical, economic, and environment realities as it attempts to grow again. With so many notable speakers scheduled for this year’s Assembly of Presidents, it is certain that many thought-provoking but inspirational talks will be presented.

Source- Travel daily


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