IATA has confirmed the appointment of Air France-KLM chief executive Alexandre de Juniac as its new director general and chief executive, a role he will take up at the start of September.

De Juniac was confirmed as the seventh director general of IATA during the association's latest AGM that closed in Dublin today. He will succeed Tony Tyler who steps down after five years in the role.

"I have big shoes to fill as Tony Tyler has done an excellent job," says de Juniac. "I want all our members to have a future that is even safer, more efficient, sustainable and increasingly profitable."

IATA has just raised its outlook for 2016 and expects the industry to make a record collective net profit of nearly $40 billion.

"De Junaic will be a great director general and CEO for IATA, continuing to find ways to make it even more relevant to your needs," Tyler told IATA members during the AGM. Tyler will remain in position until de Juniac takes office in September.

IAG chief executive Willie Walsh meanwhile has taken over from Aeromexico boss Andres Conesa as chairman of the board for the coming year.

"Our top priority is getting governments' agreement on a global market-based measure to manage aviation's emissions at the ICAO assembly later this year," says Walsh, describing this as a "once-in-a-generation opportunity" for the industry to achieve carbon-neutral growth from 2020.

Walsh will serve a one year term, culminating in next year's AGM which IATA today announced will be held in Cancun. Singapore Airlines chief executive Goh Choon Phong will serve a term as chairman the following year.

Source: Cirium Dashboard