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When IATA made the initial call to postpone its annual general meeting from June to November, it was with the hope that it may still be possible to hold the Amsterdam event in-person. The second wave of the virus, notably in Europe, dashed any such chances – and with it the wider industry hopes of maintaining this summer’s initial recovery of services through the difficult northern hemisphere winter season.

Now industry leaders meet, still counting the financial cost of the crisis, but looking towards testing and a vaccine as keys to a sustainable return to service.

Latest from the IATA AGM 2020


KLM chief Elbers on vaccine boost, state support and ‘building back better’

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