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Chairman and MD Ajay Singh elected to the Board of IATA

SpiceJet's Chairman and Managing Director Ajay Singh gets elected to the board of the International Air Transport Association (IATA), less than three months after the airline joined the global grouping.
Chairman and MD Ajay Singh elected to the Board of IATA

About the Board of IATA:

  • The new board of the global airlines' grouping would be chaired by Lufthansa Group Chief Executive Officer Carsten Spohr, who took charge after the conclusion of the IATA annual general meeting at Seoul, South Korea.
  • Spohr will be the Chairman of the IATA Board of Governors (BoG) for a one-year term.
  • Other board members include Air Canada President and CEO Calin Rovinescu, Qantas CEO Alan Joyce and Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker.

One must know:

  • In March, SpiceJet became the first Indian low-cost carrier to take membership of the IATA, a grouping of around 290 airlines.
  • Founder and former chairman of the now grounded Jet Airways Naresh Goyal, who was associated with the IATA for a long time, was a member on the previous board.

About the International Air Transport Association (IATA):

  • IATA is a trade association of the world's airlines which provides consulting and training services in many areas.
  • IATA was formed on 19 April 1945 and has its headquarters in Quebec, Canada.
  • Its DG and CEO is Alexandre de Juniac.
  • 290 airlines of 120 countries have the membership of IATA.

Question:

Q. What is the name of Indian low cost carrier SpiceJet's Chairman and Managing Director who got elected to the board of the International Air Transport Association (IATA)?
a. Vijay Singh
b. Ajay Singh
c. Aman Singh
d. Varun Singh
Chairman and MD Ajay Singh elected to the Board of IATA Chairman and MD Ajay Singh elected to the Board of IATA Reviewed by Neha Verma on June 04, 2019 Rating: 5

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