Qatar Airways to host second CAPA Qatar Aviation Aeropolitical and Regulatory Summit

Press Release

Over 40 high-level industry experts will speak at the Summit, taking place in Doha from 5/6-Feb-2020. 

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive will be joined by leaders from the European Parliament, European Commission, U.S. Department of Transportation, IATA, AFRAA, AACO, TIACA, IAG and other airline CEO’s and experts, speaking at the two day event. 

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 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-Feb-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; RwandAir CEO, Ms. Yvonne Manzi Makolo; U.S. Department of Transportation Director International 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.

Registrations are still open for the event through qatar20.capaevents.com

About CAPA - Centre for Aviation

CAPA - Centre for Aviation (CAPA), part of Aviation Week Network, is the leading provider of independent aviation market intelligence, analysis and data services covering worldwide developments. Established in 1990, CAPA’s platforms help the aviation sector and supplier businesses stay informed, remain connected to industry leaders and fuel inspiration to drive change. CAPA’s global C-level and corporate travel summits are held in key aviation markets around the world, attracting executive level speakers, attendees and leading stakeholders of the global commercial aviation industry. Aviation Week Network, the largest multimedia information and services provider for the global aviation, aerospace, and defence industries, serving 1.7 million professionals around the world, is part of Informa Markets, a division of Informa PLC.  

About Qatar Airways

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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