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16-Feb-2016 10:55 AM

IATA: Growth creates infrastructure challenges in Asia Pacific and GCC

IATA DG and CEO Tony Tyler cautioned (15-Feb-2016) that while many governments in the Asia Pacific region value highly the economic contribution of connectivity enabled by aviation and work to sustain it, it "will be a challenge to keep up infrastructure development in line with growing demand - and to ensure that that skies can still operate efficiently as the industry grows." Mr Tyler also noted that the GCC hubs already face a similar challenge "where much more coordination in airspace management is needed". Europe "probably faces the greatest risk" added Mr Tyler, pointing out that ATM "is an expensive and disjointed mess as a result of governments' protection of narrow domestic interests at the expense of Continental success". [more - original PR]

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