IATA CEO and Director General, Giovanni Bisignani, stated aviation security is a government responsibility and governments should take responsibility for the costs of security provision (Bloomberg, 22-Jan-2010).
IATA: “Security is a government responsibility; it will be the governments who pay the bill. The bill that the airlines paid last year is USD5.9 billion. In an industry that is losing a lot of money, this is a big issue,” Giovanni Bisignani, CEO & Director General. Source: Bloomberg, 22-Jan-2010.