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Battling headwinds

From aircraft safety to geopolitical developments, Alexandre de Juniac, director-general of Iata, takes stock of the challenges and trends that weigh on the aviation industry, and shares his vision for the association.

“For a government, it is so helpful to have a neutral body that can tell you where you stand. We have seen what works in other countries, and what doesn’t work. And we have experts that are looking ahead, so we can propose new ideas.” - Alexandre de Juniac.

Mr Alexandre de Juniac.

FIVE months in, and 2019 has already been an eventful year for the aviation industry.

In its December 2018 forecast, the International Air Transport Association (Iata) projected that the industry's collective bottomline should rise 10 per cent to US$35.5 billion this year, fuelled...

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