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Published on : Friday, February 17, 2017
ALTA (Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association) congratulates ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization) on the 60th Anniversary of its North American, Central American and Caribbean (NACC) regional office based in Mexico.
“ALTA congratulates ICAO-NACC on their 60-year anniversary. ICAO-NACC’s rich history is an example of an international organization working consistently over time in partnership with ALTA and the industry to further our shared mission and commitment to providing safe, efficient, and environmentally-friendly air transportation throughout the region,” said ALTA’s Executive Director Eduardo Iglesias. “The Latin America and Caribbean region has achieved significant improvements in safety, while doubling domestic and international passenger traffic in the region from 100 million to 200 million passengers – even tripling it in some markets – over the past ten years. We are well on our way to doubling the region’s traffic once again over the next 10 – 15 years, growing communities, connectivity, and generating even more jobs. And we will continue working on this front in collaboration with partners such as ICAO to recognize the immense value of air transport in driving substantial social and economic development throughout the region and beyond.”
The region’s air transport industry is a job-generating machine, creating 806,000 direct jobs and supporting 5.2 million jobs a year, while driving $167 billion in GDP.