Published on : Saturday, February 6, 2021
Mehmet Nane, Chief Executive, Pegasus Airlines has been elected as Chair of the Audit Committee of the International Air Transport Association (IATA). The decision was undertaken by the members of the IATA Board of Governors. Nane will serve in the role for a three-year term.
Founded in 1945, IATA today represents 290 member airlines from 120 countries, or 82 percent of total air traffic. Nane was first elected as a member of the IATA Board of Governors in 2019. Speaking on his appointment Nane said that the global aviation industry is experiencing its most challenging period, unprecedented in its history. He said that he is proud to have been chosen for the important role and to carry the great responsibility during such a period.
He shared that irrespective of the difficulty of the situation IATA will continue to work tirelessly with the aim of helping the airline industry operate safely, securely, efficiently, and economically under clearly defined rules and said that as the global aviation industry, the organisation will continue to work with great effort, jointly with valuable partners, to overcome the difficult days all together.