Published on : Tuesday, March 3, 2020
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced today that nominations have opened for the second edition of the IATA Diversity & Inclusion Awards which recognise and encourage industry excellence.
Nominations are now open in the three following categories:
Nominations are open from 3 March until 30 April 2020. They will be judged by an independent panel consisting of the 2019 winners of the IATA Diversity & Inclusion Awards. The 2020 Awards will be presented at IATA’s 76th Annual General Meeting and World Air Transport Summit in Amsterdam, the Netherlands (21-23 June 2020).
The IATA Diversity & Inclusion Awards were established in 2019, with Qatar Airways committing to sponsor the awards for 10 years. The winner in each category will receive $25,000 in prize money payable to the awardee or their nominated charity.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive H.E. Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said: “Strong diverse leadership is key for the success of any organisation. In sponsoring these awards, we are committing to improve gender balance at Qatar Airways and to build an industry that recognises and supports the ambitions of many people who contribute to improving diversity in aviation.”
IATA Director General and CEO Mr. Alexandre de Juniac, said: “Aviation needs to embrace the diversity and inclusion of the society we live in. Today more than ever, we need role models in the industry who inspire future generations of aviation leaders. Last year’s Awards enabled us to highlight some strong female leaders who are driving the industry forward.”
Qatar Airways currently operates a modern fleet of more than 250 aircraft via its hub, Hamad International Airport (HIA), to more than 170 destinations worldwide. The world’s fastest-growing airline will add Osaka, Japan; Santorini, Greece; Dubrovnik, Croatia; Almaty and Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan; Accra, Ghana; Cebu, Philippines; Lyon, France; Trabzon, Turkey; Siem Reap, Cambodia and Luanda, Angola to its extensive network in 2020.
A multiple award-winning airline, Qatar Airways was named ‘World’s Best Airline’ by the 2019 World Airline Awards, managed by the international air transport rating organisation Skytrax. It was also named ‘Best Airline in the Middle East’, ‘World’s Best Business Class’, and ‘Best Business Class Seat’, in recognition of its ground-breaking Business Class experience, Qsuite. It is the only airline to have been awarded the coveted “Skytrax Airline of the Year” title, which is recognised as the pinnacle of excellence in the airline industry, five times.
Source:- Qatar Airways