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IATA to Hold 81st Annual General Meeting in Delhi

DUBAI – The International Air Transport Association, IATA, will celebrate its 81st Annual General Meeting in Delhi, India in 2025.

The association announced news during its 80th Annual General Meeting in Dubai on Monday. Indian low-cost operator IndiGo (6E) is set to be the host airline for the 2025 iteration, which will take place from June 8-10. This will be the third time the IATA AGM has convened in Delhi, having previously visited India in 1958 and 1983.  

“After 42 years, the IATA AGM return to India comes at a very appropriate time with the global rise of India and Indian aviation. India is emerging as one of the world's largest and fastest growing civil aviation markets. Over the past 18 years, it has been IndiGo giving wings to the nation, by connecting people and aspirations. This recognition now is truly a very proud moment for all of us at IndiGo,” Pieter Elbers, CEO, IndiGo commented during the Dubai event.

The return of the Annual General Meeting of IATA to India takes place in times in which Indian airlines placed a series of blockbuster aircraft orders during the last two years. 

The return of the IATA AGM to India follows a series of record orders from Indian carriers over the last two years. During the 2023 Paris Airshow, IndiGo placed an order for 500 Airbus narrowbody aircraft, and last April it announced orders for 30 A350-900s.

“With record aircraft orders, impressive growth, and world-class infrastructure developments, India is firmly on the trajectory to become the world’s third largest aviation market within this decade. With such bright prospects, it’s the perfect time for the IATA AGM to return to India and witness these exciting developments first hand,” Willie Walsh, director general, IATA said.

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