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Mar 7, 2024

IATA welcomes nominations for Awards

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The International Air Transport Association (IATA) opened nominations for the 2024– The Inspirational Role Model Award, The High Flyer Award and The Diversity & Inclusion Team Award.

IATA represents some 320 airlines comprising 83% of global air traffic

All individuals or organizations involved in the aviation sector can nominate in this fifth edition of the annual awards until 23:59 CET on 17 April 2024.

The winners of the 2024 IATA Diversity & Inclusion Awards will be announced at IATA’s 80th Annual General Meeting & World Air Transport Summit in Dubai to be held in June, and will be awarded US $ 25,000.

According to Willie Walsh, IATA’s Director General, the award is being sponsored by Qatar Airways.

The last four editions of the IATA Diversity & Inclusion Awards saw a total of 224 nominations coming from the entire aviation value chain.

This year’s nominations will be evaluated by an independent judging panel chaired by Karen Walker, Editor-in-Chief, Air Transport World consisting of the 2023 Awards recipients Poppy Khoza – Director of Civil Aviation, South African Civil Aviation Authority (SAACA); Camila Turrieta – Chair of the President’s Committee for Diversity & Inclusion, Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA), and First Officer, JetBlue Airways and Donna Codrington, Senior Manager & Legal Counsel of Virgin Atlantic.