Lufthansa Group chief executive officer, Carsten Spohr, has become the 78th chairman of the IATA Board of Governors (BoG) for a one-year term effective. Spohr succeeds Qatar Airways group chief executive Akbar Al Baker, who will continue to serve on the BoG. Spohr said: “I’m honoured and excited to take on this role at this important time for our industry. We face a number of challenges, including growing protectionism, high taxes and trade wars. “Probably the greatest challenge of all is sustainability. The Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA) is a major achievement that will stabilize our

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