Qatar Airways chief executive officer Akbar Al Baker has been voted onto the Board of Governors of the International Air Transport Association (IATA). Al Baker will occupy a newly-created position to increase representation for Middle East carriers on the revamped 10-member IATA board. Speaking at the IATA general meeting last week, Al Baker said: “I have been lobbying IATA to be more transparent and have a structure where it speaks on behalf of all airline members and not just for a few,” he said. “The old guard at IATA has gone and I am delighted to have been voted onto

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