Singapore Airlines to host Association of Asia Pacific airlines’  67th assembly of Presidents

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Singapore Airlines (SIA) will host the 67th edition of the Association of Asia Pacific  Airlines (AAPA) Assembly of Presidents on 9 and 10 November 2023. The AAPA,  which has 14 member airlines, is the trade association for scheduled international  carriers based in the Asia Pacific region. 

More than 200 delegates, attendees, and members of the media from around the  world are expected at the Assembly, which will be held at Singapore’s Mandarin  Oriental Hotel.

Delegates from member airlines, including Chief Executive Officers and senior  management, will be joined by representatives from key stakeholders such as the  International Air Transport Association (IATA), International Civil Aviation  Organization (ICAO), Airports Council International (ACI), Singapore’s Ministry of  Transport and the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore, as well as the wider  aerospace and aviation community.

Chee Hong Tat, Singapore’s Acting Minister for Transport, will be the guest of  honour at the opening session on Friday, 10 November 2023.

This year’s theme, Sustainable Air Transport Growth in the Asia Pacific, underscores  the importance of international air transport and the industry’s commitment to  sustainability. The Assembly provides a platform to discuss the opportunities and  challenges in the airline industry, and focus on developing a strategy for sustainable  growth in the region.

 The AAPA member airlines are Air Astana, Air India, All Nippon Airways, Bangkok Airways, Cathay  Pacific Airways, China Airlines, EVA Air, Garuda Indonesia, Japan Airlines, Malaysia Airlines,  Philippine Airlines, Royal Brunei Airlines, Singapore Airlines, and Thai Airways International.

Joint Media Release 01 November 2023 No. 05/23

The Asia Pacific airline industry has rebounded from the impact of the pandemic, with the region’s passenger capacity reaching 77% of pre-pandemic levels in August  2023. This has helped to meet the robust demand for air travel, with international passenger traffic in the Asia Pacific doubling from a year before in August 2023 and  expected to reach 80% of pre-pandemic levels by the end of the year.

Goh Choon Phong, Chief Executive Officer Singapore Airlines, says: “Singapore  Airlines is pleased to host our friends and partners at this year’s AAPA Assembly.  Deeper collaboration between airlines, as well as with our partners and  stakeholders in the ecosystem, is critical for sustainable growth. This will help to  ensure that future generations continue to enjoy the many benefits that aviation

brings. We look forward to meaningful discussions that will help to lay the  groundwork for an even brighter future for the Asia Pacific’s airline industry.”

Subhas Menon, Director General of the AAPA added: “2023 is a watershed year  for Asia Pacific aviation. Air travel is again charging ahead even as the broader  global economy comes off the boil. As it looks to return to growth, the industry  must navigate challenging geopolitical, economic and climate realities. Against this  backdrop, and with the line-up of influential speakers, no doubt that this year’s  Assembly of Presidents will deliver many provoking yet inspiring conversations.”



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