Korean Air Hosts the 62nd AAPA Assembly of Presidents in Jeju
Korean Air will host the 62nd Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) Assembly of Presidents in Jeju, Korea on 18-19 October 2018.
CEOs of 15 AAPA member airlines will gather in Jeju for the first time in 15 years, since Korean Air hosted the 2003 Assembly of Presidents in the island.
Nearly 250 industry leaders will attend the event, including CEOs of AAPA member carriers, delegates from government officials, regulators, and aircraft & engine manufacturers.
The Assembly of Presidents is a unique platform to bring Asia Pacific airlines leaders together for a stronger partnership, share diverse thoughts on business challenges, and address issues that threaten the sustainable growth of the regional aviation industry.
Discussions during the Assembly will cover various topics, including flight safety and security, cybersecurity threats, aviation infrastructure, environment sustainability, and regulatory issues. The resolutions will be announced at the official press conference on 19 October.
Established in 1966, AAPA speaks on behalf of Asia Pacific air carriers and engages with governments and regulatory agencies, airport authorities and other organizations to contribute to the development of the industry. Asia Pacific airlines and the industry stakeholders discuss outstanding issues and enhance the partnership at the AAPA annual Assembly of Presidents.
The 62nd Assembly of Presidents provides an opportunity for Korean Air to prove its leadership, as the chair of AAPA for 2018, by hosting the event successfully at the company owned KAL Hotel in Jeju.
The Korean tourism industry will also benefit from the event, as major aviation industry leaders are expected to visit Korea and enjoy the country’s most popular tourist destination for scenic beauty and well-developed infrastructure.
About Korean Air
Korean Air, established in 1969, is one of the world’s top 20 airlines carrying more than 26 million passengers in 2017. The airline operates over 460 flights per day to 125 cities in 44 countries on six continents; it has a modern fleet of 175 aircraft and employs over 20,000 professional employees. Korean Air’s core business includes passenger, cargo, aerospace, catering and in-flight sales. The airline’s main hub is at the newly-opened Incheon (ICN) International Airport Terminal 2.
Korean Air is a founding member of the Sky Team airline alliance, which together with its 20 members annually welcomes 730 million passengers worldwide, on more than 16,609 daily flights, covering 1,074 destinations in 177 countries. The airline recently launched a joint venture partnership with Delta Air Lines in the trans-Pacific market.
In 2019 Korean Air will celebrate its 50th anniversary. With a vision to be a respected leader in the world airline community, Korean Air is dedicated to providing excellence in flight.