Walter Cho elected to IATA Board of Governors
Walter Cho, Chairman of Korean Air, was elected as a member of the Board of Governors (BoG) at the IATA (International Air Transport Association) Annual General Meeting (AGM), on June 2 in Seoul.
The IATA BoG is comprised of Director General and 31 members elected among the CEOs of global airlines based on expertise and experience.
The Board is IATA’s highest policy review and decision-making body, which sets the direction for IATA’s activities, oversees the performance of affiliate bodies, while reviewing and approving the appointment of its Director General, annual budget, membership qualifications, and so on.
The late Chairman Yang Ho Cho served as a BoG member for eight consecutive years from 1996. As a new member of the IATA BoG, Chairman Walter Cho will effectively convey his global experience to this important industry.
About Korean Air
Korean Air, established in 1969, is one of the world’s top 20 airlines carrying more than 26 million passengers in 2018. The airline operates over 460 flights per day to 124 cities in 44 countries on five continents; it has a modern fleet of 168 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 Incheon (ICN) International Airport Terminal 2 which opened in 2018.
Korean Air is a founding member of the SkyTeam airline alliance, which together with its 19 members annually welcomes 630 million passengers worldwide, on more than 14,500 daily flights, covering 1,150 destinations in 175 countries. The airline launched a joint venture partnership with Delta Air Lines in the trans-Pacific market in May 2018.
In 2019 Korean Air celebrates 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.