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IATA Ground Handling Conference Highlights ‘Embedding Sustainability’ as Priority

Improving safety, through the reduction of operational risk; Implementing global standards; and Embedding sustainability – through people, planet and prosperity – in all activities were the three priorities highlighted at the opening of this year’s IATA Ground Handling Conference in Reykjavik, earlier today.

“Ground handling forms the backbone of aviation. It is critical to ensuring the safe and efficient transport of millions of travelers each year. With travel demand for the upcoming peak Northern summer season predicted to surge by 12% over last year, the ground handling sector will need to be ready. Our priorities are clear: improving safety, implementation of global standards and embedding sustainability in all activities,” said Monika Mejstrikova, IATA’s Director of Ground Operations.

Transitioning to GSE powered electrically or with biofuels is part of the overall effort to reach net zero carbon emissions for aviation by 2050. IATA is supporting ground handlers in making informed transitions towards cleaner GSE power.

Geoff Percival
Geoff Percival
Geoff has worked in business, news, consumer and travel journalism for more than 25 years; having worked for and contributed to the likes of The Irish Examiner, Business & Finance, Business Plus, The Sunday Times, The Irish News, Senior Times, and The Sunday Tribune.

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