Ajay Singh, Chairman and Managing Director of SpiceJet, has been appointed on the Board of Governors (BoG) of the prestigious International Air Transport Association (IATA) for a three-year term effective from the conclusion of the 75th IATA AGM in Seoul, Republic of Korea.
Mr. Singh will be
the only Indian on the Board of Governors of IATA, the world’s biggest airline
grouping. IATA represents some 290 airlines comprising 82% of global air
traffic and plays a key role in helping formulate global policies on critical
aviation-related issues. SpiceJet became the first Indian LCC to join IATA as a
member in March 2019.
As a member of the
board of governors, Mr. Singh will participate in providing policy directives
and guidance to IATA industry committees and to their subsidiary bodies.
Singh, Chairman and Managing Director, SpiceJet, said, “It is a matter of
great honour for me to be inducted into the Board of Governors of IATA and to
represent and serve the airline industry. It also reiterates India’s leadership
role on the global aviation map. I look forward to working closely with my
colleagues on the IATA Board of Governors to drive the sustainability agenda
whilst facilitating further growth and development of the aviation industry
across the globe.”
Over the years, Mr.
Ajay Singh has received numerous recognitions from global aviation and tourism
bodies. In January 2019, he became the first Indian to chair the prestigious
Aviation, Travel and Tourism (ATT) Governor’s Meeting at the World Economic
Forum, Davos. He is also the Chairman of the CII National Committee on Civil
Aviation and Vice Chairman of the World Travel & Tourism Council, India
Singh launched SpiceJet in 2005 with the objective of making flying affordable
for all. After a successful tenure, he exited from the airline in 2010 before
buying it back again from near shut down in 2015. He has since scripted one of
the most remarkable turnaround stories in global aviation.
About SpiceJet Ltd
is India’s favourite airline that has made flying affordable for more Indians
than ever before. SpiceJet operates 584 average daily flights to 62
destinations, including 53 domestic and 9 international ones. The airline has a
fleet of 70 Boeing 737, 31 Bombardier Q-400s and two B737 freighters. SpiceJet
offers business class seating – SpiceBiz – on key domestic routes. The majority
of the airline’s fleet offers SpiceMax, the most spacious economy class seating