Willie Walsh, Director General IATA – Keynote interview
Willie Walsh Director General, International Air Transport Association (IATA) responded to questions from Guy Johnson at the World Aviation Festival. The interview covered, “Understanding the outlook for 2023 and how the industry needs to further adopt technology and standards to become more agile and ready for future headwinds.”
IATA is the trade association for the world’s airlines, representing around 290 airlines and 83 per-cent of total air traffic. The Director General was asked some challenging questions by Guy Johnson during the interview.
In this 15-minute interview, the IATA Director General and the Bloomberg journalist explored a range of topics including lessons from the pandemic, pilot mobility, rigidities in the industry, capacity, and growth. With areas of robust discussion, this informative interview engages with multiple viewpoints to provide a nuanced exploration of industry questions.