Global aviation leaders gather in Dublin in 2016, hosted by Aer Lingus

We’re delighted to share the news today that Dublin has been chosen as the destination for the IATA AGM next year. One of the most prestigious events on the travel calendar, the AGM will be hosted in the RDS, Dublin, from 1st to 3rd June 2016. IATA is the trade association for the world’s airlines and its gathering will attract more than 1,200 delegates and is estimated to be worth 1.6million to the local economy.

The AGM is IATA’s pre-eminent event and a unique and exclusive industry forum, which brings together the world’s aviation leading figures. Every sector from the air transport industry is represented: airlines, governments, regulators, regional airlines associations, airports, ANSPs (Air Navigation Service Providers), manufacturers, IT providers, major media outlets and many other stakeholders and partners.

Our CEO, Stephen Kavanagh, officially unveiled Dublin as the chosen destination at the closing ceremony of the IATA conference in Miami, Florida today. We’re delighted to be named Host Airline for the event and we’d like to congratulate Airlines for America, American Airlines, Fedex, and UPS on hosting a wonderful 2015 AGM in Miami this week.

Air transportation plays a vital role in Irish social and economic life and the Irish have a proud history of contribution to the development of our global industry. We look forward to welcoming the world’s aviation leaders to our capital city and providing them with the opportunity to enjoy the hospitality for which Dublin is renowned.