IATA Pushes Infrastructure Development in Asia

IATA Pushes Infrastructure Development in Asia

At the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines Assembly of Presidents in Kuala Lumpar, Malaysia, today, the International Air Transport Association urged aviation leaders in the Asia-Pacific region to focus on airport and air traffic management infrastructure to meet the region’s growing demand for connectivity.

Governments considering private investment for the development of airport infrastructure need to ensure effective economic and service level framework to protect national interests, Tony Tyler, IATA’s director general at CEO, told delegates. “There have been enough mistakes made when engaging the private sector in airport development,” he warned.

IATA also encouraged cross-border strategies for the development of Asia-Pacific’s air traffic management infrastructure to reduce congestion and costs.