|June 04, 2013|
Korean Air CEO Re-Elected To IATA Board of Governors
|Korean Air Chairman & CEO Mr. Yang Ho Cho has been re-elected to the IATA (International Air Transport Association) Board of Governors for a three-year term at the 69th IATA Annual General Meeting (AGM) held in Cape Town, South Africa. |
This is Mr. Cho's seventh election to the Board since 1996. Having worked in the airline industry for more than 30 years since 1974, Mr. Cho was named Chairman and CEO of Korean Air in April 1999, and has served as President and CEO since 1992. In total, this year's service will be Mr. Cho's fourteenth year of membership on the Board of Governors.
IATA represents some 240 airlines comprising about 94% of international scheduled air traffic. The Board of Governors acts as IATA's government and members are chosen among the representatives of IATA Active Member Airlines. Its members exercise an oversight and executive role on behalf of the membership as a whole in representing the interests of the Association.
Korean Air, with a fleet of 154 aircraft, is one of the world's top 20 airlines, and operates more than 400 flights per day to 125 cities in 45 countries. It is a founding member of the SkyTeam alliance, which together with its 18 members, offers its 552 million annual passengers a worldwide system of more than 15,000 daily flights covering 1,000 destinations in 187 countries.
In 2011, Business Traveler named Korean Air the best Asian airline for the fifth consecutive year, while Global Traveler awarded the airline with best airline in northern Asia and best airport staff/gate agent. The carrier won the 2010 global travel catering distinction award by Pax International magazine while World Traveler magazine rated it as having the world's best inflight service. Travel & Leisure magazine readers say it is one of the world's top 10 international airlines and readers of Conde Nast Traveler magazine voted Korean Air one of the world's top ten global airlines.