Tony Tyler announces retirement from IATA

Th e International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that its director general and CEO, Tony Tyler, will retire in June 2016 after serving fi ve years in the position.


Th e International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that its director general and CEO, Tony Tyler, will retire in June 2016 after serving fi ve years in the position. “Tony Tyler is a very eff ective leader of IATA, who is achieving much in his role as director general and CEO,” said Andrés Conesa, CEO of Aeroméxico and chairman of the IATA Board of Governors since June this year.

“I regret that he will be leaving the Association, but respect his decision to retire next year after a long and successful career in aviation. Th e search will now start for a successor to be appointed at the next IATA Annual General Meeting in Dublin in June 2016. In the meantime the Board will continue to guide and support Tony and his team in their mission to deliver a safe, effi cient and sustainable airline industry,” he added.

Commenting on his decision, Tyler said: “After fi ve years as director general and CEO of IATA, I believe it will be time for me to retire and leave the organisation.

It is a great privilege and responsibility to lead IATA and I am proud of what the IATA team is achieving during my term of offi ce. I greatly appreciate the support I receive from the Board of Governors and the membership at large, and from my colleagues. I remain fully committed to leading IATA until my successor is appointed in June next year.”