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Korean Air Chairman & CEO Re-elected to IATA Board of Governors & Strategy and Policy Committee

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iata 1, 03JUN16(Mr. Yang Ho Cho (second row fifth from left) After IATA BOG meeting)


Seoul, Korea (June 3, 2016) – Korean Air Chairman & CEO Mr. Yang Ho Cho has been re-elected to the IATA(International Air Transport Association) Board of Governors and the Strategy and Policy Committee for a three-year term each at the 72nd IATA Annual General Meeting (AGM) held in Dublin, Ireland.

This is Mr. Cho’s eighth election to the Board of governors since 1996 and second consecutive election to the Strategy and Policy Committee since 2014. As a member of the Board of Governors and the Strategy and Policy Committee, Chairman Cho will play a major role in setting up long term plans and managing various kind of projects for IATA.

The Board of Governors acts as IATA’s government and 31 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. Among the Board of Governors members, 11 key members are elected as the Strategy and Policy Committee member, a committee which establishes the major strategies and policies of IATA.

Having worked in the airline industry for more than 40 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.

Established in 1945, IATA is the biggest trade association for the world’s airlines representing 264 airlines in 117 countries and supports many areas of aviation activity and help formulate industry policy on critical aviation issues.


About Korean Air

Korean Air, established in 1969, is one of the world’s top 20 airlines and carried more than 24 million passengers in 2015. Korean Air operates in excess of 462 flights per day to 130 cities in 46 countries on six continents with a fleet of 165 aircraft including ten A380s.  

With its modern aircraft and over 20,000 professional employees, Korean Air offers customers safety, convenience and comfort. Korean Air’s award-winning offerings of Korean and Western meals and state-of-the-art inflight entertainment system provide passengers with a memorable inflight experience.  

The airline is a founding member of the Sky Team airline alliance, which together with its 20 members, offers its 612 million annual passengers a worldwide system of more than 16,320 daily flights covering 1,052 destinations in 177 countries.  

Korean Air introduced the double-decker A380 aircraft to its fleet in 2011 and made the interior more spacious than any other airline, with just 407 seats spread across three classes, with the top deck dedicated to ‘Prestige’ business class. The design also features the world’s first onboard ‘Duty Free Showcase’ and three bar lounges.

More on Korean Air’s programs, routes, frequencies and partners is available at