Mr. Chaiwat Thongkamkoon (third from left), Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Transport (MoT) delivered welcome speech at the grand opening ceremony of IATA Airline Industry Retailing Symposium (AIRS) 2019 held by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) at Bangkok Convention Centre, Centara Grand at CentralWorld. The symposium discussed the state of the industry and the innovation roadmap in distribution and finance areas in this digital era. Thai Airways International Public Company Limited (THAI) is the host airline of this symposium. Mr. Sumeth Damrongchaitham (second from left), THAI President, Mr. Aleksander Popovich (fourth from left), Senior Vice President, Financial and Distribution Services (FDS), IATA, and over 500 delegates from aviation related organizations attended the event.
The IATA Airline Industry Retailing Symposium (AIRS) 2019 is the global symposium held to encourage cooperation among airlines and organizations involving aviation industry worldwide as well as to develop and drive airline business to be efficient. Bangkok was selected for the first time as the venue for this symposium which is held in its second year.