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Portrait: Who is Willie Walsh the new Executive Director of IATA?

Appointed last November at the 76th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the Irish Willie Walsh officially replaced the French Alexandre de Juniac in the general management of the association on April 1. But who is the 8th IATA Director General? Born in Dublin, Ireland, in 1961, Walsh joined the country’s flag carrier Aer Lingus in 1979, as a cadet pilot, becoming a captain in 1990. One year earlier, he had moved into a management position in the airline’s flight operations department, beginning a rise…

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