As the mouthpiece of the global aviation industry, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) keeps a close eye on regulators and policymakers around the world. Most of the time, regulators and governments are keen to work with the association and only implement major changes in full consultation with IATA’s experts.

However, some situations don’t work this way, and that can leave IATA scrambling to understand the impacts unilateral decision-making will have on aviation. One such case has arisen with the aviation regulations being applied in the Netherlands, an issue that was a hot topic at today’s IATA Global Media Days event.

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