International Air Transport Association (IATA) has confirmed that Glyn Hughes, its Head of Cargo is going to leave the organisation as part of a wider restructuring.

Hughes has been associated with IATA since the last two decades, and will leave the organisation through voluntary redundancy at the start of 2021.

IATA said in a statement, “Due to the devastating economic effects of COVID-19 on the aviation industry, IATA is undergoing a restructuring process to ensure the long-term sustainability of the organisation. A voluntary departure scheme was announced as part of this process for which Glyn applied and was accepted.”

“He will remain with IATA until January 2021. During this time there will be no change in the support, advice and services IATA provides while we work to ensure a smooth transition of responsibilities following his departure,” the statement added.

Hughes joined IATA in 1991 to enhance and expand the Cargo Accounts Settlement Service (CASS) and led many IATA cargo initiatives, including being part of the Global Air Cargo Advisory Group steering committee, before taking the top job in 2015. Over the last few years, he has overseen many IATA initiatives mainly centred around the ongoing drive to digitalise the industry.


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