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Kenya Airways and Nairobi are set to take the aviation world by storm as they gear up to host the prestigious International Air Transport Association (IATA) Ground Handling Conference in May 2025. The announcement came as the curtains fell on the 2024 edition of the conference, held in the picturesque city of Reykjavík, Iceland.

Monika Mejstrikova, the esteemed director of ground operations at IATA, revealed the exciting news during the final plenary session of this year’s event. Kenya Airways, a leading player in Africa’s aviation industry, will proudly serve as the host airline for the upcoming conference.

With Nairobi as the backdrop, aviation enthusiasts and industry leaders from around the globe can anticipate a gathering that promises to be both enlightening and transformative. The conference will provide a platform to delve into critical topics shaping the future of ground handling operations.

Reflecting on the themes of this year’s conference, Mejstrikova emphasised the importance of addressing key challenges facing the aviation sector. From enhancing safety measures and implementing global standards to championing sustainability initiatives, the 2024 IATA Ground Handling Conference paved the way for meaningful discussions and actionable strategies.

As anticipation builds for the 2025 edition, all eyes are on Nairobi, poised to showcase its vibrant culture, innovative spirit, and unparalleled hospitality. With Kenya Airways at the helm, the stage is set for an unforgettable conference that will chart the course for the future of ground handling in the aviation industry.

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