|Formation||30 September 1966|
The Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA), formerly Orient Airlines Association, Inc., is a trade association of major scheduled international airlines based in the Asia-Pacific region. Established in 1966 with headquarters in Makati, Philippines, the association has moved to its present headquarters in Menara Prestige, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The primary purpose of the AAPA is to serve as a common forum for the articulation of members’ views on matters and issues of common interest, to foster close cooperation, and to bring about an atmosphere conducive to the stimulation of the travel and tourism industry.
Andrew Herdman held the position of Director General of the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) since November 2004 until February 2020, after which Mr Subhas Menon joined AAPA as Director General in March 2020. Mr Martin Eran-Tasker joined the AAPA as Technical Director in 2004 until July 2020, while Ms Beatrice Lim joined the AAPA as Commercial Director in July 2005.
The Association currently has fourteen member airlines from the Asia-Pacific region:
They collectively carry 285 million passengers and 10 million tonnes of cargo, representing approximately one-fifth of global air passenger traffic and one-third of global air cargo traffic respectively.
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