The International Air Transport Association (IATA) Annual General Meeting is an important event in the calendar of the airline industry, one that is well supported and attended by chef executives of airlines from all over the world. Not only is it an unprecedented honor for Malaysia to host such a prestigious event but it also represents a wonderful opportunity for these chiefs of airlines to experience Malaysia firsthand.
Interest in IATA among the airline industry is at an all-time high, with a record of over 220 airlines currently in its membership. Its members carry more than 95 percent of the world’s scheduled international air traffic under the flags of over 120 independent nations.
While the global airline industry has evolved since IATA was founded in 1945, the major purpose of the Association has not changed. It is to ensure that worldwide airline traffic moves with the greatest possible speed, safety, security, convenience and efficiency of passengers and cargo shippers-and with utmost economy for its members.
These specially designed stamps depicting 2 se-tenant pairs of 30sen and 50sen commemorates the 50th Anniversary of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) which also coincides with the 51st Annual General Meeting of IATA to be held in Kuala Lumpur on 30 and 31 October 1995.
The four stamps depict Malaysia Airlines’ major destinations. The 30sen se-tenant pair features a Malaysian background and the Asia/Australia/New Zealand destinations. The 50sen se-tenant pair depicts Europe/Africa and the Americas.