In consultation with ALPA-Singapore, the International Federation of Air Line Pilots’ Associations (IFALPA) has made the decision to abstain from holding this year’s IFALPA Annual Conference in Singapore as earlier planned, out of caution for conference participants due to the coronavirus COVID-19.
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The World Health Organization (WHO) has called the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus a “global health emergency.” IFALPA has been closely monitoring the development of the outbreak in Asia in consideration of the Annual IFALPA Conference to be held in Singapore at the beginning of April.
The IFALPA Executive Board has thoroughly assessed the
situation, considering the latest information from the WHO, the Ministry of
Health Singapore (MOH), and several other sources.
Instead, in 2020, IFALPA will hold a Special Conference in
Amsterdam, which will be shortened to two days, concentrating Conference
business on the constitutional requirements, pending decisions, and elections.
The IFALPA Annual Conference in Singapore will now be held
in 2022. IFALPA extends sincere appreciation and thanks to ALPA-Singapore and
the Singapore authorities for their strong support in planning the Conference.
We are confident that the aviation industry will overcome the challenges from
COVID-19 and look forward to Singapore hosting the global community of pilot
associations leadership in 2022.
For information please contact Emily Bitting, IFALPA Senior
Communications Specialist, [email protected]
, +1 514 419 1191 ext. 228