Each of the three category winners received a $25,000 prize sponsored by Qatar Airways.

IATA Diversity Awards

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced the winners of the inaugural IATA Diversity & Inclusion Awards at the 75th AGM in Seoul, South Korea.

A panel of four judges selected Flybe CEO Christine Ourmieres-Widener (Inspirational Role Model), African youth aviation champion Fadimatou Noutchemo Simo (High Flyer Award) and Air New Zealand (Diversity & Inclusion Team) as winners of each of the three respective categories.

Our industry is diverse and we need an equally diverse and inclusive workforce to meet their needs

Sponsored by Qatar Airways, each winner received a prize of $25,000, payable to the individual or to their nominated charity.

Congratulating the winners and all who entered, IATA Director General and CEO Alexandre de Juniac said the industry must continue to strive for change when it comes to diversity.

“Our industry is diverse and we need an equally diverse and inclusive workforce to meet their needs,” he said.

“But there is still a lot of work to be done to achieve the balance we need, particularly on gender diversity at senior levels. Today’s impressive winners both demonstrate and inspire progress.”

  • For further information on each of the winners, click on the links below:

Inspirational Role Model
Christine Ourmieres-Widener - read more

High Flyer Award
Fadimatou Noutchemo Simo - read more

Diversity & Inclusion Team
Air New Zealand - read more

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