On 1st of May, IFATCA, the International Federation of Air Traffic Controllers' Associations, issued a press release to the World media:
IFATCA is deeply saddened by the tragic effects in the aftermath of the recent devastating earthquakes in Nepal. IFATCA extends its heartfelt sympathies and condolences to all those directly or indirectly affected by this catastrophe.
"IFATCA held its 51st annual conference in the beautiful city of Kathmandu in 2012 and we have very fond memories of Nepal, it's unique treasures and the challenging aviation environment. We feel a genuine affinity with Nepal and its friendly people", said IFATCA President and CEO Mr. Patrik Peters.
"We are also very proud of our member association, The Nepal Air Traffic Controllers' Association, for their dedication and professionalism in keeping the airspace open and functioning efficiently and safely during the critical relief period, despite the personal hardships being endured" said Mr. Peters.
"On behalf of the global community of air traffic controllers, IFATCA wishes the people of Nepal to know that we stand with you at this trying time and extend our sincere condolences to those who have suffered loss. We are thinking of you!" concluded Mr. Peters.
IFATCA represents over 50,000 air traffic controllers in 128 countries.