The African Airlines Association (AFRAA) will hold its 54th General Assembly in Dakar from December 11 to 13.
The objective of this meeting is “to establish a roadmap for a sustainable African aviation”, indicated, Tuesday, the secretary general of the Association, Abderakhmane Berthé during a press briefing after a meeting behind closed doors. with Alioune Sarr, Senegalese Minister of Tourism and Air Transport, held in Diamniadio, near Dakar.
Some 500 delegates and a hundred aeronautical experts expected from various backgrounds will take part in this meeting, indicated Berthé, adding that this General Assembly aims to “better prepare the stakeholders to continue the reconstruction of African civil aviation in order to make a more resilient and sustainable travel ecosystem”.
The meeting will be “an essential forum to enable us to create the favorable environment necessary for the prosperity of air transport and its contribution to the development of the continent”, he underlined, noting that “the Association envisages an industry sustainable, interconnected and affordable air transport in Africa where airlines become key players and drivers of African economic development”.
AFRA brings together 44 African companies which represent 85% of air traffic on the continent. It also welcomes some thirty partners from the aeronautical industry, which are aircraft manufacturers, equipment manufacturers and companies involved in air transport.
Our vision, said the SG of AFRA, is to have sustainable air transport and to be able to interconnect the African continent.
The mission of the Association is to “promote airlines through three modes of action, in particular advocacy in relation to the challenges posed by air transport, to set up joint projects and to promote cooperation between airlines and to in place of data and studies on air transport in Africa,” he noted.
The AFRAA Assembly will bring together the Presidents and CEOs of African airlines, ICAO, IATA, AFCAC, civil aviation authorities, airport companies, service providers air navigation as well as aircraft and engine manufacturers, component suppliers and many other service providers.