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AFRAA Executive Committee Meeting in Nairobi

AFRAA Executive Committee members and the Secretariat who were present at the 175th meeting in Nairobi – 23 April 2018

The Executive Committee of the African Airlines Association (AFRAA) held its 175th Executive Committee meeting in Nairobi, Kenya on 23 April 2018 to transact normal business of the Association and take critical decisions regarding air transport development on the continent. 

In his report to the Executive Committee, the Secretary General, Mr. Abdérahmane Berthé presented his new action plan for AFRAA which will be the blue print for the Association to achieve a number of strategies that have been evolved. Among others, the Action Plan highlighted the following as priorities of the Association: 

•Restructure of the Secretariat 

•Industry data sourcing and studies

•Realignment of the Association with the needs of members

•Improvement of Safety and Security in the AFI Region.

•Market access and competition

•Reduction of industry costs

•Human capital development

•Strengthening of the continental representation and leadership role of AFRAA. 

•Enhanced relations with stakeholders

•New revenue streams and joint projects

Among other business, the Committee approved the Action Plan of the Association and set an agenda for a meeting with the Executives of IATA during the forthcoming Annual General Meeting to be held in Sydney in June, 2018.

New Partners

Two air transport-related service providers were approved as partners of AFRAA. They include: Aurora Aviation S.A. and Clairity PTE. The AFRAA Partnership Programme is open to all non-airline industry-related organizations which are interested in the development of air transport in Africa. The aim of the partnership programme is to pool together the much needed additional resources and support from industry related organizations for the development of the industry and sustenance of the activities of the Secretariat, while enabling partners to establish relationships with a comprehensive, efficient, knowledgeable and influential air transport trade organization for Africa.

The Executive Committee is the body empowered by the General Assembly to oversee the interests of all members of the Association. It meets three times a year to review industry developments, strategize and review the activities of the Secretariat as well as provide the necessary leadership and directions for African air transport. Nine members of the Executive Committee were represented at the meeting. The 11-member Committee is chaired by Mr Safwat Musallam, Chairman of EgyptAir Holding Company and is composed of Chief Executive Officers from the following airlines:


i.EgyptAir (Chairman)

ii.Royal Air Maroc (President)

iii.RwandAir (1st Vice Chairman)

iv.Kenya Airways (2nd Vice Chairman)

v.Air Burkina

vi.Air Zimbabwe 


viii.Congo Airways 

ix.Ethiopian Airlines 

x.South African Airways