Press release: Clarion call for a Safe and risk-based approach for Travel


Nairobi, 13 January 2022: The travel ecosystem is reeling from the adverse impact of the re-introduction of travel restrictions and implementation of blanket travel bans since the onset of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus. The African Airlines Association (AFRAA) is making a clarion call to governments and stakeholders to harmonise the health protocols, reconsider […]

Communiqué de presse: Un vibrant appel pour une approche sure et basée sur les risques en matière de voyage


Nairobi, 13 janvier 2022 : Présentement l’écosystème du voyage subit l’impact négatif de la réintroduction des restrictions aux voyages et de la mise en œuvre d’interdictions générales de voyage depuis l’apparition de la variante Omicron du coronavirus. L’Association des compagnies aériennes africaines (AFRAA) lance un vibrant appel aux gouvernements et aux parties prenantes en vue […]

African airlines’ performance updates by AFRAA – November 2021


Release date: 07 December 2021 A new wave of infection of COVID19 is ongoing in Europe and Oceania. Partial lockdowns and various restrictions measures are established in countries like Austria, Netherland, Belgium, etc. Moreover, a new and potentially more transmissible coronavirus variant first identified by South African scientists has prompted a fresh round of travel […]

Communiqué de presse: L’embargo de voyage sur l’Afrique n’est pas la solution à la pandémie de la COVID-19


Nairobi, 3 décembre 2021 – Le travail louable accompli par les chercheurs sud-africains, qui ont mis en evidence la souche Omicron du SARS CoV-2 et l’ont annoncée de manière transparente au monde entier, n’a pas suscité d’applaudissements, mais des restrictions de voyage draconiennes et non coordonnées. Malheureusement, près de deux ans après la découverte de […]

AFRAA Statement: Travel Ban on Africa is Not the Solution to COVID-19 Pandemic


Nairobi, 03 December 2021 – The commendable work done by South African scientists in unearthing and transparently announcing to the world the discovery of the Omicron strain of SARS CoV-2 instead of attracting applause was met with harsh and uncoordinated travel restrictions. Unfortunately, in nearly two years since Covid-19 was first discovered, it appears we […]

La 53ème AGA de l’AFRAA établit une feuille de route pour la transformation et le développement économique du transport aérien en Afrique


17 novembre 2021, Nairobi, Kenya : Lors de la 53ème Assemblée générale annuelle et Sommet de l’AFRAA qui s’est achevée aujourd’hui, les dirigeants et décideurs du transport aérien ont établi une feuille de route pour la transformation et le développement économique du transport aérien en Afrique. L’événement s’est déroulé sous le parrainage du gouvernement angolais […]

Press Release: AFRAA’s 53rd AGA sets Roadmap for the Transformation and the Economic Development of Air Transport in Africa


Nairobi, Kenya – 17 November, 2021: Air transport leaders and decision makers set a roadmap for transformation and the economic development of air transport in Africa at the 53rd AFRAA Annual General Assembly & Summit that has concluded today. The event was held under the patronage of the Government of Angola under the theme: “Flightpath […]

Press Release: AFRAA Inks MoU with ALTA for mutual benefit of Airlines in Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean Region


Nairobi, 29 October 2021 – The African Airlines Association (AFRAA) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA) to support the socio-economic integration, prosperity and sustainable development of civil aviation in the regions represented by the two Associations. The MoU was signed by Abdérahmane Berthé, AFRAA’s […]

Press Release – AFRAA Secretary General Receives Leadership Changemaker Award


The African Airlines Association (AFRAA) Secretary General, AFRAA, Mr. Abdérahmane Berthé, today has received the Leadership Changemaker Award recognition by Aviators Africa. The Award was presented at the Aviators Africa Tower Award ceremony that took place at the 3rd Aviation Leadership CEOs Forum on 27 October 2021. The event was attended by aviation executives and […]

Press Release: Gender Diversity and the Development of Skilled Aviation Professionals Vital for a Sustainable Air Transport Industry


Air Transport is the backbone of many economies across Africa and is critical for the integration of the African continent. One of aviation’s greatest potential markets is Africa. Africa has a young and rapidly urbanizing population of over 1.3 billion and aviation is the best, and sometimes the only, option for efficiently connecting this huge […]