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The 2020 African Aviation Industry Group (AAIG) Aeropolitical Forum

 

This year’s edition of the African Aviation Industry Group (AAIG) Aeropolitical Forum was held on the 11th of November 2020. The event was attended by 140 participants from African airlines, Civil Aviation Authorities, Airports, Airline Associations, Ministries and related agencies, private sector groups, non-governmental organizations, aviation service providers and the media. Every year, the forum […]

Interview: Abderahmane Berthe, Secretary General Of The African Airlines Association

 

The Secretary general of AFRAA discusses how COVID-19 has affected African airlines and progress toward a single African market for commercial aviation. Here is a rush transcript of our interview with Abderahmane Berthe. Victoria Moores: Good morning. My name is Victoria Moores and I’m the European Bureau Chief with Air Transport World magazine. And today […]

Aviation leaders to define the roadmap for the recovery of the African air transport industry at AFRAA’s 52nd AGA

 

Nairobi, Kenya – 03 November, 2020: The African Airlines Association (AFRAA) and TAAG Angola will host the 52nd Annual General Assembly in a virtual format on the 09 and 10 November 2020. The premier African air transport industry event will gather over 500 high profile African and global aviation leaders to draw a roadmap for […]

ANNOUNCEMENT: Date and Format for AFRAA 52nd Annual General Assembly

 

Looking into the third and fourth quarter of 2020 vis-a-vis the developments on COVID-19 pandemic across Africa and the globe at large, air transport activity is resuming gradually and government-imposed travel restrictions are easing. Careful consideration in consultation with the President of the Association and host of the AGA as well as the leadership of […]

Interview: New African skies; New reality.

 

African Airlines Association Secretary General Abderahamane Berthe says there are opportunities to achieve a successful restart and recovery through enhanced cooperation among African airlines. How has the COVID-19 pandemic affected African airlines and the greater African aviation market? The impact of the pandemic on the airline industry is severe and unprecedented. AFRAA July 2020 analysis […]

Rolls-Royce Takes Next Step In Sustainability Drive With New Low-Emissions Testing

 

Rolls-Royce has started its latest phase of testing on its low-emissions technology for its next generation of engines. An ALECSys (Advanced Low Emissions Combustion System) demonstrator engine – with technology that features in both the Advance3 and UltraFan® programmes – has resumed ground test runs in Derby UK. Reducing emissions from gas turbines is part […]

Press Release: AFRAA launches interactive capacity-sharing portal

 

As part of initiatives and efforts for the industry restart and recovery from the impacts of COVID-19 pandemic, the African Airlines Association (AFRAA) has launched an interactive capacity-sharing portal for African airlines. The portal, which has been created under the auspices of the strategic partnership between AFRAA and ACC Aviation Group, will provide airlines access […]

Air Botswana Resumes Scheduled Operations

 

The Air Botswana Board, Management and Staff are pleased to announce the re-introduction of the airline’s scheduled domestic operations effective July 17, 2020. This resumption is subject to health and safety protocols and the new ways of working. The Airline shall gradually increase frequency of operations on the basis of demand and reinstate regional operations […]

Press Release: AFRAA intensifies efforts for financial support to African airlines from adverse effects of COVID-19 pandemic

 

As part of intensified efforts and initiatives for financial support to its members from the adverse impacts of COVID-19 pandemic, the African Airlines Association (AFRAA) staged a webinar on the theme: “Financial support to the African airline industry in the context of COVID-19 pandemic impacts.” The webinar, which took place on 04 June 2020, was […]

Press Release: AFRAA releases COVID 19 Impact Assessment on African Airlines

 

Nairobi, Kenya – 02 June 2020: The African Airlines Association (AFRAA) has released a new analysis of the impact of COVID-19 on the airline industry in Africa which reveals an estimated revenue loss of USD 8.103 billion for African airlines for the year 2020. The analysis is the first in a series of studies that […]

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