Friday, November 23, 2012

●● SOUTH AFRICA: All set for the 44th AFRAA General Assembly to be held from 18-20 November in Johannesburg.

44th AFRAA General Assembly

[UPDATE 23 NOVEMBER 2012] The African Airlines Association (AFRAA) is set to convene its 44th Annual General Assembly slated for the 18th – 20th November 2012, and to be held at the Sandton Convention Centre in South Africa's commercial hub, Johannesburg. 

Every year, the AFRAA Assembly brings over 300 high profile aviation players and stakeholders under one roof, to review the state of the industry, assess the performance of African airlines and make decisions to further consolidate the growth of air transport across Africa and beyond. This is arguably the most prestigious aviation event in Africa and is a great opportunity to interact with, network and listen to African aviation leaders' perspectives on the future of one of the world's fastest growing air transport markets.

The 41st AFRAA Annual General Assembly
The 41st AFRAA Annual General
Assembly in Maputo (HiFly)
This year's Assembly is being convened at the invitation of South African Airways under the theme: "Business Together in the Era of Growing Opportunities" and will bring together the largest gathering of airline Chief Executives Officers (CEOs) and other top aviation executives and decision makers from across Africa, Europe, North America, Asia and the Middle East.

As in previous events, about 30 African airline CEOs are expected to attend this year's Assembly including:
  • Vuyisile Kona, Chairman & CEO of South African Airways,  
  • Titus Naikuni, Managing Director & CEO, Kenya Airways, 
  • Tewolde Gebremariam, CEO of Ethiopian Airlines,  
  • Fatima Beyina-Moussa, CEO ECAir Congo, 
  • Busera Awel, CEO of ASKY Airlines,
  • Alphonse Kioko, CEO of Precision Air Tanzania.
Click here for a run down of the Assembly's programme.

Click here for a run down of the Assembly's various presentations.

The African Airlines Association (AFRAA) was established in April, 1968 in Accra, Ghana, and is today headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, as a Trade Organisation open to membership of airlines of African States. There are currently forty members from African Union member States.

[UPDATE 23 NOVEMBER 2012] With the AGM now over, find a list of:
  • The Presentations made here,
  • The Secretary General's Report here,
  • Resolutions passed here.