IATA set for African Aviation Day in Nairobi


(Posted 02nd September 2019)


The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that the 2019 IATA Regional Aviation Forum, Kenya hosted by Kenya Airways will focus on the theme of ‘Aviation Connecting and Enriching Africa’.

Africa is set to become one of the fastest growing aviation regions over the next 20 years, with the industry set to expand by nearly 5% annually. This creates significant opportunities for aviation to fuel sustainable economic growth, and social development. However, the continent’s economy cannot take off while its runway is obstructed. The forum provides a platform to discuss the main challenges, which the industry, together with its government partners, must address to unleash Africa’s full potential,” said Muhammad Ali Albakri, IATA’s Regional Vice President for Africa and the Middle East.

The IATA Regional Aviation Forum will be held in Nairobi on the 17th of September 2019. In addition to Mr. Albakri, who will deliver keynote remarks, the opening plenary will feature an address by Kenya Airways’ Chairman, Michael Joseph, and Chief Executive Officer, Sebastian Mikosz.

The forum will also address other key topics affecting the air transport industry. Sessions include:

  • Critical issues that keep airline CEOs awake at night
  • Digital Transformation
  • New trends in flight safety & operations
  • Developing regulations to support sustainable growth and deliver quality infrastructure

View the full agenda.

In addition, the IATA Value of Aviation Report for Kenya will be launched at the forum.