Airline Association of Southern Africa elects new leadership


(Posted 19th October 2020)

The new Chairperson and Deputy Chairperson of the Airlines Association of Southern Africa’s (AASA) were elected at the body’s virtual 50th Annual General Meeting and will serve for the next 12 months.

Wrenelle Stander has been elected as AASA’s new Chairperson. She is the CEO of Comair.

Elmar Conradie has been elected as AASA’s new Deputy Chairperson. He is the CEO of FlySafair.

Our industry is facing its most difficult test with COVID-19 and the economic crisis it has precipitated. Both Wrenelle and Elmar are highly respected and knowledgeable leaders in the Southern African air transport industry and well-placed to provide guidance and support as we continue to advocate for the airline industry and engage on their behalf with governments and regulators throughout the SADC region,” said AASA CEO, Chris Zweigenthal.

The 2020 virtual AGM was attended by over 170 delegates representing airlines, airports, air navigation and weather services as well as manufacturers, suppliers and other industry stakeholders.

About AASA

The Airlines Association of Southern Africa (AASA), represents most of the airlines in the SA Development Community bloc on matters of common interest relating to government policies, legislation, regulations, planning, operational efficiency, safety, security, taxes, charges and other matters affecting its members’ sustainability and the provision of affordable and accessible air transport throughout the region.

AASA was established in 1970 and currently has 20 airline members and 38 associate members, including infrastructure service providers, aircraft and engine manufacturers and other industry suppliers, ground handling companies and allied industry bodies.

AASA is a regular participant and contributor to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and International Air Transport Association (IATA) and supports their initiatives in the region.

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