#AFRAA concludes their 53rd Annual General Assembly

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 to Africa’s resilient travel ecosystem” and was opened by Honorable Ricardo de Abreu, the Transport Minister of the Republic of Angola.

OPENING CREMONY

AFRAA President Welcome Address

Mr. Rui Carrera
President, AFRAA
In his welcome address, the President of AFRAA, Mr. Rui Carreira said, “This AGA presents a unique forum for airlines and stakeholders to discuss, share ideas and explore solutions that can be implemented to rapidly restore the airline industry. African airlines should utilize this opportunity to emerge stronger and more resilient out of the crisis to face the challenges of the industry. Cooperation and collaboration among African airlines through initiatives such as network coordination and joint cost containment are among the initiatives that will enable airlines rapidly overcome the impacts of the pandemic.”
Keynote Speech by the Minister of Transport of the Republic of Angola
Hon. Ricardo de Abreu
Minister of Transport, Republic of Angola
The Chief Guest, Honorable Ricardo de Abreu, the Transport Minister of the Republic of Angola in his opening speech remarked: “This AGA is the perfect occasion to address the future of African Aviation and enhance stakeholders’ commitment to enable the multitude of benefits to be experienced across all sectors of our economies. Failure is not an option, together we will succeed. He highlighted various ongoing measures and initiatives by the Angolan Government to improve the aviation sector and develop Luanda into an efficient hub.”
Speech by AFRAA Secretary General
Mr. Abderahmane Berthe
Secretary General, AFRAA
Mr. Abdérahmane Berthé, AFRAA’s Secretary General, stated: “This year’s Assembly provides an opportunity to rethink our industry and develop a resilient and sustainable perspective for the airline industry. AFRAA will keep by our mission to promote and serve African airlines and champion Africa’s aviation industry – Better Skies for Africa – remains the pillar of all our actions.”
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