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- October 4, Cape Town's jet fuel shortage set to ease after oil tanker docks
- October 3, United Airlines halts flights to SA due to jet fuel shortage in Cape Town
- October 2, SA braces for airline seat shortages over festive season
- September 30, AASA warns of Disruptions and Cancellations Amid Jet fuel crisis at Cape Town airport
- September 28, AASA begs govt to waive airport fees as jet fuel rations at Cape Town squeezes airlines
- September 28, South African jet fuel shortages could lead to cancelled flights and missed schedules
- September 28, Cape Town flights to face delays and cancellation due to low jet fuel
- September 28, [SAfm RADIO: Interview] AASA takes note with grave concern of the imposition of jet fuel rations at Cape Town International Airport
- September 27, Aviation body warns of flight disruptions amid fuel crunch at Cape Town airport
- September 27, Cape Town Airport Reportedly Hit By Jet Fuel Shortage
- September 23. [PODCAST: Interview] Airlines Association of Southern Africa gears up for 52nd AGA
L / 2021 / AASA Member News & Notices
L AASA PRESS RELEASE
Chris Zweigenthal to retire as AASA CEO
May 26, 2021. Johannesburg. The Airlines Association of Southern Africa (AASA), announces that its Chief Executive Officer, Chris Zweigenthal, will retire from the organisation at the end of August 2021.
Mr Zweigenthal joined AASA in February 2002 as Deputy Chief Executive and was appointed CEO in March 2009. His retirement is for personal reasons and he will relocate to the USA to be closer to his children and grandchildren.
“Chris is a legend in the Southern African air transport industry and is widely regarded for his tenacity, calm diplomacy and energetic work ethic. While we have confronted - and continue to face - serious challenges, the airline industry in Southern Africa is deeply indebted to Chris for the constructive engagement and goodwill that he has fostered across the sector. especially with government regulators, policy makers, legislators and state-run infrastructure service providers throughout the Southern African Development Community. We wish Chris and his family a well-deserved retirement. He will leave big shoes to fill,” said AASA Chairperson, Elmar Conradie.
Prior to AASA, Mr Zweigenthal, who is a civil engineer by profession, worked initially for Transnet. In 1988 he joined SAA where he held senior management positions in its Petroleum Affairs, Flight Operations and Marketing Planning departments and later as Vice President Global Passenger Services. While at SAA he was also seconded to Kampala for two-years as Managing Director of the South African, Tanzanian and Ugandan joint-venture carrier, SA Alliance Air.
A recruitment process is underway to find a successor to Mr Zweigenthal and ensure a smooth transition. Download the media statement...
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