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Arabella Hotel, Golf & Spa
Kleinmond, Hermanus,
Cape Town, South Africa


13 to 16 October 2022

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Future Developments & Prospects for the SADC Tourism Industry

Honourable Minister Ms. Lindiwe Sisulu South African Government, Minister of Tourism 

Minister Sisulu addresses the AASA AGA and Southern African region’s aviation industry at a critical juncture for our deeply interconnected and interdependent sectors@LindiweSisuluSA  #WeDoTourism

CEO Industry Address

Mr. Aaro Munetsi AASA, CEO

AASA’s industry priorities for the year ahead include:

  • Competitiveness and sustainability.
  • Ability to develop, connect and grow markets and unlock all the associated socio-economic benefits associated with aviation.
  • Adoption and adaptation of digital solutions for the broadest advantage to all.
  • Promotion of inclusivity, skills development, and employment opportunities.
  • Regulatory compliance.
  • Zero tolerance of corruption, unethical conduct, and bad governance. 

In the year ahead, AASA will continue to participate in dialogues to achieve the following:

  • Standardise and harmonise legislation.
  • Financially incentivise sustainable aviation fuel initiatives.
  • Provide for flexibility in the application of the monitoring mechanisms in the region.
  • Allocate financial resources from governments for aviation decarbonisation. 

African Airlines Future: Overview 

Mr. Abdérahmane Berthé AFRAA, Secretary General 

Constraints impacting African Airlines’ growth prospects include:

  • African airlines operate with an average lower load factor than the world average.
  • African operators’ average cost of the available seat-kilometer (CASK) is very high compared to other regions.
  • Competing for market shares, African airlines charge less US Cents per Passenger-Kilometer-Carried than other regions’ air carriers on equivalent travel distances.
  • Despite this, the average fare of passenger tickets in Africa, including taxes, is higher on equivalent travel distances.
  • Consequently, with high fares and lower GDP per capita, air transport is not affordable for African citizens. 

Resilience & Growth in Uncertain Times 

Mr. Kamil Al-Awadhi IATA, Regional Vice-President AME

Key priorities for Southern Africa include:

  • Connectivity & Regulatory Reform.
  • Planning & Preparedness.
  • Environmental Sustainability.
  • Taxes, Charges & Costs.
  • Safety. 

AASA Governance Auditor's Report & Financial Statements

Mr. Vivendra Lochan AASA, COO