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Spotlight / 2021
- December 31, 2021. How air travel changed in 2021
- December 26, 2021. 10 Things To Expect From Aviation In 2022
- December 16, 2021. Covid-19: SA remains on Level 1 as Health Minister calls for social distancing, vaccination
- December 15, 2021. Airlines Association of Southern Africa breathe a sigh of relief as UK reverses travel restrictions
- December 15, 2021. AASA statement on UK relaxing travel restrictions on South Africa and other Southern African nationals
- December 15, 2021. How Global Pressure Forced UK To Scrap Red List
- December 15, 2021. UK red list: R1bn lost in 2 days 'a drop in the ocean', says hospitality body
- December 15, 2021. Countries that followed UK in red listing SA must drop travel bans as swiftly, say tourism groups
- December 15, 2021. Relief for African air travel as UK scraps red list
- December 15, 2021. Omicron: South Africa officially removed from UK's travel 'red list'
- December 14, 2021. AASA Welcomes UK Travel U-Turn on Southern Africa but calls for Financial Pay-Back
- December 14, 2021. Airline association welcomes UK travel red list U-turn on Africa
- December 14, 2021. UK confirms South Africa, 10 other countries to be taken off 'red list'
- December 10, 2021. How the pandemic accelerated digital transformation in the airline industry
- December 7, 2021. ‘Unfortunately’ not every African country will have a national carrier after Covid: Munetsi
News / 2021
L AASA PRESS RELEASE
Aaron Munetsi appointed as AASA CEO
September 27, 2021. Johannesburg. The Airlines Association of Southern Africa (AASA), announces that Aaron Munetsi has been appointed as its new Chief Executive Officer, with effect from 27 September 2021.Mr Munetsi takes the helm from Wrenelle Stander who is leaving the industry body to take up a new position with Wesgro, promoting and developing tourism and economic development in the Western Cape.
“Aaron is reputed for his industry knowledge and formidable network of relationships that he has built over his more than 30 years of commercial and aeropolitical experience in the airline industry. He has worked in Southern, Eastern and West Africa as well as the Middle East for airlines in the public and private sector, with industry bodies and as a consultant on aeropolitical affairs, all of which make him a natural fit and a great asset for AASA as its new CEO,” explained AASA Chairperson, Elmar Conradie.
I am looking forward to leading AASA and building on the solid base that has been prepared by my predecessors and the team. I intend to apply my broad industry experience to finding common ground with policy makers, legislators, regulators and our industry partners in developing solutions to the key issues facing airlines throughout the Southern Africa Development Community” Aaron Munetsi, AASA CEOMr Munetsi holds diplomas and certificates in marketing, strategic management and leadership from the University of Zimbabwe, University of Witwatersrand Graduate Business School and the Gordon Institute for Business Studies.
He held several commercial management positions at South African Airways, including Regional Manager for Africa and the Middle East and as its Acting Chief Commercial Officer. For 10 years, he served on the board of Nigeria-South Africa Chamber of Business and After leaving SAA in 2018 he joined the African Airlines Association for a stint as its Director: Government, Legal and Industry Affairs. For the past year he has been working as an aeropolitical and business strategy advisor to airlines. Download the media statement...
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