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Spotlight / 2023
- November 27. Closed markets, high costs hurting Africa airlines more
- November 24. IATA: Namibia clean as a whistle
- November 20. AFRAA AGM: Liberalised market via SAATM is a slow process
- November 15. African Air Transport: Keyamo calls for speedy Implementation of Yamoussoukro Decision
- November 10. [WATCH CNBC Africa CEO Interiew] Airlines body roots for faster implementation of SAATM
- October 12. African govt’s to open aviation markets to address poor intra-African air connectivity
- October 12. AASA proposes measures to strengthen infra-Africa connectivity
- October 12. A warm AASA welcome to our new Associate Member: DPO Pay
- October 11. AASA calls for visa-free travel in Africa
- October 10. AASA elects next term’s Chairpersons
- October 9. Regional airlines turbulent on economic growth
- October 9. Southern African airlines body elects its leadership for next year
- October 8. Time to address ‘embarrassingly low’ intra-African air connectivity, airline body chief says
- October 7. [AASA News Release] AASA’s 2023-24 Chairperson and Deputy Chairperson elected
- October 6. [AASA News Release] Southern African airlines hindered in supporting economic growth - AASA proposes remedies
- September 27. Angola to Host the 53rd AASA Annual General Assembly
- September 26. Angola to host 2023 AASA Annual General Assembly
- September 26. Angola will host the 2023 AASA Annual General Assembly
- September 19. Africa signals post-pandemic shift away from widebodies
- August 24. AFRAA and IATA team on “Focus Africa”
- August 24. Implementation of e-Visas: South African Advance Passenger Processing (APP) - A Guide for Airlines
- August 21. A warm AASA welcome to our new Associate Member: Africa Standards and Certifications (ASC)
L News & Notices / 2023
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AASA elects 2023 - 2024 Chairperson and Deputy Chairperson
October 7, 2023.
Luanda - The incoming Chairperson and Deputy Chairperson of AASA were elected at the body’s 53rd Annual General Meeting and will serve for the next 12 months.
João Pó Jorge has been re-elected as AASA’s Chairperson. He is the Director-General of LAM Mozambique Airlines, with Interim CEO of South African Airways, Prof. John Lamola, chosen as the Deputy Chair.
National, regional, and geopolitical shifts and uncertainties, macro-economic headwinds – driven by rising energy costs, weakened local currencies, inflation, and unemployment – together with changed market dynamics and customer behaviour, have forced Southern Africa’s airlines to become more agile, cost-efficient and innovative to satisfy their customer’s needs. João and John will provide guidance and support to AASA as we continue engaging governments and their agencies to ensure that policy, regulations, and standards promote competitive, affordable, economically and environmentally sustainable, secure, and safe air transport with comprehensive intra-African connectivity.
Above (L to R): João Pó Jorge (LAM Mozambique Airlines, Director-General), AASA Chairperson; Aaron Munetsi AASA CEO; and Prof. John Lamola (SAA, Interim CEO), AASA Deputy Chairperson.
AASA’s annual general assembly was hosted
by TAAG Angola Airlines and held in the Angolan capital. It was attended by over 160 delegates
representing airlines, airports, air navigation and weather services, aircraft
and engine manufacturers, industry suppliers and other stakeholders.
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