iT-News (African air transport industry) –The African Airlines Association (AFRAA) and TAAG Angola will host the 52nd Annual General Assembly in a virtual format on the 09 and 10 November 2020. The premier African air transport industry event will gather over 500 high profile African and global aviation leaders to draw a roadmap for a successful restart and recovery of the African aviation industry.
Held under the theme, “Redefining Air Transport for a New Era”, the assembly is set to deliberate on strategies to navigate the impacts of COVID-19 and embark on a new era for the industry.
Speaking ahead of the summit, Abdérahmane Berthé, AFRAA’s Secretary General said:” AFRAA has been at the forefront of key efforts to support the African aviation ecosystem during these exceptional times. This Assembly will be the platform through which we will chart a new course, determine the strategic next steps towards a more resilient and vibrant African air transport market.”
On his part, TAAG Angola Chief Executive Officer Mr. Rui Carreira commented: “2020 has been a very difficult year. African carriers faced daunting challenges way before COVID-19. The pandemic has severely impacted the air transport industry and African airlines have been adversely affected in their operations. This summit will be the opportunity for our fraternity to reset and map the way forward« .
The spectrum of deliberations at the assembly will focus on issues of concern to the industry including collaborative strategies for recovery and sustainability; Air transport recovery trends and building blocks for the continent, alignment of the tourism and the air transport sectors for recovery, getting back to business beyond 2020 among other high-level discussions.