Congo: AFRAA to hold 47th General Assembly

Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - The Congolese capital, Brazzaville, will host the 47th General Assembly of the African Airlines Association (AFRAA) from 8 to 10 November 2015, according to a statement issued in Brazzaville on Friday.

The national airline of the Republic of the Congo, ECAir (Equatorial Congo Airlines) will host the Summit, which brings together 45 African airline members and about 100 industrial partners, including aircraft and engine manufacturers, consultants, and high technology service providers, as well as representatives of governments, airports and international organisations.

It will be on the theme, "Open skies: Growth through competition and collaboration."

The statement said during the event, participants would explore the challenges of the aeronautical industry and debate on which measures to implement in order to improve air transport growth across the continent.

It said Fatima Beyina-Moussa, ECAir managing director and AFRAA President, would participate in a round table with other directors of African airlines.

The AFRAA General Assembly would also put the spotlight on the Republic of the Congo's aims and challenges with regard to air transport, thanks to dialogue between aeronautical experts.  

Eight airports have either been restored or built in 10 years in the Republic of the Congo. Last August, ECAir reached a big milestone: its one millionth passenger transported since the airline was created four years ago.

AFRAA was created in 1964. Its mission is to encourage and support African companies as they develop their air transport services.

It also aims to facilitate cooperation between African companies in order to develop inter-connectivity and establish a maximum of intra-African relationships.

The AFRAA General Assembly is a unique business event in Africa and it takes place every year in November.

It is organised by an African airline and is attended by an average of 400 participants. This includes airline directors, chief executive officers and decision-makers on a global scale.
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09 october 2015 20:11:31

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