AFRAA, ACI Africa sign MoU to support development of air transport industry

AFRICA – The African Airline Association (AFRAA) and Airports Council International Africa (ACI Africa) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to materialize their cooperation. AFRAA and ACI Africa have agreed to mutually support the development of the air transport industry in Africa through collaborative actions to address safe, secure, seamless, environmentally friendly and affordable air travel, among others. The MoU signed by Abderahmane Berthé, AFRAA’s Secretary General and Mr Ali Tounsi, ACI Africa’s Secretary General will work on promoting and sharing of best practices to foster constructive engagement between…

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AFRAA, Ethiopian Airlines sign MoU to strengthen collaboration on aviation training

ETHIOPIA – The African Airlines Association (AFRAA) and Ethiopian Airlines have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on training that will facilitate a framework of collaboration between AFRAA and Ethiopian Airlines Aviation Academy. The MoU was signed between AFRAA secretary general Abdérahmane Berthé and Mesay Shiferaw, managing director, Ethiopian Aviation Academy. The MoU was signed during a consultative meeting between AFRAA secretary general Abdérahmane Berthé and Ethiopian Airlines group CEO Tewode Gembremariam held at Ethiopian Airlines headquarters in Addis Ababa. The collaboration will support the development of sustainable and safe air transport system in Africa and thereby…

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AFRAA appoints Raphael Kuuchi new director for government, legal and industry affairs

AFRICA – The African Airlines Association (AFRAA) has appointed Raphael Kuuchi as director government, legal and industry affairs in a consulting capacity which became effective January 1, 2021. Kuuchi joins AFRAA from IATA where he served as the Association’s Special Envoy to Africa on Aero-Political Affairs for 2 years and IATA Vice President – Africa for four years. He led IATA engagements with top government, regional and industry leaders in driving key initiatives aimed at unlocking the full potential of African aviation. He was also IATA’s focal point on the…

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Airlines Association study reveals US$8 billion loss for African airlines from Covid-19 in 2020

KENYA – The African Airlines Association (AFRAA) has released an analysis that reveals a significant US$ 8.103 billion loss due to the COVID-19 pandemic by the airline industry in Africa for the year 2020.  The analysis by the Association, which brings together 42 airline members from across the continent, showed that passenger revenues across Africa dropped by US$ 0.403 billion in Q1 2020, 13.8% below 2019 figures, before rising substantially in Q2 to US$ 2.74 billion, a 90.2% drop from 2019. However it expects recovery to start from Q3 2020 with domestic operations, followed by…

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