Air transport industry stakeholders will meet in Addis Ababa to discuss ways to boost the African aviation industry.
The African Airlines Association (AFRAA) organized the Stakeholders Convention for the 11th time jointly with Ethiopian Airlines.
The Convention will be held from May 07-09 at the Ethiopian Skylight Hotel under the theme: “Changing the African Aviation Narrative”.
Various programs are scheduled to highlight the strengths and opportunities lying in the sector that is currently rebounding from pandemic-induced challenges.
The AFRAA says the total number of intercontinental routes operated by African airlines exceeded pre-Covid levels since October 2022. There are, however, still some challenges to overcome.
Ethiopian Airlines Group CEO Mesfin Tasew said the convention will bring all stakeholders together in Addis Ababa to discuss the unique challenges of African aviation and find the solutions”.
The discussions will focus on digitalization, cybersecurity, and enhancing cargo operations, among others.
“It is essential to change the future of our aviation industry with transformative ideas and action,” AFRAA chief Abderahmane Berthe told a briefing on the upcoming convention.
Hundreds of delegates including Airlines and civil aviation authorities are expected to attend the convention.
Together, we can increase investments, create more jobs, and drive economic growth across the continent, says AFRAA, a trade association of airlines from the African Union member states.
The Association members represent over 85% of total international traffic carried by African airlines.