The third general assembly of the Association of African Air Companies (AAFRA) opened in Abidjan on Monday (15 February).
The third general assembly of the Association of African Air Companies (AAFRA) opened in Abidjan on Monday (15 February). The opening address was made by M. Grah Kadji, Ivory Coast Minister of Public Works and Transport.
The assembly was attended by representatives of 12 of AAFRA's 15 members and various international observers.
SYNOPSIS: Abidjan's Hotel Ivoire was the scene on Monday for the start of the third general assembly of the Association of African Airline Companies. It was founded in 1968 and is headquartered in Nairobi.
Delegates of 12 of the Association's 15 members were in attendance for the start, which was chaired by the organisation's outgoing President, Mr. A.C. Maiga of Air Mali. Also attending were observers from the International Air Transport Association, the Institute of Air Transport and the International Union of Official Travel Organisations. The K.S.S.A. group -- from KLM, Swiss Air, S.A.S. and U.T.A.-- were also on hand. The purpose of the African Airline Association is to encourage greater development of air travel in Africa and to produce cooperation among airlines, travel groups and governments.
The meeting was to elect new officials and prepare for the upcoming Honolulu traffic conference. The Ivory Coast's Minister of Public Works and Transport. Mr. Grah Kadji, welcomed the delegates.
Air Afrique was represented.
The President, Mr. Maiga was among those listening.
Mr. Kadji discussed the association's work and said he appreciated how it was made harder by factors such as sky jacking and inflation. After the assembly's end on Tuesday, a communique said a report was heard from the Association's Economic and Financial Committee, and the acceptance of new members was discussed.