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AASA’s Zweigenthal honoured

Posted 27 April 2019 · Add Comment

Airlines Association of Southern African (AASA) CEO, Chris Zweigenthal, was named the recipient of the 2019 Ato Girma Wake Lifetime Award in recognition of his contribution to the air transport industry.

The award was presented to Zweigenthal at the AviaDev Africa 2019 summit in Cape Town.

AASA, which was established 49 years ago, represents airlines in the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) countries in liaison with governments, legislators, regulators, infrastructure and service providers on matters of common interest to its members.

Zweigenthal has led the association for the past ten years, prior to which he was its deputy CEO. A civil engineer by profession, he began his airline career in 1988 with South African Airways.

CHris Zweigenthal winner of the Girma Wake Lifetime Award with IATA's Special Envoy, Raphael Kucchi at the AviaDev event in South Africa this week.


 

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