in Events

AFRAA supports the development of postal activities in Africa

Posted 19 June 2019 · Add Comment

At the 38th Ordinary Session of the Pan African Postal Union (PAPU) Governing Council held in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, on 17 June, the Association of African Airlines (AFRAA) joined other key continental stakeholders to support PAPU's initiatives to promote the development of postal activities in Africa.

AFRAA and PAPU recently signed a revised MoU to strengthen their collaboration in order to facilitate the movement of postal parcels in Africa and beyond.

African airlines and postal companies now face a common challenge, namely, digital transformation. Innovations in the field of digital transformation are revolutionising traditional habits and enhancing the efficiency of processes by simplifying them.

Through the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the airline industry is already working with stakeholders such as airports and handling companies to embed Radio Frequency Identification chips (RFID) in all baggage tags. This innovation will facilitate real-time identification and location of all baggage and parcels using radio frequency.

Similarly, the Universal Postal Union's efforts to digitize postal networks and to create e-commerce platforms as well as online administrative services will improve service to postal service customers. It was noted that air freight transport will have to undergo transformation as a result of an increased number of small postal packages resulting from e-commerce.

Speaking at the event, the AFRAA secretary general  Abdérahmane Berthé said: "AFRAA has 42 member companies representing more than 85% of the air transport market in Africa and has a special role to play with PAPU in furthering the economic and social integration of the continent within the framework of African Union's Agenda 2063."

He added that consumers requiring prompt delivery, as well as e-commerce providers need an air transport infrastructure that guarantees greater connectivity and cargo capacity in order to address the need to diversify the places of origin and destination of goods.

* required field

Post a comment

Other Stories
Advertisement
Latest News

ICAO and CAAi launch lockdown recovery course for aviation professionals

In accordance with the recommendations of the ICAO Council Aviation Recovery Taskforce, together ICAO Global Aviation Training (GAT) and CAA International (CAAi), the aviation training arm of the UK Civil Aviation Authority, have

Ethiopia's Strong Roots selects Eutelsat satellite for DTH platform

Eutelsat Communications and Strong Roots Ethiopia Broadcasting Service plc have concluded a Master Service Agreement for a Ku capacity on a 36 MHz transponder on Eutelsat’s EUTELSAT 8 West B satellite.

Tons of problems for the SAAF

The South African Air Force has (quietly) celebrated its centenary against backdrop of worries that it is in “dire straits”.

IATA: Albakri in new leadership succession

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that Muhammad Albakri, IATA’s regional vice president for Africa and the Middle East (AME), will be appointed senior vice president for customer, financial and digital

Air Mauritius doubles daily flights to Rodrigues

Air Mauritius, following their successful resumption of commercial flights on the Rodrigues route on the 1st of July, have from the beginning of this month, added a second daily flight to the Island.

Star Alliance enhances Travel Information Hub

Building upon the successful launch of its Travel Information Hub at the end of June, global airline network Star Alliance - which includes Ethiopan Airlines, South African Airways and EgyptAir - has unveiled a series of useful upgrades

AMAC SK2907290121
See us at