in Events

Aviation Africa 2019 to highlight MENA partnerships

Posted 7 February 2019 · Add Comment

Building on the success of last year's edition of the event in Cairo, this year's annual Aviation Africa summit and exhibition - taking place in just a few weeks in Kigali, Rwanda (27-28 February) - will include discussions on developing partnerships between airlines, airports and air service providers across the MENA region.

The event - which is run by Times Aerospace- began in Dubai four years ago. The UAE was selected because of its hub status and ease of visa rulings. This is a philosophy shared by Rwanda, which offers a visa-free entry to African countries and entry on arrival to others. Times Aerospace managing director Mark Brown, said: "The beauty of this means that we have visitors, speakers, exhibitors and key government delegations coming from all over Africa."

Headline presenters include one of the top names among airline CEOs, the current chairman of the International Air Transport Organisation (IATA) and the CEO of the successful Middle Eastern carrier Qatar Airways, H.E. Akbar Al Baker.


Courtesy Qatar Airways

Akbar Al Baker (above), will be centre stage for the air transport segment of the summit. Mr Brown said: "Qatar is one of the airlines that has been expanding into Africa in recent years. There has often been concern expressed by African airlines about the growth of non-African airlines but I think many of them may not have heard Mr Al Baker share his views. I know they are in for a treat."

Mr Al Baker will be on stage for a one-on-one interview with summit chairman Alan Peaford MBE (right), the editor-in-chief of both Arabian Aerospace and African Aerospace magazines.

Airline leaders from across Africa - both from English-speaking and Francophone countries - will also be talking at or visiting the summit, which will be addressing issues such as protectionism, search and rescue, infrastructure, airline finance, aviation services, regulation and innovation.

Aviation Africa 2019 is a trade event for the aerospace & defence industries, being held in partnership with the Rwanda Civil Aviation Authority, RwandAir & Rwanda Airports Company. The co-located exhibition will feature over 100 global companies.

 

* required field

Post a comment

Other Stories
Advertisement
Latest News

Airlines, finance, Airbus, Boeing feel the worst of coronavirus-linked economic turbulence

Airlines, aviation financing and plane makers – inherently vulnerable to the economic side-effects of a potential pandemic - faced challenges as the year began, ensuring they are now at growing risk of severe coronavirus-related

Comair releases interim results showing loss

South African airline Comair Limited has reported a headline loss of R564 million in its interim results for the six months ending on 31 December 2019.

Air Senegal to launch London Stansted to Dakar direct flights

Air Senegal is to launch a direct service operating between London Stansted and Dakar this summer.

Air Côte d’Ivoire boosts passenger experience offering with SITAONAIR

Ivory Coast carrier Air Côte d’Ivoire is extending its relationship with trusted inflight connectivity partner SITAONAIR across its new fleet of A320neo aircraft, enabling enhanced levels of passenger satisfaction.

Aviationfly.com launches Middle East, Africa and Asia pilot school directory

Aviationfly.com, a comprehensive directory of nearly 250 flight schools across the Middle East, Africa and Asia has formally launched – providing those wishing to become a pilot with an unrivalled resource to help them kickstart their

$1.8bn Russian fighter deal for Algeria

A $1.8 billion order for 30 Russian aircraft will take Algeria’s fighter fleet numbers up to 74 – sufficient for six squadrons. Jon Lake reports.

AVAFA20SK2207050320
See us at
AVMENA20 BT1309100620AVAFA20BT2207050320