Rwanda’s national flag carrier, RwandAir, has finalised preparations to host the 49th Annual General Assembly (AGA) and Summit of the African Airlines Association (AFRAA), scheduled to take place at the Kigali Convention Centre in Rwanda from November 12-14.
This important yearly event which was last held in Victoria Falls – Zimbabwe last November, is expected to attract over 500 high profile delegates from the aviation industry in Africa, Europe, Middle East, Asia and North America.
Addressing the reporters during a press conference held in Kigali as part of an advance visit, AFRAA Secretary- General, Dr. Elijah Chingosho, said: “The AFRAA AGA is the premier gathering of senior global aviation executives in Africa. Annually, the AGA brings together global aviation leaders and stakeholders to take stock of aviation milestones and plan the future for the development of African aviation.”
The AGA will discuss issues on the development of air transport in Africa in general and development opportunities for African airlines in particular.
Air transport in Africa is an economic bridge – linking people, goods and capital to markets and industries and integrating the vast continent.
AFRAA President/Ag, CEO of RwandAir, Chance Ndagano thanked AFRAA for the opportunity to host this major aviation event.
He stated that hosting the event in Rwanda, presented an excellent opportunity to strengthen aviation in the country and further promotes the tourism sector.
”It is a pleasure and an honor to host the 49th AFRAA Annual General Assembly and Summit in Kigali. RwandAir looks forward to welcome airline top executives and other aviation stakeholders to Remarkable Rwanda – the land of a thousand hills,” he added.