ECAir seeks strategy of cooperation between African airlines


  • ECAir attends IATA’s 71st General Meeting in Miami

ECAir plans to play its part in implementing a real strategy of cooperation between African airlines

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unnamedECAir, Equatorial Congo Airlines, the national airline of the Republic of the Congo, headed by Fatima Beyina-Moussa, who is also President of the African Airlines Association (AFRAA), is attending the 71st Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the International Air Transport Association (IATA), which is combined with the World Air Transport Summit, taking place between 7 and 9 June at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel in Miami, United States.

IATA’s AGM and Summit give airline bosses a chance to exchange information and are a unique opportunity to hear their vision. This is the biggest meeting of the heads of these airlines. They include a large number of heads of African companies, such as Driss Benhima, CEO of Royal Air Maroc, Tewolde Gebremariam, CEO of Ethiopian Airlines, Captain Sameh El-Hefny, CEO of EgyptAir, Ben Dahwa, CEO of Air Botswana, and Fatima Beyina-Moussa, Managing Director of ECAir and President of AFRAA.

The heads of African companies were able to speak for a few minutes on Sunday 7 June with Tony Tyler, Director General of IATA, and Dr Elijah Chingosho, Secretary General of AFRAA. Tony Tyler once again called on airlines and governments to unite in order to develop the air transport sector on the continent.

Fatima Beyina-Moussa reiterated that ECAir plans to play its part in implementing a real strategy of cooperation between African airlines: “Last week we launched our third intercontinental route between Brazzaville and Beirut, in partnership with Trans Air Congo (TAC). We are now finalising codeshare agreements with South African Airways and Ethiopian Airlines. I am confident that African airlines will be able to develop their connectivity on the continent and reconquer the air transport market. But in order to get there, we need to cooperate. The era of national airlines acting alone in their own territory is clearly behind us, and the sector is facing tougher competition than ever.”

Cooperation will be the main theme of the 47th General Meeting of AFRAA, organised by ECAir. The event, under the patronage of His Excellency Denis Sassou Nguesso, President of the Republic of the Congo, will take place between 8 and 10 November 2015 in Brazzaville.

Babatunde Akinsola
Babatunde Akinsola
Babatunde Akinsola is aNaija247news' Southwest editor. He's based in Lagos and writes on the Yoruba Nation political issues, news and investigative reports

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