35 African airlines meet in Brazzaville

The Director of Equatorial Congo Airlines, Fatima Beyina-Moussa, who led the association in 2014 noted that the Brazzaville meeting will focus mainly on freeing up the African skies.

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Thirty five African airlines, which are members of the African Airlines Association (AFRAA) are converging on Brazzaville to reflect on “the possibilities of liberalizing African skies”.

They are rubbing minds on the occasion of the organization’s 47th annual meeting, which began in the Congolese capital on Monday.

The theme of the meeting deals with the issue of air transport, in line with the ambitions and objectives of the African Union, which had, at its last summit on 30-31 January 2015, urged airlines to work together through joint business cooperation and initiatives, Congo’s senior Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation, Rodolph Adada said.

Since 1999, African countries have committed themselves to implementing the Yamoussoukro Decision,’ which aims to reaffirm international safety standards and full exercise of the freedom of the sky she explained.

She also took the opportunity to remind participants that eleven African states, including the Republic of Congo have pledged to make the 'Yamoussoukro Decision' a reality by January 2017. We hope that other states will quickly follow suit in order to achieve a single aviation market in Africa.

She was also optimistic that the discourses during the meeting lead to positive, and most importantly, decisive changes for African aviation.

AFRAA’s 46th annual meeting was held in the Algerian capital, Algiers last year under the theme Succeeding Together through Innovation and Collaboration.

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