Rwanda’s flag carrier, RwandAir, will play host to the 49th Annual General Assembly (AGA) and Summit of the African Airlines Association (AFRAA) scheduled to take place at the Kigali Convention Center in Rwanda, November 12 – 14, 2017.
This important annual event which was last held in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, in November 2016, is expected to attract over 500 high profile delegates from the aviation industry in Africa, Europe, Middle East, Asia, and North America.
Addressing the media 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, as well as development opportunities for African airlines in particular. Air transport in Africa is an economic bridge, linking people, goods and capital to markets and industries, while integrating the entire continent.
AFRAA President and CEO of RwandAir, Chance Ndagano, expressed his gratitude for the opportunity to host this major aviation event in Rwanda, as it will present an excellent opportunity to strengthen aviation in the country, and further promoting the tourism sector.