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Unlocking potential of African aviation brings immense socio-economic benefits – Ethiopian CEO

Addis Ababa, June 20, 2023 (FBC) – Unlocking the full potential of African aviation brings immense socio-economic benefits, Ethiopian Airlines Group CEO Mesfin Tasew said.

In his opening remarks at the International Air Transport Association (IATA)’s Focus Africa Conference 2023 in Addis Ababa, Mesfin reminded that these benefits and the unique operation of the industry remain misunderstood by most African Policy makers and authorities.

The Ethiopian Airlines CEO stressed that such approaches need to change to unlock the continent’s aviation potential.

For his part, State Minister for Transport & Logistics of Ethiopia Dhenge Boru asserted that the government of Ethiopia is committed to take part in the initiatives that the African Union advocates to ease the movement of people and liberalize traffic rights.

Willie Walsh, IATA’s Director General, has also made opening remarks at the 2023 Focus Africa Conference.

The International Air Transport Association (IATA)’s Focus Africa Conference 2023 kicked off earlier today at Skylight Hotel in Addis Ababa to delve into six priorities under IATA’s Focus Africa initiative to strengthen aviation’s contribution to the continent’s economic and social development and improve connectivity, safety and reliability for passengers and shippers.

The conference’s session tracks are expected to address safety, aeronautical information management, Intra-African connectivity, airport infrastructure, biometrics and security, modern airline retailing, sustainability, and skilled workforce, it is noted.

It is also stated that the conference brought together airline CEOs, aviation leaders, decision-makers and influencers representing airlines, airports, government agencies, air navigation service providers, international and regional associations, aviation suppliers, aircraft manufacturers and other stakeholders.

Focus Africa is a regional conference bringing together top aviation stakeholders from Africa, Middle East and globally to collaboratively drive the advancement of aviation in Africa.

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