TAAG informs – in a statement sent to VerAngola – that it is co-organizer of the event, which will take place between the 5th and 8th of October at the Hotel Epic Sana, in Luanda.
"Angola is the host country of the 53rd edition of the General Assembly of AASA (Airlines Association of Southern Africa), a reference event in the aviation sector and which will reflect on the development of commercial aviation in Africa", reads the communicated.
This event, which is annual and takes place for the first time in Angola, will bring together airlines, regulators, manufacturers, service providers, investors, diplomatic representations and government entities.
"This event is a privileged platform for networking and strengthening relationships between industry players, providing the Angolan aviation ecosystem, and the country, with the opportunity to promote its strengths within the international community", adds the statement.
In terms of calendar, the flag airline informs that the 6th of October, in particular, is reserved for the implementation of the "cycle of conferences/debate that will bring together more than 200 delegates and top decision-makers from the aviation industry, with several themes on the agenda, namely: competitive environment, connectivity, financing, supply chain, operational costs, regulatory aspects, growth and sustainability of African airlines".
AASA is a "regional association that brings together African airlines based south of the Equator", and acts as a representative at the SADC Civil Aviation Committee. According to the statement, the association currently has 16 airlines as members: TAAG, Air Austral, Air Botswana, Airlink, Air Zimbabwe, Congo Airways, Eswatini Air, Federal Airlines, FlyCobra, FlySafair, LAM Mozambique Airlines, LIFT, Mango Airlines, Mozambique Express, Proflight Zambia and South African Airways.
"In addition to airlines, AASA also has 35 associated members from sectors directly or indirectly linked to aviation", says the statement, which adds that the association "has regular participation and contributions to ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization) and IATA (International Air Transport Association) around matters related to the Southern African region".