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  • October 7. [AASA News Release] AASA’s 2023-24 Chairperson and Deputy Chairperson elected

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AASA elects 2023 - 2024 Chairperson and Deputy Chairperson

October 72023. 

Luanda. The incoming Chairperson and Deputy Chairperson of AASA were elected at the body’s 53rd Annual General Meeting and will serve for the next 12 months.
João Pó Jorge has been re-elected as AASA’s Chairperson. He is the Director-General of LAM Mozambique Airlines, with Interim CEO of South African Airways, Prof. John Lamola, chosen as the Deputy Chair. 

National, regional, and geopolitical shifts and uncertainties, macro-economic headwinds – driven by rising energy costs, weakened local currencies, inflation, and unemployment – together with changed market dynamics and customer behaviour, have forced Southern Africa’s airlines to become more agile, cost-efficient and innovative to satisfy their customer’s needs. João and John will provide guidance and support to AASA as we continue engaging governments and their agencies to ensure that policy, regulations, and standards promote competitive, affordable, economically and environmentally sustainable, secure, and safe air transport with comprehensive intra-African connectivity. 
Aaron Munetsi, AASA CEO

Above (L to R): João Pó Jorge (LAM Mozambique Airlines, Director-General), AASA Chairperson; Aaron Munetsi AASA CEO; and Prof. John Lamola (SAA, Interim CEO), AASA Deputy Chairperson. 

AASA’s annual general assembly was hosted by TAAG Angola Airlines and held in the Angolan capital.  It was attended by over 160 delegates representing airlines, airports, air navigation and weather services, aircraft and engine manufacturers, industry suppliers and other stakeholders.
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