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L AASA News / 2022
- June 23. You can now fly around SA without a mask – and airlines expect that will make some uncomfortable
- June 23. South Africa ready to host events again, after remaining Covid-19 regulations scrapped
- June 22. SA tourism and hospitality welcome 'long overdue' move to scrap Covid-19 regulations
- June 22. IT’S OFFICIAL: Face masks are gone, border checks and gatherings ban dropped in SA
- June 17. Southern African airlines in Catch-22 as costs rise amid fragile demand
- June 10. AASA attending AviaDev Africa 2022: 29 June to 1 July in Cape Town
- June 7. AASA CEO to participate in the African Aviation Summit - Air Finance Africa - 8 to 10 June - Johannesburg
- June 6. [INTERVIEW] Professionalism and access to contacts are essential to overcoming aviation challenges – Aaron Munetsi, AASA CEO
- June 5. Unfair to penalise airlines for not providing cheap tickets, says aviation body
- June 3. Comair suspension: Airlines Association says members not deliberately hiking prices
- June 2. AASA CEO to participate in the African Aviation 2022 Conference - MRO Africa - 13 to 15 June - Johannesburg
- May 26. AASA warmly welcomes new Associate Members: Astron Energy, Cape Winelands Airport and Hitit
L / 2022
L AASA PRESS RELEASE
AASA welcomes appointment of South Africa's new Air Services Councils
Councils are crucial for South Africa's air transport sector and the country's economic development
March 10, 2022. Johannesburg. The Airlines Association of Southern Africa (AASA) welcomes the appointment of South Africa’s new air services councils and calls on them to move swiftly to clear the 12 months backlog of licence applications and enable South Africa’s airlines to better connect the country with its markets.
AASA, which represents most of the airlines in the Southern African Development Community, has been working behind the scenes to encourage South Africa’s government to expedite the appointment of the new councils, both of which had become defunct in April 2021 when the terms of the previous councillors ended.
While we congratulate Cabinet on confirming the appointments of the new councillors, there is much work to be done and no time to rest. The absence of functioning councils for almost a year held back South Africa’s airlines and prevented them from providing the economic and social benefits that air connectivity provides by facilitating trade, tourism and travel. The councils’ resumption will be a great relief for South Africa’s travel and tourism sector as it seeks to rebuild following the COVID-19 pandemic and associated restrictions.
Aaron Munetsi, AASA CEO
Under South African legislation, the International Air Services Council and its domestic counterpart, the Air Services Licencing Council, are required to consider applications and award or withdraw licences granted to South African-based airlines and operators of other commercial aviation services. Download this full news release [pdf]...
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