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L AASA News / 2022
- November 17. [Radio Interview/ The Business Report on Nova 103 Ep 50] AASA CEO interviewed at the Namibia Aviation & Connectivity Forum
- November 16, SAATM inches towards take-off with launch of 15 state pilot
- November 14. Inaugural Namibia Aviation & Connectivity Forum: Various experts expected to feature at maiden Aviation and Connectivity Forum in Namibia this week
- November 7, Precision Air Condolences
- November 5, Aviators Africa Conference 2022: Experts task govts, operators to focus more on business
- November 5, Forum urges stakeholders to reset Africa Aviation Industry
- November 5, Airlines body sets steep targets amid challenges
- November 1. SA airports promise working travelators, escalators, and lifts for the festive season
- November 1, Aviators Africa Conference and Tower Awards: stakeholders told to reset Africa’s aviation industry
- November 1, SA airports promise working travelators, escalators, and lifts for the festive season
- October 31. Mozambique: LAM Director General elected Chairperson of AASA
- October 30, Does SA really have a jet fuel crisis?
- October 26, Stakeholders seek reorganisation of Africa’s aviation
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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