Uganda Airlines CEO to host Abderahmane Berthe, the African Airline Association (AFRAA) Secretary General

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Uganda Airlines Chief Executive Officer will host AFRAA Secretary General, Mr. Abderahmane Berthé in Kampala on 22nd August 2022. Berthe will later have a strategic meeting with the Minister of Works and Transport, Hon. Gen. Katumba Wamala. AFRAA Meeting with the Uganda Airlines CEO will focus on strategic cooperation in areas that accelerate African Air transport growth to play bigger on a global scene.

The Secretary General’s meeting is part of the AFRAA CEO leadership dialogues held with leaders of member airlines. Uganda Airlines has already been tapping into the Airlines Association pool to build mutually beneficial synergies since 2019. The Airline leadership will also use the opportunity to propose new areas of future AFRAA support.

 AFRAA Secretary General, Mr. Abderahmane Berthé
AFRAA Secretary General, Mr. Abderahmane Berthé

The AFRAA SG visit to Uganda comes at a time when Uganda Airlines is implementing its ambitious Global strategic growth plan. The Airline is also preparing to host The 55th African Airlines Association (AFRAA) Annual General Assembly (AGA) and Summit in November 2023, Uganda. Uganda Airlines will proudly host the AGA under the high patronage of the Government of Uganda. The event is expected to attract about 500 high-profile delegates from the aviation industry in Africa, Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and North America.

Africa Aviation continues to face challenges with the realization of open skies despite existing Declarations, high operational costs, and empty seats. AFRAA May 2022 report outlook reported that average jet fuel price continues to rise globally, impacting airlines operating costs. From the mid-May average price of 146.5/bbl, Platts estimates the impact on Airlines 2022 fuel bill is $121.1 billion.  

With a mission to promote, serve African airlines and champion Africa’s aviation industry, AFRAA is Uganda Airlines Strategic partner in aviation cooperation, capacity building, data collection, partnerships, and research.

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  • Uganda Airlines is Uganda’s flagship national passenger and cargo carrier that started in 2019. It provides scheduled air transportation services in East Africa and near-international markets. Uganda Airlines was awarded the World’s Youngest Aircraft Fleet Award, given by Ch-Aviation in 2021 and 2022.
  • Its Vision: To be a world-class airline exceeding customer expectations through high-quality service, global connectivity, and commitment to excellence.
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  • The African Airlines Association (AFRAA) is a Trade Organisation open to membership of airlines of African States. AFRAA membership of 44 airlines across the African continent and includes all the major Intercontinental African operators. Current members represent over 85% of total international traffic carried by African airlines.

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