AFRAA Joins the Focus Africa Initiative

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Program’s goal is to maximize aviation industry’s contribution to development across the African continent.

Airplane taking off from the airport. Image Credit: Adobe Stock Images/phaisarnwong2517

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The African Airlines Association (AFRAA) is joining the Focus Africa initiative, a program organized by the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

This initiative aims to maximize the contribution of aviation to development across the African continent by better serving passengers and shippers, many of which transport pharmaceuticals. Under Focus Africa, private and public stakeholders aim to deliver measurable improvements in six areas: safety, infrastructure, connectivity, finance & distribution, sustainability, and skills development.

“AFRAA and IATA share a common vision: the development of a safe, secure and sustainable aviation industry in Africa that facilitates business, trade, and tourism, and contributes positively to Africa's economic growth and development. AFRAA fully supports and encourages collaboration in tackling the challenges and threats to the sustainability of Africa’s air transport sector,” says Abderahmane Berthé, AFRAA’s secretary general. “By joining IATA and the other Focus Africa partners. we can help propel this initiative which will deliver widespread social and economic benefits.”

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