Based in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, AFRAA
represents 41 member airlines from 33 of Africa's 53 nations.
Between 2005 and 2012 he was Director of Commercial and Information Communication Technology at AFRAA
, before taking on the role of Director of Commercial, Corporate and Industry Affairs.
Namases thanked AFRAA
for its support since the Airline enrolled as a member in 2000 and asked the association to continue to assist Air Namibia.
The role of AFRAA
in ensuring compliance of African airlines with worldwide best practices on matters concerning safety, security and protection of the environment and for providing the necessary guidance and technical support on those matters is paramount.
Jorg Moller, Executive Vice President Travel & Transportation with Wirecard, is confident: "Joining the AFRAA
partner network gives us optimum access to the high-growth African market.
Ibrahim recognised AFRAA
as the Pan African organisation of the African airlines with which the African Union Commission will establish a special cooperation mechanism on advisory basis as stipulated in the Treaty establishing the African Economic Community on matters related to the airlines industry.
The gathering comes as part of the preparations for the General Assembly meeting of the AFRAA
which will be held in Addis Ababa in October.
The new secretary general is expected to steer the affairs of AFRAA
and reposition the organisation as a premier continental air transport body of repute; delivering quality service to members and effectively representing their interests.
By interrogating OAG's industry-leading databases, the tool brings an unprecedented level of advanced data analysis functionality, offering AFRAA
rapid access to detailed reports ranging from airline and airport route development trends to aircraft usage patterns.
The new AFRAA
secretary general, Dr Elijah Chingosho, and the African Union's Commissioner for Infrastructure and Energy, Dr Elham Ibrahim, have come to a fresh agreement that AFRAA
will be the main framework for the advocacy of African airlines in the international arena.
In November 2015, ECAir in the Republic of the Congo will be hosting the 47th AFRAA
AGM in Brazzaville.
The event, which will take place at the Kempinski Seychelles Hotel, is hosted by the Seychelles Tourism Board in partnership with the Seychelles Civil Aviation Authority supported by the Airlines Association of Southern Africa (AASA), AFRAA
(African Airlines Association) and ACI Africa.