The destination Rwanda is bound to host a range of 400 experts from Aviation and key stakeholders in her city of Kigali to craft the means of boosting the African continent Airline business which is central to the tourism business including the Rwanda Safaris and tours.
The Aviation Conference will be the fifth of its kind running from 7th
to 9th May 2016 with the interest of ensuring dialogue and strengthening
sustainable networks in the airline business supply chain all over
Africa. The conference is also directed at establishing a competitive
environment for the Africa’s Aviation industry according to the Rwanda
Civil Aviation Authority Legal Affairs Director Eustache Ngoga.
The African Aviation conference comes to Rwanda for the first time and the range of people are expected to take safari to Rwanda
to participate in the summit. The Aviation Summit is being arranged by
the African Airlines Association (AFRAA) in conjunction with RwandAir
and the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure.
fact that Africa is set for a 4.4% passenger growth and a strong
expansion in its Air connectivity basing on the 20 year Passenger
forecast of International Air Transport Association (IATA), the summit
is seen as a strategic move to realizing this potential. The growth in
the Cargo and Passenger travel is believed to be stimulated by growing
economies and expansion of investment on the continent of Africa.
Apparently, the Aviation industry in Africa avails 6.9 million jobs
generating $80 billion in GDP thus justifying the reason for its
attention on the continent. Building sustainable partnerships to
mutually benefit from the sector is inevitable and would definitely
assist the Airlines to fully utilise the opportunities available on the
continent and overcome a myriad of challenges that characterize the
continents Aviation sector.
The Secretary General of AFRAA Dr.
Chingosho notes that the body attempts to create a ground where the
aviation product and services suppliers along with the buyers gather at
one point to network, exchange knowledge, negotiate business and craft
win-win business deals. Rwanda is pleased to host the summit according
to John Mirenge the Chief Executive Officer of Rwanda Air since it does
not only demonstrate the country’s commitment to the Aviation expansion
but also contribute to the country’s visibility and hence the count of safaris in Rwanda not forgetting Conference tourism.
The Conference will run under the theme "Winning Together through
Innovation and Collaboration” and it will feature a range of
presentations and panel discussions on the current trends in the
Aviation sector. The exhibition of various products, services and
solutions by the aviation suppliers will also take place.