Joao Carlos Po Jorg elected chairperson of AASA

Joao Carlos Po Jorge has been elected the new Chairperson and Elmar Conradie as deputy chairperson of the Airlines Association of Southern Africa’s (AASA). They will serve for the next 12 months.

Jorge is the Director-General of Linhas Aéreas de Moçambique (LAM). Conradie is the CEO of Safair 

“Our industry emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic in a very different shape to what it was.   It is leaner, fitter and stronger, but faces considerable economic and regulatory headwinds and external threats, including the reliable supply of fuel, which is the most immediate pressing issue.  Both Joāo and Elmar are highly respected and knowledgeable leaders in the Southern African air transport industry and well-placed to provide guidance and support as we continue to lead and speak for the airline industry and engage on their behalf with governments and regulators throughout the SADC region,” said AASA CEO, Aaron Munetsi.

AASA’s 2022 annual assembly was attended by over 260 delegates representing airlines, airports, air navigation and weather services as well as manufacturers, suppliers and other industry stakeholders.  Issues addressed included the need for urgent action by governments in the region to review policies and regulations to enable a more efficient, comprehensive and competitive air transport industry to serve and support all of the economies of the SADC region.