AFRAA and KAAO to support sustainable development of aviation in Kenya

The African Airlines Association (AFRAA) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Kenya Association of Air Operators (KAAO).

The MoU was signed by Abdérahmane Berthé, AFRAA’s Secretary General and Liz Aluvanze, KAAO’s Chief Executive Officer at a ceremony that took place at the Aero Club of East Africa in Wilson Airport, Nairobi – Kenya. Image: AFRAA

The two will provide mutual support to the sustainable development of the airline industry in Kenya as the country is represented by the two Associations.

Speaking at the signing ceremony, AFRAA Secretary General, Abdérahmane Berthé said: “There are some country-specific opportunities and challenges of the airline industry in Africa that vary from country to country. AFRAA is excited to forge a close working relationship with KAAO as this will enhance the level of support by AFRAA to the airline industry in Kenya. This approach is a building block to AFRAA’s mission for a sustainable, interconnected and affordable air transport industry in Africa where African airlines become key players and drivers to African economic development.”

“As part of KAAOs strategy, we are aiming at developing strong partnerships for advocacy and mutual benefit and this is the first step. We are keen to leverage learnings from AFRAA as they have a pan-African view of the opportunities and challenges faced by the air transport industry in Africa of which Kenya’s robust and dynamic aviation sector forms a significant part of this eco-system” said KAAO Chairman Mbuvi Ngunze.