Chris Zweigenthal to retire as CEO of AASA

The Airlines Association of Southern Africa (AASA) has announced that its chief executive officer, Chris Zweigenthal, will retire from the organisation at the end of August 2021.

Chris Zweigenthal
Chris Zweigenthal


Chris Zweigenthal to retire as CEO of AASA.  Image:  AASA

Zweigenthal joined AASA in February 2002 as deputy chief executive and was appointed CEO in March 2009. 


“Chris is a legend in the Southern African air transport industry and is widely regarded for his tenacity, calm diplomacy and energetic work ethic,” said AASA chairperson, Elmar Conradie.


“While we have confronted - and continue to face - serious challenges, the airline industry in Southern Africa is deeply indebted to Chris for the constructive engagement and goodwill that he has fostered across the sector. especially with government regulators, policy makers, legislators and state-run infrastructure service providers throughout the Southern African Development Community.

“We wish Chris and his family a well-deserved retirement. He will leave big shoes to fill.”