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September 25, 2023

Angola hosts international conference of southern African airlines

TAAG is co-organizing the 53rd edition of the AASA (Airlines Association of Southern Africa) General Assembly, an event taking place from October 5 to 8 at the Epic Sana Hotel in Luanda, bringing together several international delegations

Luanda, September 25, 2023: Angola is the host country for the 53rd edition of the AASA (Airlines Association of Southern Africa) General Assembly, a benchmark event in the aviation sector that will reflect on the development of commercial aviation in Africa. This annual event is being held for the first time in Angola, bringing together airlines, regulators, manufacturers, service providers, investors, diplomatic representations and government bodies. This event is a privileged platform for networking and strengthening relations between industry players, giving the Angolan aviation ecosystem, and the country, the opportunity to promote its strengths to the international community.
October 6, in particular, is reserved for the conference/debate cycle which will bring together more than 200 delegates and top decision-makers from the aviation industry, with various topics on the agenda, namely: competitive environment, connectivity, financing, supply chain, operating costs, regulatory aspects, growth and sustainability of African airlines.

About AASA
AASA is a regional association that brings together African airlines based in the southern part of the African continent, acting as a representative on the SADC (Southern Africa Development Community) Civil Aviation Committee. AASA currently has 16 member airlines: TAAG, Air Austral, Air Botswana, Airlink, Air Zimbabwe, Congo Airways, Eswatini Air, Federal Airlines, FlyCobra, FlySafair, LAM Mozambique Airlines, LIFT, Mango Airlines, Mozambique Express, Proflight Zambia and South African Airways. In addition to the airlines, AASA also has 35 associate members from sectors directly or indirectly linked to aviation. AASA regularly participates in and contributes to ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization) and IATA (International Air Transport Association) on matters related to the Southern African region.

About TAAG Angola Airlines
TAAG - Angola Airlines - was founded in 1938 and is based in Luanda, the capital city. For over 80 years TAAG has been connecting Angolans through domestic and international connections. TAAG is a globally recognized leader in the Angolan aviation market with sustained growth, currently offering 12 domestic and 13 international destinations. In addition to transporting passengers, its fleet also transports cargo, an increasingly essential service for the development of the local ecosystem. TAAG is deeply proud of its history, service and focus on continuous improvement.

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