July 05, 2019: The 51st African Airlines Association (AFRAA) Annual General Assembly (AGA) & Summit has been shifted to the InterContinental Mauritius Resort Balaclava Fort, Mauritius, from November 10-12, 2019. Earlier, the summit was scheduled to take place from November 24-26, 2019, at Yaound, Cameroon.

AFRAA's secretary general Abdrahmane Berth noted that this comes after the country successfully hosted the 8th Aviation Stakeholder's Convention which brought together more than 300 delegates from Africa and across the globe to stimulate dialogue, build sustainable networks to create a more competitive environment for business and improve the aviation support base on the continent.

Expressing appreciation to the new host - Air Mauritius, Berth said, "We are grateful to Air Mauritius and the people of Mauritius for their willingness to host this most important gathering of aviation stakeholders on the continent. This is again a testament to their legendary hospitality and commitment to the development of the African aviation industry"

On his part, Air Mauritius chief executive officer Somas Appavou said, "It is a pleasure and honour for us to host AFRAA's 51st Annual General Assembly after the productive 8th Aviation Stakeholder's Convention held in Mauritius in May. We are thankful for the role that Air Mauritius has been called upon to play within AFRAA. Being part of Africa, we face the challenges and share the opportunities of the continent's aviation industry. Moreover, as a small island developing state, being part of a broader partnership such as AFRAA is a key for us to overcome the hurdles stemming from our insularity. We are looking forward to contribute in making AFRAA's next AGM a success."

The Annual General Assembly is the premier gathering of African airline CEOs and senior global aviation executives. Annually, the AGA brings together the aviation leaders and stakeholders to take stock of aviation milestones and plan the future for the development of African aviation.

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