The African Airlines Association (AFRAA) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA) to support the socio-economic integration, prosperity and sustainable development of civil aviation in the regions represented by the two Associations.
According to AFRAA, the MoU was signed by Abdérahmane Berthé, AFRAA’s Secretary-General and José Ricardo Botelho, ALTA’sExecutive Director & CEO at the 2021 ALTA Airline Leaders Forum in Bogota, Colombia.
Under the framework of the collaboration, AFRAA and ALTA will work closely on actions to achieve common objectives for the mutual benefit of their membership on advocacy at global level, airline cost-saving best practices, airline financing, environmental sustainability, liberalization and connectivity, data exchange, training and addressing the subject of high taxes, charges and fees.
Mr. Abdérahmane Berthé, AFRAA Secretary General, stated: “The airline industry in Africa faces various similar opportunities and challenges as those experienced in the Latin American and Caribbean regions. AFRAA is excited to forge a close working relationship with ALTA as this will facilitate the sharing of information and ideas to enhance the development of air transport and address the common challenges faced by airlines in our respective regions.”
AFRAA said the MoU synergizes the unique expertise and experience of both Associations. AFRAA and ALTA will hold regular meetings to review the implementation of the annual Action Plan and explore areas for future collaboration.