AASA Gets New Chairperson and Deputy Chairperson

AASA Chair, CEO and Dep Chair 2023-24

Joao Po Jorge has been re-elected as the Chairperson of the Airlines Association of Southern Africa (AASA). He is the Director-General of LAM Mozambique Airlines. The Interim CEO of South African Airways, Prof. John Lamola, was elected as the Deputy Chair.

The incoming Chairperson and Deputy Chairperson of the Airlines Association of Southern Africa (AASA) were elected at the body’s virtual 53rd Annual General Meeting and will serve for the next 12 months.

National, regional and geopolitical shifts and uncertainties, macro-economic headwinds – driven by rising energy costs, weakened local currencies, inflation and unemployment – together with changed market dynamics and customer behaviour, have forced Southern Africa’s airlines to become more agile, cost efficient and innovative to satisfy their customers’ needs.

Joao and John will provide guidance and support to AASA as we continue engaging governments and their agencies to ensure that policy, regulations and standards promote competitive, affordable, economically and environmentally sustainable, secure and safe air transport with comprehensive intra-African connectivity,” said AASA CEO, Aaron Munetsi.

AASA’s annual general assembly was hosted by TAAG Angola Airlines and held in the Angolan capital. It was attended by over 160 delegates representing airlines, airports, air navigation and weather services, aircraft and engine manufacturers, industry suppliers and other stakeholders.

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