Linhas Aéreas de Moçambique (LAM) was elected, for the second year running, to chair the Executive Committee of AFRAA (African Airlines Association).
The re-election took place during AFRAA’s 55th Annual General Assembly held from 19 to 21 November in Kampala, the capital of the Republic of Uganda.
At the assembly, LAM was represented by its managing director, João Carlos Pó Jorge, who emphasised the importance of the status achieved by the company on behalf of Mozambique. “This is recognition of LAM’s long and valuable contribution to the growth and consolidation of the commercial aviation industry on the African continent, which brings prestige to the company and above all to the country,” said João Jorge.
Following the presidency, LAM will lead the relevant AFRAA meetings for a year, where strategic aspects of African commercial aviation will be debated and decided.
The 55th AFRAA General Assembly was held under the theme “Advances in the transformation of aviation for development” and produced recommendations for the future of aviation in Africa.
Companies and other aviation stakeholders were urged to find ways to make it possible to realise five main points: firstly, the transformational value of the single African air transport market for African companies; secondly, the collaborative and effective achievement of aviation’s Net Zero roadmap; thirdly, innovation initiatives in Africa for sustainable aviation on the continent; fourthly, synergies for the development of intra-African tourism and air travel; and fifthly, gender diversity and inclusion actions to shape the future of aviation in Africa.