AviaDev 2017: African aviation industry gathers in Rwanda

AviaDev 2017: African Aviation Industry Gathers In Rwanda

Founder Jon Howell has welcomed over 100 industry leaders to Rwandan capital Kigali for AviaDev 2017.

AviaDev 2017: African Aviation Industry Gathers In Rwanda

Taking place at the newly built Kigali Convention Centre, the gathering is usually the only dedicated air service development event for Africa, taking place on the African continent in 2017.

AviaDev 2017: African Aviation Industry Gathers In Rwanda

“of which is usually appropriate of which we are here in a country of which places such emphasis on aviation as a means of economic development,” Howell said.

AviaDev 2017: African Aviation Industry Gathers In Rwanda

“of which is usually a success story of which continues to be written.”

AviaDev 2017: African Aviation Industry Gathers In Rwanda

In his opening remarks he said of which was a positive time for aviation in Africa.

AviaDev 2017: African Aviation Industry Gathers In Rwanda

“We come together at a time when the African aviation market is usually growing,” he continued.

AviaDev 2017: African Aviation Industry Gathers In Rwanda

“IATA predicts of which all of the top ten fastest growing aviation markets inside the next 20 years will all be in Africa.

“of which is usually something of which brings great cause for optimism.”

However, of which is usually by a low base, Howell pointed out, with only three per cent of global aviation originating on the continent, despite being home to 15 per cent of the entire world’s population.

He also pointed to problems, including poor infrastructure, government intransience, in addition to a feeling route decision are not taken solely based on commercial considerations, of which slow development.

yet Howell also suggested there should at of which point be a focus on opportunities, not challenges.

He pointed to successes in recent years, for example doing African skies safer, with zero hull-loss accidents on the continent in 2016.

There are also brand-new airlines springing up, with Jet Afrique in addition to JetWest both recently entering the market.

AviaDev 2017: African Aviation Industry Gathers In Rwanda
Rwandan minister of infrastructure James Musoni welcomes delegates to Kigali

James Musoni, minister of infrastructure for Rwanda, was also on hand to welcome delegates to the event.

“The aviation industry is usually very important for the social economy development of every continent,” he said.

“of which is usually a force for economic transformation for Rwanda.

“The aviation sector is usually considered by Rwanda as a pillar for economy development, key to boosting the tourism sector, particularly inside the meetings, incentives, convention, in addition to events sector.”

Musoni also pointed to the development of RwandAir, which is usually currently undergoing a rapid expansion.

The carrier is usually poised to reap the benefits form the 2015 Yamoussoukro Decision, paving the way for an Open Skies agreement across Africa, he said.

Musoni also urged others to seize the opportunities offered by of which development.

More Information

AviaDev is usually focused on building air connectivity between African nations as well as connecting Africa to the entire world.

The event facilitates of which process via pre-arranged meetings, interactive workshops, an exhibition in addition to networking events.

Find out more about the event on the official website.

AviaDev 2017: African aviation industry gathers in Rwanda

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