AFRAA SG Meets ASKY CEO and stakeholders in Togo, to advance SAATM.


AFRAA Secretary General, Mr Abderahmane Berthé, paid courtesy visit to ASKY Airlines CEO – Mr. Esayas Woldemariam Hailu  in Lome – Togo. The discussion covered developments that have increased traction of the Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM) implementation progress, notably the just-concluded SAATM Capacity building workshop for airlines that was organized by AFRAA in collaboration with AFCAC in Nairobi from 18-20 March 2024 and the ongoing recruitment process in Lomé of the YD/SAATM Administrative Council which will be chaired by Mr Berthé.

The Administrative Council shall be an independent body composed of 5 Members from 5 African regions who shall be Legal experts. They will adopt all decisions necessary for the operation of the Dispute Settlement Mechanism and perform the operational tasks assigned to it by the Regulation. The Administrative Council shall be supported by a Secretariat that shall perform the function of Registrar as well as enforce appropriate rules and administrative procedures.

The meeting further discussed the state of the industry, developments at ASKY Airlines and forthcoming industry events including, the 12th Aviation Stakeholders Convention and the Inaugural African Aviation Safety & Operations Summit taking place from 12-15 May 2024 hosted by Ethiopian Airlines under the high patronage of the Government of Ethiopia at the Skylight Hotel in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Mr Berthé was accompanied by Mr. Raphael Kuuchi – AFRAA Consulting Director Government, Legal & Industry Affairs