Air Transport World

AFFRA hosts SAA observer. (African Airlines Association annual meeting; South African Airways)

ARUSHA, Tanzania--Frank discussion of the future of the African air-transport industry was one of the memorable features of the 24th Annual General Assembly of the African Airlines Association (AFRAA). Another was the first-ever attendance by a representative of South African Airways--Chief Executive Cort van der Veer, who had been invited as an observer--the association's constitution bars from membership airlines of countries that are not members of the Organization of African Unity,

The OAU, incidentally, caused elaborate arrangements by Air Tanzania for hosting the AGA to be modified on a few days' notice, when it convened a meeting of the heads of its member nations here, pre-empting accommodations. …

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