The GHI Big Debate: How do we reinvigorate African aviation after the coronavirus crisis?

16 February 2021 10:05 - 11:00

Africa has endured a loss of 100m air passengers in 2020 with fears that historic market fragmentation and protectionist policies could blunt an effective restart for years to come. Now stakeholders stand at a critical junction: work together to ensure a safe, uniform and Covid-secure restart in 2021 or work alone and risk punitive border constraints, inefficiency and further job losses.
This session will explore the route map for cooperation and rekindling a market always rich in potential. The session will explore handler:airline partnerships, cashflow, equipment innovation, government aid and the opportunity to explore new revenue streams.

Atilla Korkmazoglu, President, Ground Services & Cargo (EMEA), Celebi

Cisse Abdoulaye, Group COO - Ground Handling & Cargo Management, National Aviation Services (NAS)

Tom Kok, Director, AviAssist Foundation

Gordon Anyimu, Head of Ground Services, Kenya Airways

Emanuel Chaves, Vice-President, ACI Africa