The African Airlines Association (AFRAA) and The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) are working together for the development of air cargo on the African continent.
The deal states the TIACA would work with the 40 members of AFRAA to improve air cargo safety and security, and urge the members to deeply accept digitization. It will also provide new training directives with the goal of supporting the rapidly developing air cargo sector in Africa, AFRAA stated.
“We are very excited to deepen the cooperation with TIACA, to tap into their expertise and knowhow on air cargo,” said AFRAA Secretary General Elijah Chigosho said in a statement.
“With the financial and economic performance of African airlines being currently below global standards, AFRAA believes it can build on our mutual experience and expertise with TIACA to benefit both organizations and help change the fortunes of African carriers. We expect synergies to emerge among our organizations,” Chigosho added.
Meanwhile, TIACA Secretary General Vladimir Zubkov vowed that his organization would give assistance in organizing the air cargo part of the future AFRAA agenda.