Views: 390 Gertrude Bazaanaa, Accra, Mon, May 7, 2018,3:13pm Ghana looks forward to economic dividend. The country takes turn to host this year’ Route...
Gertrude Bazaanaa, Accra, Mon, May 7, 2018,3:13pm
Ghana looks forward to economic dividend. The country takes turn to host this year’ Route Africa Conference and exhibition forum from July 16-18 this year. Ghana is second to Mali to host the airline development cog in the West Africa sub region.
The Minister of Aviation, Mrs. Cecilia Abena Dapaah, in her keynote address, said: “I am confident that the Route Africa will create the needed opportunity for networking and exchange of ideas. It will also provide a forum for the media and other stakeholders to project Ghana in a positive light.”
Meanwhile: “Routes Conference is the World’s largest commercial aviation conference that provides a forum for airlines, airports and tourism authorities to meet and interact under one roof.
At Movenpick Hotel in Accra, last week, the Minister described Route Africa as the longest standing and most established aviation forum.
She said the ministry was working hard to ensure that adequate infrastructure were in place to mitigate the demand drive of the fast growing air traffic.
According to the Ghana Airport Company Limited, (GACL) the country was expected to bear the torch of preferred aviation hub and leadership in airport business through route-network expansion, increased flight frequencies and improved connectivity of the Kotoka International Airport.
Still per GACL, the event was a unique opportunity for senior executives from airlines and airports of all sizes to come together and discuss Route Development opportunities, segment markets and present compelling strategies for operators to establish routes to their various airports.
And that the annual conference would allow for airline attraction and retention by the various airports and comprises four (4) events, for which the 2018 calendar was as followed: Routes Americas, (Quito, Ecuador; 13-15 Feb) Routes Asia, (Brisbane, Australia; 18-20Mar) Routes Europe, (Bilbao, Basque Country, Spain; 22-24Apr) Routes Africa and (Accra, Ghana; 16-18 Jul) the flagship World Routes Event.” (Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China; 15-18Sep)
This year’s event was expected to bring together 250 delegates, 40 lines, 50 airports, 15 tourism authorities and 20 top level speakers.