African ministers tackle poor air safety record

19th May 2006

African transport ministers began meeting to forge a common air safety policy for the continent, where the rate of fatal plane crashes is nine times the world average. The conference comes at “a critical moment where our continent is threatened with being marginalised in world air transport,” said Gabonese Prime Minister Jean Eyeghe Ndong, opening the two-day meeting in the Gabonese capital.

“The challenge consists of knowing how to benefit from the advantages of economic liberalisation ... without compromising security and safety,” he told Agence France Presse.


Recommended for you

Follow Breaking Travel News

Travel Events Calendar

Media Partnerships

Global Restaurant Investment ForumThe Hospitality & Tourism SummitCATHIC
ITB AsiaChina Outbound Travel & Tourism MarketThe Travel Marketing Store
Serviced Apartment SummitWorld Travel MarketIMEX
AHICWTTCRoutes Online
UBM Aviation