AviaDev has confirmed it will return to Cape Town on April 24th-26th next year for its fourth edition with the support of joint hosts, Cape Town Air Access and ACSA.
The Cape Town and Western Cape Convention Bureau assisted in securing the venue for AviaDev 2019 at the Century City Conference Centre.
The 2018 event attracted participation from over 30 countries and is committed to retain its African-centric focus.
Jon Howell, managing director, AviaDev, said: “Cape Town is the perfect location to host AviaDev Africa.
“The destination is a world-class example of what can be achieved with a can-do attitude and collaborative approach to route development.
“With 57 per cent of all travellers arriving at their final destination by air, aviation is the missing piece of the jigsaw that can catalyse economic growth across the African continent.
“Through an innovative and insightful conference agenda, varied networking opportunities and our pre-arranged meetings, our mandate is to advance Africa’s connectivity.”
Since inception, AviaDev has been the catalyst for partnerships including notably the Kigali-Harare-Cape Town route that has been served by RwandAir since May.
Deon Cloete, general manager of Airports Company South Africa, Cape Town International Airport ,added: “Air traffic into Cape Town continues to be an important driver for stimulating tourism in our region.
“Since the concerted effort in focusing on Air Access, we have seen a number of new routes and route expansions into the destination.
“Bringing AviaDev back to Cape Town is wonderful for the region and will create an excellent platform to explore future sustainable aviation opportunities.”