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Top delegates line up for Routes Africa

Top delegates line up for Routes Africa

Linhas Aereas de Mozambique has become the 25th carrier to register for the annual Routes Africa event, with chief executive Marlene Mendes Manave confirming her attendance in the Seychelles next month.

Other high level airline delegates in attendance this year will include Gebremaraim Tewolde, chief executive of Ethiopian Airlines, Cramer Ball, chief executive of Air Seychelles, both of whom registered earlier this year to take part in the Routes Africa Strategy Forum.

The event, which will take place on July 8th-10th, is hosted by the Seychelles Tourism Board in partnership with the Seychelles Civil Aviation Authority.

It is supported by the Airlines Association of Southern Africa (AASA), AFRAA (African Airlines Association) and ACI Africa, and will see more route development professionals in attendance than any previous Routes Africa event.

Airlines represented at the event include Etihad, Qatar Airways, Mango, Kenya Airways, Comair, Iberia and, more recently, Turkish Airlines Cargo, Air Mauritius and Vueling (who are looking to meet with West African Airports who wish to develop routes into Spain).

Routes Africa is now in its seventh year and the 2012 event will be the largest event to date.

Last week Untied Airlines also confirmed their attendance which marks, not only their first Routes Africa event but also the first time that a North American carrier will attend the networking forum for the African region.