Kenya Airways Chief Executive Officer – Allan Kilavuka hosted the African Airlines Association (AFRAA) Secretary General, Abdérahmane Berthé, at the Kenya Airways headquarters in Nairobi – Kenya for this year’s 3rd edition of the “AFRAA Member Airline CEOs Leadership Dialogues” session.
Both AFRAA and Kenya Airways Leadership teams were present at the dialogues session.
The meeting presented a unique opportunity to discuss in detail various subjects, including the state of the air transport industry and the underlying dynamics, updates on Kenya Airways’ restructuring process, the airline consolidation feasibility study for Africa roadmap, the status updates on the implementation of the air transport sustainability roadmap and advocacy actions on various issues impacting Kenya Airways’ operations.
Abdérahmane Berthé, AFRAA Secretary General, said: “It gives me great pleasure to exchange ideas with Kenya Airways and take stock of feedback for continuous improvement and realignment of AFRAA actions to meet the individual needs of our members better. This is one of the underlying strategies for AFRAA’s business perspective to facilitate continued collaboration with our members to fulfil AFRAA’s mandate.”
Fahari Innovation Hub
At the end of the CEO Dialogues session, AFRAA toured the Kenya Airways Fahari Innovation Hub, a centre for innovation that acts as a springboard for new ideas and data-driven innovations to accelerate impact-driven solutions that address some of the societal and business challenges.
Launched in 2021, Fahari Innovation Hub is part of Kenya Airways’ strategy in contributing to the sustainable development of Africa by empowering, collaborating, and co-creating innovative ideas and strategies with local start-ups and the small-medium enterprises (SMEs) ecosystem.
Kenya Airways is the 1st Vice Chairman of the AFRAA Executive Committee, and the airline’s membership in AFRAA spans from 1977.
The CEO Dialogues initiative is a drive-by AFRAA to create close engagement with member airlines and a space for dialogue necessary to develop transformative initiatives for AFRAA’s actions, which are anchored on five pillars, including Safe, secure, and reliable air transport, visibility, reputation, and influence of African Airlines and Sustainable air transport.
Others are Cooperation and Data Intelligence.