Menzies Aviation, which operates out of 40 airports in Africa, has announced that it has joined the IATA’s Focus Africa project, which aims to improve aviation connectivity, safety, and security on the continent. At airports all throughout the world, Menzies offers ground services, cargo handling, and fueling services. According to Menzies, IATA data shows that African airlines increased revenue passenger kilometres by 87.1% over the previous year in the first quarter of 2023.
At 16 African airports, the company claims it is working to become or recertify under the IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO) programme.
According to the corporation, “Innovative solutions to help address challenges” to Africa’s aviation development would be added. At 16 African airports, the company claims it is working to become or recertify under the IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO) programme. According to Menzies Aviation Head of Africa Abdoulaye Cisse, “Africa has enormous potential for air travel.” Despite having 17% of the world’s population, it only accounts for 2% of all travel. Even if there are challenges ahead, joining the IATA Focus Africa project demonstrates our dedication to the region over the long term and our determination to work with industry leaders to enhance aviation safety, promote growth, and advance Africa’s development.
By joining Focus Africa, Menzies Aviation strengthens the alliance and gives the project more traction.
“The success of Focus Africa and its capacity to support the development of a robust African air transport business that will promote economic growth, drive skill development, and support job creation depend on forging strong partnerships,” adds Kamil Al Awadhi, IATA’s regional vice president for Africa and the Middle East. By joining Focus Africa, Menzies Aviation strengthens the alliance and gives the project more traction.
The project also aims to promote the development and effectiveness of Africa’s aviation infrastructure.
Focus Africa is focused on enhancing operational safety, according to IATA, “through a data-driven, collaborative programme to reduce safety incidents and accidents, in the air and on the ground.” The project also aims to promote the development and effectiveness of Africa’s aviation infrastructure. Additionally, important areas include connection, sustainability, and promoting aviation as a career path to ensure a steady supply of diverse talent ready to meet future industry needs, according to IATA.