The Airlines Association of Southern Africa (AASA) has elected new members to its leadership.

Joao Po Jorge, the Director-General of LAM Mozambique Airlines, retained his position as Chairperson, while John Lamola, Interim CEO of South African Airways, stepped in as Deputy Chair.

In the face of shifting landscapes and economic challenges, Southern Africa’s airlines are gearing up for action.

The officials are upbeat to steer AASA toward agility, cost-efficiency, and innovation to meet evolving customer demands.

“We’re here to engage governments, shape policies, and set standards that ensure competitive, affordable, sustainable, secure, and interconnected air transport across Africa,” Aaron Munetsi, AASA CEO, said.

This leadership team was elected during AASA’s 53rd Annual General Meeting, hosted by TAAG Angola Airlines in the Angolan capital Luanda.

Over 160 delegates from airlines, airports, and industry stakeholders came together to drive progress.

AASA, founded in 1970, represents airlines across the Southern African Development Community. With 15 airline members, 38 associates, and a commitment to ICAO and IATA initiatives, AASA is the driving force for sustainable and accessible air transport in the region.