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The international outbreak of Coronavirus has led to unprecedented disruption on a global level. AviaDev Africa, the leading air service development conference in Africa was originally due to take place in May 2020.
Given the scale of the pandemic, the decision has now been made to postpone it for a full year and hold this event on 9-11 June 2021 at the Novotel Convention & Spa in Antananarivo, Madagascar.
AviaDev’s Founder and CEO, Jon Howell said “The wellbeing of our attendees is of utmost importance and we feel that it is in the best interest of our regional and international participants to reconvene when the health situation has improved, travel restrictions have eased and our great industry is on an upward trajectory.
I would like to take this opportunity to once again thank the host team at Ravinala Airports and the Novotel Convention & Spa, Antananarivo, along with all our sponsors and partners, for their continued support in making this event the most important route development event in Africa.”
Patrick Collard, CEO, Ravinala Airports said, “We fully support the decision to postpone the event to June 2021. We look forward to welcoming the African aviation community to Madagascar and showcasing our new airport terminal, new hotels and the potential we offer as a destination.”
This will be the fifth edition of AviaDev Africa and now more than ever it is important to facilitate uniting airlines, airports and tourism authorities to meet and discuss increasing connectivity to, from and within the continent. With many airlines facing uncertainty and struggle this will be a chance for the African aviation community to come together physically and discuss new collaborations and partnerships to ensure the connectivity for Africa.