21 November 2012

Angola: TAAG Elected President of the African Airlines

Luanda (angop) — The Angolan Airlines (TAAG) was elected this week, chairman of the Executive Committee of the African Airlines Association (AFRAA), during its annual general meeting, held on 18-20 November in Johannesburg, South Africa.

According to a note from the company distributed to the press, the Executive Committee will be headed by the current chairperson of the Board of Directors of Angolan company, Pimentel Araújo.

The Executive Committee is the supreme organ of the African Airlines Association, an institution that sets the direction and establishes the fundamental decisions in the first instance on their destinations, subjecting them to the final approval of the general meeting.

Its tasks includes, the choice of the secretary-general of the association, the hiring of external auditors, the establishment of quotas of member countries' companies, approval of action plans of the various standing committees of AFRAA, the training of staff members.

According to the text, the election represents the recognition by the African counterparts, the progress made by TAAG in different areas of its action, factors that lead to what is to become one of the leading companies in the region and successful example is that reference in the air transport industry on the continent.

The Angolan company was elected as member of the Executive Committee, composed of 13 member companies and that meets three times per year at its annual general meeting held in November 2011 in Marrakech, Kingdom of Morocco, assuming its presidency one year later, in a meeting held this week in South Africa.

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