We are at the starting point of an important decade of the African continent. Africa is full of potential. The population size is like the size of China and it is an amazing market for many companies. The air traffic is expected to double in the next 20 years. This is what Alexander Herring, ADB SAFEGATE’s Regional Director of Africa recently stated at a key conference on Africa’s aviation industry. Continue reading
VIDEO. IATA predicts that the air transport market in Africa will grow by almost 5% through 2037. In order to cope with increasing demand the sector needs to invest. While the traditional way of funding in the transport section has been relying on the Government budgets, this panel discussion at AviaDev in South Africa explores different options for financing. ADB SAFEGATE´s Director of Africa; Alexander Herring participates in the panel in his capacity as Private Sector Liaison Officer (PSLO) of the World Bank Group (WBG).
VIDEO. ADB SAFEGATE has more than 1,200 employees from over 45 nationalities in more than 25 countries. We operate in over 175 countries, serving more than 2,500 airports worldwide. In this video you´ll meet the motivated team at one of our offices. Say hello to ADB SAFEGATE South Africa in Johannesburg.
VIDEO INTERVIEW. The African market is very interesting in the sense that the air traffic is expected to double in the next 20 years. Africa accounts for 15 percent of the world population but only two percent of the global air traffic. For many international airlines, high profit and stable passenger growth make Africa an attractive market. And now, with traffic is set to double in the coming years, Africa will not only attract more stakeholders, airlines, investors and financiers but also the whole business world.
With an expanding portfolio which now includes runway lighting, docking guidance and control tower systems and other state-of-the-art technologies, ADB SAFEGATE has become a key partner for airports on this continent. One such airport is Félix-Houphouët-Boigny International Airport in Abidjan for which Gilles Darriau, General Director of AERIA, and Alexander Herring, Regional Sales Director Africa and Managing Director ADB SAFEGATE South Africa, have great ambitions. What are these ambitions and how can they be achieved? An interview with two people who are passionate about the industry.
VIDEO INTERVIEW. The African aviation sector is growing rapidly but the infrastructure needs to evolve at the same pace. The Airport Company South Africa (ACSA) marks its 25th anniversary this year and Alexander Herring recently met with, Fundi Sithebe – Chief Operating Officer at ACSA – to explore her thoughts about trends in the airport industry.
EVENT. The rise of the economic development in African regions boosts the movement of individuals to the continent. More than a hundred airport projects are expected to be developed in the future years all over the continent to satisfy the transportation need. At the 7th Airport Expansion Summit, civil aviation and transport authorities, investors, airport owners, airlines and air traffic experts will go in discussion with consultant, architects, construction companies, equipment providers, technology vendors and service groups, and explore Africa`s airport market and its multiple opportunities. ADB SAFEGATE´s Alexander Herring is chairman of the event. Continue reading
When airport and airline management as well as airport and aviation consultants gather in Johannesburg, South Africa on September 19-20 for the Future African Airports Master Planning Conference, ADB SAFEGATE´s Nel Kotze presents about one of the key challenges that affect airport operation and efficiency worldwide; Low visibility. Continue reading
Africa’s aviation sector is growing rapidly, and airports need to prepare for their market situation in five, 10, or even 20 years since it may take that long to actually develop or adapt the master plan to meet the airports changing need and to provide the infrastructure and capacity needed. The 6th Annual Africa Airport Expansion Summit in Addis Ababa gathers the industry in order to explore the market and support the project development. ADB SAFEGATE´s Alexander Herring, chairing the Summit shares his thoughts about the future of African aviation.
IATA projects a 5.1% growth in passenger numbers across the region where nearly 300 million passengers will travel to and from African destinations and as a result, airport development projects today are mushrooming across the continent. ADB SAFEGATE’s Alexander Herring chairs the 6th Annual Africa Airport Expansion Summit in Addis Ababa where the development and expansion plans will be discussed.