Fatima Beyina-Moussa is the first woman to head an airline in Francophone Africa
BRAZZAVILLE, Republic of the Congo, June 1, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Fatima Beyina-Moussa, Managing Director of ECAir, Equatorial Congo Airlines (http://www.flyecair.com), the national airline of the Republic of the Congo, and also President of the African Airlines Association (AFRAA), is on the cover of the magazine Brune (June–July 2015).
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In this issue, she speaks to Marie-Jeanne Serbin-Thomas and reflects on her education in France, Canada and the United States, her career, ECAir, education for young people, the opening of new routes, the Brazzaville hub, AFRAA, and more.
Extracts from the interview:
“Upon my appointment, I focused on the education of young Congolese people specialising in the aviation trades. ”
“We want to do our part to develop a new hub in Africa to allow passengers flying from Paris, Dubai or Beirut to reach Brazzaville and move on from there to other locations in Africa, and vice versa. ”
“The General Meeting of AFRAA is an honour for our young company. It also sends a strong signal for our country, which is making investments and innovations in airport infrastructure. ”
Fatima Beyina-Moussa, the first woman to head an airline in Francophone Africa, is launching the 12th ECAir destination departing from Brazzaville on Tuesday 2 June. In addition to Pointe-Noire, Ollombo, Kinshasa, Douala, Libreville, Cotonou, Bamako, Dakar, Paris, Brussels and Dubai, ECAir passengers will now be able to reach Beirut by direct flight.
Following the inaugural Brazzaville–Beirut flight, ECAir, official carrier of the All-Africa Games (4–19 September in Brazzaville), will extend its regional network with the opening of services to the destinations of Abidjan, Yaounde, Bangui and N’Djamena.
ECAir, which has already carried close to one million passengers, will organise the 47th General Meeting of AFRAA from 8 to 10 November 2015 in Brazzaville.
Distributed by APO (African Press Organization) on behalf of ECAir (Equatorial Congo Airlines).
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ECAir, Equatorial Congo Airlines (http://www.flyecair.com), the national airline of the Republic of the Congo, was created in 2011 and employs over 500 people. In 2014, the airline transported about 400 000 passengers. ECAir operates up to 144 weekly flights from Brazzaville (Republic of the Congo) to Paris CDG, Dubai, Cotonou, Douala, Libreville, Bamako, Dakar, Pointe-Noire and Ollombo. Equatorial Congo Airlines, which has a fleet of 7 aircraft, also created a river shuttle for passengers travelling from or to Kinshasa (Democratic Republic of the Congo) and also a shuttle between Paris CDG and Brussels. ECAir is the first Congolese airline to connect the continent directly to the Middle East, (flights to Dubaï) and Europe (flights to Paris.
For more information, visit www.flyecair.com or telephone +(33) 01 78 77 78 77 or +(242) 06 509 05 09. Our head office is located opposite Maya-Maya Airport in Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo.
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SOURCE: ECAir (Equatorial Congo Airlines)