At the close of the 46th general meeting of the African Airlines Association (AFRAA), organised by Air Algérie in early November, Mrs Fatima Beyina-Moussa, Managing Director of ECAir (Equatorial Congo Airlines), was named President of AFRAA. Mrs Beyina-Moussa has headed the national airline of the Republic of the Congo since its creation in 2011.
A graduate of HEC Montreal with an MBA from the University of Ottawa, Mrs Fatima Beyina-Moussa obtained a DEA (postgraduate degree) in International Economics at Sciences Po in Paris, and went on to become a consultant in Congo for Ernst & Young. She later joined the Bank of Central African States (BEAC), and then worked for the United Nations Development Programme before being named an adviser to the Ministry of Finance, Budget and Public Portfolio. One of the key matters she dealt with was the establishment of a national airline.
Next November, the national airline of the Republic of the Congo, ECAir, will host the 47th annual general meeting of AFRAA in Brazzaville. “In three years, we have been on a journey with our company” says Fatima Beyina-Moussa. « We have trained many Congolese people in aviation trades and our network is growing, along with our fleet. AFRAA represents continuity and complementarity. It is an excellent opportunity to promote our air transport policy and to stimulate discussions with our partners. »
ECAir, the national airline of the Republic of the Congo, was created in 2011 and employs close to 400 people.In 2013, the airline transported 220,000 passengers.ECAir operates up to 128 weekly flights from Brazzaville (Republic of the Congo) to Paris Roissy, Dubai, Cotonou, Douala, Pointe-Noire and Ollombo. The airline also created a river shuttle for passengers travelling from or to Kinshasa (Democratic Republic of the Congo). ECAir is the first Congolese airline to connect the continent directly to the Middle East, with three weekly connections to Dubai. (APO)