AACO concluded [Archives:2005/900/Local News]

December 5 2005

SANA'A, Dec. 3 )The 38th Arab Air Carriers Organization conference (AACO) was concluded last Wednesday in Sana'a, several arrangements were agreed upon in order to develop the services and networking of Arab Air carriers. In its concluding session the AACO approved the electronic ticket system which will start operation at the beginning of 2006. The AACO also approved selected booking systems, data technology strategies and marketing cooperation, which will be used among member countries of the organization.

In addition to that, a system for the admittance of new air Carriers into the AACO conditional to having an international operational air audit in application for the safety system of the new carrier.

Executive Director of Kuwait Airlines, Sheik Talal Al-Sabah, was elected to become the president of the next conference of the organization to be held next year in Kuwait.

Participants also discussed the challenges faced by Arab Air Carriers such as taxation and rise in fuel prices. Mr. Abdul-Wahab Teffaha, Secretary-General of the AACO, noted that the conference stressed on the challenges Arab Air Carriers face at the organizational and operational level. Mr. Teffaha also said that the AACO has renewed its agreement with the International Air Transport Association on training fields.