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1 58 th General ASPA Session 18 th – 19 th July, 2013 Tanoa International Hotel Nadi Airport FIJI WELCOME Chairman’s Address

2 What is ASPA? Regional Airline Trade Association Established in May, 1999 To promote Cooperation in Developing Commercial Aviation Represent Members Interests 16/07/20132

3 ASPA Objectives To develop Commercial Aviation and to provide forum for members to deliberate issues of common interests between: – Airlines – Airlines and Airports/ANSP – Airlines and Industry Partners – Airlines and Governments – Airlines and Regional/International Organisations 16/07/20133

4 ASPA History Established at Forum Secretariat, Suva 1985 – Revived and new Secretariat, Nadi 1987 – TRNG Needs Survey 1998 – 2001 UNDP/IATA/ASPA Training (over 1000 trained 1989 – Feasibility Study Regional Maintenance and Flying School 1991 – Industry Partners Program 16/07/20134

5 ASPA History..cont’d 1994 – 2007 – South Pacific Aviation, now revived as Pacific Skies 1992 – 2005 – ASPA Airline Management course targeting middle management (over 600 trained) 2004 onwards – Focused on Safety/Security 2008 – Integrated Aviation Management System (IAMs) Implementing in-house 2012 – Implementing PMDA in-house 16/07/20135

6 ASPA Structure Annual General Meeting Executive Committee Commercial/Technical Committees Secretariat fully funded by members contribution 16/07/20136

7 ASPA Statistics Employs over 7,000 local staff Carried 5.6m passengers in 2012 Total Revenue USD2.6b, FR USD1.7B Deploys about 150 aircrafts 30 Jets, 60 Turboprops and over 60 light twins and singles Covers an area of 12 square miles 14 Airlines in 10 countries 16/07/20137

8 ASPA Statistics..cont’d 1988 – 2012 Over 2,300 local staff trained Total value of training – USD4.6m Sources of funding – Airlines, IATA, UNDP, CIDA, AusAid, NZAid and Industry Partners Annual workshops and seminars to address new developments in industry 16/07/20138

9 Regional Tourism Challenges Uneven Distribution- 56% 0f tourists visit two countries (Fiji & FP) Heavily Reliant on two source markets-57% of tourists come from Australia & NZ Need to find new markets Air Transport depend on tourism Many Pacific Islands need tourism for economic activity 16/07/20139

10 Solution Coordinated Approach & Pooling of limited resources ASPA members are committed to ensure sustainability of the Industry Governments need to play a more active role in marketing & promoting region Governments need to ensure Aviation & Tourism Infrastructure adequate and well maintained 16/07/201310


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