DEN launches Africa Air Service Committee
Denver International Airport has announced the formation of the new Africa Air Service Committee, which aims to support efforts to establish flights between Denver and Africa.
Denver International Airport (DEN) has formed a new committee to support efforts to establish flights between Denver and Africa. Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock invited business and community leaders with unique knowledge and expertise in the region to serve on the Africa Air Service Committee.
“Expanding Denver’s global connectivity to Africa is a rare opportunity, and the Africa Air Service Committee will help us to further diversify and deepen our air service network which will benefit all Denver residents for decades to come,” said Hancock.
DEN’s Vision 100 strategic plan consists of four pillars that guide DEN’s work to ensure the airport is preparing for the future. The Africa Air Service Committee will directly support the ‘Expanding Our Global Connections’ pillar which will further solidify DEN’s place on the world map and create more business and tourism opportunities.
“As African economies grow and mature, we want Denver to be positioned as a favoured point of access for the flow of passengers and cargo,” commented DEN CEO, Phil Washington. “Securing new long-haul routes can take many years, and the members of the Africa Air Service Committee will be invaluable in helping us to achieve this goal.”
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The African continent encompasses more than 50 countries and is home to a diverse population and geography. Initial work by the Africa Air Service Committee will focus on an in-depth screening process to identify the airlines and markets that provide the best opportunities for flights to Denver. The Africa Air Service Committee held its first meeting on 23 Feb 2022. Future meetings are scheduled to take place quarterly, or more often as conditions warrant.