Aviation: U.S Denver International Airport Forms Africa Air Service Committee to establish flights connectivity with Africa

Denver

United States’ Denver International Airport (DEN), has formed a new committee to support efforts to establish flights between Denver and Africa.

According to airspace-africa.com, Denver International Airport (DEN) is looking to become a key point for connectivity between the United States and Africa in an effort to solidify its place on the global map as part of Denver’s vision 100 strategic plan.
Denver International Airport is the third-busiest airport in the United States and one of the top ten busiest airports in the world. It is the primary economic engine for the state of Colorado, generating more than $33 billion for the region annually.

READ: Aviation: ACI list eight US Airports among Top 10 busiest airports as Atlanta Airport, Dallas/Fort Worth, and Denver Airport leads

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,” Mayor Hancock said.

“As African economies grow and mature, we want Denver to be positioned as a favored point of access for the flow of passengers and cargo,” said 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.”

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.

Africa Air Service Committee Members:
Name                                                Organization
Geta Asfaw                                     Asfaw Family Foundation International
Albus Brooks                                 Milender White
Denise Burgess                             Burgess Services
Matthew Burkett                          The Flyfisher Group
Papa Dia                                         African Leadership Group
Andrew Feinstein                         EXDO Group Companies
Lee Gash-Maxey                           Colorado Black Chamber of Commerce
Yemane Gebre-Michael               CSG
Stacie Gilmore                               Denver City Council
Don Gips                                         Skoll Foundation
Mowa Haile                                    Sky Blue Builders
Muluye Hailemariam                  Kabod Coffee
Christopher Herndon                  Denver City Council
Marc Holtzman                            Bank of Kigali (BK Group)
Hon. Elbra Wedgeworth            Casel and Associates LLC.
Richard Williams                         Western Union

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