WELCOME Chairman`s Address

Report
58th General ASPA Session
18th – 19th July, 2013
Tanoa International Hotel
Nadi Airport
FIJI
WELCOME
Chairman’s Address
What is ASPA?
• Regional Airline Trade Association
• Established in May, 1999
• To promote Cooperation in Developing
Commercial Aviation
• Represent Members Interests
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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
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ASPA History
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1999 - 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
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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
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ASPA Structure
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Annual General Meeting
Executive Committee
Commercial/Technical Committees
Secretariat fully funded by members
contribution
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ASPA Statistics
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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
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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
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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
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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
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