According to a statement released yesterday, organisers of Aviation Africa 2021 have taken the decision based on the increased cases of the delta variant across the African continent and hope that by moving to 2022, the event can transition to safer times when global travel confidence is back.
"We are very disappointed that we could not run Aviation Africa this year in Kigali as planned. The number of increased Covid-19 cases across the globe, mean we have to consider health & safety as our top priority whilst also ensuring we can bring a fruitful gathering to the event, and the current situation would not have allowed for that," said Mark Brown, managing director, Times Aerospace, organisers of Aviation Africa.
"Rwanda has been one of the countries globally that has put in place a very secure Covid protection plan with strict entry and exit requirements and we remain extremely confident that holding Aviation Africa here next year will be the optimum option for our attendees," he added.
Aviation Africa is a major trade event for the aerospace and defence industries. The event is a 2 day summit and exhibition. Speakers include leaders from African airlines, civil aviation authorities, business aviation and support industries.