Fatima Beyina-Moussa, Director General of ECAir, Equatorial Congo Airlines (www.flyecair.com), the national airline of the Republic of Congo, and also President of the Association of African Airlines (AFRAA), hosted a press conference this Wednesday, 26 August 2015 at ECAir House, the headquarters of ECAir, with Dr Fatoumata Binta Diallo, representative of the World Health Organisation (WHO) in Congo.
ECAir and the WHO have signed a partnership agreement within the framework of strengthening a public-private partnership. The signing of this agreement reflects the efforts that ECAir continues to deploy in order to defend and enhance the image of the Republic of Congo, and the African continent in general around the world, by supporting businesses as well as national and international organisations.
“At ECAir we are very sensitive to issues related to health and well-being. The ECAir Foundation has launched a campaign to fight against malaria. This is a project close to our heart,” noted Fatima Beyina-Moussa. “You know, our company is the official carrier for the fiftieth anniversary of the African Games, which are to be held in Brazzaville from 4 to 19 September. Within this context, we’ll be transporting thousands of athletes and officials. Additionally, our teams will be available to support WHO activities and to assist with conveying the message on the prevention of cancer, alcohol abuse and HIV/AIDS, and raising awareness of the Ebola virus.”
For Dr Fatoumata Binta Tidiane Diallo, the WHO representative in Congo, “collaborating with ECAir is an honour for the WHO, because the Congolese national airline is also involved in social issues and regularly demonstrates an ongoing awareness of health-related challenges. For us, ECAir is a key partner.”
ECAir connects Brazzaville to 12 destinations (Pointe-Noire, Ollombo, Libreville, Douala, Cotonou, Bamako, Dakar, Paris, Dubai and Beirut as well as Kinshasa and Brussels via multi-modal transport). The company will expand its regional network in the last quarter of 2015 with the opening of the following destinations: Ouesso (Republic of Congo), Bangui (Central African Republic), N’Djamena (Chad), Yaoundé (Cameroun) and Abidjan (Ivory Coast).
With a fleet of seven aircraft (one Boeing 767, two Boeing 757s and four Boeing 737), ECAir has already carried nearly one million passengers. The company will host the 47th General Assembly of the AFRAA from 8 to 10 November 2015 in Brazzaville. This event will be under the patronage of His Excellency, Mr Denis Sassou-Nguesso, President of the Republic of Congo.