Cairo, 21 June 2018: – The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) has announced the designation of EGYPTAIR as the official carrier for the Intra-African Trade Fair 2018 (IATF) scheduled to take place in Cairo, Egypt from 11 to 17 December 2018.
An announcement by Afreximbank said that the airline will offer special discounted fares to IATF participants by activating a promo code which can be easily accessed. The same discount will be extended to the IATF Secretariat from the month of June until the beginning of the trade show.
“This new partnership will help us achieve our target of attracting 70 000 delegates, which ultimately sets us on our way to the business of the day – making intra-Africa trade accessible to businesspeople on the continent,” said Dr. Benedict Oramah, President of Afreximbank. “I congratulate the partners behind this wonderful achievement for their success.”
According to the President, the partnership will aid in addressing the challenge of the low volume of intra-African trade.
“Accessibility, cost and ease of travel are important considerations for intra-regional trade,” said Hisham El-Nahas, Chairman and CEO of EGYPTAIR. “Partnerships such as these are integral for the advancement of intra-African trade and go a long way in contributing to many other business sectors because of the high traffic associated with events such as the IATF.”