NAIROBI, June 14 (Xinhua) -- The Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) said Friday it will host a three-day international aviation forum in December to discuss air services to and in Africa.
The 13th Routes Africa, an intra-Africa routes development forum, will be held on Dec. 8-10, KAA CEO Jonny Andersen said in a statement issued in Nairobi.
Representatives from the world's leading airlines, airports, and tourism operators will attend the event, the statement said.
"Kenya is the regional aviation powerhouse. Our geographical location gives us an advantage in connections to most international hub cities in world," Andersen said.
"Kenya's centralized proximity to Europe, Asia, Middle East, Americas and the rest of Africa makes this a profitable aviation route," he said. "Our status as a trade and tourist regional hub also makes Kenya an attractive destination."
Routes Conference and Exhibition will be held in the coastal city of Mombasa.
"The forum will be an opportunity to showcase Kenya's available facilities and attractions. We are proud to host Routes Africa 2019 and look forward to welcoming delegates to magical Kenya," Andersen said.