• Wednesday, June 19, 2024
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Vivajets unveils plans to make business aviation more inclusive

Vivajets unveils plans to make business aviation more inclusive

Nigerian business aviation firm, Vivajets, has announced plans to make business aviation more inclusive.

“We are leveraging innovation to make business aviation more accessible and affordable, thereby democratising access to an often-exclusive service,” said Tejumade Salami, chief operating officer of Vivajets.

According to Salami, the firm’s innovative approach has led to the development of digital platforms CharterXE and FlyPJX, both brands affiliated with Vivajets.

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Salami disclosed this during the 2024 Africa CEO in Kigali, an annual conference that gathers thousands of business leaders and policymakers from across Africa and beyond.

He said the company’s approach aims to democratise access to private aviation, ensuring that more leaders and organizations can harness its benefits,” added Salami.

“Business aviation is a success enabler for the 21st century African leader. It bypasses the common barriers that hinder mobility and collaboration in Africa whilst facilitating connectivity for business and policy leaders across boundaries.” said Chukwuerika Achum, CEO of Vivajets.

According to Achum, as Africa continues to develop, the role of business aviation will become increasingly significant.

“Vivajets is poised to lead this transformation, ensuring that African leaders have the tools they need to succeed in a globalized world. Through innovation and a focus on inclusivity, we are contributing to efforts at shaping a brighter future for Africa.”

Both public and private sector leaders who spoke at the event canvassed for more business integration.

Aliko Dangote, Nigerian billionaire and Africa’s richest man, called for increased investments in the African continent to foster its rapid growth and development.

“Looking ahead, Africa holds the key to its greatness. I’m not merely investing money but dedicating my entire being to this cause. In Africa, possibilities are boundless,” the billionaire added.

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Held in Kigali, Rwanda, the 2024 Africa CEO Forum featured over 2,000 participants representing 73 countries. It also attracted more than 1,000 CEOs, 75 presidents and ministers, and over 200 journalists.

The issues of leadership, integration, finance, and technology dominated discussions. Despite progressive collaborative policies like the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA), business integration is still a challenge in Africa as language, political and geographical barriers limit collaborations. Ambitious leaders on the continent are increasingly leveraging on business aviation to overcome these obstacles.

“It is our responsibility to ensure that deeper integration translates into prosperity and well-being for Africa’s people,” said host and president of Rwanda, Paul Kagame.