Vertis takes on Africa as it joins the African Business Aviation Association
Vertis is delighted to announce that it has joined the increasingly, influential African Business Aviation Association – AfBAA. Vertis has successfully marketed a Global 6000 based in Johannesburg, South Africa, for the last year and is seeing increased interest in business departing and originating on the continent. Notably the Dubai office has seen requests for flights into Africa increase significantly over the last 8 months. The decision to join AfBAA was based on the understanding that with such a large continent to cover a grounded knowledge and expansive network will ensure it can provide the impeccable service that the company has become renowned for.
AfBAA was formed in May 2012 to represent the interests of Africa’s aircraft owners, operators, and suppliers to the Business Aviation community, in a single voice. Its primary objective is to promote the understanding and benefits that Business Aviation provides for the Continent’s economic development and prosperity through advocacy. These match the principles of Vertis well which are to sustainably grow and be an integral part of the international business aviation community.
“We are very selective about who we work with and on a continent as varied as Africa we want to be fully versed on all the opportunities. Being part of the AfBAA community will ensure that we are connected with the influencers and leading figures in African Business Aviation. In addition it will expand our existing network into new countries where we are only just beginning to work,” said Jeffrey Emmenis, Vertis partner.
On a personal note two of the Vertis partners hail from the continent. Jeffrey Emmenis was raised in South Africa and Erica Da Veiga hails from Namibia, so to some extent for the company they are returning to their roots at an exciting time in Africa’s development.