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The African Airlines Association grows its fraternity with new member airlines

Posted 6 September 2019 · Add Comment

The African Airlines Association (AFRAA) has this year welcomed four new member airlines namely: Safarilink aviation operating from Kenya; Air Djibouti - the flag carrier of Djibouti, Air Senegal - the flag carrier of Senegal and Uganda National Airlines Company - the flag carrier of Uganda.

 

AFRAA’s membership comprises of all the major intercontinental African operators with the association’s members representing over 85% of total international traffic carried by all African airlines. Currently, the air transport market in Africa supports $ 55.8 billion in economic activity and 6.2 million jobs. Over the next 20 years, the African aviation is forecast to grow at 5.9% year-on-year.

AFRAA secretary general Abdérahmane Berthé said: “We are thrilled to welcome these new members to our Association; we will continue to remain true to our mission to promote, serve African Airlines and champion Africa’s aviation industry.”

He added that in the last 50 years, AFRAA has been at the forefront of major initiatives in the air transport field in Africa, helping African airlines address key challenges that hinder their growth such as high operational costs in Africa, limited market access and intra-Africa connectivity, barriers to movement of people and goods across the continent, skills gaps among others.

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