Atta CEO: Nothing but blue skies from now on?

Nigel Vere Nicoll's recent article in Tourism Update:

I was recently asked during a live interview if it was the case that intra-African flights were pricier than flights from outside the continent and why?  I am no expert on the aviation industry and this question took me by surprise but it does raise some valid points that affect tourism in Africa. Air transport, of course, plays a vital role in our African continent and is one of the driving forces behind regional integration and development.

So what are the facts? After some research, I discovered that, despite its size and massive population, Africa only accounts for a mere 3% of the world’s air transport. Annual passenger travel in Africa is estimated at around 40 million, just 2% of the world total. There are over 300 registered airlines employing around 600 000 within Africa’s airline industry...

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I was recently asked during a live interview if it was the case that intra-African flights were pricier than flights from outside the continent and why?  I am no expert on the aviation industry and this question took me by surprise but it does raise some valid points that affect tourism in Africa. Air transport, of course, plays a vital role in our African continent and is one of the driving forces behind regional integration and development.

So what are the facts? After some research, I discovered that, despite its size and massive population, Africa only accounts for a mere 3% of the world’s air transport. Annual passenger travel in Africa is estimated at around 40 million, just 2% of the world total. There are over 300 registered airlines employing around 600 000 within Africa’s airline industry.

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