African Airlines Lose Chunk Of Market To Foreign Carriers

As a result of low capacity and lope-sided Bilateral Air Service Agreement (BASA) in favour of European and US airlines by African states, African airlines have lost 36 per cent of their operations in the continent to these foreign airlines.

It was gathered that currently, in some African destinations, non-African airlines are enjoying better market access than African airlines.

To this end, some airlines in the region and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) have revived the campaign for the full implementation of Yamoussoukro Declaration (YD), which is the open sky for Africa, whereby African airlines will be free to airlift passengers from one country to another freely in the continent.

The IATA stressed that allowing unhindered access to African airlines flights within Africa would create a favourable environment for the growth of air travel in the continent with more choices and more affordable prices for air travelers.

 

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