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African Airlines Associations 2020 report (including Covid19 impact)

Thu Jan 21, 2021 7:57 pm

Afraa released its annual report several weeks ago. Not all African airlines are there. Only those members of AFRAA and it is missing (Air Senegal or South African Airways). AFRAA has also started publishing projections in relation to Covid19. But these are the stats for 2019. ... 20_web.pdf

What to say. There is a very large room for improvement for Africa, but reforms are needed:
Sky liberalization to have more competition and lower prices
Better management of companies
Improve airport infrastructure
Sustainable economic growth by developing all sectors and creating jobs
Improve the movement of goods (more trade between African countries) and people between African countries (make an African Schengen)

etc ...

Africa will be able to reduce (a little bit) the gap with the other continents.

I often take the example of what Asians do with the ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) Open Sky Agreement / Policy: ... ion_Market. Ok there are only 10 countries and all is not perfect, but Africa should be inspired by it.

Population of Africa is 1 billion of people, but:

An average load factor of 71%.
A negative income per passenger (not the worst if we take the data from Latin America and the Middle East ... for 2019). For 2020 with the covid19 crisis, Africa will be last.
Ethiopian has almost the same number of planes as KLM (excluding Transavia and KLM City Hopper) carries only 12,000,000 passengers (
RwandAir, which has the same number of planes as Croatia Airlines, only carries 1,170,000 passengers, compared to 2,179,000 passengers (
etc ...

Here are some interesting data

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Re: African Airlines Associations 2020 report (including Covid19 impact)

Fri Jan 22, 2021 3:09 am

Thanks for posting this interesting information.
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Re: African Airlines Associations 2020 report (including Covid19 impact)

Fri Jan 22, 2021 6:47 am

Air Namibia has more domestic than international traffic ?
At peak time, the EBB-NBO route was flown by 5 different carriers (KQ, UR, WB, Jambojet and Fly540).
Fly with Air Burundi, Air Tanzania, Golden Wings Aviation, Kenya Airways, RwandAir and Uganda Airlines...Jumuiya ya Afrika mashariki !
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Re: African Airlines Associations 2020 report (including Covid19 impact)

Fri Jan 22, 2021 2:49 pm

Air Namibia did not have more domestic than international...but they did have more domestic than intercontinental...the table is in 3 categories.

They only had 1 intercontinental route, WDH-FRA with A330-200, not even operating daily most of 2019.

While they had easily between 10 and 15 daily flights domestic, mostly ERJ-135 and sometimes A319 (mostly on WDH-WVB). The main domestic route is actually WDH-Ondangwa, which had mostly 3 daily flights. WDH-WVB was at least daily, sometimes 2 daily. Other domestic destinations being Luderitz, Oranjemund, Katima Mulilo and Rundu, and they did WVB-Ondangwa as well at some point.

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