Press Release – Beyond the crisis: Leveraging Airline Consolidation for Air Transport Industry Sustainability


15 September 2021 Air transport plays a fundamental role in Africa’s socio-economic development. The sector is a catalyst for promoting tourism and fostering trade and regional development. However, Africa represents less than 3% of global air traffic and over the past 15 years, the continent has had the lowest level of market consolidation compared to […]

Media Release: African airlines’ performance updates by AFRAA – August 2021


In the month of August 2021, air passenger traffic reached 46.8% compared to same month in 2019 while capacity was at 54.6%. Domestic markets across Africa recorded a slight reduction in passenger demand although still outperforming intra-Africa and intercontinental traffic. Domestic traffic for the month under review was 58.9% compared to 22.7% for intra-Africa and […]

Media Release: African airlines’ performance updates by AFRAA – July 2021


Release Date: 9th August The African continent continues to witness a significant increase in number of Covid 19 cases.  The situation seems to be getting out of control especially in South Africa where daily infection has now exceeded 15,000 cases. Some African governments are resorting to lockdowns again as a way to curb the surging […]

Press release – AFRAA concludes its 2021 fuel programme: Significant cost savings estimated for participating airlines


Nairobi, 04 August 2021: The African Airlines Association (AFRAA) has concluded its 2021 fuel programme for the period 2021-2022 under the framework of the AFRAA fuel project. The fuel programme, which runs on an annual basis, has achieved a total of US$55M cost savings to the participating airlines since its establishment in 2012. The 2021 […]

African airlines’ performance updates by AFRAA – May 2021


Release Date: 07th June 2021 The Covid-19 pandemic continues its devastating effects on the aviation, travel and tourism industry. The number of Covid-19 infection cases globally continues to increase in absolute terms though the rate of infection is on the decline in all world regions in April compared to prior months. The number of infection […]

Press Release – AFRAA releases the 2020 Africa Air transport report


The African Airlines Association (AFRAA) has released the 2020 Africa air transport report. The report gives an in-depth analysis of Africa’s air transport industry performance for 2020 covering: financial performance, passenger and cargo traffic evolution, airport ranking, intra Africa connectivity and openness.  AFRAA 2020 Africa Air transport report Highlights  1. Financial performance 2020 was an […]

Industry Call for Action for Safe Re-Opening of Borders


Release Date: 28th May 2021 African Ministers responsible for Health, ICT, and Transport have made a call to the African States to work towards harmonizing pre-entry and exit requirements for cross-border travel, increase mutual recognition, and cross-border information exchange. The Africa CDC, the lead COVID-19 response organ of the African Union, has gone further to […]

Industry Joint message on the Imperatives for a Sustainable Recovery of The Air Travel Industry in Africa


Imperatives for a Sustainable Recovery of the Air Travel Industry in Africa Joint Message by AFCAC, AFRAA, ACI Africa, CANSO, IATA and UNWTO at the auspices of the 9th Aviation Stakeholders Convention, 18 – 19 May, 2021 Africa is running a race against time in the battle against the historic crisis for the air travel […]

Press Release: AFRAA and ACI Africa Sign MoU for Mutual Support to the Air Transport Industry in Africa


22 April 2021: The African Airline Association (AFRAA) and Airports Council International Africa (ACI Africa) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to materialise their cooperation. Under the framework of the MoU, AFRAA and ACI Africa will mutually support the development of the air transport industry in Africa through collaborative actions to address safe, secure, […]