In January 2018, the African Union (AU) launched the Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM) as one of the AU Agenda 2063 flagship projects. The SAATM is the full implementation of the YD. African Countries signing the SAATM commit to fully implement the YD.

Prioritized Action Plan

1. Advocacy for effective operationalization of the SAATMAdvocacy and Communication Strategies
At least 10 new states sign for SAATM by end of 2019, and all by Jan 2021
2. SAATM regulatory frameworkEnsure availability of appropriate policy documents for the regulation of the SAATM. Member States and RECs are sensitized on the YD texts
Operationalization of the SAATMCapacity strengthening of implementing entities. Harmonization of policies on aeronautical taxes and chaarges and other non-tariff barriers
4. Aviation InfrastructurePlanning for future traffic growth. Single African Sky architecture is established
5. Enhancing safety & securityAll SAATM countries achieve the Abuja Safety and Windhoek Security targets
6. Aviation financningFeasibility for the creation of a leasing platform for African Airlines

For more information, please download the SAATM Implementation update below:



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