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.
The SAATM requires a new Aviation Strategy and Policy for Africa. Opening the market access and the development of traffic is expected to create a conducive environment for Airlines.