14:00 - 15:30 Parallel 1-A: Opening up the sky over Africa and promoting viable carriers

Objective of Session

With only 3% of world travelers, Africa’s share is still marginal in the area of air transport. The continent suffers from poor service coverage, lack of investment in infrastructure and security levels below world standard. The sector growth is however not weak. It is driven by the low cost regional airlines with a progressive alignment to international safety standards. How to help the sector take off?

  • Raphael Kuuchi - International Air Transport Association (IATA)
  • Meshesha Belayneh - International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)
  • Christian Folly-Kossi - International Consulting & Advisory Services (ICAS)
  • Girma Wake - RwandAir
  • Abdala Bilenge - Régie des voies aériennes, DRC

Did you know

High transport costs add 75% to the price of African goods.

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Since 2008 the Bank has helped to build and rehabilitate 25,000 kilometres of main roads and feeder roads, benefiting more than 10 million people.

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Conference venue

Immeuble CCIA, Plateau  -  Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire

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