KAMPALA — The African Airlines Association (AFRAA) and Routes have signed their first formal agreement in history.
The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) sees AFRAA, the leading trade Association for African airlines and Routes, the organiser of the leading route development events for the industry, work together to stimulate new air services and champion the African aviation industry.
Projections have indicated that, within the next 20 years, the African continent will be one of the fastest-growing aviation markets – accounting for 334 million passengers by 2037.
Under this partnership which demonstrates the growing importance of African aviation industry, AFRAA and Routes will work jointly on sharing of data and analytics, promotion of key issues that are affecting airlines and airports within Africa, access to media opportunities among other mutually beneficial actions.
“This MoU is beneficial to support the development of aviation in Africa which is growing at above global average rates but accounts for less that 3% of global traffic. Strong partnerships among industry stakeholders are instrumental to the realisation of African aviation’s potential which will result to economic and social benefits for the continent.” said Mr. Abdérahmane Berthé, AFRAA Secretary General