More Middle East and European Airlines on African sky than their own

Published on : Thursday, August 31, 2017

planeMost of the African countries are lacking airline services oriented from the continent although they have a positive target to attract more tourists from the United States, Europe, and Asia to visit Africa.



Discussing at Africa Travel Association’s 41st Annual World Tourism Conference in Kigali, Rwanda, the airline and the tourism experts said that a few percentages of African carriers have the international routes. Most of the African countries, many of which have the best tourists attractions have given up their skies to the Middle East and European-registered air carriers to fly there with full domination of the continent’s airspace.



About 67% of the airline capacity are capture by the foreign airlines in Africa.



The latest reports from ForwardKeys suggest that bookings for flights to Africa are currently at 16.8 percent ahead of July 2016. Olivier Jager, CEO of ForwardKeys said that bookings for flights to Africa are currently at 16.8 percent ahead of July 2016.



The only three top airlines registered in Africa are South African Airways, Ethiopian Airways and Kenya Airways. These three carriers connect the continent to key tourism markets such as the United States, South America, Southeast Asia, and Europe.


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