The great mass of African airlines, when collectedAFRAA (African Aircraft Association) is located in Rabat. The meeting of the 50th anniversary of the Association aims to gather all the general interests of air transport in the continent, in order to discuss issues, challenges and opportunities in the sector.
Today, despite the large population, continental air transportation is only about 2% of global air transport from 3% to 3%. And, all the landlords of airports in Rabat are clear: there is much potential to increase the traffic in the continent.
"The air transport It is one of the main challenges of the African continent. The existing deficit is very important, since Africa accounts for more than 16% of the world population, because the volume of air traffic is trivial. It is clear that there is a great potential for development in Africa, "he stressed Mohamed Sajid, Tourism and Air Transport Minister.
Royal Air Maroc, 50th hostth The AFRAA General Assembly, which will take place on November 27, is a time to join the forces of African air transport operators in the international sphere. "Meeting is important for us. We are committed to sharing and discussing the experiences of all African air carriers and continental air transport agents in order to exchange and discuss innovative passenger profits," said Abdelhamid Addou, CEO of Royal Air Morocco(RAM).
"Like most airlines, most of the growth would be for us, unfortunately, non-African companies are doing most of the traffic, so now we have to know how to take on our role in order to develop and innovate the most important leaders in the continents. We are African companies for African travelers, which is why it is a leading company capable of bringing quality services to different African cities and capitals. "
In fact, competitions, especially European airlines, such as Air France, Turkish Airlines or Brussels Airlines, are hard. Companies from Gulf Countries are now looking at the continent. Even RAM, Kenya Airways or Ethiopian airlines As a reference, the international transport provider that promotes growth in the continent remains.
Faced with this situation, African operators are calling for syndication. Most civil servants gathered in Rabat 50th The AFRAA Assembly has stated that it is an initiative African Air Transport Single Market (MUTAA) African Union (AU) promoters. The liberalization of African sky is the increase in air traffic growth. "There is a lot of work to do with the harmonization and regulation of African countries," said Mohamed Sajide, today, that it is necessary for African countries to strengthen their cooperation.
"Morocco has joined the African Union's MUTAA Initiative. We have signed an agreement with which all signatory countries must work on this ground in particular to advance the sector's development," he continued. At the same time, AFDAR's Secretary General Abderahmane Berthé explained that Rabat's conference is of great importance to Africa's liberalization of traffic rights.
"The meeting is a turning point of the African aviation for the liberalization of traffic rights, which is a very important liberalization, because the African population will double by 2050. Our goal is to represent more than 10% of world traffic," he said.
"This liberalism is a duty to improve connectivity between African countries. Reducing taxation is crucial for our citizens to provide a good service. African Airports remain the world's most expensive, fuel costs are 35% higher than the world's fuel cost, thus generating more traffic and flows from different countries If we are attracted, it is necessary for this liberalization to be carried out. According to the IATA, companies from around the world generate a profit, even if they are low, for each passenger, airlines generate a deficit of each passenger, so that liberalization is essential today, Managing Director of Maroce.
A fledgling market for builders
On the one hand, airport managers have a great deal of responsibility. "Airports need to improve the quality of service to attract airlines, and nowadays, we have to work with the main challenges, profitability, quality of service, etc. For airlines to be more attractive to airlines, we are opening new avenues and frequencies and airport passengers We are in a very competitive world and, on the one hand, Blaise Diagnes at the Dakar airport wants to plan, "said Xavier Maria, Director General of Blaise Diagne Airport in Dakar (Senegal).
Note that the plans of the African airlines are aimed at boosting global appetite for Boeing, Airbus and Bombardier global manufacturers. In fact, the African air transport sector is getting more and more airplanes. Many national or regional companies will promote the fleet to support traffic growth. So good bread, for global manufacturers, already rubbing your hands. Remember the European giant Airbus Air carriers in Africa must acquire additional 957 airplanes by 2031 to deal with traffic jams.