Pulse.com.gh logo
Go


Africa Aviation Industry African Aviation industry grows to $80b

This translates to a total revenue of 80 billion and a total employment capacity of 6.9 million jobs.

  • Published:
Africa's Aviation Industry play

Africa's Aviation Industry

The International Air Transport Association has pegged Africa’s aviation demand to 70 million passengers a year.

This translates to a total revenue of 80 billion and a total employment capacity of 6.9 million jobs.

For the continent to fully reach its growth rate of 4.7% over the next four years, well above the world average, commercial air travel must be prioritized, IATA suggested.

The Association recently announced the theme for the 2016 Aviation Day Africa (Abuja, Nigeria, May 23 - May 24, 2016), as: “Driving African Economies through the Power of Aviation.”

READ MORE: Puma Energy opens aviation fuel storage facility in KIA

The conference will bring together regional stakeholders to address current issues affecting aviation in Africa including the proliferation of taxes and charges, public-private partnerships, aviation, safety, security, next generation airports and market connectivity.

Raphael Kuuchi, Vice President Africa, IATA said in a statement: “Governments and organisations need to focus not only on national issues but also on the strategic development of pan-African aviation. Policies that promote investment in air transport infrastructure, improve safety and enhance air connectivity must be implemented. Aviation has the potential to make a much more significant contribution to economic growth and development within the continent if its power is unleashed.”

Do you ever witness news or have a story that should be featured on Pulse Ghana?
Submit your stories, pictures and videos to us now via WhatsApp: +233507713497, Social Media @pulseghana: #PulseEyewitness & DM or Email: eyewitness@pulse.com.gh.

Recommended Articles

Recommended Videos




Top Articles

1 Investment banks in Ghana Top 5 investment banks in Ghana and why you...bullet
2 Incompetence Otabil wasn't qualified to be Capital Bank Board Chairman...bullet
3 Breaking Otabil finally breaks silence on banking controversiesbullet
4 Salaries In 2018 Here are the dates public workers will be paid in...bullet
5 Education Top 5 private high schools in Ghana according to WAECbullet
6 Banking In Ghana Stranded customers of First Allied Savings &...bullet
7 Nana Appiah Mensah Menzgold CEO invited by EOCObullet
8 $100K Saga Presidency denies having knowledge of $100,000...bullet
9 Collapsed Banks Here are the auditing firms for the 7...bullet
10 Banks Collapse Gov’t to take action against those...bullet

Top Videos

1 Forbes 2018 Africa's billionaires rich listbullet
2 Money Alert Meet Africa's richest womanbullet
3 New Discovery Ghana discovers new mineral, lithium in commercial...bullet
4 Plane Crash Starbow suspends operations following plane crashbullet
5 Former Capital Bank staff grills pork for survivalbullet
6 Support Finance minister buys Kantanka carbullet
7 Dr Joseph Siaw Agyepong Nobody can collapse my company – JOSPONGbullet
8 Bozoma Saint John 10 quotes from Uber top official,...bullet
9 Tech 6 reasons you should buy an iPhone SE instead of...bullet
10 Video We are determined to move Ghana beyond aid - Bawumiabullet

Business