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  • The performance of African airlines has shown significant improvement.
  • In January 2023, African airlines’ Revenue Passenger Kilometers (RPKs) were recorded at 2.06 per cent above the levels of the same month in 2019
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The year 2024 is promising for Kenya’s National carrier, Kenya Airways and other African airlines as they are set to carry around 98 million passengers due to a steady rebound in air travel demand across the continent. Since November 2023, passenger traffic carried by African airlines has exceeded 2019 levels, signaling hope for the worst hit by the shutdowns in the aviation sector.

According to the data for January 2024 by the African Airlines Association (AFRAA), the performance of African airlines has shown significant improvement, signaling a positive trajectory for the region’s aviation sector.

With the 2023 annual airline performance yet to be …

7th Africa Aviation Summit held in AbujaNigeria.Photo Times Aerospsace

The aviation industry in Africa is currently experiencing an upward growth trend and presents a positive financial outlook for African airlines in 2023 compared to 2022. Projections indicate that overall air traffic growth in Africa will exceed the global average of 6.1 per cent, reaching an impressive 7.4 per cent, with flights already surpassing pre-pandemic levels.

These revelations emerged during the recently concluded 7th Aviation African Summit & Exhibition, which took place on September 13th and 14th, 2023, in Abuja, Nigeria. This landmark event has been lauded as the most prominent summit, drawing nearly 1,500 delegates from over 75 countries and boasting more than 110 global exhibitors and sponsors.…

  • Major African airlines have been hard hit since the Covid-19 pandemic struck.
  • This year is however expected to bring good tidings for the industry, albeit low profit margins.

  • IATA expects a return to profitability for the global airline industry in 2023, as airlines continue to cut losses stemming from the effects of the pandemic to their business in 2022. 

The global aviation industry is set for a bounce back this year as airlines navigate turbulence that has shaken the industry since 2020, threatening to bring down carriers in the market.

Major African airlines have been hard hit since the Covid-19 pandemic struck.

A report by the African Airlines Association (AFRAA) indicates the pandemic hit Africa’s aviation industry in 2021, resulting in an estimated $8.6 billion loss.

While the figure was less than the $10.21 billion loss recorded by the sector in 2020, it was still a 49.8 per cent decline …

$8 billion revenue loss for Africa’s aviation

The aviation industry in Africa is expected to suffer a revenue loss of $8.103 billion this year due to COVID-19, according to a report by the African Airlines Association (AFRAA).

The analysis among the first series of study by AFRAA examining the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Africa’s air transport sector.

The African Airlines Association report shows that passenger revenue in the first quarter of this year dropped to $0.403 billion which represents 13.8 per cent year-over-year with more impact seen in Q2 2020 costing $2.740 billion.

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According to the AFRAA analysis, air transport recovery is expected to start from Q3 2020 with domestic operations taking the lead followed by regional and international flights.

For the month of May, the report shows that the aviation industry recorded a 90.3 per cent year on year passenger traffic reduction.

According …