Twenty-three African states launch single aviation market

Twenty-three African states launch single aviation market

Twenty-three African states, including South Africa, Nigeria and Kenya, have launched a single aviation market in a bid to boost connectivity, reduce fares and stimulate economic growth on a continent widely considered the most expensive and inconvenient to fly around.

Three decades after the concept was first proposed, the 55-member African Union on Sunday unveiled the first phase of the Single African Air Transport Market. Officials hope it will eventually replicate the European Common Aviation Area, which allows airlines from member states to fly between any member state.
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