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African airport sector Outlook: 2010

11-May-2010

It isn’t often that Africa is in the news for developments at its airports, but there has been a spate of activity recently that demonstrates just how quickly airlines and investors alike are reappraising the value to them of the continent. To set the matter in context, what exactly would potential investors in Africa’s airports be looking for? It is a sobering thought that Africa’s slice of international investment generally is still only around 2.5%, and of private investment, about 1%. (An extract from CAPA's forthcoming African Aviation Outlook Report) [3133 words]

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  • CAPA's African Airport Sector Outlook for 2010
  • Seal of approval
  • ‘Business’ travel low but ‘trade’ travel high; satisfying investors
  • Non-aeronautical revenues seriously under-developed
  • Traffic has held up well
  • Airlines looking to Uganda for growth
  • Entebbe Airport for sale – but then it isn’t, as reactionary forces prevail
  • Pan-national investment banks play a big part in African infrastructure
  • China in your land
  • Old Durban Airport up for sale, at last
  • BOGOF – Buy one (runway); get one (airport) free
  • Egis Group returns to Africa
  • PAIDF to invest USD24 billion in infrastructure
  • A transition in progress
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