CAPA – Centre for Aviation (CAPA), the world’s most trusted source of market intelligence for the aviation and travel industry, is pleased to announce the return of the CAPA Middle East & Africa Aviation Summit, to be held in Amman, Jordan on 2/3-March-2020, on the shores of the Dead Sea.
Winds of change are sweeping through Middle East and African aviation.
The seemingly endless growth of the big three Gulf carriers, Emirates, Etihad and Qatar Airways, has changed direction, Saudi Arabia is moving to expand its global role with Saudia and its LCC subsidiary flyadeal, the imminent arrival of long haul narrow body aircraft will again shift the balance, as smaller gateways become available for direct service.
In Africa, South African Airways continues to bump along the bottom, but there are again stirrings of growth and some changes in attitude towards market entry that give modest cause for optimism as the Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM) takes centre stage.
However, for much of the Middle East, protectionism towards market entry remains the default position, limiting intra-regional service and cooperation.