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13-Jan-2021 2:41 PM

AFRAA secretary general: Air connectivity in Africa remains low

African Airlines Association (AFRAA) secretary general Abdérahmane Berthé, in the association's official newsletter, stated (Jan-2021) air transport activity in Africa remained low at the end of 2020, with connectivity down by an estimated 90% year-on-year in Nov-2020. As of the end of Nov-2020, five African countries had full restrictions on travel and another nine were maintaining partial restrictions. Mr Berthé commented: "The safe opening of borders by governments and relaxing travel restrictions is necessary to stimulate demand for the restart of air travel". He added: "Financial support to the air transport industry is among the top priorities for the restart" and cooperation among African airlines will be critical for recovery.

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