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14-Nov-2017 10:36 AM

IATA DG and CEO: African aviation industry loses USD1.50 for each passenger it carries

IATA DG and CEO Alexandre de Juniac said (13-Nov-2017) the African aviation industry loses USD1.50 for "each passenger it carries". "Africa also faces great challenges and many airlines struggle to break-even... Governments should be aware that Africa is a high cost place for aviation", he said. Mr de Juniac said taxes, fuel and infrastructure charges are higher in Africa than the global average, adding: "Insufficient safety oversight, failure to follow global standards, and restrictive air service agreements all add to the burden that stands in the way of aviation's economic and social benefits". [more - original PR]

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