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Open skies bring massive benefits to Africa

The International Air Transport Association (Iata) says more jobs could be generated and additional economic growth achieved in Namibia if intra-African markets were opened up to permit greater airline transport connectivity. This was the major finding of a "Value of aviation for Africa" econometric report commissioned by Iata and published in week 28.


The study examines the impact of liberalised air transport for Namibia and eleven other major African economies (Algeria, Angola, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Namibia, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, Tunisia and Uganda). It finds that Namibia stands to benefit from an additional 10,600 jobs and USD 94.2 million additional GDP per year if just the countries in the study were to implement the 1999 Yamoussoukro decision to open Africa's skies to African airlines.


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