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July 18, 2024
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Thirty-three countries in Africa are signatories to the agreement to implement the Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM) since January 2018. But the agreement appears to exist on paper rather than having been implemented as nations are still not fully opening their airspace for a single air travel market in the continent. Africa’s empty airspace conundrum.

According to the International Civil Aviation (ICAO) Aviation Infrastructure for Africa Gap Analysis 2019, direct traffic from the SAATM states are mainly to Europe and intra-Africa. Traffic from SAATM to other regions is carried mainly through connecting flights. Direct flights are mostly absent.


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