CAAB decries restrictive African air agreements

CAAB is concerned about restrictive air agreements in Africa PIC: KAGISO ONKATSWITSE
CAAB is concerned about restrictive air agreements in Africa PIC: KAGISO ONKATSWITSE

The growth and development of air services in Africa could be undermined by restrictive bilateral agreements of most intra-African aviation markets, the Civil Aviation Authority of Botswana (CAAB) has warned.

Speaking at the opening of the fourth aviation safety symposium in Gaborone this week, CAAB chairman, Mark John Sampson said aviation has the potential to make an important contribution to economic growth and development within Africa.

He said the lack of implementation of the Yamoussoukro Decision, aimed at transforming intra-Africa air connectivity, has denied the continent and its people the economic benefits that could be accrued through aviation.

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