Africa's aviation industry is booming: Opening up Africa's airspace could make sky the limit (Video)

Osita Chidoka, Nigeria’s Minister of Aviation, wants Africa’s air space opened up.

Glancing around a crowded terminal in Kenya’s Jomo Kenyatta airport, one of the busiest international hubs in Africa, it’s obvious that more passengers are streaming to the continent than ever before.

Chinese businessmen stretch out on benches, trying to catch a few hours’ sleep before continuing their journey to Angola, while American tourists trade loud jokes as they board a flight to Mount Kilimanjaro, one of Tanzania’s most popular holiday destinations.

For decades, Asian investors have been travelling to Africa, attracted by the continent’s emerging economies. And surging numbers of labourers, executives and families flying between Africa and Asia have now made it the world’s fastest growing transcontinental route, according to the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

Read more: Opening up airspace could make sky the limit for African trade and tourism | Mark Anderson | Global development | The Guardian.

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