Africa's other "Big 6": Jude Uzonwanne, Associate Partner, Dalberg Global Development Advisors

Africa’s vast skies are being mastered by the Big 6: Ethiopian Airlines, South African Airways, Arik Air, EgyptAir, Kenya Airways and Royal Air Maroc.

These airlines serve  some of Africa’s largest populations and economies. Together, the airlines in 2014, flew over 30 million passengers within and outside Africa.

These companies are a mix of state and privately owned airlines that together have a fleet of over 200 aircraft and service dozens of destinations across Africa and around the globe. 

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