African Commission Pushes Nations to Join Single Market

The African Civil Aviation Commission (AFCAC) on Monday called on African states to join the Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM), a year after its launch at the African Union heads of state summit held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.    

In an effort to liberalize the African air transport market by eliminating restrictive bilateral air service agreements, the African Union launched the SAATM in January 2018. Twenty-three member states of the AU signed on upon its launch.  

Appearing at the 32nd African Union Heads of State and Government Summit in Addis Ababa on February 10 to 11, representatives of AFCAC called on member states to join the SAATM and those who have signed the agreement to fully implement it.  

The champion state of the SAATM, Togo president Faure Gnassingbé, on…

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