Calls on African Governments to reduce taxes and charges threatening the viability of airlines :: Kenya


African Airlines Assiociation (AFRAA)( Secretary General Abdelrahmane Berthe addresses 50th AGM in Rabat, Morocc

The 50th Annual General Meeting (AGM} of African Airlines Association (AFRAA) kicked off in Rabat, Morocco on Monday with calls on African Governments to reduces taxes and charges threatening the viability of airlines on the continent.

AFRAA Secretary General Abderahmane Berthe said it was pitiable that African air traffic currently accounted for a meager three percent of world traffic yet the continent carries 16 per cent of the world population.

He said besides high costs  imposed by Governments, inadequate infrastructure in many countries, restriction of market access, blocked funds in some countries and control rules inherited from   archaic bilateral air agreements  were…

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