Most airlines not doing well in Africa –Vankeirsbilck – Punch Newspapers


The Chief Operating Officer of American Express Global Business Travel Company, the travel arm of United States-based American Express, Claude Vankeirsbilck, speaks about developments in the travel market, the company’s activities in Nigeria and how the general elections will impact on corporate travel, in this interview with OYETUNJI ABIOYE

Air connectivity in Africa is still poor. Most times, intending travellers in Africa have to travel to Europe first in order to connect some African countries by air. How can this problem be mitigated?

According to Richard Branson, airline is a capital-intensive business. He says if you want to become a millionaire in the airline industry, you should think of becoming a billionaire. I just don’t think the African continent has the financial means to…

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