OPINION: The African renaissance of BRICS aviation sector


JOHANNESBURG – To most people the “sky is the limit”, but to those who love aviation “the sky” is their home and there is no limit.

I was honoured recently to lead the BRICS Regional Aviation Working Group (RAWG) under the South African flag.

RAWG is at a dynamic stage of development and at the BRICS Business Forum, the majority of the countries – Brazil, India, China, Russia and South Africa – emphasised the importance of growth and business opportunities in the aviation sector.

However, red tape hurdles exist that hinder this sector. Air travel needs to be made easier and more accessible with better visa policies to boost the sector and promote growth.

To enable this a united sky policy for BRICS countries is needed with one trade policy, one currency and one passport.

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