Mr. Abdérahmane Berthé’s intervention on the “Impact of High Charges and Fees in the Costs of Travel within Africa” at the YD Anniversary celebrations in Dakar – Senegal, yesterday.
In Africa, taxes and fees applied to air tickets represent 25% to 50% of the final price. Passengers pay in average 3.5 different taxes and fees for international departures, representing an average of USD 65.96 in Africa compared to USD 32.50 in Middle East and USD 30.12 in Europe.
“Africa needs to move from the current situation of low choice, high fares and step into a new age of affordable and accessible air transport. One of the ways to achieve this is through the effective implementation of the Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM).”
Under the auspices of the Laboratory to revamp aviation and trade sectors in Africa organized by AFRAA and the African Aviation Industry Group (AAIG) air transport industry stakeholders drew a roadmap that has prioritized the implementation of SAATM among 4 other Projects to achieve sustainable development of air transport in Africa.