Aviation in National Economic Planning, Public-Private Partnerships and Funding Aviation main focus of IATA’s Aviation Day Africa Conference Agenda
Abuja – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced the theme for the 2016 Aviation Day Africa (Abuja, Nigeria, May 23 - May 24, 2016): “Driving African Economies through the Power of Aviation.”
The conference will bring together regional stakeholders to address current issues affecting aviation in Africa including the proliferation of taxes and charges, public-private partnerships, aviation, safety, security, next generation airports and market connectivity.
Aviation in Africa carries over 70 million passengers a year, supports more than 6.9 million jobs on the continent and generates over $80 billion in GDP. Over the next five years the African economy is forecast to grow at a strong 4.7% per year, well above the global average rate. For the continent to realize its full economic potential, aviation – particularly commercial air transport - must be prioritized.
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