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African airport capacity critical to prosperity
April 17, 2017. ICAO Africa news. Addressing African aviation and government leaders at the Airports Council International’s (ACI’s) 2018 Africa Regional Conference in Lagos, Nigeria, International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Council President Dr. Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu highlighted the continent’s rapidly-expanding air traffic and capacity will only be sustainable through the continued development and modernization of its airports, as well as local aviation infrastructure.
The industry here generates very positive impacts on tourism and trade, directly and indirectly supporting 6.8 million jobs and generating 72.5 billion dollars in GDP, but due to the more recent and effective focus on air transport liberalization, many African hub airports are now expected to exceed their capacity by 2020.
ICAO Council President Dr. Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu
Dr. Aliu stressed that airport modernisation and capacity “is a key reason why ICAO’s Global Plans are designed to establish globally-harmonized aviation objectives and requirements in support of the worldwide modernisation which is now underway.”
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