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African airline traffic grows at second-fastest rate in the world, behind only Asia

African airline traffic grows at second-fastest rate in the world, behind only Asia

AGGRESSIVE post-pandemic strategies by African airlines helped to grow their traffic faster than almost all other regional peers in 2023, according to newly released data. An aggressive resumption of old routes, coupled with the opening of new ones and a growing transition from narrow to wide-body planes by most flag carriers, pushed African airlines' annual traffic growth to 38.7% in 2023, compared to 2022. As a result, African carriers ranked second ahead of the Middle East (33.3%) Latin America ( 28.6%), North America (28.3%) and Europe (22%), according to data released by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). Only Asia-Pacific…
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