#AFRAA News Updates

AFRAA’s COVID-19 crisis & industry initiatives
2020 was an exceptionally tough year in history and the air transport industry has been severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. From the start of the pandemic, AFRAA responded rapidly by taking necessary initiatives and actions in close collaboration with key air transport institutions, partners and stakeholders to find workable solutions for resilience to the pandemic and for post recovery efforts. We are pleased to present to you the highlights of AFRAA actions and initiatives in this report.
Click on the link below to read the whole AFRAA’s actions for the recovery and sustainability of the air transport industry.
AFRAA’s 9-pillar recovery plan
AFRAA developed a 9-Pillar recovery plan that outlines a framework of various areas of intervention, measures to be taken as part of urgent, immediate, and consistent actions for the survival and rebound of the industry.
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Financial support
Financial support to the air transport industry is among the top priorities for the restart.

Read more about AFRAA’s appeals and the outcomes of these appeals.

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AFRAA and ECA survey and report on the financial impact of COVID-19 on African airlines
AFRAA and the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) published a report on the financial impact of COVID-19 pandemic on African airlines and insights for the recovery from the liquidity crisis.

AFRAA’s contribution in AUC/AFCAC High Level Task Force

AFRAA contributed in AUC/AFCAC High Level Task Force comprehensive African Aviation Recovery Plan with recommendations to African Ministries of Transport.

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AFRAA 5-year strategic plan
AFRAA seized the opportunity to reinvent itself through the development of a 5-year Strategic Plan which is intended to guide in the delivery of the Association’s mandate:
“To promote, serve African Airlines and champion Africa’s aviation industry”.
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Other appeals to governments

  • Safe and cost-efficient reopening of borders
  • Appeal to Benin Government on COVID19 Test Fees
  • Slot utilization rules waiver at airports
  • Harmonization of Health and safety protocols
  • CORSIA baseline revision
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  • AFRAA interactive capacity-sharing portal
  • Route network coordination and Cargo
  • AFRAA connectivity index
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AFRAA Monthly Industry Affairs Briefing Webinars
In July 2020, AFRAA launched a monthly series of industry affairs briefing webinars as part of the Association’s commitment to advocate for member airlines’ interests and keep them informed of the developments in the airline industry.
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Studies and Consulting
As airlines redefine their business models, network and fleet, AFRAA also avails restructuring consultancy services through AFRAA Consultancy to assist airlines with short and medium-term plans.
AFRAA remains at the forefront of the industry to support an efficient recovery of the air transport sector – we will keep the momentum high into 2021 and beyond in close collaboration with our key air transport institutions and partners. Recovery from the crisis will require concerted actions, coordinated efforts, and a collaborative approach with all stakeholders to ensure the survival and business continuity of the industry.
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