African Carriers Need Additional 160 Aircraft By 2042 – Airbus Director  



By Gabriel Agbeja

Mr Joep Ellers, Airbus Airline Marketing Director for Africa, had said that

African carriers will need at least 160 new passenger and freighter aircraft to meet the rising demand by 2042.


Ellers made the assertion on Tuesday in Abuja while addressing newsmen ahead of Aviation Africa Summit and Exhibition scheduled to hold on Sept. 13 to Sept.14. in Abuja.


According to him, the Airbus Global Market has predicted that passenger traffic to, from and within Africa will increase by 4.1 per cent yearly over the next twenty years with demand driven by urbanisation, trade and tourism.


He added that the percentage of passenger traffic could rise even faster if the Single Africa Air Transport Market (SAATM) could be fully implemented across the continent.


“Airbus’s presence in Africa is as diverse as the continent itself. Since the mid-1970s our range of innovative commercial airliners have operated on routes to, from and within…

Source: News Agency of Nigeria