Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM) agreement signed in Addis Ababa

Single African Air Transport Market
Source : Fana

January 29,2017

Twenty-three African countries have signed Single African Air Transport Market agreement in in Addis Ababa today, on the sidelines of the African Union Summit.

The agreement is expected to bring down Airfare in the African countries who are parties to the agreement through free access to airports for airlines from the countries who signed the deal; which means no weekly restrictions in the frequency of flights to African countries.

Current African Union chairman, Rwandan president Paul Kagame, rated the agreement as “important for the overall development of the continent.”

According to Ethiopian government-affiliated media outlet, Fana Broadcasting, up to three hundred thousand job opportunities will be created as a result of the new aviation arrangement within Africa.

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