Africa Air Connectivity

11/25/2020 | 11:29am

AFRICA AIR CONNECTIVITY

IATA'S AIR CONNECTIVITY INDEX measures how well connected a country's cities are to other cities around the world critical for trade, tourism and other economic flows.

See report titled "Air Connectivity: Measuring the connections that drive economic growth" (www.iata.org/economics)

A

R D

T

947

E

thousand tonnes air cargo flown

C

IR O

A

N

S

N

E

'

T

A

I

C

C

V

I

R

2014�19

Y

A

F

T

I

+30%

U

R

I

T

S

M

O

72M

53%

international

of which

tourist

arrive

arrivals

by air

Countries with 1% better air cargo connectivity engage in 6% more trade

Kenya's flower

exports

2017 +132%

2010

Cut flowers was the 2nd most

exported product in Kenya

Air cargo flies over 120'000 tonnes of Kenyan flowers each year, sustaining 90'000 jobs

PRE COVID�19 AIR CONNECTIVITY

Air connectivity gaps even before COVID-19

April 2019

970

city pairs

Air connectivity score destination-weightedseats (000s)

120

South Africa and Egypt best

+22%

absolute connectivity in Africa

+32%

2019

2014

80

+51%

40

+93%

+32%

S. Africa

Egypt Morocco Ethiopia

Algeria

But it's relative connectivity that matters for economic growth

Air connectivity

2019

Air connectivity

relative to

absolute score

population

South Africa

Morocco

Egypt

South Africa

Morocco

Egypt

Ethiopia

Algeria

Algeria

Ethiopia

Ethiopia has grown the fastest among African aviation markets, in terms of air connectivity relative to population

Air connectivity relative

Key drivers

to population

Favourable business

3.5x

environment

industry

Robust air transport

2009 2019

Demographics and

economic growth

POST COVID�19 AIR CONNECTIVITY

Air connectivity decimated

by COVID-19100 city pairs

April 2020

City pairs figures rounded to the second digit.

Air connectivity score destination-weightedseats (000s)

450

300

150

Disruptions to air connectivity in top 5 most connected countries in Africa

April

April

October

2019

2020

2020

-94%

-94%

-98%

-72%

-96%

S. Africa

Egypt

Morocco

Ethiopia

Algeria

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