Nigeria: African Airlines to benefit from Open Sky Treaty

Nigeria´s African Airlines has announced it will begin to take advantage of Open Sky for Africa, which will enhance air connectivity in the continent, bridge the gaps where travelers would have to travel to Europe while connecting flights from one African destination to another, the company said.

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has said Open Sky for Africa would stimulate trade and tourism among African nations and would generate estimated USD 1.3 billion in additional spending.

That forecast is beginning to unfold as reality. In December 2019 Air Senegal flagged off its direct flight to Accra, Ghana from Dakar; TAAG Angola Airlines marked its inaugural direct flight to Lagos from Luanda and the most audacious was the inaugural flight of Cabo Verde Airlines (formerly Cape Verde).