Egypt to expand air traffic in Africa after pandemic ends (Minister of Aviation)
Egyptian Civil Aviation Minister Mohamed Manar Enaba announced on Saturday that his country was preparing to expand air traffic to Africa via the national airline EgyptAir in the coming years, following the end of the pandemic.
Enaba said the Egyptian national airline has 36 flight points across the continent and partnerships have been made with many African countries to facilitate the movement of goods by air across the continent.
He explained that the first of these partnerships was with Sudan and South Sudan, and that the air cargo fleet has been expanded in a vital step to increase trade movement.
The increase in Africa’s share in world trade is linked to the reduction in the cost of aviation between African countries and the digitization of transport traffic, he noted.
Egypt is actively coordinating efforts to establish open skies agreements to protect the nascent African national aviation industry to play an active role in enhancing the intra-African trade movement.
His remarks came during a session of the first edition of the Forum on Integration for Growth in Africa, which discussed mechanisms to increase Africa’s role in global markets, in the presence of the Minister of Trade. and Industry Neven Gamea and Tanzanian and Angolan officials.
Participants agreed that there are great opportunities for regional cooperation in the field of industry and its promotion to global markets through common platforms, and that air cargo support operations in Africa have proven to be effective. as a means of improving intra-regional trade and increasing the competitiveness of African products.