Lufthansa consulting experts provided an in-depth analysis and background of consolidation of airlines from a global to an African perspective. By Our Correspondent
September 15, 2021: The African Airlines Association (AFRAA), Lufthansa Consulting and Kenya Airways staged a high level workshop on September 14, 2021 on African airlines consolidation to discuss the reasons for few partnerships and limited airline consolidation, the challenges and benefits of consolidation and measures for action by industry stakeholders to address the situation.
Abderahmane Berthe, AFRAA secretary general, in his remarks stated, “The aviation sector is reeling from the impacts of Covid-19 pandemic. We need to devise new approaches of doing business in the face of increasing concerns on the sustainability of African Airlines. A crucial element in the success of the African airlines is consolidation and collaboration. The engagement of States, airlines and all the relevant stakeholders is necessary to effectively achieve the required outcomes on airline consolidation in Africa.”