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High cost of doing business hurting African airlines - 2 weeks ago, 11:38

Heavy taxation has left African airlines operating in a high-cost environment,  making foreign carriers to dominate the continental skies.

The details emerged even as Kenya Airways CEO Sebastian Mikosz announced his exit from the troubled airline after failing to turn around KQ fortunes.

Mikosz, who previously served as Polish Airlines CEO, has more than 20 years experience in executive management in both the public and private sector.

That the high cost of doing business is hurting the aviation sector emerged during the African Airlines Association (AFRAA)'s 8th Aviation Stakeholders Convention held in Mauritius early this month.

AFRAA secretary general Abderrahmane Berthé called for enhanced collaboration among the African airlines to accelerate development.

“A successful and viable African aviation industry is achievable, but this requires rigorous efforts and close coordination and collaboration by all stakeholders, including governments, regulatory authorities, airports, air navigation service providers, suppliers of the wide range of aviation products and services and the ...
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