The Economist’s Gulliver travel blog has a piece that discusses the challenges faced by the African airline industry. While North American airlines and travelers have benefited from deregulation that has made it easier for airlines to establish routes and driven costs down, African airlines have to deal with a mountain of red tape. To be approved to create a new route, African airline companies need to be approved by both countries on their route, a complicated process that often involves greasing some palms. If air regulations in Africa were relaxed, African citizens would be able to fly to more places at lower prices.
Read the full article here: Why African Aviation Needs to be Set Free