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Route Network Development Project Update

AFRAA re-launched the Route Network Coordination Project on 14 August 2014, under a different approach where it engages the airline Heads of Alliances and Network Planning to spearhead commercial cooperation. The Route Network Committee has the responsibility of striving to alleviate the challenge of fully connecting cities within Africa.

Achievements

 20 Interline Electronic Ticketing

 19 Special Prorate Agreements

 10 Code sharing agreements

 New Routes: 

  • Nairobi – Casablanca (operated by Royal Air Maroc since 31st March 2016 and Kenya Airways code sharing)
  • New Codeshare agreement signed on 1st June 2017 between Kenya Airways and EgyptAir has allowed Kenya airways to resume direct market access between Nairobi and Cairo since August 2013 when its own operations were suspended. The codeshare partnership will initially cover 6 routes enhancing passengers travel opportunities throughout the region. These will include Cairo, Istanbul, Mombasa, Dar es Salaam, Lusaka and Harare.

 Additional Passengers 9,422 (2015/2016) and 10,116 (2016/2017) 

 Incremental Revenue $3,478,000 (2015/2016) and $3,600,000 (2016/2017)

…. and much more in finalization among carriers participating regularly to our meeting

Congratulations to all members participating to the Project. Your efforts drove some significant results

More codeshares that will allow more connectivity within Africa and beyond are at an advanced stage of discussion

It is a success but:

We should all feel concerned and embrace a win-win initiative for all participating carriers

Remember

It is free to participate and your airline has nothing to loose – rather recapture the revenue you are loosing to your competitor! And all this at no cost: any additional passenger on board is big benefit

AFRAA is the project leader and coordinator. Therefore there is full confidentiality of your business

All AFRAA members are welcome. We have demonstrated the benefit of the project and the participating airlines can tell you more why they love it!

The AFRAA Route Network coordination Committee meets 3 times every year. For further information as regards meetings, please contact the AFRAA Secretariat.