29 Jan, 2021 11:00 am

West Africa: Nigeria Loses West Africa Air Travel Market to Ghana

Nigeria has lost the West African air market to Ghana as today no Nigerian airline is operating to destinations such as Accra, Abidjan, Dakar, Freetown, Monrovia and the Gambia.

Along with the loss of these air travel market are also businesses that were dominated by Nigerians but today, with the influx of Chinese into retail trade in the West Coast and the entrance of South African investors, Nigeria has lost huge market in the sub-region.There used to be when Nigeria dominated the air travel market in West Africa."Before then, Nigeria controlled air travel in the sub-region.Ethiopia is Africa's air travel hub, while AfCFTA is located in Accra, Ghana, which is a growing economic hub in the West Coast.

"The downturn of Nigeria's economy forced the country to scale back its trade in West Africa.However, the Managing Director, Flight and Logistics Solutions Limited, Amos Akpan said it would be difficult for Ghana to be a hub for SAATM in West Africa despite the temporary dominance of its airline in the sub-region.

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