Africa’s air traffic controllers’ operating revenues fall by half in the first quarter

The fourth ordinary general assembly of the Federation of Air Traffic Controller Associations of the Agency for the Safety of Air Navigation in Africa and Madagascar (Asecna) opened on Tuesday, May 25 in Abidjan on a salty note with the announcement a 52% decline in operating revenues in the first quarter of 2021.

This fall was preceded by a 53% drop in said revenue in 2020. Covid-19 contributed to this deterioration in performance, testifies Louis Bakienon, director of air navigation operations who represented the CEO of Asecna . He says the agency’s monthly activities fell to 20% of normal during the health crisis.

Despite the effects of covid-19, this air navigation structure has shown, according to Cissé Soungalo, the president of the Professional Association of Air Traffic Controllers in Côte d’Ivoire (APCACI), its resilience, illustrated by the quality service offered. to customers. Especially with the successful experimentation of the innovative technology of SBAS, hailed by Diop Mbaye, technical advisor, representing the Ivorian Minister of Transport.

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