09 Apr Airport Investment in Africa
A closer look at airport investment in Africa
Worldwide, almost half of all passenger journeys flow through airports that have some form of private sector participation. In Africa, the figure is substantially lower for private airports. This is reflected in the sources of funding for transport infrastructure in general where the majority of investment comes from government budgets while private investment plays only a small role.
There are of course many different forms of private participation in airport development, each with its own advantages and disadvantages. Ultimately, the choice of mode needs to be suitable for the African context and tailored to each particular airport. As air traffic on the continent continues to grow however, there is certainly room for more private investment.
Join us at the Financing Airport Infrastructure in Africa panel session at AviaDev 2019 where we will be exploring these topics further.
AviaDev 2019 in Cape Town, South Africa.