AFRICA ON THE PATH TO RECOVERY SAYS ACI

Despite the adverse effects of the Ebola crisis on air transport in western parts of the African continent, Northern Africa has rebounded after a bleak period in passenger numbers for 2012 and 2013, a report from ACI said.

Despite the adverse effects of the Ebola crisis on air transport in western parts of the African continent, Northern Africa has rebounded after a bleak period in passenger numbers for 2012 and 2013, a report from ACI said.

From the eve of the Egyptian army-led overthrow of President Morsi to its aftermath, the tourist economy was crippled as passenger traffic dropped significantly in 2013. Cairo (CAI), North Africa's busiest airport and gateway to popular tourist destinations, saw passenger traffic jump back by 6.5% in 2014 as compared to the previous year.

Other Northern African airports such as Algiers (ALG) and Casablanca (CMN) experienced strong growth of 9.1% and 5.4% respectively for the year. Johannesburg (JNB), Africa's busiest airport, ended the year with 1.3% gains in passenger numbers in 2014.

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