Sustainable development of the air transport sector in the Eastern and Southern Africa will improve the quality of air transport services through improved efficiency, direct routing, improved connectivity and reduced fares.

This will stimulate the demand for air transport services and increase the use of this mode of transport. Increased demand for air transport services will contribute to increased direct, indirect and induced employment through the positive impact on downstream aviation sector industries which are sources of inputs like fuel, spare parts, consumables, equipment and other services.

Other sectors of the economy that will benefit are the tourism sector, industrial and trade sectors which rely heavily on air transport. Growth of these sectors will positively contribute to GDP growth, with more citizens being able to afford air travel especially given the potential reduction in airfares.

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