The Airport Council International Africa (ACI-Africa) says its 63rd ACI-Africa Board & Committee Meetings & Regional Conference and Exhibition themed, The African Airport Of Tomorrow, Ensuring Resilience And Profitability, will be held from the 14-20 March 2020 in Mombasa, Kenya.
The annual Africa Board Committee Meetings And Regional Conference And Exhibition aims at discussing the challenges facing the African airports, ensuring resilience and profitability and how innovations, air connectivity, private public partnership, cargo development, duty free sales, amongst others, can be developed as a stable source to recover operating costs and to finance future airport development.
ACI-Africa states: “the Majority of the African airports (about 80%) belong to the category of small airports.
These airports do not reach the threshold of 1 million passengers annually, which is considered as a financial breakeven point, resulting into loss-making airports”.
The association further reveals that income generation is a real challenge for most of the African airports, therefore drastic measures need to be put in place to turn the tide. Issues such as reviewing of management styles, diversifying portfolios with the introduction of new and innovative commercial products and working with industry partners, etc., help to boost growth.