The West Africa region aviation industry is putting an urgent call to address its infrastructure gaps. Given current high levels of awareness of how air connectivity has become such a unique and indispensable catalyst for socio-economic growth on the continent. Air connectivity is also seen as one of the most challenged yet most potential rich economy enhancers. With more than $5 billion investment opportunities in 2020, the region is set to become a next aviation hub. Ghana’s government hopes for private sector help to re-develop its air transport infrastructure to build capacity, including the construction and rehabilitation of airports, runway development, purchasing of airport vehicles and new airline routes that will support the air traffic growth and improve services.
The rise of the economic development in African regions, having six out of the ten fastest growing economies in the world like Ghana, Cote d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Senegal and Tanzania-, boosts the movement of individuals in and to the continent, whether for tourism, for investment or for business purposes. Consequently, more than nearly a hundred airport projects are expected to be developed in the future years all over the continent to satisfy this transportation need.
At the 8th Airport Expansion Summit, civil aviation and transport authorities, investors, airport owners, airlines and air traffic experts will go in discussion with consultant, architects, construction companies, equipment providers, technology vendors and service groups, and explore Africa`s airport market and its multiple opportunities.