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Africa is a continent with the 2nd largest population but only 3% of the global air traffic. The region’s economies are growing robustly and by all indications will continue to do so in the coming years. With a rise in GDP, a corresponding rise in demand for aviation services is to be expected.

1. According to the video, what are some of the roadblocks against current air traffic?
2. According to the video, what industry associated with tourists is growing and changing in Africa? Explain why.
3. What are the obstacles to aircraft leasing in Africa?

CNN Video, Business Traveller, Dec. 12 (Retrievable online at

Staff. (2013) Region’s airline industry poised to take off. The East African, Dec. 12 News (Retrievable online at