For the first time in a decade, Africa did not record any airline accident last year.
Globally, 65 accidents with 268 fatalities were recorded last year, but sub-Saharan Africa’s zero passenger fatalities and jet hull losses was its best performance in a decade, thanks to enforcement of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) safety regulations.
The feat was a major cause for celebration at this year’s Travel Africa Market, West Africa’s biggest event dedicated to travel, tourism and hospitality industry currently underway in Lagos in Nigeria.
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