In 2018, 213.7 million passengers were processed at African airports, which account for 2.4% of the World passenger traffic. Domestic passenger traffic represented 32.7% of the total passenger movements in Africa over the same period.
The passenger traffic growth 2017 / 2018 has been 9.4%, which represents the highest growth compared to other regions, as illustrated on the chart below. The domestic and international passenger traffic growth 2017 / 2018 was 6.5% and 10.7% respectively.
In 2018, 2.5 million metric tons of cargo transited at African airports, representing around 2% of the World cargo volume. Domestic freight accounted for 4.4% of the total cargo traffic in Africa over that period. The cargo traffic growth was 9.7% in 2018 compared to 2017, which again represents the highest growth among the regions, as depicted on the chart below.
African airports handled 3.2 million aircraft movements in 2018 representing 3.2 % of the world’s aircraft movements. The growth between 2017 and 2018 has been 4.2% which is the second highest growth compared to other regions of the World, as shown below.