RAM, the most dynamic among African companies

RAM, the most dynamic among African companies

Royal Air Maroc (RAM) is the most active African company, after Air Senegal, in terms of air traffic in Senegal, according to a report by the National Agency for Civil Aviation and Meteorology (ANACIM).

In this report on air traffic in Senegal for the first quarter of 2023, ANACIM reveals that RAM remains the most active African company, after Air Senegal, with a market share of around 15% , both in terms of passengers transported and tonnages of freight handled.

“This corresponds, on the basis of all the companies, to 8% for passengers and 4% for freight”, specifies the ANACIM.

RAM has been present in Senegal since 1958, when it opened the Casablanca-Dakar line, which was one of the company’s first international air routes. Over time, and thanks to the exemplary collaboration of the Senegalese and Moroccan authorities, the line has become one of the most important for Royal Air Maroc, transporting more than 200,000 passengers a year.

“In terms of passengers, Asky Airlines, Ethiopian Airlines and Air Côte d’Ivoire have the same market share: between 6% and 8% for intra-African competition on the platform and between around 4-5% on the global market. (including all companies)”, continues the same source.

In addition, Kenyan Airways, Air Algérie and Tunis Air have substantially the same volume of passenger traffic with market shares between African companies of the order of 3% and 4%; corresponding to 1% and 2% on overall traffic, according to ANACIM.

On the other hand, the city of Casablanca ranked second after Paris as one of the main areas of origin of passengers.

Analysis of the Anacim report highlights that almost a third of passengers come from Paris (16%), Casablanca (10%) and Brussels (6%), corresponding to aircraft movements of around 14% of platform traffic.

As for traffic departing from Dakar, the top three routes are Paris, Casablanca and Madrid, constituting 29% of passenger traffic and 14% of movements, the document says.

At Blaise Diagne International Airport (Aibd) in Dakar, traffic continues to grow during this period compared to the last quarter of 20


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