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In the July issue of African Business, out now, we look at whether Africa’s aviation sector is finally poised for takeoff. While the potential of Africa as the ‘last frontier’ of global aviation has often generated excitement in airline boardrooms, many African carriers have struggled. Recently, however, there are clues that things may be looking up. Ethiopian Airlines is on course to achieve a 30% rise in passenger numbers and a 20% increase in revenues in the year ending 30 June, and Kenya Airways recorded an operating profit for the first time in seven years in 2023. Is the industry ready to hit new heights?