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Soaring jet-fuel prices force African airlines to fly in ...

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Soaring jet-fuel prices force African airlines to fly in formation

A delegation, including SAA, has been formed to help secure better supply and prices through to June 2023

Eric Ombok

African airlines are clubbing together to negotiate better prices and a steady flow of jet fuel, to help stave off a potential crisis caused by supply issues and soaring costs.

A committee has been formed — including major carriers SAA and Kenya Airways — to secure deliveries for 12 months starting in July, African Airlines Association (AFRAA) secretary-general Abderahmane Berthe said during a briefing in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi.

“We are in the last round of negotiations. The process will end in June,” he said...

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