Turbulent Times for African Airlines as COVID-19 Dries Up Flights

African airlines, like their counterparts globally, are struggling amid the COVID-19 lockdown as flight demands for business or pleasure ceased since measures were put in place by governments to curb the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. Air Mauritius has been placed under voluntary administration, Africa's leading airline Ethiopian Airlines is also suffering huge losses, while airlines such as South African Airways which has been in financial trouble before the virus gripped the world, teeters on the brink of closure, with the government needing to make an important decision on its fate, given the added pressure that COVID-19 has placed on the economy.  


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