LONDON, Sept. 3, 2012 /CNW/ - OAG, the global flight information provider, is strengthening the company's
commitment to African aviation by providing the African Airlines Association (AFRAA) with the industry-leading OAG Analyser tool.
OAG Analyser is an easy-to-use online tool for extracting real meaning and insight
from airline schedules data. By interrogating OAG's industry-leading
databases, the tool brings an unprecedented level of advanced data
analysis functionality, offering AFRAA rapid access to detailed reports
ranging from airline and airport route development trends to aircraft
Rob Shaw, OAG's director of analytics, says: "Airline capacity in Africa
is increasing by an average of 5% a year and the average GDP growth
rate in the continent is also at 5%, which shows the market offers
encouraging potential and signs of growth. By providing AFRAA with OAG
Analyser to help with the association's market research, we're pleased
to assist the region's industry in better understanding how to meet the
demands of that growth."
Alongside the 'Analyser' deal, OAG has joined AFRAA's partnership programme. Raphael Kuuchi, Director, Commercial/Corporate & Industry Affairs,
AFRAA, says: "The African Airlines Association is pleased to welcome
OAG into our partnership programme. As a major global processor and
distributor of flight schedules data, travel planners, flight
timetables, flight network mapping software, business travel planning
products, aviation market reports and flight schedules analysis tools
for the passenger and cargo markets, OAG's partnership with AFRAA will
help African airlines access all these solutions. Working with OAG will
assist African airlines in reaching every market with their networks
and services easily and cost-effectively."
Notes to Editors:
OAG, a UBM Aviation brand, is the trusted source for aviation information and analytical
services. OAG's leading aviation databases are unrivalled in their
scale, accuracy and comprehensiveness and are integral to the world's
aviation industry operations. For more information, visit: http://www.oag.com.
The African Airlines Association (AFRAA) is a trade organisation of airlines from the member states of
the African Union (AU). Founded in Accra, Ghana in April, 1968, and
headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, the primary purpose of AFRAA is to
foster commercial and technical cooperation among African airlines and
to represent their common interests. AFRAA membership cuts across the
entire continent and includes all the major intercontinental African
operators. The Association members represent 83% of total international
traffic carried by African airlines.
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