The European Business Council for Africa

Air Mauritius has announced that it has gone into voluntary administration, citing the negative impact from global travel restrictions imposed due to the Coronavirus.

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The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has warned that African airlines are facing a $6bn loss in revenue this year due to the crisis, with passenger numbers expected to plummet by 51%. These estimates are up from $4bn and 32% respectively at the start of April.

With many already struggling before the current crisis, other African carriers will follow Air Mauritius in the coming months. Even Ethiopian Airlines - the continent’s standout success story - is worried about survival

The bad news doesn’t stop there.

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