CETMO (Centre for Transportation Studies for the Western Mediterranean) and ACI Africa (Airports Council International Africa), the organization that represents and promotes the interests of African airports, sign a memorandum of understanding with the willingness to work together to boost Maghreb airports.
This collaboration is based on the common interests of the two organizations to improve the regional integration of transport in North Africa, to promote the necessary conditions for the development of air transport in the region and to improve the connections between the different modes of transport.
Among the commitments made by the two organizations in this memorandum of understanding, data exchanges stand out. In this sense, the CETMO will mainly provide socio-economic data and future infrastructure networks and traffic flows data. For its part, ACI Africa will provide air traffic data for African airports, including those in the Maghreb region.
Exchanges of good practices in air transport issues in which the countries of the region may be interested will also be very relevant, such as the creation of the Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM), the transformation processes affecting North African airlines, the opportunities for the development of North African airports or the creation of the necessary conditions for a sustainable evolution of air transport in the region.
With reference to specific projects, the memorandum of understanding will seek to promote priority air transport initiatives in the Western Mediterranean to move towards multimodal transport networks in the region.