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Implementation of the Open Skies for cargo in the EAC will increase connectivity, improve consolidation and boost export of fresh products (horticulture & fish) to international markets amid the pandemic, a regional business body has said.

The East African Business Council has urged the East African Community member states to liberate their skies in order to boost business in the region.

According to an analysis of the Aviation sector in East Africa published through a joint partnership of the EABC, InterVistas and with funding from Ukaid, the bloc needs to implement the Yamoussoukro Decision in order to reap the benefits of aviation sector in its fullness.

In 1999, the Yamoussoukro Decision (YD) was adopted out of recognition that the strict regulatory protection that sustains national carriers has detrimental effects on air safety records, while inflating air fares and dampening air traffic growth. The Eastern Africa Community (EAC) has elected to …