Free Routing Airspace in Africa inches closer to reality as trial flights start


Cooperation, collaboration, and commitment of stakeholders, including CANSO, AFRAA, IATA, ICAO, and African Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs), made free routing flights a reality for the first time in Africa on 2 November. In the Free Routing Airspace (FRA) Trial kick-off workshop, participants coordinated with all relevant operational services and secured approvals for the two trial flights. Shortening the flight time, flights ET935 and KQ 508 operated safely outside the existing routes directly from Addis Ababa to Abidjan and Nairobi to Accra, respectively.

Read more courtesy of the African Airlines Association

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