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04/03/2020

Air transport

Air Côte d’Ivoire, the national airline, served 761,734 passengers in 2019, and remains the top airline in the ECOWAS and CEMAC regions, with approximately 52% of the market. 

Air Côte d’Ivoire currently has 23 air links in West and Central Africa and offers 124 flights weekly. The airline plans to build cooperation with other subregional carriers and open new routes outside the continent.

Traffic at the Félix Houphouët-Boigny International Airport in Abidjan is experiencing continued growth. Total passengers reached 2.27 million in 2019, up from 2.19 million in 2018, an increase of 3.3%.

Urban mobility

One hundred new Taxi Ivoire taxis have entered service since 26 November 2017 as part of an ongoing government programme to renew the automotive fleet. Most of these taxis link the Félix Houphouët-Boigny International Airport with all of Abidjan and its surrounding communities. Available around the clock, these taxis can be found at the airport exit. 

Actions undertaken by the government in public transport have strengthened SOTRA’s transport offering, which currently includes a fleet of nearly 1,500 buses. 

SOTRA now has an electronic card payment system, which addresses security issues. 

Buses travel at a speed of 20km/hr. The average time spent at bus stops has decreased from 40 minutes to 20 minutes. 

We have also seen an increase in available lagoon transport services, with the arrival of STL and CITRANS. The two new operators both authorised to operate alongside SOTRA, demonstrate the increased liberalisation of lagoon transport.