CEMAC zone: recession could reach 6% according to BEAC

All the indicators are certainly not red. But most of the economic indicators in the six countries of the Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa (CEMAC) are already found the Monetary Policy Committee (CPM) of the Bank of Central African States (BEAC) at the end of the second annual session on June 24, 2020 in Yaoundé.

Analyzing the situation in Central Africa, it emerges that in the short and medium terms, the CEMAC zone is affected by the health crisis and the fall in the prices of the main export products. "

"In the first half of 2020, the revival of productive activities was slowed down in the sub-region by the disruption of supply circuits for imported products as well as by the restrictive measures adopted by the various governments to contain the effects of the pandemic. Although it is premature for the moment to fully grasp the impact of COVID-19 on national economies, it is already anticipated during this first semester a drop in production as well as a det…

First takeoff at Orly airport on Friday after nearly three months' stop

Orly airport restarted the engines on Friday June 26 with the takeoff of a first flight to Porto, marking a gradual return of air traffic which collapsed due to the Covid-19 epidemic.

First takeoff at Orly airport on Friday after nearly three months' stop

A plane of the low-cost company Transavia took off at 6:25 am and thus recorded the return to the sky of commercial flights from the airport in the south of Paris, which had been closed on the evening of March 31. Before launching it on the runway, the aircraft was watered by the airport's fire cannons during a ceremony known as "water salute".

70 aircraft movements planned against 600 in normal times

The traffic restart will be extremely slow, ADP has already warned. Like the forecasts of the International Air Transport Association (Iata), which anticipates worldwide recovery first on domestic flights, then on continental flights and finally on intercontinental flights, with traffic that does not will not return to 2019 levels before 2023.

Friday in Orly, a little more than 70 aircraft movements are planned, against an average of 600 in normal times, provided by eight companies (Air Caraïbes, Air Corsica, Air France, Amelia, Corsair, French Bee, Transavia and Wizzair) . These flights will notably serve Corsica, a few countries in the Schengen zone and the French overseas departments.

About 8,000 passengers are expected, or less than 10% of the usual traffic of 90,000 passengers on average per day at this airport. The number of movements was expected to climb to 173 at the beginning of July, but their progression remains uncertain, linked to the unknowns of the opening or not of the borders, notably in the Maghreb, and of the evolution of the health situation.

Passenger temperature measurement

The reopening of the airport will therefore be partial. All flights will initially be grouped together at Orly 3, the brand-new terminal opened just over a year ago. Then gradually reopen Orly 4, 1 and 2. In May, traffic collapsed 97.8% at CDG, with only 200,000 passengers welcomed.

To restore passenger confidence, airlines and airports have implemented health measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. More than 7,000 posters and stickers to mark physical distance were placed at Orly, 150 gel dispensers and 137 plexiglass windows installed at all reception desks, check-in and boarding desks.

A thermal camera takes the temperature of travelers on arrival to detect any cases of contamination. And a system for decontaminating cabin baggage by ultraviolet rays at the level of security controls is being tested.