Air Cargo Facilities and Operations

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Air Cargo Facilities and Operations
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Air Transportation
Business Model Description

Invest in new airport facilities and deal making with international and regional trade partners for air cargo and sea-air and air-sea transport connections.

Expected Impact

Enhance regional economic integration and intra-regional trade, as well as stimulate innovative job creation in Djibouti.

Indicative ReturnDescribes the rate of growth an investment is expected to generate within the IOA. The indicative return is identified for the IOA by establishing its Internal Rate of Return (IRR), Return of Investment (ROI) or Gross Profit Margin (GPM).
15% - 20% (in IRR)
Investment TimeframeDescribes the time period in which the IOA will pay-back the invested resources. The estimate is based on asset expected lifetime as the IOA will start generating accumulated positive cash-flows.
Long Term (10+ years)
Market SizeDescribes the value of potential addressable market of the IOA. The market size is identified for the IOA by establishing the value in USD, identifying the Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) or providing a numeric unit critical to the IOA.
USD 100 million - USD 1 billion
Average Ticket Size (USD)Describes the USD amount for a typical investment required in the IOA.
> USD 10 million
Direct ImpactDescribes the primary SDG(s) the IOA addresses.
Decent Work and Economic Growth (SDG 8) Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure (SDG 9)
Indirect ImpactDescribes the secondary SDG(s) the IOA addresses.
Reduced Inequalities (SDG 10)
Sector Sources
  • 1) Djibouti in Sustainable Development Report. 2021. 2) World Bank LPI Country Score Card: Djibouti. 2018. 3) Horn of Africa Initiative, Key Priority Projects to Deepen Regional Integration. 2020. 4) Great Horn Investment Holding. Chairman's Speech. 2020. 5) UN Women Country Profile, SDG 8. 2021. 6) Financial Times. June 2021. 7) ILOSTAT. ILO Modelled Estimates, 2019. 8) World Bank Group and UKAid, December, 2018. Port Development in East and Southern Africa: Prospects and challenges. Volume 2: Country and Port Fact Sheets and Projections. 2018. 9) World Bank Data. Air Transport - Ethiopia. 2021. 10) Djibouti Ports & Free Zones Authority & Great Horn Investment Holding, Worldwide Connection, Presentation. July 2021. 11) Ethiopian Airlines, History. 2021. 12) Task Force on Transport and Connectivity. Towards an enhanced Africa-EU. 2020. 13) Station Capabilities: Details of Turkish Cargo Destinations. 2021. 14) IATA Economics' Chart of the Week. 2017.
IOA Sources
  • 15) MoU between Djibouti Ports & Free Zones Authority, Egis and Aéroport de Paris. June 2021. 16) CAPA - Centre for Aviation News, January. 2021. 17) Ethiopian Cargo & Logistics Services, Addis Ababa Hub. 2021. 18) ET Maritime. Ethiopian Cargo Business Forecast. 2021. 19) World Bank. Data. 2021. 20) Republic of Djibouti. Vision Djibouti 2035. 2014. 21) Strategy of Accelerated Growth and Promotion of Employment, 2015-2019. 2014. 22) Horn of Africa Initiative Ministerial Roundtable, March 2021. Joint Presentation by African Development Bank (AfDB), European Union (EU) and World Bank (WB). 2021. 23) Republic of Djibouti, Presidency. Décret N° 2016-072/PR/MET. 2016. 24) Republic of Djibouti, Presidency. Décret N° 2018-307/PR/MET. 2018. 25) Republic of Djibouti. Code Des Douanes. 2011. 26) Republic of Djibouti. Free Zone Code Incentives. 2020., detailed in 27) PSA International Pte Ltd. (PSA) and SATS Ltd. (SATS). Joint Press Conference. 2019. 28) Financial Analysis of Airlines As Air Cargo Terminal Operator (The Case of Garuda Indonesia). 2020. 29) Horn of Africa Initiative, June 2021. World Bank prioritizes the Horn of Africa in its approach for regional integration in Africa. 2021. 30) Horn of Africa Initiative, Support to Horn of Africa Initiative on Regional Integration and Economic Development (2019/413262/1). 2020. 31) Azerbaijan and Djibouti: Agreements in Civil Aviation. 2016. 32) Azer News. Silk Way Airlines implements first Baku-Djibouti cargo flight. 2017. 33) World Bank. Data. 2021. 34) World Nank. Economic Transformation in Djibouti. 2018. 35) Knoema, 2021: 36) Oxford Business Group. New transport infrastructure positions Djibouti for trade.2016. 37) World Bank. Transport and logistics in Djibouti: contribution to job creation and economic diversification. 2013.