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Angola Becomes Latest Country in Africa to Join the Billing and Settlement Plan

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The International Air Transport Association (IATA) launched the Billing and Settlement Plan (BSP) in Angola, effective October 1.

BSP is a system designed to facilitate and simplify the selling, reporting and remitting procedures of IATA accredited travel agents, facilitating the engagements between airlines and their distribution partners.

The BSP is a global system with operations in some 181 countries and territories, over 40 of which are in Africa and Middle East. The system currently serves more than 54,400 travel agencies and 400 participating airlines with an on-time settlement rate of 99.977%. In 2021, IATA’s BSP processed $74.7 billion including $16 billion in refunds.

“As part of our ongoing efforts to support the growth and modernization of aviation across Africa, we have recently launched the BSP in Angola with the support of government and industry stakeholders, enhancing the geographical coverage of the system in support of simple, secure and effective financial solutions for the industry”, said Kamil Alawadhi, Regional Vice-President Africa and Middle East.

“Effective 1 October 2022, BSP Angola is fully operational for participating airlines and travel agencies in the market. This new operation is a milestone achieved to better assist our industry partners and serves as an additional pathway to growing aviation in Africa”, added Alawadhi.

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