Susan Mashibe is the pilot behind Via Aviation, a Tanzania-based business jet service that more affluent citizens are using due to the lack of affordable connections and adequate ground facilities. Her company accepts credit cards -- something rare in Tanzania. Bombardier forecasts that the number of business jets in Africa will more than double by 2032 to approximately 960 planes. "If you spend 24 hours or 36 hours going from one country to another, the monetary cost is much more than the cost of the private aircraft," said Tony Elumelu, a Nigerian investor who recently flew from Nigeria to Tanzania via Rwanda and back in order to avoid flying through Europe.

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