Africa, once carved up by European powers, retains air links reminiscent of those historic ties. Even so, in too much of the continent, service remains spotty. The CAPA routes tool breaks African searches into four categories: North, South, East and West/Central. But in terms of seat offers available, the real division is between North Africa, those countries bordering the Mediterranean – and everything else. This examination will utilise this format, beginning with everything else.