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Kenya’s national carrier Kenya Airways has announced plans to lay off 38 staff members as part of its second phase of right sizing.
The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has stated that Nigeria has attained another high level safety rating which placed it among the world leaders in aviation safety.
Budget airline Fastjet has decided to sell 28 percent stake to South African carrier Solenta. The low cost carrier would also raise at least $28.8 million through a share placement.
Kenya’s national carrier Kenya Airways has inked a codeshare agreement with Hong Kong Airlines to help improve connectivity and access in Asia.
Med-View Airline, a private Nigerian aviation firm, has launched its maiden flight from Lagos, Nigeria to the Roberts International Airport (RIA), Liberia.
Ethiopian Airlines will operate direct and non-stop services to Singapore from June 2017 using Boeing 787.
Air Algerie has received, for the sixth time in a row, the Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) certification, delivered by the International Air Transport Association (IATA), and which is required to serve Europe, the national airline said in a statement.
United Arab Emirates’ Etihad Airways and Precision Air entered into a code-share agreement with Precision Air for local and regional flights.
African countries are among who have placed a higher priority on airport IT investments for passenger and airport security with the global estimates now at 50 per cent, up from 37 per cent last year. This is according to the 2016 Airport IT Trends Survey,
Victoria Falls Airport is set to welcome two new airlines in the next half of next year thanks to its latest upgrade. The upgrade was made possible through a $150 million loan that the Exim Bank of China extended and it expanded the runway, taxiways and a new terminal
The International Monetary Fund has resumed payments to Guinea-Bissau, which were suspended in June over the government's loan bailouts for two private banks.
Low cost carrier Fastjet is exploring the option of diversifying its route to South Africa region as it looks at new ways to grow and make profit in the wake of dwindling fortunes.
Ethiopian Airlines is set to resume services to Conakry, capital of the Republic of Guinea, starting February 1st next year.
The Tanzanian government in a move to boost the national airline has made a $10 million commitment fee to Boeing for the delivery of a B787-8 Dreamliner in June 2018.
Republic of Seychelles national carrier Air Seychelles has announced plans to fly direct to Durban starting March next year, marking its second route in South Africa after Johannesburg where it flies five times a week.
Air Madagascar and Reunion based Air Austral are early next year set to begin a joint codeshared flight from both Antananarivo and St. Denis to Guangzhou in China which will operate twice a week, leaving the islands every Wednesday and Sunday and returning the following day, that is Thursday and Monday.
RwandAir’s Chief executive officer, John Mirenge has been elected president of the African Airlines Association (AFRAA) for 2017 replacing Ripton Muzenda, the CEO of Air Zimbabwe who has held the position for the last one year. AFRAA is a trade association of airlines from African Union
ASKY, the Pan-African Airline with the largest network in West and Central Africa, has the pleasure to announce that it is the recipient of the African Airlines Association (AFRAA) Airline of the Year Award for Regional Operations at the AFRAA 48th Annual General Assembly.
THE launch of the Namibia Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) early this month has brought renewed hope that aviation standards will improve for the better.
Ethiopian national carrier Ethiopian Airlines is set to commence five weekly flights to Oslo Norway through the Stockholm route with its ultra - modern Boeing 787 Dreamliner effective March 26, 2017.
Sierra Leone is set to have a new passenger terminal building and a rehabilitated runaway at the Roberts International Airport following a groundbreaking ceremony by the country’s president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.
Besieged Kenya Airways CEO is set to leave office in quarter one of 2017 even as the airline’s chairman Michael Joseph says that the CEO will be in office until his replacement is found.
Dutch airline Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij (KLM) has confirmed that it will start operating its flights to Freetown, Sierra Leone and Monrovia in Liberia at the start of the new 2017 summer schedule.
As South Africa looks to making inroads in turning around the dwindling fortunes of its airline sector, it has hired Boston based Bain & Company to advise on the strategy and corporate structure of the country’s three loss-making state-run airlines to improve the benefit to the state from owning the carriers.
fastjet, the low-cost pan-African airline, has introduced FlexiTrip, a flight bundle solution that allows frequent flyers to purchase 10 one-way flights at a fixed price inclusive of taxes and fees.
Rwanda’s national carrier RwandAir has received a certification from International Air Transport Association (IATA) confirming safety of its ground operations. IATA’s Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO) is a standard and structured audit programme for ground service providers and was modeled on the success of IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA), according to John Mirenge, the chief executive of RwandAir.
Wa airstrip in the upper west Ghana which has been under renovation is set for reopening at the end of the month, as Ghana looks to increased domestic flights to boost its economy.
[Kenya] Key decision makers from Africa to discuss the region’s airport infrastructure and expansion
The spectra of old, outdated and cramped airport infrastructure has become a major hindrance. Therefore, airport operators in Africa are actively collaborating with government ministries as well as domestic and international investment groups to improve airport infrastructure in order to unlock Africa’s full aviation potential.
Angola national carrier Angolan Airlines (TAAG) has made its maiden flight to Maputo Mozambique in a diversification spree as it looks to grow revenue and customer base.
Government authorities and developers are investing billions of dollars in dozens of airport expansion and rehabilitation works across Africa.
Ethiopian national carrier Ethiopian Airlines has insisted that it will continue flying to Nigeria despite the recent withdrawal by some airlines out of Lagos and Abuja.
The Kenya Airlines Pilot Association has called off its strike which had been deferred two weeks ago citing board changes which it says it has confidence in.
Algeria’s national carrier Air Algerie is looking at launching new international routes as it seeks to reinforce the airline’s air transportation network.
Ethiopia national carrier Ethiopian Airlines has unveiled in flight catering facility built at a cost of $15 million.
Rwanda national carrier RwandAir has announced it will start flying to Gatwick, London’s busiest airport by 2017 as it looks to grow its customer base.
Following the South African Civil Aviation Authority’s ban of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 on all flights, fastjet - the low-cost pan-African airline - has updated its operational policy banning the mobile device from all fastjet flights as a safety precaution.
Competition on the Accra- London route is set to intensify as RwandAir prepares to ply the route by 2017.
Plans are at an advanced stage for a strategic partnership between Ethiopian Airlines and RwandAir comings months after Rwanda national carrier picked Ethiopian Airlines as its future strategic partner.
At first glance there’s nothing out of the ordinary about the regional airport in George, a town of just 150,000 residents on South Africa’s south coast.
Tanzania’s low cost carrier Fastjet has launched an Embraer E190 on domestic routes as it moves from Airbus A319 fleet as part of its long term operational and financial stability strategy.
The shareholders of Kenya Airways have voted to have former Safaricom CEO Michael Joseph join the airline’s board.
South African Airways (SAA) has added capacity on its Mauritius route, with the introduction of a bigger aircraft, an Airbus A330-200 to this popular and growing destination.
Tanzania’s Domestic Airline Precision Air has resumed its flights to Comoros following a two year hiatus which it attributed to a review of its operations and strategy.
The latest figures published this month show that Nile Air continues to be Egypt's fastest growing airline and largest private airline based in the country.
Air Seychelles, the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles, has expanded its codeshare agreement with Jet Airways to offer guests convenient one-stop connections to two major cities in East Asia.
RwandAir has acquired an Airbus 330-200 becoming the first country in East Africa, as it looks to expanding its wings globally.
The Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) has banned the use of Samsung Note 7 on aircrafts at the Kotoka International Airport.
As the world reacts to news of the recall of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 mobile phones following reports of the device exploding during or after charging, Rwanda’s National carrier RwandAir has banned the device on its flights.
Nile Air has operated the first ever flight by an all-female crew by an Egyptian airline. The historic scheduled service was operated between Cairo and Al Jawf (Saudi Arabia) on 5th September 2016 is to promote women’s empowerment and encourage more Egyptian women to pursue careers in aviation.
South African Airways trials project at O.R. Tambo International Airport where passengers tag their own bags
South African Airways (SAA) and the Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) have started a project where passengers on domestic flights will be tagging their own baggage at the Self-Service Bag counters.
The much touted construction of Dodoma airport is set to be complete this week, allowing the airport to receive up to ten flights from different countries per day up from three that it received before the renovation.
Starbow, one of Ghana's finest domestic airlines has taken delivery of a brand new jet expected in Ghana this week.
Royal Dutch airline KLM has announced it is temporarily suspending flights to and from Cairo from early next year in what it attributes to economic reasons.
The CEO of one of the world’s leading hotel chains has welcomed the launch of AviaDev Africa - the inaugural conference to determine future air connectivity - and called for even closer cooperation between the hotel and airline industries.
In a bid to grow income and offer best airline package services to its customers, Ethiopia’s national carrier, Ethiopian Airlines is constructing a four star hotel costing $65 million.
In a move meant to boost dwindling revenue numbers, Kenya’s low cost airline carrier Jambojet has partnered with inflight graphic and digital advertising firm Global Onboard Partnership to offer onboard advertising becoming the first airline in the region to roll out such a service.
Ethiopian Airlines, the fastest growing and most profitable African airline, is pleased to announce that it will add a thrice weekly service, on top of its daily flights, to Guangzhou as of October 8, 2016. Hence forth, Ethiopian will operate eleven weekly flights to/from Guangzhou
The government of Rwanda has signed a deal with Mota Engil Engenharia e Construcao Africa, a Portuguese firm in sectors of civil construction, port operations and logistics to commence construction of the highly anticipated Bugesera International Airport.
Ethiopian airlines is set to start flights to Moroni, Comoros capital, in October this year as it looks to virgin routes to weather growing competition in the industry.
Low cost carrier Jambojet has launched a new pre-departure notification service to streamline operations within the business and enhance passenger experience following a partnership with 15below.
Egypt’s national carrier, EgyptAir has recorded $14 billion losses since the 2011 uprising which has affected the tourism industry.
Dubai-based airline flydubai is participating in Dubai's Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing's (Dubai Tourism) first-ever East Africa roadshow joining 14 Dubai-based partners in showcasing a wide range of services and upcoming attractions.
Kenya’s national carrier Kenya Airways has diversified its business by unveiling shuttle buses that will ferry passengers from the central business district in Nairobi to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport at a cost of $10.
A number of international carriers offering flight services have started relocating their offices to Accra, Ghana from their operational bases in Nigeria.
Ethiopian Airlines has launched Africa’s most technologically advanced aircraft Airbus A350 XWB on the London Heathrow route as it seeks to tap into more customers in a highly competitive industry
Due to continued strong demand for Nile Air’s services between Cairo & Hurghada, Nile Air announces a new flight to the Red Sea resort which will operate every Monday morning from 22nd August 2016.
Award-winning low-cost airline Mango widens its distribution network this week as the carrier launches its second new distribution channel this year.
SITA, the global air transport communications provider, is to roll out faster, new-generation connectivity across Kenya Airways' global network, a vital investment in infrastructure needed to support the airline's renewed focus on cost optimization and airline modernization.
Air Seychelles, the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles, has opened a new call centre in Seychelles to provide better support to its guests in the archipelago.
Ethiopian Airline, on Wednesday, August 3, launched its new aircraft, Airbus A350-900 series, at the Malam Aminu Kano International Airport, MAKIA, Kano.
Kenya’s national carrier Kenya Airways has recorded a growth in passenger numbers across West, Central and North America attaining its African target in the period ended June 2016.
South African Airways (SAA), Africa’s most awarded airline, is celebrating the first year of its nonstop service from Washington, DC to Accra, Ghana
COMORO airline, AB Aviation has announced the launch of new route from Dar es Salaam, Moroni in Comoro to Antananarivo, Madagascar twice a week as it targets increased business opportunities in the region
Kenya Airways has signed a codeshare agreement with Jambojet for its flights to Malindi, Lamu, Ukunda (Diani) and Eldoret
Air Seychelles and Air Madagascar have strengthened their codeshare cooperation with the aim of bringing more travellers to both Seychelles and Madagascar, while increasing travel choice in the Indian Ocean.
Operations of airline companies are expected to get a major boost as a result a decision by government to reduce the cost of aviation fuel.
Emirates has announced that it will resume flights to Conakry, the capital of Guinea, from 30th October 2016.
British Airways has entered into a strategic agreement with telecommunications giant, Airtel, in a deal that will see customers of both organisations enjoy substantial discounts off tickets purchased in the next few months.
The cabinet of India has approved an air service agreement between the country and Mozambique, the first of its kind to promote air connectivity between the two countries.
President Muhammadu Buhari has approved funds for the repair of the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja, runway, which will be handled by local contractors after the conclusion of a bid process.
The Tanzanian government has entered into a purchase agreement with Bombardier Commercial Aircraft for the purchase of two Q400 turboprop airliners. The aircraft will be delivered with a 76-seat, dual-lavatory configuration and will be used for commercial airline operations in the region
South African Airways has taken a decision to terminate the services of BnP Capital as a financial services provider to the airline. The effect of this decision means that SAA has terminated both its appointment of BnP Capital as Transaction Advisor and the appointment to source funds on behalf of the airline.
Kenya national carrier Kenya Airways has reported a record $258million net loss in its 2016 full year results in what is attributed to foreign exchange losses and increased cost of borrowing.
Leisure travel group Small Planet Charter Airline operated by TUI Travel Poland has resumed its flights to Mombasa after four years.
Storage facilities at the Julius Nyerere International Airport have been upgraded in a move meant to bolster Tanzania’s fresh produce exports as international demand burgeons.
Norwegian Jonny Andersen has been appointed the New Managing Director of the Kenya Airports Authority effective immediately.
Rwanda national carrier RwandAir has announced plans to start flights to Mumbai India by December this year as it seeks to tap into new markets and weather growing competition in the industry.
Indigenous flight operator, Dana Air, has kicked off daily flights from Lagos to Owerri with an introductory online fare of N12,600 for a one way ticket.
Kenya Airways has partnered with the Ministry of Tourism in a bid to market destination Kenya as a top destination across all its flight destinations.
Ethiopian Airlines, the fastest growing airline in Africa, is pleased to announce that it has commenced scheduled thrice weekly flights to New York-Newark from Addis Ababa on 03 July 2016, via Lomé, Togo.
Air Seychelles, the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles and Air Serbia, the national airline of the Republic of Serbia, today signed a new codeshare agreement that makes it easier for travellers to fly to the tropical islands of Seychelles.
Kenya Airways Board has appointed Jan de Vegt as the airline’s Chief Operating Officer from 1st August 2016. He replaces Yves Guibert who will leave the business at the end of July 2016.
South African Airways (SAA), the leading carrier on the African continent, has enhanced its Central African route network with the main focus being on a much improved service offering to its ever growing client base.
fastjet, the low-cost pan-African airline, was awarded the Transport Innovator Award for a second consecutive year at the 9th Transport Africa Awards 2016 held in Johannesburg, South Africa on 28 June 2016.
The first ever international aerospace and airport show to be hosted by Nigeria is expected attract about $50 billion investments from local and foreign investors to the country’s aviation industry.
The upcoming 27th session of the African Union is set to bring in 3,000 delegates across Africa including 50 heads of state to Kigali Rwanda and the country’s national carrier RwandaAir has announced a special package for the delegates.
The Uganda Civil Aviation Authority has received state of the art specialized equipment from the UK government to help it deal with the threats of terrorism
Emirates has announced that its service between Dubai and Dakar, currently operated by an Airbus A340-300, will be replaced with a Boeing 777-300ER from 2nd September 2016.
One of Nigeria’s airlines, Arik Air has reaffirmed its partnership with Lufthansa Technik, the maintenance, repair and overhaul subsidiary of Lufthansa German Airline.