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.
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
Ethiopian Airline, on Wednesday, August 3, launched its new aircraft, Airbus A350-900 series, at the Malam Aminu Kano International Airport, MAKIA, Kano.
Kenya Airways has signed a codeshare agreement with Jambojet for its flights to Malindi, Lamu, Ukunda (Diani) and Eldoret
Emirates has announced that it will resume flights to Conakry, the capital of Guinea, from 30th October 2016.
Lagos and Dubai are the first stations to receive Ethiopian Airlines brand new Airbus A350 after Ethiopian Airlines last week became the first airline in Africa to take delivery of the ultra-modern airplane.
Air Seychelles, the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles, has announced that it will increase its domestic services between Mahé and Praslin to meet strong travel demand over the coming summer peak season months.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Air Seychelles, the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles, today marked a major milestone in the development of its flight network with the expansion of its codeshare agreement with Etihad Airways to São Paulo.Air Seychelles expands network reach to five continents with codeshare flights to São Paulo
The Board of fastjet is pleased to announce the appointment of Nico Bezuidenhout as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Company. Nico will take up his position and join the Board as an executive director on 1 August 2016.
United Kingdom carrier, British Airways has reiterated its commitment to the Nigerian aviation market as it remains the airline’s biggest business hub in Africa.
Kenya Airways (KQ) has delivered the second B777-300ER aircraft to Turkish Airlines (THY) and the second B787-8 to Oman Air (OMA) this week as part of sub-lease agreements with the two carriers.
Proflight Zambia, Zambia’s leading scheduled airline, is targeting June 28 for the launch its new route to Mbala.
ICAO has certified Ethiopian Aviation Academy as the ICAO Regional Training Center of Excellence - 18 May , 2016
Ethiopian Airlines is pleased to announce that Ethiopian Aviation Academy, the largest and the most modern aviation academy in Africa, has been recognized as ICAO Regional Training Center of Excellence on May 11, 2016 at the ICAO’s Global Aviation Training and TRAINAIR PLUS symposium held at Conrad hotel in Seoul, Korea.
Continued investment and innovation in the tourism sector are the keys to improving competitiveness and putting Zambia firmly on the tourism destination map, according to Proflight Zambia Company Secretary Chitalu Kabalika.
The eight domestic airlines currently operating in Nigerian airspace recorded 5,399 flights, with 3,029 of the flights between January and March 2016 delayed and 120 cancelled.
South African Airways this month celebrates a decade as member of Star Alliance, the world’s longest serving and most experienced global airline alliance.
Kenya Airways has added a new destination to its network and will now fly to Cape Town South Africa. There will be three weekly flights between Nairobi and Cape Town beginning July 2016.
Emirates, the world’s largest international airline with an extensive network across Africa, is set to increase its free baggage allowance for customers travelling on all its flights originating from destinations across the continent.
Air Seychelles takes home four prestigious World Travel Awards including ‘Indian Ocean’s Leading Airline’
Air Seychelles, the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles, has been awarded four prestigious accolades at the 2016 World Travel Awards, including the title of “Indian Ocean’s Leading Airline” for the second year running.
Kenya Airways Lounges at JKIA Nairobi were rated the second best after Taipei, Taiwan by SkyTeam passengers in a recent survey. The state of the art lounges were opened at the end of 2014 and have consistently won international awards over the past two years.
Air Seychelles, the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles, has launched the Employee Plus program, which offers Air Seychelles staff discounts and special deals at establishments across Seychelles.
Air Seychelles, the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles, will this month mark another milestone when it replaces its legacy reservation and check-in system with the Sabre Reservation and Check-in system at Seychelles International and Praslin Airports on Saturday, 19 March, 2016
Aviation stakeholders will meet in Kigali, Rwanda from 07-09 May 2016 at the 5th Aviation Stakeholders Convention
fastjet has increased the number of flights on its route between Dar es Salaam in Tanzania and Nairobi in Kenya in response to strong passenger demand.
Dubai-based flydubai announced receiving its membership certificate from the International Air Transport Association (IATA), becoming the latest airline to join from the Middle East and North Africa.
fastjet, the low-cost pan-African airline, has announced that it will commence flights to Victoria Falls from Johannesburg on 25 March 2016 in response to strong passenger and tour operator demand from within the South African market.
Dates for the second Aviation Africa event have been announced with the venue being named as Kigali, the capital city of Rwanda, recently named by United Nations as Africa's prettiest city.
South African Airways and JetBlue Airways expand code share fllights to Washington DC - Accra, Ghana route
South African Airways (SAA), Africa’s most awarded airline and JetBlue Airways have introduced code share operations on SAA’s flights between Washington, DC-Dulles Airport and Accra, Ghana in Africa, effective immediately.
Ghana’s leading telecommunications service provider, MTN Ghana, has announced a partnership agreement with Emirates airline, offering MTN customers special ticket fares on selected destinations.
On the 27th January 2016, South African Airways (SAA) launched service to Abuja, the airline’s second gateway into Nigeria.
AviaDev Africa, a unique platform bringing together airlines, airports, hotel and hospitality investors for the first time, is being launched this year in Rwanda.
The long awaited construction of Ethiopian Airlines' four star hotel has finally begun. Chinese Company, China National Aero-Technology is responsible for the construction and has committed to handing over the project in 720 days.
Goldstar Airlines, a private Ghanaian airline company, is to roll out a training programme for its cabin crew workers after a recruitment exercise, which would field mostly suitably qualified Ghanaians.
The airline announced special offers on business and economy class for bookings made between January 5 and January 18, 2016 for trips to be embarked on between January 13, 2016 and June 15, 2016.
Air Seychelles expands regional flying; introducing a fifth weekly service between Seychelles and Mumbai
Air Seychelles, the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles, has announced that it will expand its flying in the region with the introduction of a fifth weekly service between Seychelles and Mumbai starting from Thursday, 28 January, 2016 and a fifth weekly service between Seychelles and Mauritius starting from Thursday, 4 February, 2016
UAE’s national railway developer Etihad Rail has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Ceva Logistics to offer a cost-effective and reliable mode of transport to one of the world’s leading supply chain management companies.
Ethiopian Airlines has announced that it has started new services to Durban, the 3rd destination in South Africa after Johannesburg and Cape Town on December 16, 2015 as per the following schedule.
Star Alliance launches connecting partner model to expand network reach via low-cost and hybrid airlines
Star Alliance is set to expand its network reach with the launch of its Connecting Partner Model. Under this new concept, routes operated by “low-cost” and “hybrid” airlines will be able to connect to the Alliance network.
President/Founder, Azman Air, Abdulmunaf Sarina, who disclosed this in Abuja, said that the aircrafts include two B737, two B777-300 and a cargo plane of which one has arrived Aminu Kano International Airport Kano since November 23.
Delta Air Lines Inc.’s global air alliance SkyTeam has new leadership. SkyTeam on Thursday named Perry Cantarutti CEO and Michael Wisbrunchairman of the governing board.
Air Seychelles has launched Personal Shopper, a new service that enables residents of Seychelles to conveniently source and send items from South Africa to Seychelles.
RwandAir will become the fourth African airline to choose SITAONAIR as its connectivity provider. RwandAir has two A330s, both of which will be line fitted with mobile phone and Wi-Fi services.
Ethiopian Airlines has been named for the fourth year in a row as the Airline of the Year by the African Airlines Association (AFRAA) at its 47th Annual General Assembly held Tuesday, in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo.
Thirty five African airlines, which are members of the African Airlines Association (AFRAA) are converging on Brazzaville to reflect on “the possibilities of liberalizing African skies”.
South African Airways (SAA) promises to offer the best in local wines through its annual wine selection process.
Tabassum Qadir, President of Skywise believes her new position has come at a time of amplified debate about a female President for South Africa. Her interview with Africa Business Communities
Ethiopian Airlines, the leading, fast growing and most profitable African Airline, is pleased to announce that it has started new services to Yaoundé, Nsimalen International Airport on October 25, 2015.
Air Seychelles, the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles, has introduced a new selection of beverages on board its flights that includes the popular Takamaka Dark Rum, as well as internationally-acclaimed wines and champagne.
South African Airways(SAA) has introduced a second entry point to Nigeria in its quest to enable trade and unlock mobility, which will considerably add to business travel options in the West African region.
Ethiopian has begun shopping with European plane maker Airbus after the US Congress effectively shutdown the Export-Import Bank over spending disagreements. The Airline had hoped to secure financing guarantees from the US Ex-Im Bank for delivery of a Boeing 787.
RwandAir, the national flag carrier of the Republic of Rwanda, has signed a firm contract with Airbus for an A330-200 and a larger A330-300, at a signature ceremony in Kigali, Rwanda.
fastjet, the pan-African low-cost airline, is pleased to announce that fastjet Kenya Ltd has been granted an Air Service Licence (ASL) by the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA)
Skywise has proudly announced the appointment of Faizal Motlekar as Co-Chairperson and Tabassum Qadir as the President of the airline.
Air Seychelles Cargo has launched Fast-Track, a priority air freight service for sending consignments quickly and efficiently.
Samsung Electronics South Africa has entered into an exclusive partnership with South African Airways (SAA) to upgrade the in-flight entertainment offering to business class passengers through the provision of Samsung tablets on selected flights longer than three hours.
fastjet, Africa's low-cost pan-African airline, is pleased to announce that it was yesterday granted an Air Operator Certificate (AOC) by the Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe (CAAZ).
Ethiopian Airlines, the largest, fastest growing and most profitable airline in Africa, is pleased to announce that it has been voted and won the Passenger Choice Awards for "Best Airline in Africa" for the third time in a row at the APEX 2015 EXPO held on 27 September 2015 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland.
Arik Air, Nigeria and West Africa’s largest carrier, is resuming flight services to Monrovia, Liberia from October 5, 2015.
fastjet, Africa’s low-cost airline, took delivery of its first owned aircraft on 25 September 2015. The intent to purchase this aircraft, the sixth aircraft in the fastjet fleet, was announced on 26 August 2015 and the agreement was signed on 23 September 2015.
EgyptAir is to add an extra daily flight to Dubai during winter schedule from October.
One new start-up airline featured in the listings at the World Routes Forum in Durban, South Africa this week – and it is set to begin operations in West Africa.
fastjet operations in Tanzania have reported a record number of passengers in August 2015, carrying a total of 76,741 passengers during the month. The load factor for August was 75%.
South African Airways (SAA) has announced a code share agreement with Air China (CA) that will enable SAA to jointly market Air China’s newly inaugurated non-stop service between Johannesburg and Beijing as well as points beyond Beijing to Chengdu, Shanghai, Hangzhou and Chongqing.
Kenya Airways (KQ) and the Kenya Tourism Board (KTB) have signed a pact to jointly market the country in a bid to turn around their fortunes.
The Seychelles national airline now has two Seychelles registered aircraft in its international fleet.
fastjet, the low-cost pan-African airline, has increased the number of flights on its growing international and domestic network from Dar es Salaam’s Julius Nyerere International Airport, Tanzania, in response to strong passenger demand.
Skywise Airlines has won the award for Best Transport Operator at the Gauteng Getaway Show 2015.
Proflight Zambia will start direct flights to Durban from next month, linking Lusaka to the home of Africa’s busiest port and one of its most popular tourist destinations.
Multi-award winning low cost airline Mango has announced today that the airline will participate in the Rand Air Show on Sunday 23 August 2015 at Rand Airport.
Air Seychelles and NIKI are now offering passengers new travel options following the agreement to codeshare on flights between Vienna and Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi and Mahé, and on services between the two biggest islands in Seychelles, Mahé and Praslin.
Royal Dutch Airlines (KLM), has started operating on a daily basis, its Boeing 777-200, between Accra and Amsterdam, with a fully renovated cabin interior in both World Business Class and Economy Class.
South African Airways (SAA) would like to appeal to members of the public to take note of a false recruitment drive enticing the public to apply for training and possible placement as cabin crew members.
Air Namibia has appointed a new managing director Advocate, Mandi Samson to see to the helm of affairs.
Air Seychelles has announced that it will operate 21 additional return flights between Mahé and Praslin in support of the Feast of Assumption taking place on La Digue.
Qatar Airways is continuing its rapid growth across Africa and the Indian Sub-Continent with an increase in flight frequencies to Asmara, Eritrea, and to Dhaka, Bangladesh.
South African Airways’ Integrated Annual Report has received an accolade at the annual integrated reporting awards.
"Adding to our recent operations to Burundi, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda and Somaliland, we are delighted to add a direct link between the UAE and another emerging market with great potential for more growth.
Skywise Airlines proudly announces that Mr. Irfan Pardesi has joined the leadership structures as the new Co-CEO with immediate effect. He will share the role with current CEO Johan Borstlap.
British Airways Ghana has launched new and exciting on-board menus from Accra to London incorporating regional flair of both destinations.
In honour of Women’s Day and due to the demand of seats between Johannesburg and Cape Town, Skywise has increased frequency with one more return flight.
EgyptAir has put the New Suez Canal's logo on a number of its aircraft to celebrate the inauguration of the canal.
The losses announced at the Kenya Airways’ investors briefing were 25.7 billion Kenya shillings (around US$252 million) - the highest ever in the airline’s history.
Qatar Airways officially states that it is an inaccurate claim from news reports that, ‘’Qatar Airways is picking up a stake in SpiceJet’’.
Rolls-Royce has been selected by RwandAir to supply Trent 700 engines to power two Airbus A330 aircraft. The agreement makes RwandAir a new Rolls-Royce customer.
fastjet Tanzania’s first flight between Dar es Salaam in Tanzania and Lilongwe in Malawi took off today, marking the launch of the low-cost airline’s sixth international route in Africa.
Emirates airline will connect Bamako, the capital and largest city of Mali, to its global network from 25th October 2015.
Skywise’s perspective has been triggered by FlySafair’s current expansion initiative in the domestic airline industry. However, instead of being envy of a contender’s success, we welcome the news with open arms.
Skywise Airlines proudly announces a special promotion with tickets costing as little as R466, 64 all-inclusive, no-hidden costs, in support of Nelson Mandela Day this Saturday 18 July.
Air Seychelles has expanded its network reach in North Africa by adding Cairo to its codeshare agreement with Etihad Airways.
Over the next year and a half, EUROCONTROL would assist IATA in its endeavour to improve the provision, consistency, completeness and distribution of aeronautical data in certain States of the ICAO AFI Region.
Ethiopian Airlines commenced two new services on the 30 June, linking Addis Ababa (ADD) with Cape Town (CPT) and Gaborone (GBE)
Qatar Airways launched its second new destination of the year, touching down in the Spice Island of Zanzibar yesterday. Zanzibar is the airline’s third route in Tanzania, following Dar-es-Salaam and Kilimanjaro.
fastjet Tanzania has announced that flights on its newest and sixth international route will commence on 27th July 2015 between Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and Lilongwe, Malawi
Ethiopian Airlines welcomed more than 400 guests to a special event on June 20 at the Ray Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, to celebrate the launch of its new direct flights from Los Angeles to East Africa.