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RwandAir to acquire its fourth Boeing 737-800 aircraft
25-05-2017 | 06:21:00
RwandAir, the national carrier of the Republic of Rwanda, is expecting the delivery of another brand new state of the art Boeing 737-800 Next Generation aircraft equipped with in flight connectivity.
Angola Airlines and Network Airline Management renew aircraft contract
24-05-2017 | 15:30:27
Network Airline Management and TAAG Angola Airlines, the national airline of Angola have renewed long-term freighter aircraft contract, which seals their ongoing partnership.
General Electric opens new offices in Ethiopia
19-05-2017 | 09:33:09
General Electric, the world’s leading digital industrial company consolidated its footprint in Africa with the official opening of GE Ethiopia new offices in Addis Ababa.
[Gambia] Fly Mid Africa launches flights to five new destinations
18-05-2017 | 07:55:37
Gambia's national carrier, Fly Mid Africa, has announced that it will commence its services from Banjul, the Gambian capital with onward connections to Dakar in Senegal, Freetown in Sierra Leone, Accra in Ghana and Lagos, Nigeria.
Sebastian Mikosz appointed CEO of Kenya Airways
05-05-2017 | 08:00:00
Kenya’s national carrier Kenya Airways has appointed Polish national Sebastian Mikosz as the new managing director and CEO taking over from Mbuvi Ngunze According to the carrier’s chairman Michael Joseph, the appointment is effective June 1.
Rwandair to link Harare and Lusaka route
04-05-2017 | 12:15:00
RwandAir is set to link the Harare and Lusaka route following its recent maiden introduction of the direct flight from Kigali to Harare early in April. The airline will pick and drop passengers from Kigali going to Lusaka via Harare
Air Malta to resume operations in North Africa
04-05-2017 | 10:04:00
Air Malta is reconnecting Malta to North Africa following the re-start of scheduled services between the islands and Tunis Carthage Airport as from June 26, 2017.
Mozambique Civil Aviation Authority in drive to upscale services in key routes
04-05-2017 | 07:06:00
Mozambique Civil Aviation Authority (IACM) has launched a public tender for the investment of domestic, regional and intercontinental routes and asked interested local and foreign companies to bid for the investment.
Michael Berlouis appointed CFO of Air Seychelles
02-05-2017 | 15:00:00
Republic of Seychelles national airline, Air Seychelles has announced the appointment of Michael Berlouis as its new chief financial officer.
Kenya Airways in global marketing collaboration with KTB to enhance tourism in Kenya
02-05-2017 | 14:56:30
Kenya Airways has signed a strategic partnership with Kenya Tourism Board aiming to attract more visitors especially from emerging and key source markets of Kenya.
Emirates renews global marketing agreement with Mauritius and Seychelles
28-04-2017 | 06:37:00
Emirates has renewed its global marketing agreement with Mauritius and Seychelles by extending its Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the tourism boards of the two Indian Ocean countries.
[South Africa] FlySafair enters global flight distribution agreement with Hahn Air
26-04-2017 | 08:51:50
South African low-cost airline FlySafair has entered into an agreement with Hahn Air to distribute its flight via travel agents worldwide. The airline’s inventory will be available for ticketing on the Hahn Air HR-169 document in all major Global Distribution Systems (GDSs) worldwide.
Tunisair and Jeppesen in a five year digital agreement
25-04-2017 | 10:18:39
Tunisia’s national carrier Tunisair has entered into a five year digital service agreement with Jeppesen, a Boeing Company which will see the company provide Tunisair with FliteDeck Pro, electronic flight bag (EFB) on iPad, tailored charting services and OpsData aircraft performance management tools.
[Nigeria] Zaria College of Aviation to procure 20 aircraft from Government
25-04-2017 | 08:24:00
The federal government is to buy 20 aircraft to equip Nigeria College of Aviation Technology (NCAT) Zaria and make it a centre of excellence.
South African Airways delays flight resumption to Abuja airport
21-04-2017 | 13:14:33
Passengers who ply the Abuja-Johannesburg route on South African Airways may have to wait a little longer as the airline is delaying its flight resumption into the re-opened Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport.
Sylvain Bosc joins fastjet as Chief Commercial Officer in Johannesburg
19-04-2017 | 12:22:37
African low-cost airline fastjet’s growing team of aviation specialists receives another addition this week as former South African Airways Chief Commercial Officer Sylvain Bosc joins the carrier to lead its commercial activities.
[Nigeria] Abuja Airport reopens in 24 hours
18-04-2017 | 12:30:00
​After six weeks of closure for runway repairs, the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, will re-open for commercial flights operations tomorrow. The re-opening followed six weeks of low passenger traffic at the alternate airport in Kaduna.
Air Tanzania to send 28 pilots, engineers to Addis Ababa for training
17-04-2017 | 10:04:00
Seeking to embark on capacity building for its employees at affordable costs, Air Tanzania Company Limited (ATCL) will send 28 pilots and aircraft engineers for training at institutions operated by Ethiopian Airlines in Addis Ababa.
Ethiopian Airlines signs codeshare agreement with Air Europa
11-04-2017 | 13:33:58
Africa’s largest airline group, Ethiopian Airlines has signed a codeshare agreement with Air Europa, taking effect as of April 11, 2017.
[Nigeria] Abuja Airport Runway 75% Completed - Aviation Minister
10-04-2017 | 11:02:43
Two weeks to the opening of the Abuja airport runway to traffic, the Minister of State, Aviation Sen. Sirika Hadi Sirika, has said the runway is 75 percent completed.
General Electric, Kenya Airways, Boeing donate high tech aviation training devices to Technical University of Kenya
10-04-2017 | 10:01:00
Aerospace and Aviation Engineering programme students at Technical University of Kenya (TUK) can now afford hands-on training on a high-tech CF6-80A2 aircraft engine that powers Airbus A310 and Boeing 767.
Kenya and Seychelles agree to collaborate on fisheries, aviation and maritime security
07-04-2017 | 16:18:09
Kenya and Seychelles have agreed to collaborate in areas of fisheries, livestock, marine security and aviation among others following Seychelles President Danny Faure visit to Kenya.
Ethiopian Airlines and Singapore Airlines expand codeshare agreement
07-04-2017 | 09:14:34
Star Alliance members, Ethiopian Airlines and Singapore Airlines will expand their codeshare agreement as of 1st June, 2017 offering customers travelling between Africa and Asia seamless connectivity options.
African Airlines Association enlists support of Sabre Corporation to compete with global peers
06-04-2017 | 08:36:32
Global technology provider to the travel and tourism industry, Sabre Corporation will provide consulting services to several of its member airlines through a new agreement with the African Airlines Association (AFRAA).
RwandAir to begin flying to London Gatwick Airport in May
05-04-2017 | 12:50:00
RwandAir, the national carrier of the Republic of Rwanda has announced that it will commence three weekly flights to London Gatwick International Airport, in the United Kingdom effective 26th May, 2017.
[Ivory Coast] National Aviation Services receives IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations
04-04-2017 | 12:39:23
National Aviation Services (NAS), the fastest growing aviation services provider in the emerging markets, has been awarded the IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO) certification for its Abidjan operations.
[South Africa] Air Seychelles launches flights to Durban
03-04-2017 | 14:08:00
Air Seychelles, the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles, has launched flights from Seychelles to Durban, its second destination in South Africa.
[Egypt] Almosafer unveils flight-booking service
29-03-2017 | 16:00:00
Almosafer released its new flight-reservation feature for both their web and mobile app platforms. The service is valid for customers travelling to and from the Saudi Kingdom through more than 500 airlines globally
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines resumes operations in Liberia a 20-year hiatus
29-03-2017 | 09:11:00
Dutch Airline, Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij (KLM) Royal Dutch Airlines has finally resumed operations in Liberia after a 20-year hiatus.
[Kenya] Oman Air launches new route to Nairobi
28-03-2017 | 15:33:04
Oman Air, the national carrier of the sultanate of Oman, has launched direct flights to Kenya’s capital Nairobi covering four times weekly flight from Muscat in a move the airline says is part of its ambitious and dynamic programme of fleet and network expansion.
Emirates Airlines launches Airbus A380 flights to Morocco
28-03-2017 | 07:08:22
Emirates airlines has launched its Airbus A380 flight from Dubai to Casablanca’s Mohammed V Airport.
RwandAir launches direct flights from Accra to Lagos
27-03-2017 | 09:21:00
RwandAir, the national carrier of the Republic of Rwanda, has recently launched direct flights from Accra to Lagos as part of the Airline’s route expansion project in 2017.
Ethiopian Airlines adds Ahmedabad route to its global cargo network
23-03-2017 | 14:34:13
Ethiopian Airlines has added a new destination to its growing route. The airline will now operate cargo flights to Ahmedabad, a fifth cargo gateway to India, starting March 28.
[Nigeria] Government approves private and commercial helicopter services at Abuja Airport
21-03-2017 | 14:35:00
The Federal Government has approved the operation of private and commercial helicopter services at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja which had been shut for rehabilitation of the runway and other facilities
[Tanzania] Precision Air resumes flights to Uganda
14-03-2017 | 10:20:00
Tanzania’s privately-owned airline Precision Air Services Plc on Tuesday announced to relaunch flights to Uganda through Entebbe International Airport.
[Nigeria] Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport officially shuts for six weeks
09-03-2017 | 08:07:00
The federal government of Nigeria has officially announced the closure of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International, Abuja (NAIA). The government also assured Nigerians of security of life and property of all travelers.
Ethiopian Airlines to Re-Route Flights to Nigeria
07-03-2017 | 13:10:31
Ahead of plans by the Nigerian government to close the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport by March 8, 2017, Ethiopian Airlines has announced plans to route flights through Kaduna airport with daily flights with its Dream Liner during the six-week closure.
Arik Air introduces promo fare to any destination in Nigeria, releases new Kaduna schedule
07-03-2017 | 11:06:00
Arik Air, West and Central Africa’s largest carrier, has announced a special promotional fare that will enable passengers buy a-one-way ticket to any destination in Nigeria from N16, 000.
EgyptAir in new codeshare agreement with Etihad Airways
02-03-2017 | 09:03:00
Etihad Airways and EgyptAir have signed a new codeshare partnership to be introduced in phases beginning March.
Boeing opens Kenya and South African offices
01-03-2017 | 14:58:27
U.S.-based aerospace and Defense Company Boeing International plans to open two new offices in Johannesburg, South Africa and Nairobi, Kenya, the company said in a statement.
[Kenya] Jomo Kenyatta International Airport granted category one status
24-02-2017 | 06:52:00
Kenya’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport has received category one status after a final assessment audit by the US Federal Aviation Administration which now means that Kenyans can now fly directly to the United States after waiting for eight years.
Jumia launches flight services with eyes on domestic and international travelers
23-02-2017 | 15:31:30
Online hotel booking company Jumia Travel has launched flight services for local and international travelers across the world.
Delta Airlines to Air Nigerian Movies on board
23-02-2017 | 12:25:00
American carrier, Delta Airline, has disclosed arrangements to air Nigerian movies, popularly known as Nollywood, on-board its international flights, including those between the United States and Nigeria.
[Uganda] Automation of Entebbe International Airport to cost $9.5 million
23-02-2017 | 06:48:00
The Entebbe International Airport upgrade is set to cost $9.5 million according to figures from the Civil Aviation authority.
[South Africa] Comair expresses interest in Air Botswana
20-02-2017 | 15:39:35
South Africa's Comair will be submitting a proposal to the Botswana government concerning its privatization of Air Botswana, according to reports.
Kenya Airways set to fly to Victoria Falls Zimbabwe
20-02-2017 | 10:39:30
National carrier Kenya Airways has announced that it is set to fly directly to Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe starting March 18 2017 as it seeks to tap into growing customer requests.
[Algeria] Bakhouche Alleche appointed interim Director General of Air Algerie
20-02-2017 | 07:13:32
Bakhouche Alleche has been appointed as interim Director General of national airline Air Algerie, in replacement of Mohamed Abdou Bouderbala who will take up other duties.
South African Airways announces codeshare agreement with Air Seychelles
17-02-2017 | 16:00:00
South African Airways has announced a new codeshare route with Air Seychelles from Seychelles to Durban.
[Togo] Asky Airlines targets Johannesburg and Paris routes
17-02-2017 | 06:14:20
West African carrier Asky Airlines plans to extend its route network to Paris and Johannesburg as the airline part-owned by Ethiopian Airlines seeks to increase passenger numbers and revenue.
[Botswana] Government starts plans to privatize loss making Air Botswana
16-02-2017 | 10:15:00
The Botswana government has begun the process of privatizing loss-making national carrier Air Botswana.
South African Airways flies Airbus on Washington, DC route
15-02-2017 | 06:00:57
South African Airways (SAA) has introduced its new Airbus A330-300 wide-body aircraft on the three-times weekly route between Washington, DC Dulles International Airport and Johannesburg O.R. Tambo International Airport via Dakar, Senega
Ethiopian Airlines receives $159 million from African Development Bank
13-02-2017 | 07:31:53
Ethiopian Airlines has received a $159 million loan from the African Development Bank (AfDB), boosting its expansion plans.
[Rwanda] Kigali International Airport ranked best in East Africa
10-02-2017 | 17:15:07
Kigali International Airport has been ranked the best airport in East Africa and second best in Africa by Canadian travel and hospitality firm, Sleeping Airports.
[Nigeria] Government takes over Arik Airlines to avert crisis
10-02-2017 | 11:22:06
The Nigerian government announced a lifeline to financially distressed Arik Airlines to continue.
Air Namibia partners with Turkish Airlines to boost Africa air travel
09-02-2017 | 13:04:12
Turkish Airlines and Air Namibia have signed a codeshare agreement giving a boost to the African air travel. The deal will come into effect from 1 March 2017
Ethiopian Airlines receives third Airbus A350 XWB
07-02-2017 | 15:39:24
Ethiopian Airlines has confirmed the receipt of its third Airbus A350 XWB.The aircraft is named after Erta Ale, a large basaltic shield volcano located in the Afar Region of north-eastern Ethiopia.
[Kenya] Siginon Aviation appointed Qatar cargo handler at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport
07-02-2017 | 09:29:29
Logistics and transport firm Siginon Aviation has been appointed as the official ground and ramp handler for Qatar Airways Cargo at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA), Nairobi.
Air Tanzania bets on electronic ticketing system to improve customers’ convenience
06-02-2017 | 08:35:00
Air Tanzania Company Limited (ATCL) has announced that it is set to unveil an electronic ticket booking system in a bid to improve customers’ convenience.