Ethiopian Airlines Group, the largest airline in Africa, marked commencement of a thrice weekly service to Bahrain at a reception ceremony held at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport on August 17, 2017
Delta Air Lines is offering customers a new way to reach Lagos, Nigeria, beginning March 24, 2018, via new service from the airline's New York-JFK hub.
Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame has laid the foundation stone of the country’s newest transportation hub, the Bugesera International Airport.
Zimbabwe’ national carrier Air Zimbabwe has signed contracts with global Information Technology solutions provider for the aviation industry Seabury Solutions for Alkym® Management and Control System for Aircraft Maintenance.
An analysis of seat capacity for travel to the top ten international airports in Africa, produced by ForwardKeys, reveals that Lagos is seeing substantial declines in both domestic and international capacity, mainly because Arik Air is cutting 53% of its seats for the rest of 2017.
South Africa’s National Treasury has confirmed the appointment of Vuyani Jarana as the Chief Executive Officer of the state owned carrier South African Airways.
RwandAir the national carrier of the Republic of Rwanda has been granted the seventh freedom rights by the Government of Benin.
Ethiopian Airlines Group, the largest airline in Africa, is pleased to announce to its valued customers that it has fully refurbished its Boeing 767-300 ER fleet and availed for service on its India, Middle East and Africa destinations.
Arik Air has become the latest African airline to be listed on the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Ground Operations Manual (IGOM) registry.
Air Peace is to launch its maiden flight to the Akure Airport on Friday August 11, 2017. The inaugural Lagos-Akure-Lagos flight will take off from the airline’s Murtala Muhammed Airport, Ikeja.
Ethiopian Airlines Group, a Star Alliance member, inaugurates its maiden flight to Kaduna, Nigeria at a reception held at Ethiopian main hub Addis Ababa Bole International Airport on August 1st, 2017.
The construction of a new terminal at Ghana’s flagship airport – Kotoka International Airport – is expected to make the country a destination of choice with a yearly target of 5 million passengers.
TAAG Angola Airlines partners with Discover the World for marketing representation in France, Germany and Russia
TAAG-Angola Airlines, Angola's national carrier, has recently launched a new partnership with Discover the World for sales and marketing representation in France, Germany and Russia.
The Ethiopian Government has established a new Aviation Holding Group with various diversified aviation strategic business units to boost service delivery and increase competitiveness.
Ethiopia’s national carrier, Ethiopian Airlines, has announced that it will start services to Bahrain effective August 17, 2017 with the latest B737-800 New Generation with Sky Interior.
Kenya's flag carrier, Kenya Airways, is broadening its revenue streams, having implemented the latest group booking technology from Sabre Corporation.
The Federal Government has concluded plans to put a policy in place for the regulation of use of drones for commercial purposes.
AJW Group has signed an agreement with Aero Contractors, the Nigerian-based airline, to assist in the restructuring and upgrading of their MRO support services.
Etihad Airways is adding year-round flights between its Abu Dhabi hub and both Cairo and Lagos later this year, to cater for growing demand to and from the United Arab Emirates.
Air Seychelles, the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles, will be introducing SITA’s state-of-the-art common-use passenger processing systems (CUPPS) at Seychelles International Airport.
African low-cost carrier (LCC) fastjet has paid $2.5 million to acquire the full intellectual property rights behind its brand from UK company easyGroup.
Ethiopia national carrier Ethiopian Airlines has finalized preparations to start scheduled thrice weekly services to Kaduna, Nigeria, as of August 1st, 2017.
According to a statement by the airline, flights between Abuja and Accra were suspended in March following the closure of Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja for runway repairs.
Africa’s largest cargo operator, Ethiopian Airlines, has unveiled Cargo Terminal-II
fastjet enters agreement to acquire brand intellectual property rights from Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou
fastjet, the low-cost African airline, is providing an update on trading for the period from 1 January 2017 to date, ahead of its Annual General Meeting to be held.
RwandAir, the national carrier of the Republic of Rwanda has enabled Maestro, Discover, Diners and JCB credit cards for online tickets payments.
Air Malta has launched a new scheduled service to the North African City of Tunis. This service also heralds the national airline’s return to North Africa.
AFI KLM E&M has won the component support contract for Air Mauritius' new Airbus A350s. The long-term contract covers a total of six aircraft, the first two of which will be delivered this year.
Ethiopian Airlines and Boeing have announced a commitment to purchase two 777 Freighters valued at $651.4 million at list prices.
Kenya’s national carrier, Kenya Airways has confirmed it has received the government’s support to the restructuring efforts.
First National Bank (FNB) has partnered with National Aviation Services (NAS) to operate a new departure lounge at the Maputo International Airport for the next five years.
Civil Aviation technical experts from the COMESA region have agreed on the implementation of the regional Seamless Upper Airspace project.
fastjet has increased the number of flights on its route between Johannesburg and Harare, and launched a fifth seasonal flight from Harare to Victoria Falls.
Air Arabia, the Middle East and North Africa’s first and largest low-cost carrier (LCC) has announced that Hargeisa will be the newest African destination added to its growing international network.
Rwanda national carrier, RwandAir is set to commence non-stop flights from Kigali to Brussels, in Belgium next month.
Dubai-based flydubai has today announced the start of flights to Kilimanjaro from 29 October, 2017.
The Ethiopian Immigration and Nationality Affairs main Department in collaboration with Ethiopian Airlines are set to unveil e visa service for international visitors to Ethiopia.
A new and ambitious airline is being cleared for take-off in Nigeria. JetWest could make its maiden voyage in December, and the team behind it is aiming high.
Kenya Airways has moved a step closer to operating direct flights to the United States after the Department of Transportation (DOT) granted it the first set of licences.
The E190 has received type certification from South Africa’s Civil Aviation Authority.
South Africa’s low cost airline FlySafair has announced plans to introduce new routes between Durban’s King Shaka Airport and East London as well as Durban and Port Elizabeth. The first flights will depart 27 November 2017.
Kenya Airways has signed a codeshare agreement with EgyptAir (MS), on the Nairobi-Cairo route, in a bid to improve connectivity to Egypt in Northern Africa.
An indigenous aviation firm, African Aircraft Leasing Company (AALC), plans to invest about $20 billion in the country to facilitate the leasing of aircraft for local operators.
Ethiopian Airlines has been named the African Airline of the year, 2016, in recognition of its continued rapid growth, increased profitability and outstanding contribution to aviation development in Africa.
Ethiopian Airlines has launched five weekly direct and non- stop services to Singapore using the ultra-modern Boeing 787.
Kenya’s low cost airline Jambojet has acquired a new Dash 8 Q400 jet to further expand its operations into the East African region.
Kenya's Civil Aviation Authority has granted Jambojet (JM, Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta) an international Air Services License following an application lodged earlier this year.
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.
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, 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'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.
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 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 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 (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.
Republic of Seychelles national airline, Air Seychelles has announced the appointment of Michael Berlouis as its new chief financial officer.
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 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 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.
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.
The federal government is to buy 20 aircraft to equip Nigeria College of Aviation Technology (NCAT) Zaria and make it a centre of excellence.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Africa’s largest airline group, Ethiopian Airlines has signed a codeshare agreement with Air Europa, taking effect as of April 11, 2017.
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
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 have agreed to collaborate in areas of fisheries, livestock, marine security and aviation among others following Seychelles President Danny Faure visit to Kenya.
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.
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, 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.
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.
Air Seychelles, the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles, has launched flights from Seychelles to Durban, its second destination in South Africa.
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
Dutch Airline, Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij (KLM) Royal Dutch Airlines has finally resumed operations in Liberia after a 20-year hiatus.
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 has launched its Airbus A380 flight from Dubai to Casablanca’s Mohammed V Airport.
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 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.
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’s privately-owned airline Precision Air Services Plc on Tuesday announced to relaunch flights to Uganda through Entebbe International Airport.
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.
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, 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.
Etihad Airways and EgyptAir have signed a new codeshare partnership to be introduced in phases beginning March.
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’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.
Online hotel booking company Jumia Travel has launched flight services for local and international travelers across the world.
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.
The Entebbe International Airport upgrade is set to cost $9.5 million according to figures from the Civil Aviation authority.
South Africa's Comair will be submitting a proposal to the Botswana government concerning its privatization of Air Botswana, according to reports.
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.
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 has announced a new codeshare route with Air Seychelles from Seychelles to Durban.
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.
The Botswana government has begun the process of privatizing loss-making national carrier Air Botswana.
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 has received a $159 million loan from the African Development Bank (AfDB), boosting its expansion plans.
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.