Six COMESA countries have so far signed the Commitment towards establishment of a single African Air Transport Market.
Angola Airlines, as part of the process of renewing its fleet of aircraft, has acquired six new Dash8-400s, from the Canadian company "De Havilland of Canada Limited".
Air Seychelles has declared that it will be the first airline in the Indian Ocean and across Africa to take delivery of a new A320neo aircraft.
Air Austral has increased flights between the French island of Mayotte in the Indian Ocean and Paris to daily services.
The 2019 African Space Industry Annual Report explains that the industry has already reached over USD 7 billion of annual revenues and is projected to grow at a 7.3% compound annual growth rate to exceed USD 10 billion by 2024.
Angola private company Bestfly will take delivery of two ATR 72-600s from lessor Acia Aero to operate corporate and charter services throughout the country.
South African Airways and Alaska Airlines have announced that they have established a new interline partnership, which provides new and convenient flight options for both SAA and Alaska’s customers.
EgyptAir has received its third aircraft B787-9 Dreamliner as part of a deal for six aircraft that EgyptAir had purchased to join its fleet, all arriving in June and July.
South Africa is seeking to take on a leading role in the international space weather monitoring community, as it moves to become a key provider of space weather information to the global aviation sector for the African region.
EgyptAir has launched non-stop three times a week service between Cairo and Washington's Dulles International Airport.
The Board of South African Airways, SAA, has announced the appointment of Ms Zuks Ramasia as the Acting Chief Executive Officer for SAA.
Ethiopian Airlines has finalized preparations to launch thrice weekly flight to John F. Kennedy (JFK) Airport in New York via Abidjan.
Egypt national carrier EgyptAir has announced an agreement with AeroMobile, a subsidiary of Panasonic Avionics Corporation, to provide inflight communications services for its Boeing B787-9 aircrafts.
To mark World Environment Day, Emirates gave its old advertising billboards in South Africa a new lease of life, transforming the PVC Flex material into hundreds of reusable bags.
Air Arabia Egypt has announced the launch of its new direct flight from Sharm El Sheikh in Egypt to Naples in Italy starting July 15, 2019.
Air Mauritius has started operations to Seychelles. The flights will be operated twice weekly by the Airbus A319, offering 16 Business class and 108 Economy class seats.
CAA International (CAAi), the technical cooperation arm of the UK Civil Aviation Authority (UK CAA), is to assist the Sierra Leone Civil Aviation Authority (SLCAA) to strengthen its regulatory oversight capability.
The Board of South African Airways (SAA) has accepted the resignation of Mr Vuyani Jarana, Group Chief Executive Officer.
Etihad Aviation Group will fund the construction of 30 water wells in three African nations to assist in easing a critical shortage of clean water in remote communities.
RwandAir, the national carrier of the Republic of Rwanda has announced that it will commence direct flights to Tel Aviv, the economic and technology center of Israel, from its Kigali hub starting from 25th June 2019.
Comair has contracted Lufthansa Technik to provide Total Technical Support (TTS®) for its Boeing 737 fleet.
Air Seychelles has launched its sixth weekly frequency between Seychelles and India’s commercial capital, Mumbai by an A320.
Dubai based airline Emirates is considering flight frequencies to key African destinations including Morocco, Ghana, Senegal, Egypt, and South Africa as it sees potential for growth in Africa.
National Aviation Services (NAS), has announced a joint venture (JV) agreement with Linhas Aéreas de Moçambique (LAM), the Mozambique flag carrier, to provide management services of the Flamingo lounges in Mozambique.
RwandAir, the flag carrier of the Republic of Rwanda, has announced that it will commence flights to Guangzhou, the provincial capital of Guangdong and the third largest city in China, effective 18th June, 2019.
A childhood dream of flying airplanes has metamorphosed into an aviation career that has span over 12 years for David Eris Nguruga, a venerated Kenya hot air balloon pilot.
National Carrier, Kenya Airways is pleased to announce an additional daily direct service from Nairobi to Bujumbura, Burundi starting 8 May 2019.
Travelers to Malindi have a reason to smile after National carrier Kenya Airways announced the resumption of flights to the idyllic Coastal town with four weekly flights starting 10th June 2019.
South African Airways (SAA) is set to introduce direct flights between Johannesburg and Guangzhou in China.
Beginning May 29, Qatar Airways has announced it will launch flights to Rabat, Morocco which will be served by a B787 three times a week.
Kenya Airways has reported its FY2018 earnings, demonstrating consecutive growth in revenue and narrowed losses even as global report shows African airlines operated at 10% below the estimated average in 2018.
The UPS Foundation, which leads the global citizenship programs for UPS, and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, have announced support for the expansion of a medical drone network into Ghana.
Angola Airlines TAAG has resumed the sale of tickets in national currency, the Kwanza, regardless of the beginning of the route.
South African Airways (SAA) advises customers that due to the closure of the main runway at the Chileka International Airport in Blantyre, Malawi from 24 April to 24 July 2019, the airline’s operations have been affected.
Skyway Aviation Handling Company Plc has listed 1,353,580,000 ordinary shares at The Nigerian Stock Exchange Main Board.
Air Lease Corporation has announced the delivery of one new Airbus A330-900neo aircraft on long-term lease to Air Mauritius.
Ethiopian Airlines says it has finalized all preparations to launch a thrice weekly flight to Marseille, France as of July 02, 2019.
National Aviation Services (NAS) Uganda has joined the Civil Aviation Authority’s efforts to combat climate change and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by introducing electric forklifts and tractors into its operations.
Vivo Energy Uganda has officially handed over a Fuel and Lubricants Management System to its commercial customers Markh Investments in Ntinda and Q3 Holdings in Bweyogerere.
Nigeria aviation and marine logistics player Caverton Helicopters Limited has picked global aviation software provider Ramco Systems to digitize the maintenance and engineering operations.
Kenya Airways has reached an agreement with Delta Airlines to activate its codeshare in the US and Canada.
United Airlines has applied with the U.S. Department of Transportation for authority to begin new service between New York/Newark Liberty International Airport and Cape Town International Airport.
Schiphol, Kenya Airports Authority and Galapagos Airport sign agreement to tackle wildlife trafficking
Royal Schiphol Group, Kenya Airports Authority and Galapagos Airport have signed the United for Wildlife (UFW) Transport Taskforce Buckingham Palace Declaration to combat wildlife trafficking.
GLS and NAS joint venture company GLS – NAS broke ground for a new 2,700 square meter cargo terminal at Roberts International Airport in Monrovia, Liberia.
National Aviation Services (NAS), the fastest growing aviation services provider in the emerging markets will offer comprehensive ground handling and cargo services in Mozambique beginning July 2019.
South African Airways (SAA) has increased its frequencies on nonstop flights between Washington, D.C.-Dulles International Airport and Accra’s Kotoka International Airport to five days weekly.
Moroccan national carrier Royal Air Maroc (RAM) has launched the first-ever Miami-Casablanca route.
South African Airways has launched additional 24 non-stop charter flights to the Maldives from April until October 2019.
RwandAir, the national carrier of the Republic of Rwanda has announced that it will launch flights to Kinshasa, the capital city of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) effective 17th April, 2019.
Embraer has signed a firm order for 10 E195-E2 jets with Air Peace, Nigeria's airline. The order was announced during the Embraer's Africa Airline Business Seminar, in Mauritius.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has recognized Entebbe Handling Services, now NAS Uganda, as a top performing IATA Accredited Training School (ATS) in Africa and the Middle East for 2019.
The National Aviation Services (NAS), has partnered with Wanzl and ICT.aero to launch state-of-the-art electronic gates (E-gates) at its Pearl Lounge in the Marrakech Menara Airport departures area, Morocco.
Emirates has announced it will increase the frequency of flights between Dubai and Cairo, adding four additional flights a week to its existing thrice-daily service.
Egyptair has announced the expansion of its network by operating 3 weekly Direct (Non-stop) Flights to Washington (Dulles international airport) with its modern Boeing 787-9 (Dreamliner) aircraft.
Square Kilometre Array milestone reached in South Africa with adoption of environmental management plan
The Department of Science and Technology has welcomed the adoption of the Integrated Environmental Management Plan for phase one of the Square Kilometre Array in South Africa.
Qatar Airways has announced the suspension of its operations to the Sudanese capital Khartoum effective April 1, 2019, according to a statement issued by the airline.
Ethiopian Airlines, the largest Aviation Group in Africa and SKYTRAX certified Four Star Global Airline, has finalized preparations to launch a direct thrice weekly flight to Istanbul, Turkey.
Nigeria’s airfreight sub-sector is set for a major boost as Peacock Aviation and Allied Services teams up with Turkish Airlines Cargo to deliver efficient and on-time cargo services.
Kenya Airways and Alitalia, the flag carrier of Italy, have signed a codeshare agreement to offer enhanced connections to Europe through Rome.
President Nana Addo has assented to the Ghana Civil Aviation (Amendment) Bill to become Act 985 (2019).
[South Africa] FlySafair introduces service that allows passengers to send boarding passes via Whatsapp
South African Airline, FlySafair has announced that its passengers will now have the option to send their boarding passes to their phones via WhatsApp, once they’ve completed the check-in process.
Three years ago, China surpassed the United States as the biggest business travel market on the globe and now more of China’s business is being done in Africa.
Air Seychelles, the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles, has announced that it will operate daily flights between Seychelles and the capital of South Africa's biggest city, Johannesburg from 3 June 2019.
SAA Voyager has partnered with Uber to introduce a new payment option for Voyager members.
International Trade Secretary Dr Liam Fox announced that UK Export Finance (UKEF) will support UK firms with £130 million for three projects in Ghana.
SAA Voyager has launched its own SAA Voyager Mobile Application, meaning that the transactional experience for Voyager members is now in the palm of their hands with easy navigation whilst on the go.
South African Airways has enhanced connectivity for its customers travelling to, from and beyond the West Africa region following the successful completion of a MOU with Africa World Airlines, the airline’s Ghanaian partners.
Comair has announced a record first-half increase of 12% in revenue despite negative GDP growth for two consecutive quarters.
Ethiopian Airlines has announced that it has finalized all preparations to celebrate International Women’s Day by operating an All-Women Functioned Flight, Addis Ababa – Stockholm - Oslo route on March 08, 2019.
South African Airways (SAA) has reached a settlement with Comair following a protracted legal battle, saying it paves the way for the airline to reach financial sustainability.
Tanzania leading airline Precision Air, has announced that it will commence its flights from Dar es Salaam to the capital city Dodoma effective from 1st April 2019.
Boeing has announced an agreement with Royal Air Maroc to use a suite of Boeing AnalytX-powered crew solutions to bring greater efficiency to the airline's planning and operations.
Embraer and Sierra Nevada Corporation contracted to deliver light attack aircraft to Nigerian Air Force
Embraer Defense & Security and its partner Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) were awarded a contract to deliver 12 A-29 Super Tucano light attack aircraft to the Nigerian Air Force.
South African Airways (SAA) has resumed operations between Johannesburg and Blantyre, Malawi.
RwandAir, the national carrier of the Republic of Rwanda, has extended its partnership with Amadeus, a world class passenger service solution.
With a view to softening the financial efforts of passengers and solidarity with their economic difficulties, TAAG - Angolan Airline, has introduced a new tariff for domestic flights.
Grand Skylight Hotel, a renowned home-grown hospitality brand in China, has successfully launched her flagship hotel in Addis Ababa, the hub city of East Africa with world-acclaimed Ethiopian Airlines.
Nigeria based airline Green Africa Airways has announced that Mr. Gbenga Oyebode has joined its Founding Board of Directors.
Ethiopian Airlines to restructure its entire U.S. network, increases frequency to Washington D.C. and Chicago
Ethiopian Airlines, the largest Aviation Group in Africa and SKYTRAX certified 4-Star global airline, has announced that it will re-structure its U.S. network.
Direct flights connecting Cairo to Serbia’s capital Belgrade will be resumed during 2019, after more than a decade of suspension.
The Airline Rep Services a General Sales Agent (GSA) company division of CVFR Travel Group has been appointed to represent RwandAir for the region of Australia/New Zealand.
Nigeria’s latest entrant into the aviation industry, Green Africa Airways has appointed Joshua Koshy as its Chief Financial Officer.
South Africa based Airlink has been on a modernization strategy. It recently completed its implementation of the TRAX eMRO cloud software solution.
Jetways Airlines, Silverstone Air and Skyward Express will from now on use Pesapal’s integrated payment system to process Mpesa, Visa, mVisa, MasterCard and American Express payments on their respective websites
Cambridge Pixel is supplying its secondary radar processing and plot extraction technology to Tellumat, as part of an upgrade of the South African Air Force's Secondary Surveillance Radars.
The South Africa aviation and telecommunication sectors continue to drive the country’s economic growth while assisting the country reap from existing and emerging markets locally and internationally.
South Africa's low cost carrier Mango Airlines has ordered Aviation Partners Boeing’s latest Split Scimitar Winglet technology for its Boeing Next Generation 737-800 fleet.
The South African Airways has appointed advocate Vusi Pikoli to its leadership team to head Risk and Compliance effective February 1, 2019.
Gemalto in cooperation with local partner SCINTL, has been awarded the contract for the supply of a Border Management System including airport self-service eKiosks at Entebbe Airport.
South African National Space Agency to become designated regional provider of space weather information for aviation sector
South African National Space Agency has been selected by ICAO to become the designated regional provider of space weather information to the entire aviation sector.
The sectors are revving up to keep up momentum as the 2019 opens new doors for Nigeria’s stride toward economic balance.
Dubai based airline Emirates has announced appointments to its commercial operations team across the Middle East, Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and Africa.
Dedicated freight subsidiary of Saudia, Saudia Cargo has opened its newest sales office at Cairo Cargo City inside Cairo International Airport.
The Skyway Aviation Handling Company Plc (SAHCOL) has announced plans to expand its ground handling services to other countries in the West African sub-region in 2019.
Lufthansa Group has appointed Adenike Macaulay as general manager sales for Nigeria & Equatorial Guinea.
Ethiopian Airlines and Hibret Bank have launched the first Co-branded debit card tailored to provide Ethiopian Sheba Miles members with bonus miles for their spending using the debit card.
South African Airways (SAA) has announced it will increase its frequency on nonstop flights between Accra’s Kotoka International Airport and Washington, D.C.-Dulles International Airport to five days weekly.
RwandAir, the national carrier of the Republic of Rwanda has announced that it will commence flights to Addis Ababa, the capital city of Ethiopia, in April 2019.
Ethiopian Airlines has announced that it has fully implemented Self Check-in Initiative, enabling its customers to check-in using their mobile device and avoid queues at the airport.
Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp. and Air Tanzania have welcomed the delivery of the airline's first A220 aircraft.