Beginning March 28, Air Senegal will commence flights from Dakar to Lyon operating three times weekly using an A321. Outbound flights to Lyon will be operated with a stopover in Marseille.
Qatar Airways resumed flights to Cairo in the Arab Republic of Egypt with a daily service. QR1301 departed Hamad International Airport to Cairo International Airport at 15:15 local time and landed at its destination at 17:40 local time.
DHL Express, world’s express service provider together with Boeing announced that the global logistics company placed an order for an additional eight new Boeing 777 freighters.
Approved by the Federal Council, the agreement signed at this occasion opens up new opportunities for cooperation between Switzerland and the Republic of The Gambia in the field of migration.
Emirates Airline will add two more flights into Durban from February 1 which means that the airline will now fly a daily scheduled air service between Durban and Dubai.
Emirates Airline has appointed Christophe Leloup as the new Country Manager for Kenya. Leloup will lead the airline’s operations, customer sales and promotions, cargo and airport operations as well as overseeing key stakeholder relations in Kenya.
Hi-Fly Marketing, a South Africa-based company that provides consultancy services throughout Africa’s aviation industry, has launched Africa’s first dedicated aviation industry personnel agency, Hi-Fly Talent & Resourcing.
The African Airlines Association (AFRAA) appointed Raphael Kuuchi as Director Government, Legal and Industry Affairs in Consulting capacity effective 01 January 2021.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) appointed Kamil H. Al-Awadhi as its Regional Vice President for Africa and Middle East, effective 1 March 2021.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced that Kamil H. Al-Awadhi will be appointed IATA’s regional vice president for Africa and Middle East (AME), effective 1 March 2021.
Ethiopian Airlines-DHL and African Electronic Trade Group have partnered to transport historical parcels in the African Continental Free Trade Area.
Uganda Airlines, the country’s flag-carrier, has taken delivery of its first A330neo, the latest version of the most popular wide body airliner.
Menzies Aviation, the global aviation services specialist, has announced the launch of its partnership with LIFT, South Africa’s brand-new airline operated by Global Aviation Operations, which started flights last week.
Cainiao Smart Logistics Network, the logistics arms of Alibaba Group Holdings Limited, has announced its partnership with Ethiopian Airlines to launch a special cold chain air freight for the transportation of temperature-controlled medicines from Shenzhen Airport.
Qatar Airways will operate three weekly flights to Abuja, Nigeria via Lagos from 27 November 2020.
Aircraft transaction and brokerage company JetHQ has expanded its capabilities to meet the needs of its clients in Egypt by appointing Sherif Abouzeid to head its newly created office.
Ethiopian Cargo & Logistics Services, Cargo Network Operator in Africa, has launched Trans-Pacific routes, extending from Incheon to Atlanta via Anchorage.
South Africa’s Safomar Aviation has signed a deal with Canada’s CX Technologies to sell onboard cybersecurity solutions into the rapidly growing Sub-Sahara Africa market.
Airlink, the privately-owned and independent regional airline, has opened reservations for flights between Johannesburg and Dar es Salaam, which will commence on 1 December 2020.
Airlink, the privately-owned and independent regional airline, will connect South Africa and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) when it launches its new scheduled passenger flights between Johannesburg and Lubumbashi on 30 November 2020.
National Aviation Services (NAS), airport services provider has been awarded a new ground handling license - Certificat d’Operateur d’Assistance en Escale (COEA) by the Civil Aviation Authority of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
Aerial vehicle Artificial Intelligence startup ATLAN Space has raised $1m Series A funding from Maroc Numeric Fund II with participation from Hilmi Law Firm and Cadex Group, for business expansion.
Air Transport Services Group, Inc. has announced the delivery by its Cargo Aircraft Management subsidiary of a Boeing 767-200 converted freighter to Astral Aviation of Kenya under a five-year lease.
The International Trade Centre (ITC) and UNWTO are collaborating in a project on developing the tourism sector in Liberia with a focus on surf tourism in the Robertsport destination.
Ethiopian Airlines and the United States announced a partnership agreement that will enable the nation’s flagship carrier to source locally grown produce and ingredients for preparing in-flight meals for global passengers.
Emirates and Airlink have announced an interline agreement, widening Emirates’ reach into Southern Africa as countries begin opening their borders for travellers.
Qatar Airways has signed an interline agreement with Airlink, further expanding its presence in Southern Africa as the largest carrier to operate from the region.
Low-cost airline Ryanair is set to resume flights in and out of Morocco.
After several months of suspension, Air Austral has been authorised to resume its flights from and to this Malagasy destination.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) warned that the airline industry will burn through $77 billion in cash during the second half of 2020 (almost $13 billion/month or $300,000 per minute), despite the restart of operations.
The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the International Air Transport Association (IATA), as the two parties work together to restart global tourism.
Ethiopian Airlines Group, Largest Aviation Group in Africa announced it will cover the medical insurance including repatriation, evacuation and quarantine costs related to COVID-19 as of 1st of October 2020 until 31st of March 2021.
Green Africa, Nigeria's Lagos-based value airline, has formed a strategic partnership with First City Monument Bank (FCMB), a financial institution in Nigeria.
Emirates announced it will resume flights to Johannesburg (1 October), Cape Town (1 October), Durban (4 October) in South Africa; Harare in Zimbabwe (1 October); and Mauritius (3 October).
With the easing of travel restrictions across the globe, Ethiopian announced it will restart scheduled commercial flights to Johannesburg and Cape Town as of 01 October 2020.
Kenya Airways (KQ) has resumed flights to the United Republic of Tanzania following the lifting of the suspension of all Kenyan aviation operators by the Tanzanian Government.
The resumption of European services will see the leading African carrier switch its UK operations from London Gatwick, with commercial flights to the Rwandan capital now departing from London Heathrow for the first time.
Qatar Airways is to resume services to Entebbe, Seychelles, and Windhoek, as well as many more global destinations.
Air Partner, a charter and Freight solutions specialist, has established its first physical presence in South Africa, with a Johannesburg sales office that will provide localised support to Freight clients within the region.
Emirates announced it will resume passenger services to Casablanca, Morocco effective 18 September 2020.
Proflight Zambia has expanded its cargo capacity by designating some of its fleet to operate dedicated cargo flights between Lusaka and Johannesburg.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has launched IATA ONE Source, an online platform which helps the air cargo industry match shipping needs with the availability of infrastructure capabilities.
United Airlines announced plans to expand its global route network with new nonstop service to Africa, India and Hawaii.
EgyptAir and Air Cairo have initialised their first step of cooperation through signing a codeshare agreement extending both airlines’ networks to further destinations domestically and beyond Cairo Airport.
A Bill that seeks to bring “through the back door” the previously proposed and rejected merger between troubled Kenya Airways and the Kenya Airports Authority is before Parliament.
Ethiopian Airlines unveils new passenger terminal at Bole International Airport with focus on biosafety
Ethiopian Airlines Group has completed a new passenger terminal at its hub Addis Ababa Bole International Airport with emphasis on Bio Security and Bio Safety measures.
[Column] Wambui Gichuri: African water and sanitation projects critical to preparedness for COVID-19-like pandemics
As the prevalence of COVID-19 accelerates across Africa, over 40 per cent of the population in Sub-Saharan Africa do not have access to clean water and are unable to heed the advice of health experts to wash their hands.
Low-cost carrier Fastjet has announced that it is to de-list from the AIM market and will re-register as a private company in a last-ditch bid to survive.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released new data indicating that the impact of COVID-19 on Africa’s aviation industry and economies has worsened sharply since the previous assessment in April.
Ethiopian Airlines, Africa’s largest airline has increased the frequency of its scheduled flights on its domestic destinations to meet the growing demand.
The African Airlines Association (AFRAA) has launched an interactive capacity-sharing portal for African airlines as part of initiatives and efforts for the industry restart and recovery from the impacts of Covid-19 pandemic.
In an effort to accelerate digitization, regional low-cost carrier Jambojet has introduced a Progressive Web App (PWA) that will allow customers book tickets, check in and access their boarding pass on their smartphones.
Green Africa, Nigeria's Lagos-based value airline, has announced Kiran Koteshwar as the new Group Chief Financial Officer effective from September 2020.
Ethiopian Cargo & Logistics Services, Africa’s largest cargo operator, has partnered with RTS on Cargo Revenue Management and Pricing Solutions.
Qatar Airways has announced that it will resume services to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport Nairobi, Kenya with 14 weekly flights and to Kigali International Airport Rwanda with three weekly flights.
West-African airline, ASKY, has signed a multi-year agreement with Sabre Corporation, enabling the carrier to move forward with innovative, next-generation technologies that will facilitate further expansion.
The Rwanda Development Board (RDB) has announced that commercial flights will once again be welcomed back into the East African country from August 1, 2020.
Qatar Airways Group, owner and operator of Qatar Airways has launched four international investment arbitrations against the Arab Republic of Egypt, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Air Tanzania has selected Panasonic Avionics’ inflight entertainment (IFE) connectivity system to enhance the passenger experience onboard its Airbus A220 aircraft.
Air Austral and Air Madagascar have signed a MOU confirming the exit of Air Austral from the capital of Air Madagascar.
[Sierra Leone] IOM strengthens capacity of airport frontliners as Freetown International Airport reopens
After being closed for four months, Sierra Leone’s only international airport has reopened to foreign commercial flights.
Emirates will restore services to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from August 1. Other destinations include, Guangzhou (July 25), and Oslo (August 4), e
General Electric (GE) has appointed Nyimpini Mabunda as the Chief Executive Officer for Southern Africa.
Ethiopian Airlines, Africa’s largest airline resumed its service to Duala and Yaoundé in Cameroon, with services being initially available three times a week on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
Ethiopian Airlines, Africa’s largest airline, is resuming service to Dubai further to the ending of the lock-down and its opening for leisure travelers
An EU Humanitarian Air Bridge flight arrived in Mogadishu from Brindisi, Italy, carrying humanitarian and medical supplies provided by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.
The Government of Sudan last month began facilitating the return home of the first of an estimated 15,000 Sudanese nationals stranded overseas, many in urgent need of assistance, with the support of IOM.
Ethiopian Airlines has opened up its services to business and leisure travelers with programmes aimed at safeguarding their health and safety.
The National Aviation Services (NAS) has received its first IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO) registration in Tanzania for its operations at Dar es Salaam and Kilimanjaro international airports.
Virgin Group, Virgin Atlantic, and Virgin Unite – the Virgin Group's not-for-profit Foundation – are supporting UNICEF and the World Food Programme-led Global Common Supply Chain Services Provision.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has launched the Security Risk Intelligence Portal (SRIP), an incident reporting tool to help airlines mitigate and manage security risks.
COMESA has published and gazetted the regional guidelines on the movement of goods and services across the region.
Rwanda and Uganda have recorded a reduction in trade flows in April and May 2020, according to the latest report from the COMESA Statistics on ‘COVID 19 Impact on Trade’.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released its financial outlook for the global air transport industry showing that airlines are expected to lose $84.3 billion in 2020 for a net profit margin of -20.1%.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released its financial outlook for the global air transport industry showing that airlines are expected to lose $84.3 billion in 2020 for a net profit margin of -20.1 per cent.
CDB Aviation, a wholly owned Irish subsidiary of China Development Bank Financial Leasing Co., Limited has announced the latest addition to its Dublin-based leadership team.
The African Airlines Association (AFRAA) and the leading aviation service provider, ACC Aviation have announced a strategic partnership for the provision of market-leading services that will support the development of Africa’s aviation industry.
The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has released a set of guidelines to help tourism sector emerge stronger and more sustainably from COVID-19.
South African Airways (SAA) is currently retaining its domestic schedule between Johannesburg and Cape Town, with effect from mid-June 2020.
Switzerland-headquartered Vertis Aviation has added an Embraer ERJ145 to its Vertis Charter Management Programme, VCMP.
New research from the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) shows that 100% of global destinations continue to have restrictions on travel in place, and 72% have completely closed their borders to international tourism.
Challenged by a lack of capacity and rising prices, air cargo stakeholders are adapting to the new normal in a bid to keep supply chains operational and economies running.
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a 22% fall in international tourist arrivals during the first quarter of 2020, the latest data from the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) shows.
South African Airways (SAA) has reassured its customers and stakeholders that it will continue to operate repatriation and cargo flights during the month of May and beyond.
Air Mauritius has resumed commercial cargo operations to and from some designated destinations.
EgyptAir and Air Cairo have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to enhance strategic positioning, network and fleets that will add new customers to both airlines.
Network Airline Management and TAAG Angola Airlines have renewed their long-term B747-400F aircraft contract by an additional 12 months.
International air transport and tourism bodies launch appeal to support African travel, tourism sector
Five international air transport and tourism bodies have launched an appeal to international financial institutions, country development partners and international donors to support Africa’s Travel & Tourism sector.
The South African government National Transport Movement (NTM) has announced it is to shut down South African Airways and form a new airline.
Ethiopian Airlines has introduced a mobile app and chatbot-assisted shipment tracking service to elevate cargo customers’ experience.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for March 2020 showing that demand (measured in total revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) dived 52.9% compared to the year-ago period.
The EAC Secretariat, CASSOA and AMREF Flying Doctors will offer emergency COVID-19 intervention trainings for staff at the 8 international airports in the 6 EAC Partner States.
The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted all destinations worldwide to introduce restrictions on travel, research by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has found.
Kenya’s budget airline The Jambojet has appointed Karanja Ndegwa as its acting managing director, with effect from May 1, 2020.
Emirates has announced plans to operate passenger services to limited destinations in Africa next week.
Road and air transport have borne the brunt of the Coronavirus impact as countries put stringent measures to stop the spread of the pandemic.
RwandAir has resumed cargo flights to Guangzhou, China, after a suspension of passenger flights in March due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Ethiopian Airlines completed the flight and delivery of the second round shipments of life saving medical supplies to fight COVID-19 donated by Jack Ma to all African countries.
Ethiopian has been deploying its massive cargo capacity to facilitate the flow of essential cargo such as medical supplies wherever they are needed, in response to the growing demand for air cargo services following the spread of COVID- 19.
DHL Global Forwarding has launched a dedicated 100-tonne weekly air freight service for organizations and governments shipping goods from China to Africa and Middle East.