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Six Comesa countries sign regional air transport liberalization pact
21-06-2019 | 11:05:00
Six COMESA countries have so far signed the Commitment towards establishment of a single African Air Transport Market.
Angola Airlines strengthens fleet with six new aircraft
21-06-2019 | 08:20:00
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 among first African airlines to receive A320neo aircraft
21-06-2019 | 06:04:00
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 increases service to Paris with a stopover in Kenya
20-06-2019 | 13:02:00
Air Austral has increased flights between the French island of Mayotte in the Indian Ocean and Paris to daily services.
African space industry generating over USD 7b annually, to exceed USD 10b by 2024, report
20-06-2019 | 09:08:00
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] Bestfly leases two ATR series jets to operate corporate and charter services
20-06-2019 | 08:32:19
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 launch new interline partnership
20-06-2019 | 05:15:00
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 receives its third B787-9 Dreamliner
18-06-2019 | 12:13:00
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 grows capacity in space weather monitoring for global aviation sector
18-06-2019 | 07:14:23
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 launches three weekly direct flights to Washington
13-06-2019 | 08:35:00
EgyptAir has launched non-stop three times a week service between Cairo and Washington's Dulles International Airport.
Zuks Ramasia appointed South African Airways acting CEO
13-06-2019 | 05:04:00
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 launches flights to JFK, New York
10-06-2019 | 07:30:00
Ethiopian Airlines has finalized preparations to launch thrice weekly flight to John F. Kennedy (JFK) Airport in New York via Abidjan.
EgyptAir signs deal with AeroMobile to provide inflight communications services
05-06-2019 | 13:06:00
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.
[South Africa] Emirates makes a sustainable journey from billboard to bag
05-06-2019 | 11:00:00
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 launches direct flights between Sharm El Sheikh and Naples
05-06-2019 | 06:12:00
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 launches two weekly flights to Seychelles
04-06-2019 | 12:15:00
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.
ICAO appoints CAAi to strengthen aviation safety oversight in Sierra Leone
04-06-2019 | 06:10:00
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.
Vuyani Jarana resigns as South African Airways CEO
04-06-2019 | 06:05:55
The Board of South African Airways (SAA) has accepted the resignation of Mr Vuyani Jarana, Group Chief Executive Officer.
Etihad to fund construction of 30 wells for better water access in Africa
03-06-2019 | 06:04:20
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 to fly to Tel Aviv
29-05-2019 | 07:02:00
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.
[South Africa] Comair contracts Lufthansa Tecknik for TTS
28-05-2019 | 08:38:39
Comair has contracted Lufthansa Technik to provide Total Technical Support (TTS®) for its Boeing 737 fleet.
Air Seychelles increases flight frequency to Mumbai
21-05-2019 | 06:54:49
Air Seychelles has launched its sixth weekly frequency between Seychelles and India’s commercial capital, Mumbai by an A320.
Emirates mulls growing African footprint
17-05-2019 | 11:11:00
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.
NAS and LAM joint venture to operate airport lounges across Mozambique
16-05-2019 | 08:29:00
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 to fly three times a week to Guangzhou China starting June
13-05-2019 | 13:50:00
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.
David Nguruga’s flight to success as celebrated Kenya hot air balloon pilot
10-05-2019 | 06:40:00
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.
Kenya Airways increases flights to Bujumbura
09-05-2019 | 07:37:00
National Carrier, Kenya Airways is pleased to announce an additional daily direct service from Nairobi to Bujumbura, Burundi starting 8 May 2019.
Kenya Airways resumes Malindi operations
07-05-2019 | 07:30:00
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 set for direct flights from Johannesburg to Guangzhou China
07-05-2019 | 06:20:00
South African Airways (SAA) is set to introduce direct flights between Johannesburg and Guangzhou in China.
Qatar Airways to launch three weekly flights to Rabat Morocco
01-05-2019 | 06:53:00
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.
Optimism as Kenya Airways continues to grow revenues and narrow historical Losses
01-05-2019 | 06:25:00
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.
UPS supports Zipline’s expansion of medical drone network into Ghana
29-04-2019 | 07:10:56
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 resumes sale of tickets in national currency
26-04-2019 | 13:45:00
Angola Airlines TAAG has resumed the sale of tickets in national currency, the Kwanza, regardless of the beginning of the route.
South African Airways changes its operations to Blantyre, Malawi
25-04-2019 | 08:17:00
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 lists on Nigerian Stock Exchange main board
24-04-2019 | 13:52:00
Skyway Aviation Handling Company Plc has listed 1,353,580,000 ordinary shares at The Nigerian Stock Exchange Main Board.
Air Mauritius receives new airbus aircraft from Air Lease Corporation
24-04-2019 | 11:45:48
Air Lease Corporation has announced the delivery of one new Airbus A330-900neo aircraft on long-term lease to Air Mauritius.
Ethiopian Airlines set to launch three weekly flights to Marseille
24-04-2019 | 06:47:00
Ethiopian Airlines says it has finalized all preparations to launch a thrice weekly flight to Marseille, France as of July 02, 2019.
NAS Uganda launches eco-friendly vehicles at Entebbe International Airport
23-04-2019 | 11:42:00
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 commissions Fuel & Lubes Management Systems
18-04-2019 | 09:30:00
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] Caverton Helicopters selects Ramco Systems to digitize operations
17-04-2019 | 13:20:00
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 activates codeshare in the US and Canada markets
16-04-2019 | 13:56:29
Kenya Airways has reached an agreement with Delta Airlines to activate its codeshare in the US and Canada.
United Airlines set to begin nonstop seasonal service between New York and Cape Town, South Africa
16-04-2019 | 05:57:14
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
10-04-2019 | 12:00:49
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.
[Liberia] GLS - NAS breaks ground at Roberts International Airport
09-04-2019 | 14:59:00
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.
NAS to launch ground handling and cargo services in Mozambique
09-04-2019 | 14:27:00
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 expands nonstop flights between Washington DC and Accra, Ghana
09-04-2019 | 05:37:00
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.
Royal Air Maroc launches Miami-Casablanca route
08-04-2019 | 08:50:00
Moroccan national carrier Royal Air Maroc (RAM) has launched the first-ever Miami-Casablanca route.
South African Airways increases non-stop charter flights to Maldives
04-04-2019 | 10:35:00
South African Airways has launched additional 24 non-stop charter flights to the Maldives from April until October 2019.
RwandAir to launch three weekly direct flights to Kinshasa DR Congo
04-04-2019 | 07:29:36
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.
Air Peace Nigeria’s deal with Embraer makes it the first African airline to operate E-Jets E2
03-04-2019 | 15:03:08
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.
NAS Uganda recognized as top performing accredited training school by IATA
02-04-2019 | 13:10:00
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.
NAS partners with Wanzl and ICT.aero to enhance passenger experience in Morocco
02-04-2019 | 13:01:00
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 increases flights to Cairo Egypt to meet rising demand
29-03-2019 | 13:01:50
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 announces direct flights to Washington
26-03-2019 | 11:08:00
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
26-03-2019 | 09:43:00
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 suspends flights to Khartoum Sudan
22-03-2019 | 07:39:17
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 set to introduce direct flights to Istanbul
20-03-2019 | 13:03:35
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.
Turkish Cargo appoints Peacock Aviation as sales agent in Nigeria
19-03-2019 | 08:56:00
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, Alitalia sign codeshare agreement
19-03-2019 | 06:19:02
Kenya Airways and Alitalia, the flag carrier of Italy, have signed a codeshare agreement to offer enhanced connections to Europe through Rome.
[Ghana] President assents to Civil Aviation Amendment Bill
18-03-2019 | 15:06:00
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
12-03-2019 | 10:35:14
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.
Africa, China trade scales new heights
08-03-2019 | 11:15:00
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 expands Johannesburg service to daily flights
07-03-2019 | 10:10:00
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.
South African Airways Voyager and Uber partner on new payment option for members
06-03-2019 | 09:23:00
SAA Voyager has partnered with Uber to introduce a new payment option for Voyager members.
UKEF supports UK firms to develop critical Ghanaian infrastructure
05-03-2019 | 10:19:00
International Trade Secretary Dr Liam Fox announced that UK Export Finance (UKEF) will support UK firms with £130 million for three projects in Ghana.
South African Airways Voyager launches new mobile application
05-03-2019 | 06:53:28
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 increases West African connectivity
28-02-2019 | 13:08:00
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.
[South Africa] Comair grows revenue by 12%, diversifies investments
25-02-2019 | 10:36:00
Comair has announced a record first-half increase of 12% in revenue despite negative GDP growth for two consecutive quarters.
Ethiopian Airlines to operate all-female flight to Oslo on International Women Day
25-02-2019 | 08:13:45
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 settles Comair dispute
19-02-2019 | 07:33:10
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] Precision Air introduces new route to Dodoma
13-02-2019 | 07:01:12
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.
[Morocco] Boeing to optimize crew operations for Royal Air Maroc
12-02-2019 | 07:53:35
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
07-02-2019 | 07:07:17
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 resumes flights between Johannesburg and Malawi
05-02-2019 | 11:32:53
South African Airways (SAA) has resumed operations between Johannesburg and Blantyre, Malawi.
RwandAir and Amadeus extend partnership targeting expansion and enhanced customers’ experience
04-02-2019 | 09:17:22
RwandAir, the national carrier of the Republic of Rwanda, has extended its partnership with Amadeus, a world class passenger service solution.
Angolan Airlines reduces tariffs for domestic flights
04-02-2019 | 07:07:31
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.
Ethiopian Airlines unveils Grand Skylight Hotel in Addis Ababa
31-01-2019 | 06:12:03
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.
Gbenga Oyebode joins Green Africa Airways Board of Directors
30-01-2019 | 12:08:50
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
29-01-2019 | 06:20:26
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.
Serbian flights to Cairo to resume in 2019
28-01-2019 | 10:11:55
Direct flights connecting Cairo to Serbia’s capital Belgrade will be resumed during 2019, after more than a decade of suspension.
RwandAir appoints Airline Rep Services as its general sales agent in Australia and New Zealand
25-01-2019 | 06:16:20
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] Joshua Koshy appointed Chief Financial Officer for Green Africa Airways
25-01-2019 | 06:13:05
Nigeria’s latest entrant into the aviation industry, Green Africa Airways has appointed Joshua Koshy as its Chief Financial Officer.
[South Africa] Airlink embraces cloud software solution to boost operations
23-01-2019 | 10:48:22
South Africa based Airlink has been on a modernization strategy. It recently completed its implementation of the TRAX eMRO cloud software solution.
Pesapal onboards Airline payments for low cost carriers in Kenya
23-01-2019 | 08:24:47
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
South African Air Force receives radar processing technology from Cambridge Pixel
23-01-2019 | 06:17:53
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.
[SA Business Week] Propelling economic growth with aviation, telecommunication sectors
18-01-2019 | 15:26:00
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] Mango Airlines acquires technology to reduce fuel consumption on its Boeing fleet
17-01-2019 | 06:44:04
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.
South African Airways appoints Vusi Pikoli to head Risk and Compliance
17-01-2019 | 06:17:00
The South African Airways has appointed advocate Vusi Pikoli to its leadership team to head Risk and Compliance effective February 1, 2019.
[Uganda] Gemalto awarded contract to fast track border crossing e-Kiosks at Entebbe Airport
15-01-2019 | 08:24:00
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
14-01-2019 | 11:35:00
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.
[Nigeria Business Week] Industries partner to reach common goals
10-01-2019 | 10:57:00
The sectors are revving up to keep up momentum as the 2019 opens new doors for Nigeria’s stride toward economic balance.
Nasser Bahlooq appointed Emirates Manager for Zimbabwe
10-01-2019 | 09:51:42
Dubai based airline Emirates has announced appointments to its commercial operations team across the Middle East, Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and Africa.
[Egypt] Saudia Cargo launches sales office at Cairo Airport
08-01-2019 | 11:09:06
Dedicated freight subsidiary of Saudia, Saudia Cargo has opened its newest sales office at Cairo Cargo City inside Cairo International Airport.
Skyward aviation set to expand to West Africa
07-01-2019 | 13:09:54
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.
Adenike Macaulay appointed Lufthansa’s sales GM for Nigeria and Equatorial Guinea
07-01-2019 | 11:08:00
Lufthansa Group has appointed Adenike Macaulay as general manager sales for Nigeria & Equatorial Guinea.
Ethiopian Airlines and Hibret Bank launch new co-branded debit card
07-01-2019 | 07:08:57
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 expands nonstop service between Accra and Washington
03-01-2019 | 07:25:55
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 to start flying to Ethiopia in April
02-01-2019 | 11:50:00
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 implements IATA’s fast travel self check-in initiative
02-01-2019 | 08:35:00
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.
Air Tanzania takes delivery of first Airbus A220 aircraft
28-12-2018 | 06:08:00
Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp. and Air Tanzania have welcomed the delivery of the airline's first A220 aircraft.