British Airways and Royal Air Maroc have announced a new codeshare agreement which will open up new routes across Morocco including Casablanca and Agadir.
Nigeria’s Green Africa Airways, has signed an MoU for 50 A220-300 aircraft, one of the largest orders to be placed globally for the A220 programme and the largest ever from the African continent.
The International Air Transport Association announced full-year global passenger traffic results for 2019 showing that demand rose by 4.2% compared to the full year of 2018.
Global aviation software provider Ramco Systems has announced the successful implementation of its Aviation Suite V5.8 at Aero Contractors Company of Nigeria Limited.
The South African Communist Party (SACP) has called for workers' rights to be fully protected while at the same time pursuing the turnaround of SAA.
Qatar Airways is in talks to acquire a 49 per cent stake in state-owned RwandAir.
The joint Business Rescue Practitioners (BRPs) of South African Airways (SAA) announced further initiatives to support the airline’s transformation into a sustainable and profitable business.
The U.S. and Kenyan governments signed an important Amendment to the U.S.-Kenya Air Transport Agreement at the Department of State in Washington, DC.
Sanad and Ethiopian Airlines to launch aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul center of excellence in Africa
Sanad Aerotech has elevated its business expansion ambitions in Africa by signing a landmark agreement with Ethiopian Airlines.
Jetex has announced the opening of its latest VIP Terminal at Marrakech Menara Airport, introducing a new world-class facility in the Moroccan market.
Represented by the pan-African law firm Centurion Law Group in its entry into Central Africa, Turkish Airlines has added Malabo, Equatorial Guinea to its route network.
South African Airways (SAA) business rescue practitioners secured further post commencement funding (PCF) of R3.5 billion from the Development Bank of Southern Africa.
Following a statement issued by the SAA Business Rescue Practitioners, the DBSA confirms that the Bank has approved an Equity Bridge Facility of R3.5billion to South African Airways (SAA).
The business rescue practitioners of South African Airways supported by the Departments of Public Enterprises and National Treasury have been successful in obtaining the balance of the post commencement funding.
NHV Group and Tropical Arctic have entered into a teaming agreement to allow both companies to jointly pursue strategic opportunities in Nigeria and West-African offshore industry.
JSE-listed airline operator, Comair, has announced the appointment of four new Directors to its Board, an independent lead Director, a new Company Secretary, as well as a new Chief Information Officer.
Irene Koki Mutungi, the first female African Dreamliner captain in the world has had a towering 23-year-career at Kenyan airlines.
The African Airlines Association (AFRAA) and Routes have signed their first formal agreement in history.
South African Airways (SAA) new Airbus A350-900 operated its first international flight from O.R Tambo International (ORTIA) airport to New York’s John F. Kennedy (JFK) International Airport.
South African Airways is in the process of consolidating selected domestic flights between the airline’s main hub, Oliver Tambo International Airport Johannesburg and Cape Town, as well as between Johannesburg and Durban’s King Shaka airports.
Securiport signs deal with the Central African Republic for provision of Civil Aviation and Immigration Security Services
Securiport has announced that a contract has been signed with the Central African Republic for the provision of Securiport’s proprietary Civil Aviation & Immigration Security Services (CAISS).
South African Airways (SAA) has put some of its aircraft up for sale to accommodate the new Airbus A350-900s the airline recently added to its fleet.
RwandAir customers could now save from their ticket purchases due to a new partnership with Optiontown.
Ethiopian Airlines, the Largest Aviation Group in Africa and SKYTRAX Certified Four Star Global Airline has teamed up with Abay Bank to offer additional digital payment option for buying air tickets through Ethiopian mobile app.
South African Airways (SAA) announces that its Board of Directors have adopted a resolution to place the company into business rescue at the earliest opportunity.
SAA has launched project Reya Fofa, a follow up to project Solaris which made SAA and Mango Airlines be the first airlines in Africa to operate commercial flights, powered by sustainable aviation fuel produced from nicotine-free tobacco plant.
Morocco’s flag carrier Royal Air Maroc (RAM) won two prizes as the best company in the categories "Global Operations" and "Best improved financial results" awarded by the African Airlines Association (AFRAA).
South African Airways (SAA) announces its intention to resume selected flights from Johannesburg to Cape Town, Durban and Victoria Falls, with effect from Thursday, 21 November 2019.
Air Senegal, the new national carrier of Senegal, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for eight A220-300 aircraft.
South African Airways (SAA) announces its intention to resume flights to six destinations on the African continent, namely Accra, Lagos, Lusaka, Maputo, Windhoek and Harare, with effect from Tuesday, 19 November 2019.
South African Airways (SAA) has cancelled nearly all its domestic, regional and international flights scheduled for Friday, 15 November and Saturday, 16 November 2019.
South African Airways has informed all its 5146 employees that it is embarking on a restructuring process which may lead to job losses.
National carrier Kenya Airways (KQ) has signed a one way codeshare agreement with Safarilink Aviation to open up Kenya by connecting domestic scheduled services to all the best safari destinations within Kenya and Tanzania.
South African Airways is pleased to announce the launch of a codeshare partnership with Africa World Airlines which will apply between Accra (ACC) – Kumasi (KMS), Accra - Lagos (LOS) and Accra – Abuja (ABV).
Ethiopian Airlines has launched a passenger flight to Bengaluru, India as of 27th October 2019.
Air Afrik will cut roughly 80 per cent of its salaried staff in both Kenya and South Sudan by November as part of the company’s restructuring process.
Ethiopian Airlines has announced the resumption of its flight to Athens, Greece effective Dec 13, 2019.
Ghana Airports Company Limited has extended its agreement with SITA to manage and support all airport operations systems across Kotoka International Airport’s newly commissioned Terminal 3.
South African Airways advises its customers that it may operate an amended flight schedule following a decision to recall some of its aircraft to undertake compliance verification in line with the South African Civil Aviation Authority requirements.
With the introduction of e-visa service back in June 2017, Ethiopia has opened its doors for foreign visitors wider than ever before.
Belgium national carrier Brussels Airlines is now operating seven flights per week to Kinshasa again.
Joramco and Kenya Airways, the flag carrier airline of Kenya, have signed a heavy maintenance agreement for the first time to perform OOP check for six B787.
Following the recent debut of its flagship A380 aircraft to Cairo, Emirates will introduce a regular scheduled commercial A380 service to the Egyptian capital starting from 27 October 2019, four times a week.
As African airports seek to respond to the challenges of the rapid growth in demand for air services, Airports Council International (ACI) has emphasized the importance of innovation to the sustainable growth of the sector in the region.
Kenya Airways (KQ) has signed an agreement with train ticketing company, AccesRail, to provide its passengers with connectivity to different destinations in Europe through train transfers from 3 of its 5 European gateways.
AJW Group has extended its long-term relationship with Ethiopian Airlines with a contract for the maintenance and repair of parts.
Ethiopian loyalty program, ShebaMiles, has come up with a special treat to honor its Blue or Silver status members.
Hyatt Hotels Corporation announced that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into a franchise agreement with ALDAU Development group for a Hyatt-branded hotel in Cairo, Egypt.
South African Airways (SAA) has announced the expansion of the codeshare agreement with Air Seychelles (HM) to New York effective 1 November 2019.
The Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) in the last four years has received 256 applications for licences/permits from aviation service providers in the sector.
Aviation service provider, ACC Aviation Group, has announced the expansion of their partnership with Ethiopian Airlines, to include the operator’s charter and leasing capacity across North America and Asia.
Kenya Airways and Oman Air have expanded their codeshare cooperation effective October 1, increasing the destinations available to their guests.
EgyptAir and Lufthansa will extend their codeshare operation offering further connections to both airlines’ customers in Europe and Egypt.
Emirates will be operating its A380 service to Cairo International Airport on 2 October 2019, making it the first scheduled commercial airline to operate an A380 flight into Egypt.
DHL-Ethiopian Airlines Logistics Services – a joint venture formed between DHL Global Forwarding and Ethiopian Airlines - is scaling its operations in Ethiopia.
Regional low-cost carrier Jambojet has received approval from the Rwanda Civil Aviation Authority to start flights to Kigali.
Jomo Kenyatta International Airport is the 2nd fastest growing airport in the word cargo ranking.
Air Seychelles, the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles, has announced that the airline is moving forward with its corporate social responsibility programme to reduce carbon emissions.
EgyptAir has entered a codeshare agreement with United Airlines.
The Department of Trade and Industry announces that a 50-year Durban Aerotropolis master plan has been unveiled and the plan will set in motion ground-breaking initiatives with regard to the development of Durban Aerotropolis.
Ethiopian Airlines launches two new digital payment methods to serve Chinese and Middle Eastern markets
Ethiopian Airlines, the largest aviation group in Africa and 4-star SkyTrax certified global airline, is expanding its partnership with CellPoint Digital, a provider of digital commerce and payment solutions for airlines.
Ethiopian Airlines has finalized all preparations to launch a thrice weekly flights to Houston, Texas as of December 16, 2019.
Ethiopian Airlines has launched a digitized transit package dubbed Feel Addis targeting passengers flying with layover between eight and 24 hours in Addis Ababa.
ECS Group’s Turkish subsidiary GAC TR (Globe Air Cargo Turkey) has signed an exclusivity contract with EgyptAir Cargo to begin optimising marketing of its cargo offering from September.
[South Africa] Kukula.com implements Sabre’s cloud based solution to improve airport experience for customers
As an airline at the forefront of innovation, South African carrier kulula.com is reinventing the airport experience for its customers, with the implementation of Sabre’s new Digital Workspace solution.
National Aviation Services (NAS), the fastest growing aviation services provider in the emerging markets, has renewed its IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO) in Uganda.
A South African business delegation is in Luanda, Angola in search of export market as part of the Outward Trade and Investment Mission.
Ethiopian Airlines has launched onboard WiFi internet connectivity on its A350 fleet using the latest broadband satellite technology
The African Airlines Association (AFRAA) has this year welcomed four new member airlines in Kenya, Djibouti, Senegal and Uganda.
Tunisair Express and ATR have confirmed a firm order for three ATR 72-600s. The aircraft will renew Tunisair Express’s regional fleet and supply essential connectivity, both domestically and internationally.
flyEgypt is partnering with online payment solution provider and Amazon subsidiary, PAYFORT to offer new payment solution for passengers.
SITA has been selected to provide key systems to support the smooth opening and operation of Algeria’s new international terminal at Houari Boumediene International Airport.
fastjet Zimbabwe, a low-cost airline, has received approval from the government to operate flights to new regional routes.
Ethiopian Cargo & Logistics Services, the largest cargo operator in Africa has started once weekly freighter service to Bangkok, Thailand and Hanoi, Vietnam.
The Flying Academy of the Air Mauritius Institute (AMI) has been launched offering pilot training for an ATPL license recognized by the International Civil Aviation Organization.
South African Airways has restored flights between Johannesburg and Hong Kong on August 14, which was suspended for two days due to protest action at the Hong Kong International Airport.
Cape Town Air Access has announced the addition of two direct flights to the weekly Cape Town-Nairobi service, operated by Kenya Airways.
EgyptAir has said that the first ever flight for the sixth and last Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner is set to be operated on the company's route to Beijing on Sunday.
South African Airways is further strengthening its presence in Ghana by increasing weekly frequencies from 9 to 10 flights between Johannesburg and Accra, and by launching a daily service between Accra and Washington DC.
Ethiopian Airlines will launch thrice weekly service to the city of Beira in central Mozambique via Malawi effective September 3, 2019.
Air Serv is expanding operations in eastern Africa with the deployment of two aircraft to Sudan and South Sudan.
Zahira Bouaouda has been appointed President of MATIS Aerospace, a 50/50 joint venture between Safran Electrical & Power and Boeing, specialising in electrical wiring interconnection systems.
EgyptAir maintenance and engineering has signed a partnership agreement with SKAN Aviation to establish a line maintenance station in Dubai International Airport.
Volkswagen has partnered with the Lionesses of Africa organization to assist in developing their over 600 000 female entrepreneurs across 54 African countries.
Royal Jordanian (RJ) and Royal Air Maroc (RAM) have signed a free sale codeshare agreement, where RJ will market RAM flights, putting RJ's code on the flights.
Air Tanzania has received landing slots for the launch of flights to London's Gatwick Airport.
Turkish Airlines has added Republic of Congo’s second biggest city, Pointe-Noire to its flight network as its 58th destination in Africa.
Ethiopian Airlines has received its 25th Dash 8-400 Aircraft, with registration number ET-AXE, from De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited.
Etihad Airways Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner recently touched down in Lagos after its inaugural flight from Abu Dhabi.
Ethiopian Airlines, the largest aviation group in Africa and SKYTRAX certified four star global airline, is pleased to announce that it will start passenger flights to Bengaluru, India as of 27th October 2019.
CDB Aviation, a wholly owned Irish subsidiary of China Development Bank Financial Leasing Co., Limited, has delivered a new Airbus A320neo to Air Seychelles.
Air Namibia will up its service between Windhoek-Cape Town and Windhoek-Johannesburg from August 10. The route will be serviced by A319.
Egyptair has launched three flights every week will start operating on Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays each week to the city of Douala, Cameroon, via Ndjamena, Chad.
Wirecard is handling payments for online and travel agency bookings for Royal Air Maroc, Morocco's national airline, and one of Africa's leading and fastest growing airlines.
ExecuJet, part of the Luxaviation Group, is expanding its Super Versatile Jet capabilities in Africa, adding a second Pilatus PC-24 to its managed fleet.
A record number of international passengers are traveling through Addis Ababa Bole International Airport, the major gateway into Africa, this summer.
Private Tunisian airline, Jasmin Airways, having made its first flight last month to Sarajevo in Bosnia-Herzegovina is looking at strengthening its hand with its third aircraft being delivered this month.
Qatar Airways will be launching its new service to Gaborone, Botswana, from October 27, 2019. It will be the airline's first destination in the African country.
Air Seychelles has announced the commencement of a new service linking the Seychelles and Israel’s largest metropolitan area, Tel Aviv effective 27 November, 2019.
Ethiopian Cargo and Logistics Services, the largest cargo operator in Africa, has connected Chongqing, the largest municipality in Southwest China with Africa and South America with a weekly cargo flight.