Emirates signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority (MTPA), to promote tourism to Mauritius from key markets across the Emirates network
ACC Aviation announced it has successfully transacted a Boeing B737-300 (ZS-TGB) from South Africa’s Star Air Cargo to a Middle East-based investor.
Green Africa, Nigeria's Lagos-based value airline, has formed a strategic partnership with First City Monument Bank (FCMB), a financial institution in Nigeria.
The partnership will provide guests increased options into the domestic destinations in Ghana and West Africa. This is part of KQ’s broader strategy to extend its footprint across the continent.
As we have seen over time, when one sectors hits a low point, another is seen hitting high notes. Such is the situation as we’ve seen it lately.
Instant loans, sometimes called digital loans, are gaining speed in the country and the telecom sector took some giant steps forward this week.
Ethiopian Airlines, UTD Aviation Solutions and the African Airlines Association have signed a tripartite MoU to work together on Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) services.
South Sudan’s Ministry of Petroleum will take possession of its first geophysical aircraft to conduct surveys of oil and other mineral deposits.
Ethiopian, UTD Aviation Solutions and AFRAA sign MoU to re-establish African aviation renaissance in MRO services
Ethiopian Airlines MRO, UTD Aviation Solutions and the African Airlines Association (AFRAA), signed a tripartite MoU to work together on Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) services in pursuance to the The Brown Condor Initiative (BCI).
Delta Air Lines' application to fly between Atlanta and Cape Town – via Johannesburg – has finally been approved by South Africa's government following a year-long stalemate.
Kenya Airways has been granted waivers and deferrals on unpaid interest on KES25 billion shillings (USD217 million) worth of loans from the Kenyan government.
The airline announced the recommencement of after it halted operations for two years due to the pandemic. Ethiopian operated its first flight services to Bengaluru in October 2019.
Emirates will be operating twice daily flights on its flagship A380 aircraft to Mauritius from 1 July 2022 to meet the increase in demand for travel to the island nation.
The National Aviation Services (NAS), the aviation services provider in the emerging markets, has renewed its IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO) accreditation for Kilimanjaro and Dar es Salaam airports in Tanzania.
Total international air traffic for Ghana through the Kotoka International Airport will exceed 2.1 million people by the end of 2022 as a result of the latest easing of measures announced at the airport by President Akufo-Addo.
EgyptAir entered into a partnership agreement with ValU and Pay Tabs Egypt this week to provide payment solutions for airline tickets.
JetBlue has announced it intends to expand the depth and breadth of its existing partnership with Qatar Airways to offer customers even more benefits when booking travel to and from international destinations on the global partner airline.
The Board of Management of Ethiopian Airlines Group has announced the appointment of Mr. Mesfin Tasew Bekele, as Chief Executive Officer of Ethiopian Airlines Group.
Africa has in the past decade positioned itself as a knowledge economy, with one of the most robust startup ecosystems in the world.
South Africa's aviation regulator has indefinitely grounded a fleet owned by Comair, a British Airways franchise, following a series of safety incidents.
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Nigeria’s crown jewel, oil and gas, has been in a state of mild disrepair for several months now. There’s an ongoing fuel scarcity situation that is intensifying by the day and causing a ripple effect in every aspect of daily life.
Ethiopian Airlines has signed a strategic partnership agreement to jointly commence sea-air multimodal transportation with International Djibouti Industrial Park Operation (IDIPO) and Air Djibouti for an expeditious transportation of goods to Africa.
Ethiopian Airlines and its longstanding partner Boeing, announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the intent to purchase five 777-8 Freighters.
Agriculturists and entrepreneurs are working harder than ever to address food sufficiency, but energy rests firmly on the government’s shoulders.
The South African government has concluded and signed a sales and purchase agreement for the sale of 51% of South African Airways with its preferred strategic equity partner, the Takatso Consortium.
[South Africa] Airlink, Legacy Lifestyle partner to launch cashback loyalty programme for passengers
Southern Africa’s Airlink has partnered with Legacy Lifestyle to offer passengers the ability to earn CashBack rewards when they fly on all Airlink flights, irrespective of the type of ticket or the class booked.
Dublin Airport announced that EGYPTAIR will launch a new year-round direct Dublin-Cairo services this summer, commencing on June 2, to operate four times per week and will be Ireland’s first scheduled air service to and from Egypt.
Pamela Djamson-Tettey has been appointed as the new Managing Director of Ghana Airports Company.
Zipline and Kisumu County, a Member of the Lake Region Economic Bloc, Seal Partnership to Accelerate Universal Health Coverage Across the County.
Banking is one of the most thriving sectors in Nigeria. The reason for this success has been attributed to the efficiency with which this industry has leveraged technology to modernize its operations.
Gassim is considered the seventh route that Air Arabia Egypt flies to after Riyadh, Jeddah, Tabuk, Taif, Al Jouf, and Hail in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced the launch of the IGOM Portal, a major support tool for the efficient implementation of the IATA Ground Operations Manual (IGOM).
The startup movement has picked up pace in Nigeria over the last decade, with the government and responsible agencies ramping up efforts in motivating the burgeoning industry.
Emirates announced a full return of passenger services to and from Casablanca in Morocco, marking a full restoration of Emirates’ pre-pandemic African network including 21 cities spread across the continent.
[Zambia] NAS launches Pearl Lounge at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport in partnership with NAC2000
The National Aviation Services (NAS), has partnered with NAC2000 Corporation, to launch the Pearl Lounge at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport (KKIA) in Lusaka, Zambia.
Nigeria’s airline, Air Peace has revealed plans to resume direct flights to Dubai, United Arab Emirates on March 1, 2022.
Emirates resumed its passenger operations between Dubai and five African countries, offering customers more choice, superior value and enhanced connectivity to and through Dubai.
Moment, a French tech company specialised in entertainment and passenger experience solutions for the travel industry, has been selected by Air Senegal to install its In-Flight Entertainment system (W-IFE), the Flymingo Box, aboard the airline’s fleet.
Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways will resume services to/from Johannesburg, South Africa, starting March 3, the airline said.
Nigerian-based airline, Air Peace, has taken delivery of two Airbus A320 aircraft, bringing the carrier’s Airbus fleet to four A320 aircraft.
National Aviation Services (NAS), the aviation services provider in emerging markets, successfully renewed its IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO) certification in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire for the third time.
South African Airways (SAA) is to resume flights to Durban with three times daily return service effective 4th March 2022.
Google Cloud is teaming up with Comair, operator of the British Airways brand and the Kulula budget carrier in Sub-Saharan Africa, to accelerate the aviation group’s digital transformation plans.
As the East African Community, EAC, member states eye innovative ways of deepening integration and trading more with each other, the bloc and individual countries are putting in place mechanisms, policies and legislation that seek to address longstanding hiccups that have put the brakes on seamless regional trade.
The majority of airlines (84%) and airports (81%) expect to spend the same or more in 2022 compared to 2021, with spending on automation of passenger processing seeing a significant rise.
Ethiopian Cargo & Logistics Services, Africa’s largest network operator has launched a new feature that enables customers to make online reservations for their cargo.
Processes originally aimed at speedy application development are giving manufacturers the tools to build the next generation of urban-flight and space vehicles in Africa.
The year 2021 was more presentable to the aviation industry compared to the preceding one - thus reviving hopes for a speedier recovery.
Uganda Airlines is planning to acquire its first narrow body jets, interim chief executive Jenifer Bamuturaki has disclosed.
Nairobi has scrapped its plan to renationalise Kenya Airways, and will instead protect its financial interests during a USD1billion restructuring of the flag carrier that will include a USD827million debt takeover and a USD473 million cash injection.
Ethiopian Airlines plans to resume flying Boeing 737 MAX planes on its fleet in February 2022, saying it was satisfied with their safety.
DPO Group partners with Amadeus to offer mobile money payments for international airline customers across Africa
Amadeus, a global player in travel technology, has partnered with pan-African digital payments company, DPO Group, to enable digital payments for regional and international airlines.
APOC has appointed industry specialist, Pete Allwood as Vice President, Business Development, to guide and focus its expansion programme throughout the EMEA region.
South African Airways (SAA) has signed a co-operation agreement with local and regional carrier CemAir, to extend the route network reach of both operators and offer customers a seamless check-in experience.
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The Covid-19 crisis has been cause for numerous economic slumps round the world; companies were shut down, production halted, industries crippled and prices skyrocketed the world over.
Ethiopian Airlines, the largest aviation group in Africa, announced it has finalized preparations for the launch of Zambia’s National Carrier in a joint venture with Industrial Development Corporation (IDC).
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Nigeria’s tactic is one of sharpening the sectors that have shown promise (such as technology, agriculture and banking) while throwing resources at those that have been in a work-in-progress mode for years.
dnata will provide its globally renowned, quality ground and passenger handling services to airline customers at ZNZ, ensuring safe and timely operations of flights and an excellent travel experience for passengers. dnata expects to handle over 4,000 flights annually at the airport.
Kenya’s national carrier, Kenya Airways (KQ), signed a Strategic Partnership Framework with South African Airways (SAA), a key milestone towards co-starting a Pan African Airline Group by 2023.
Wingie, a Germany-based flight-booking website, has released new data on changing trends pertaining to air travel in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).
Brussels Airlines unveiled a new brand identity, confirming its position in the market as Belgium’s home carrier and the Africa expert of the Lufthansa Group.
Saudi Fund for Development marks completion of $31 million Banjul International Airport Project in Gambia
The SFD supplied a loan worth $31 million to fund the project which will increase the airport’s operational capacity by 43%, enhancing trade and supporting economic growth.
At the Dubai Air Show, Boeing signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Ethiopian Airlines to help the airline bring cost savings to its maintenance operations with Boeing's 787 landing gear exchange program.
The collaboration of government with industries is crucial for economic progress, be the market large or small. Nigeria knows this and is taking steps to work closely and create better transparency in one of the country’s most robust industries.
Emirates announced the reintroduction of its flights to Algiers, Algeria, as of 9 November. Flights from Dubai to Algiers will operate twice a week. The resumption of flights to Algiers boosts Emirates’ African network to 21 destinations.
The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the African Airlines Association (AFRAA) to strengthen the relationship between the aviation and tourism sector in Africa.
NAS renforce sa présence en Afrique grâce à un partenariat stratégique avec Siginon Aviation au Kenya
NAS a ajouté 16 nouveaux aéroports à son réseau en pleine croissance au cours de la dernière année.
A combination of NAS’s global presence and expertise in airport services with Siginon Aviation’s experience in Kenya will successfully strengthen the ground handling, ramp handling and cargo handling capabilities in the region, especially in East Africa.
Ethiopian Airlines partners with Aero HygenX for deployment of autonomous UV-C disinfecting solution
Ethiopian Airlines and Aero HygenX signed a Memorandum of Understanding outlining a plan for fleetwide deployment and regional marketing of Aero HygenX’s autonomous UV-C light disinfecting robot.
South African carrier Airlink partners with Discovery Vitality to offer customers 75% discount on local and regional flights
From next year, Airlink and Discovery Vitality customers are in line for discounts of up to 75% on local and regional flights as a result of a new partnership which sees Airlink join Discovery’s Vitality Travel platform.
With the interline agreements between the two carriers, passengers can book through their itineraries on both airlines easily. The partnership attracts more customers providing ease of connectivity to their destinations served by both Ethiopian and Airlink.
La SID accorde un financement de $50 millions en faveur de la compagnie ALAFCO Aviation Lease and Finance
La Société islamique pour le développement du secteur privé et la compagnie ALAFCO Aviation Lease and Finance ont signé un accord de financement syndiqué garanti de quatre ans pour 75 millions USD avec une participation de 50 millions USD de la part de la SID.
The flights are operated on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Ethiopian is one of the oldest carriers flying to Nigeria and has been serving the country since 1960, strengthening trade, cultural and tourism ties between Nigeria and the rest of the world.
Etihad Cargo signs pharma agreement with Astral Aviation and Kenya Airways to expand its African footprint
Etihad Cargo, the cargo and logistics arm of Abu Dhabi’s Etihad Aviation Group, has expanded its pharma sector reach into Africa with the signing of a Service Legal Agreement (SLA) with Astral Aviation and Kenya Airways.
Ethiopian Airlines has signed Codeshare and Interline Agreement with AccessRail to widen connectivity options for its passengers destined to Western Europe, United Kingdom, Scandinavian, Japan and Canada.
RwandAir and Qatar Airways have signed a comprehensive codeshare agreement to offer travelers more choice, enhanced service, and greater connectivity to more than 65 destinations across Africa and the rest of the world.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on the South African government to step up its support for the air transport industry to facilitate the recovery of industries supported by aviation such as travel and tourism.
Condor announced it has launched flights to Mauritius, the Seychelles and the Maldives, three of the most popular destinations in the Indian Ocean.
The Boeing Company announced the appointment of Kuljit Ghata-Aura as the new president of Boeing Middle East, Turkey and Africa (META), excluding the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, effective September 30 2021.
Etihad Airways announced three new quarantine-free destinations for the coming winter season. This November, the airline will begin flying to Johannesburg and Cape Town in South Africa, and the beautiful Indian Ocean island of Zanzibar.
United Airlines and Airlink, a South African airline, announced a new codeshare agreement that will offer customers more connections between the U.S. and Southern Africa than any other airline alliance.
Emirates is the first airline to implement the International Air Transport Association's IATA Travel Pass solution on six continents as it rolls out this digital health pass to customers at all its destinations.
United Airlines announced that new service between Washington, D.C. and Lagos, Nigeria will begin November 29 (subject to government approval). The airline will operate three weekly flights connecting the U.S. capital to Nigeria's largest city.
They have had to reprioritize technology spend to keep operations running through the pandemic, doing more with less to compensate for the financial losses of fewer passengers flying.
This is the airline's largest weekly schedule to South Africa since the start of the pandemic, which aims to bring more competitive choices for customers wishing to visit Dubai, and through Dubai to the airline's network of over 120 global destinations.
Ethiopian Airlines has unveiled a new digital option dubbed My Sheba Space, to enable economy class travelers purchase one or more empty seats on board to get extra space and relax.
Ethiopian Airlines Group and the Boeing company have signed a strategic Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on positioning Ethiopia as an aviation hub for Africa.
Integrated Aerial Systems was founded in 2016 and has since built up a strong presence in the agriculture sector. Recognized in 2021 by the UN as one of the 50 Best Small Businesses in the world, IAS is one of only 3 licensed crop spraying operators in South Africa.
In a move to support the ramp up of operations after boosting its passenger services to South Africa, Emirates signed an interline agreement with Cemair that opens up connections to six more destinations in South Africa.
Kenya Airways PLC (“KQ”) has announced the implementation of contactless transactions to enhance customer and staff health and safety priorities in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Emirates and Airlink announced the expansion of their existing partnership into a unilateral codeshare agreement, giving travellers to and from South Africa convenient access to more than 40 domestic and regional destinations across 12 African countries.
Rossiya Airline (Aeroflot Group), in partnership with tour operator Biblio-Globus, resumed scheduled flights to popular Egyptian resorts from Sheremetyevo International Airport.
Ethiopian Airline establishes passenger to freighter conversion site in its Addis Ababa HUB MRO Center
Ethiopian Airlines Group, an aviation group in Africa, has established a global standard cargo Conversion program to convert the B-767-300 ER to dedicated freighter services in partnership agreement with Israel Aerospace Industries
The collaboration aims to develop operational models for the wide accessibility of Urban Air Mobility (UAM) to support Fahari Aviation’s key markets.
Thus, Silk Way West Airlines will carry shipments from its network to Dubai handling it over to Astral Aviation's flight to Nairobi, where shipments will connect to their network, respectively.
National Aviation Services (NAS) va assister les autorités locales pour le déploiement du dispositif de test rapide développé par Abbott ‘’Panbio ™ COVID-19 Ag’’ ainsi que son système de test de soins moléculaires ID NOW™.
National Aviation Services (NAS) signed an agreement to partner with global healthcare company, Abbott, to drive the implementation of Covid-19 rapid testing solutions at major airports and transborder lounges across the African continent.
SITA has announced a new technology deployment offering passengers enhanced check-in and bag drop self-services with Ethiopian Airlines at Bole International Airport (ADD).
As part of the strategic partnership, the extensive interline agreement will give customers access to the networks of both airlines, providing a seamless travel experience and enhanced customer service the frequent flyers programmes.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has launched an environmental sustainability training program together with the University of Geneva (UNIGE).