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.
The latest analysis of South African Tourism’s (SA Tourism) performance in 2018 shows a slight growth during the period January to October when compared with the same period last year.
Afreximbank has signed a financing agreement with Securiport SUARL, Senegal, to provide Securiport with a $15-million term loan to upgrade Juba International Airport in South Sudan.
Boeing and Lagos-based Green Africa Airways have announced a commitment for up to 100 737 MAX 8 aircraft
Airports Company South Africa signs information sharing deal with Airports of Thailand Public Company
Airports Company South Africa has signed a sister airports agreement with Airports of Thailand Public Company Limited that will enable the two companies to cooperate and share information.
SAA (South African Airways) and Emirates are expanding their commercial relationship with enhancements to a codeshare agreement, opening up new destinations for both SAA and Emirates customers.
Africa’s travel and tourism industry continues to record impressive growth over the years. In 2017, the continent hit a 63 million high in international tourist arrivals as compared to 58 M in 2016 (+ 9% vs 2016).
Weeks after launching direct flights to the United States, Kenya is streamlining its aviation sector further.
Jumia has launched its Africa Hospitality Report 2018/19. The 2nd edition of the report looks at the 2017/2018 trends in the continent’s tourism, travel, hospitality and aviation industries.
Boeing has delivered the first 787-9 Dreamliner for Royal Air Maroc, introducing a second member of the super-efficient Dreamliner family to the airline's fleet.
The Moroccan Airports Authority (ONDA) has partnered with National Aviation Services to launch the first electronic gates at the Pearl Lounge in the Marrakech Menara Airport departures area.
Moroccan Airports Authority partners with National Aviation Services to launch electronic gates at Airports in Marrakech
The Moroccan Airports Authority (ONDA) has partnered with National Aviation Services (NAS) to launch the first electronic gates (E-gates) at the Pearl Lounge in the Marrakech Menara Airport departures area.
Kenya is set to become the first country in the world to adopt TIACA’s new Cargo Service Quality (CSQ) tool nationwide.
Ethiopian Airlines has inaugurated flights to Manchester, its second destination in the UK next to London.
President Uhuru Kenyatta has affirmed Kenya’s commitment to improving the civil aviation infrastructure.
South Africa continues to be the continent’s preferred destination for international investors due to its competitive market, favorable political climate, a booming middle class and strategic location.
The US and Republic of Congo have signed a new open skies air transport agreement which seeks to strengthen the civil aviation partnership between the two countries.
Ethiopian Airlines and the European Union Delegation to Ethiopia signed a letter of intent to establish Ethio-European International Business School.
South African Airways, Nedbank launch world’s first Voyager Cheque Card allowing travelers earn air miles
South African Airways has partnered with Nedbank to launch a SAA Voyager Cheque Card
Panalpina continues to expand and invest in Kenya, doubling its cold storage space at Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.
Kenya has this week successfully hosted the first global conference on blue economy that brought together over 16,000 delegates.
Regional low-cost carrier, Jambojet has appointed Mr. Allan Kilavuka as the new Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer effective 1st January, 2019.
Kenyan based payment service provider DPO Group, has announced a partnership with Aero CRS (an airline customer reservation system) that will see DPO power all the payments at the back-end ensuring all parties receive their payments in real time.
Botswana’s national carrier Air Botswana has acquired its first ATR 72-600.
African countries have been pushing for an open skies agreement to make intra Africa trade and movement cheaper and faster.
Leading national carrier, Kenya Airways will expand its footprint to the Horn of Africa with the commencement of daily operations to Mogadishu, Somalia with effect from 15 November 2018.
Ethiopian Cargo & Logistics Services has taken delivery of its eighth B777 freighter aircraft in its cargo fleet family at its home base at Bole International Airport.
As Kenya continues to cement its position as East Africa’s economic powerhouse, it has been on a charm offensive targeting African and global public and private players.
Regional low-cost carrier, Jambojet has leased two new Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 aircrafts from Chorus Aviation Capital, to add onto their growing fleet of aircrafts.
Ethiopian Airlines has changed the ultra-long haul route from Addis Ababa to Los Angeles to transit through Lome, Togo as of 17 December 2018 and will start a new route from Addis Ababa to Dublin via Madrid as of 15 December 2018.
Ethiopian Airlines will launch services to Moscow, Russia as of December 1, 2018.
Among the flights that are expected to be launched to accommodate the increasing number of tourists visiting Sharm El-Sheikh are flights from Azerbaijan to Sharm El-Sheikh that will start operating on November 8.
Ethiopian Airlines has announced that the airline will resume its flight to Mogadishu, Somalia, effective November 2, 2018.
Since launching on 27 March 2017, Ethiopian Airlines has firmly established itself at Norway’s main airport. Now they are enhancing their service offering between Addis Ababa and Oslo Airport.
Congo Airways’ present fleet of two Airbus A320 and two Bombardier Q400NextGen will be boosted when four more aircraft, wet leased from Ethiopian Airlines, will arrive in Kinshasa.
Ethiopian Airlines has announced the resumption of its flight to Mogadishu, Somalia, effective 2 November 2018.
EgyptAir will launch two new routes in the African continent as of the end of January 2019. The new routes are to Kigali, Rwanda and Douala, Cameroon.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Saturday that his country was eager to work with Egypt to boost airline security, three years after a bomb attack downed a Russian plane, killing more than 200 holidaymakers.
Ethiopian Maintenance & Engineering Services has announced that it has become the first in Africa with capability to repair the GEnx Engine, which powers the Boeing 787 aircraft.
BabyJet, Ashanti Air and Unity Air are currently undergoing their certification process with the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority.
Egypt’s Aviation Ministry has begun finalizing the preparations to open the Sphinx Airport, west of Cairo to become the 33rd Egyptian airport.
Access to clean water is still a challenge in most of the sub-Saharan Africa countries. Due to the scarcity, the ones who are lucky enough to access it have to dig deeper into their pockets in order to enjoy this basic commodity.
South African Airways (SAA) has announced the appointment of Mr. Deon Fredericks from Telkom as SAA’s new Interim Chief Financial Officer (CFO).
Air Seychelles, the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles and Air India, the flag carrier of India are now offering travelers enhanced connections on their respective networks following the signing of a codeshare agreement between both airlines.
British luxury automobile maker Rolls-Royce has opened its first lease engine storage facility based in the South African Airways Technical (SAAT) site at Johannesburg’s Oliver Tambo International Airport, the busiest airport in Africa.
October is already proving to be a great month for the South African business and economy, maybe even greater. With only a week into the month, three South Africans have been appointed for senior positions in the ICT, aviation and engineering sectors.
With Kenya having experienced proliferation of online news channels occasioned by an impressive penetration of the internet and a critical mass of consumers with an insatiable appetite for breaking news, truth and fact have been the latest casualties.
With 31 914 flights in 2017, the route between Cape Town and Johannesburg was the 9th busiest between two airports in the world last year.
Aviation industry veteran, Wrenelle Stander, has been appointed Executive in charge of Comair's airlines division, the company's CEO, Erik Venter has announced.
Global travel industry technology provider Sabre Corporation has launched its industry-first Digital Airline Commercial Platform (DACP) with Ethiopian Airlines, Aeroflot and Etihad Airways on board as launch partners.
Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta has held a meeting with a delegation of senior Qatar government officials during which he was informed of plans by Qatar Airways to start direct flights between Doha and Mombasa on 9th December this year.
Haval South Africa has opened a new dealership located on Izotsha road in Shelly Beach, KZN.
Air Seychelles, the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles, has confirmed the appointment of Remco Althuis as its new Chief Executive Officer.
Jumia has partnered with Amadeus, a leading travel technology company to launch the first flight marketplace in Africa.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has called on the government of Mauritius to continue to focus on aviation as a strategic enabler of the country’s economic and social development.
TAAG Angola airline and Portuguese TAP are preparing to increase weekly flights between Luanda and Lisbon, based on an agreement on air transport agreement between Angola and Portugal.
Ethiopian Airlines has partnered with CellPoint Mobile to accept payments via Alipay – China's leading alternative payment method (APM), in the mobile app of Ethiopian Airlines.
Boeing and Air Peace of Nigeria have announced a new order for ten 737 MAX 8 airplanes during a signing ceremony in Lagos.
At first glance, it seems business as usual, but that could not be farther from reality. Business has never been more positive, rapid, nor disruptive.
Ethiopian Airlines Group and Lufthansa Systems have announced the introduction of Lufthansa’s Lido/Flight 4D solution in Ethiopian’s flight planning system.
The Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority has recorded over $16.98million as Ticket Sales Charge (TSC) from international airlines and over N9.16billion from local airlines between the months of January to August this year through its automation system.
Ethiopian Airlines has announced that it has commenced twice weekly freighter service to Bogota, Colombia as of August 29, 2018.
It has been another busy week for anchor sectors in Kenya with more investors, landmark deals and strategic partnerships pointing to Kenya as the investment destination for the region.
Ethiopian Airlines has announced that it has finalized agreements with the Government of Chad for the launch of Chad national carrier.
Emirates has introduced 3D seat models on emirates.com, becoming the first airline to introduce web virtual reality (VR) technology on its digital platform.
Kenya Airways has reported a Sh4b loss after tax for the first six months of 2018 from Sh5.6 billion recorded same period last year.
Kenya Airways has reported a Sh4b loss after tax for the first six months of 2018 from Sh5.6 billion recorded same period last year.
The Government of Rwanda and the Italian Republic have signed a Bilateral Air Services Agreement with the aim of enhancing commercial flight operations between the two countries.
SA Express (SAX) has announced that it will resume its operations on Thursday 23 August 2018.
South African Airways (SAA) has launched one of its flagship initiatives to promote communication between management and its employees.
Ethiopian Airlines will start a Boeing 777 freighter operation between Oslo Airport and Guagnzhou in September as it looks to capitalise on seafood volume growth between Norway and China.
Delta Air Lines has entered into a codeshare partnership with Kenya Airways on flights to and from Kenya Airways’ hub at Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the Rwanda Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to partner for the improvement of aviation safety.
ExecuJet, part of the Luxaviation Group, has announced that it will be the first business aviation company to operate and manage a Pilatus PC-24 Super Versatile Jet in Africa.
Bombardier Commercial Aircraft has announced that the company successfully placed three pre-owned Q400 turboprops with PassionAir from the Republic of Ghana.
Egyptair Cargo has received the A330-200 Passenger-to-Freighter, P2F, converted aircraft from the Elbe Flugzeugwerke GmbH, EFW.
Quest Aircraft has announced the appointment of National Airways Corporation (NAC) as an authorized dealer for the Kodiak in Southern and East Africa.
As industries grow, so does the job market, consumer satisfation and investor confidence. Nigeria is gaining a reputation as fertile ground for both business expansion and takeoff point for startups.
Nigeria has unveiled a new national carrier, nearly 15 years after the previous state-run airline, Nigerian Airways ceased operations. The new airline will be known as Nigeria Air.
Lagos-based value airline start-up, Green Africa Airways has joined the Flight Safety Foundation.
Embraer and Kenya Airways have signed a multi-year contract for the Embraer Collaborative Inventory Planning (ECIP) program.
Bombardier Commercial Aircraft has announced that it has signed a firm order for four new CRJ900 regional jets with Uganda National Airlines Company.
The Ministry of Mines and Hydrocarbons of Equatorial Guinea has mandated all petroleum operators to cancel all contracts with Canadian-based CHC Helicopters due to noncompliance of Equatorial Guinea’s national content regulations.
Ethiopian Airlines Aviation Academy has graduated 302 aviation professionals at a ceremony held at the Academy’s Commercial and Cabin Crew Training Building.