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).
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).
This solution transforms commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) devices into point-of-sale (POS) payment terminals.
Nigerian start-up Cally Air (Calabar) has launched commercial operations between Lagos, Kano, Abuja and Calabar.
The Ethiopian chat-bot, dubbed “Lucy” is equipped with various self-service features that will enable passengers to easily process their travel needs.
Ethiopian Airlines Cargo and Logistics Services and Liege Airport announced they have renewed their long standing partnership agreement until 2026.
Intelsat announced that Gogo Commercial Aviation, a business it acquired in December 2020, is dropping the Gogo name and is now called Intelsat.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced the launch of a global Mobility Aids Action Group to examine and improve the transport journey of mobility aids, including wheelchairs, with the objective of improving the handling of this vital equipment for travelers with disabilities.
KQ has launched the Fahari Innovation Hub, a centre for innovation that acts as a springboard for new ideas and data-driven innovations to accelerate impact-driven solutions that address some of the societal and business challenges.
[Ghana] USTDA invests in development of aircraft maintenance facility at Kotoka International Airport
The U.S. Trade and Development Agency has announced grant funding for a feasibility study to support the development of an aircraft maintenance, repair, and overhaul (“MRO”) facility at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) in Ghana.
National Aviation Services and Colossal Africa acquire South African ground handling company BidAir Services
Following the acquisition, BidAir Services becomes NAS Colossal Aviation Services and is part of NAS, the largest airport services network in Africa.
[South Africa] SITA delivers tailored internet connectivity to passengers onboard Corsair's new fleet of Airbus A330 aircraft
French long-haul airline Corsair is offering members of its loyalty program, Le Club Corsair, flying aboard the airline’s new Airbus A330neo fleet, a highly personalized internet connectivity package, thanks to SITA’s Internet ONAIR
Delta Air Lines and Kenya Airways PLC have expanded their codeshare agreement, increasing the choice of destinations offered by Delta in Africa and extending Kenya Airways’ reach in North America via the U.S. gateway of New York-JFK.
In response to high demand, Qatar Airways has increased its service to Nigeria’s financial centre, Lagos, to two daily flights starting from 1 July 2021.
The General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) and the National Emergency Crisis and Disasters Emergency Management Authority (NCEMA) have announced the suspension of all inbound flights for national and international carriers coming from Liberia, Sierra Leon, and Namibia, effective 23:59 on Monday, June 21st.
These are the Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Eswatini, Zambia and Zimbabwe. This initiative is led by the African Union through the African Civil Aviation Commission (AFCAC).
National Aviation Services (NAS), airport services provider, and NAC2000 Corporation have been awarded a tender to operate an airport lounge in the new terminal at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport (KKIA) in Lusaka, Zambia.
National Aviation Services (NAS), the airport services provider, announced the launch of its operations at Osvaldo Vieira International Airport in Guinea Bissau.
Since August of last year, RwandAir has gradually resumed commercial flights across its global network, including most of its African routes, as well as some long-haul destinations such as London Heathrow, Brussels and Dubai.
Air Seychelles has for the first time ever made history by operating into the capital of New South Wales and one of Australia’s largest cities, Sydney, as part of a special charter.
The new airfreight gateway and consolidation portal will be available exclusively to freight forwarders and transport-related companies, providing instant air freight wholesale rates.
Airlink, the independent Southern African regional airline, will restart its safari lodge air transfer service effective 1 July 2021.
The African Airline Association (AFRAA) and Airports Council International Africa (ACI Africa) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to materialize their cooperation.
Qatar Airways has announced that it will operate three weekly flights to Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire via Accra from 16 June 2021.
This collaboration brings together Kenya Airways’ significant expertise in aviation services and Skyports’ drone delivery logistics service – Delivery by Skyports.
The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced a Destination Tracker in preparation for the restart of international travel.
In accordance with the permission of the Federal Air Transport Agency, S7 Airlines has launched sales for direct weekly flights from Moscow to Casablanca, Morocco, effective April 30th.
South Africa’s largest ground handling company, BidAir Services, will be changing hands.
Ethiopian Airlines Group has become the first African airline to conduct trial of IATA Travel Pass, a digital travel mobile app to enhance efficiency in testing or vaccine verifications.
Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Congolese counterpart Felix Tshisekedi witnessed the signing of a partnership agreement between Kenya Airways and Congo Airways.
Ethiopian Airlines Group has joined hands with BGI Health Ethiopia, a subsidiary of China's biotech giant, the BGI Genomics Co., Ltd, to launch high-end COVID-19 testing laboratory at its main hub Addis Ababa Bole International Airport.
South Africa's Sasol to work alongside Linde, ENERTRAG and Navitas to explore potential of cleaner aviation fuels
Sasol announced it will work alongside a consortium comprising Linde, ENERTRAG and Navitas (LEN Consortium), to bid in concept for the production of sustainable aviation fuel under the auspices of the German Federal Government’s H2Global auction platform.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced an agreement with Eurofins to incorporate its worldwide COVID-19 testing network into IATA Travel Pass.
So far, Ethiopian Cargo and Logistics Services has transported over 20 Million vaccines to more than 20 countries.
National Aviation Services (NAS), the aviation services provider in emerging markets, announced the launch of its operations in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
The simulator allows pilots to train in complete safety for a variety of complex situations (adverse weather conditions, helicopter failures and emergencies), that could occur in the during actual flight operations.
Skyworld Aviation has announced the sale of an ERJ 145 LR aircraft, serial number 14500842 to a new private operator of the type – XE Jet.
Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. company, has announced the delivery of a Bell 505 helicopter equipped with the Med-Pac Inc. LLC Emergency Medical Services Lite Interior to BAR Aviation.
CPaT Global has announced they have been awarded a new contract by Air Tanzania for the provision of distance learning solutions, including Aircraft Systems courses, Interactive Diagrams, Aircraft Procedures.
The state-owned Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) intends to retain Arik Air alongside its new start-up NG Eagle, at least until the end of 2021.
Toyota Tsusho, announced a strategic operational partnership with Zipline, the world’s first and only national-scale drone delivery service, to enable healthcare access for people and communities across Japan.
Drone operations have spurred innovation within the aviation industry globally. In Kenya, drones have captured the interest of individuals and organizations alike, for leisure and commercial use.
GA Telesis, LLC (“GAT”) has announced the delivery of its first 737-800SF (MSN 32903) passenger-to-freighter (“P2F”) conversion to Ethiopian Airlines.
Ethiopian Airlines is to trial IATA Travel Pass, a digital travel mobile app to enhance efficiency in testing or vaccine verifications and restart travel.
The Moroccan National Airport Office (ONDA) has issued a brief statement to remind travelers of the 37 countries Morocco suspended flights with.
ASKY, a Pan-African Airline set up at the initiative of West & Central African governments, has become the first airline with a hub in West Africa to join the Africa CDC Trusted Travel Alliance.
Ethiopian Airlines has partnered with the African Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (Africa CDC) for the implementation of the African Union Trusted Travel Pass to make continental travel easier and safer amidst the COVID -19 pandemic.
IBM, EGYPTAIR Tourism and Duty Free Co. announced a new agreement in which the airline will leverage IBM Cloud to scale and modernize EGYPTAIR Duty Free back-end operations and host its SAP Travel Retail System.
The Department of Petroleum Resources has inaugurated an initiative aimed at tackling accidents associated with oil and gas operations through the use of helicopters to ensure the safety of lives.
RwandAir, the national carrier, is set to become the first African airline to trial the innovative new IATA Travel Pass starting April this year.
National carrier Kenya Airways (KQ), freight division KQ Cargo, announced the resumption of its cargo services to New Delhi.
Ethiopian Airlines has partnered with UNICEF to help secure the transport of vaccines and other life-saving supplies worldwide.
British Airways operated by Comair, South Africa’s premium full-service airline, announced the reopening of bookings for daily regional flights between Johannesburg and Harare.
Air Côte d’Ivoire, Ivory Coast’s flagship carrier based in Abidjan, has taken delivery of its first A320neo, becoming the first operator of the type in the West-African region.
Morocco’s King Mohammed VI has appointed Habiba Laklalech, CEO of Moroccan Airports Authority (ONDA).
Uganda Airlines has selected Geven’s Piuma AQ (Alta Quota) and Comoda AQ (Alta Quota) Premium Economy Class sustainable seats for its A330-800neo aircraft.
Hospitals in Rwanda will now receive much needed medical supplies and personal protective equipment from drone firm Zipline on a 24-hour basis.
ExecuJet Africa, part of the Luxaviation Group, has announcing the reinstatement of its aircraft sales and acquisitions offering, with an increase in demand from current clients.
Airlink, the privately-owned regional airline, will launch a convenient new direct service between Cape Town and Walvis Bay, commencing on 02 March 2021.
In this role, Mohammed will focus on strengthening GE’s impact in Nigeria, building strong stakeholder relationships across Power, Healthcare, Aviation and Renewable Energy sectors, and supporting the businesses to develop and execute the market strategy.
SITA has launched Health Protect – an industry solution, to help airlines, airports, governments, and passengers safely and securely share information on health tests or vaccinations needed during travel.
Rebuilding confidence and showing travellers it is safe to fly, is critical if the battered aviation industry is to regain its place in the world economy after a devastating 2020.
Following the acquisition of the B767-200F from Air Transport Services Group in October 2020, Astral Aviation will deploy the freighter on the Nairobi – Sharjah, United Arab Emirates (UAE) route, effective 3rd February 2021.
Ethiopian Airlines and CemAir have started implementing an interline agreement which allows passengers enjoy seamless travel with a single ticket and lower cost between points within the carriers’ networks.
The launch of the new intra-African service to the Central African Republic is part of RwandAir’s recovery from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic as it opens up new markets and destinations.
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.