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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.
South Africa's tourism performance steady as the year draws to a close,report
27-12-2018 | 17:32:54
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.
[South Sudan] Afreximbank, Securiport sign $15-million financing agreement for Juba airport upgrade
27-12-2018 | 13:07:32
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.
[Nigeria] Boeing, Green Africa Airways announce largest aircraft deal in Africa
21-12-2018 | 13:10:00
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
21-12-2018 | 09:05:00
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.
[South Africa] SAA and Emirates expand commercial relationship with enhanced codeshare agreement
21-12-2018 | 06:22:00
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 receives only 5% of the international arrivals
19-12-2018 | 09:09:00
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).
[Kenya Business Week] Conquering the skies, an innovation at a time
13-12-2018 | 13:27:58
Weeks after launching direct flights to the United States, Kenya is streamlining its aviation sector further.
Jumia launches its Africa Hospitality Report 2018/19
13-12-2018 | 11:38:07
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.
[Morocco] Royal Air Maroc receives first B787-9 Dreamliner from Boeing
13-12-2018 | 06:26:15
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.
[Morocco] ONDA partners with National Aviation Services to launch e-gates at Pearl Lounge
13-12-2018 | 06:04:00
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
13-12-2018 | 05:55:00
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 becomes first country to adopt air cargo quality platform
11-12-2018 | 13:13:16
Kenya is set to become the first country in the world to adopt TIACA’s new Cargo Service Quality (CSQ) tool nationwide.
Ethiopian Airlines launches four weekly flights to Manchester
11-12-2018 | 13:03:00
Ethiopian Airlines has inaugurated flights to Manchester, its second destination in the UK next to London.
Kenya eyes investment in aviation infrastructure to grow trade
11-12-2018 | 06:19:41
President Uhuru Kenyatta has affirmed Kenya’s commitment to improving the civil aviation infrastructure.
[SA Business Week] Investment wave boosts country’s earnings, attractiveness
08-12-2018 | 19:02:00
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.
United States, Republic of Congo sign open skies air transport agreement
06-12-2018 | 11:41:00
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, EU agree to establish Ethio-European International Business School
06-12-2018 | 06:31:00
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
05-12-2018 | 13:54:38
South African Airways has partnered with Nedbank to launch a SAA Voyager Cheque Card
[Kenya] Panalpina expands facilities at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport
04-12-2018 | 14:00:21
Panalpina continues to expand and invest in Kenya, doubling its cold storage space at Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.
[Kenya Business Week] Leveraging the blue economy wave to boost national purse
29-11-2018 | 13:36:00
Kenya has this week successfully hosted the first global conference on blue economy that brought together over 16,000 delegates.
[Kenya] Jambojet appoints Allan Kilavuka as its new Managing Director and CEO
29-11-2018 | 07:37:00
Regional low-cost carrier, Jambojet has appointed Mr. Allan Kilavuka as the new Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer effective 1st January, 2019.
[Kenya] DPO Group partners with Aero CRS to open up global markets to regional airlines
28-11-2018 | 04:02:00
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.
Air Botswana upgrades fleet with modern aircraft
16-11-2018 | 09:27:20
Botswana’s national carrier Air Botswana has acquired its first ATR 72-600.
[Kenya Business Week] Flying into new opportunities
15-11-2018 | 06:36:56
African countries have been pushing for an open skies agreement to make intra Africa trade and movement cheaper and faster.
Kenya Airways Launches Daily Flights to Mogadishu
14-11-2018 | 03:54:00
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 and Logistics increases fleet to eight with new delivery
13-11-2018 | 08:34:00
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.
[Kenya Business Week] Cementing bilateral relations with South Africa, China
08-11-2018 | 11:54:00
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.
[Kenya] Jambojet to add new Bombardier Q-Series to their fleet
07-11-2018 | 14:08:27
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 launches new flight routes linking US, Africa and Europe
01-11-2018 | 06:32:00
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 to commence flights to Russia
30-10-2018 | 09:15:00
Ethiopian Airlines will launch services to Moscow, Russia as of December 1, 2018.
Azerbaijan to launch direct flights to Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt
23-10-2018 | 07:14:00
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 to restart service to Mogadishu
22-10-2018 | 07:16:34
Ethiopian Airlines has announced that the airline will resume its flight to Mogadishu, Somalia, effective November 2, 2018.
Ethiopian Airlines success at Avinor Oslo Airport
18-10-2018 | 12:30:00
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 to wet lease four aircraft from Ethiopian Airlines
18-10-2018 | 08:40:00
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 to resume flights to Mogadishu
18-10-2018 | 05:48:00
Ethiopian Airlines has announced the resumption of its flight to Mogadishu, Somalia, effective 2 November 2018.
EgyptAir to launch two new routes to Rwanda and Cameroon
16-10-2018 | 09:05:00
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.
Russia keen to boost airline security with Egypt
16-10-2018 | 05:58:00
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 pioneers first GEnx engine repair in Africa
15-10-2018 | 10:56:33
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.
Three new airlines to launch in Ghana
15-10-2018 | 09:15:00
BabyJet, Ashanti Air and Unity Air are currently undergoing their certification process with the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority.
Egypt Aviation Ministry finalizes steps to inaugurate Sphinx Airport
15-10-2018 | 08:26:00
Egypt’s Aviation Ministry has begun finalizing the preparations to open the Sphinx Airport, west of Cairo to become the 33rd Egyptian airport.
[SA Business Week] Water tariffs rise, no markets for black traders
12-10-2018 | 13:21:00
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 appoints new Interim Chief Financial Officer
11-10-2018 | 10:36:00
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 and Air India sign new codeshare partnership
09-10-2018 | 10:45:00
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.
[South Africa] Rolls-Royce unveils engine storage facility at OR Tambo
09-10-2018 | 08:30:00
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.
[SA Business Week] Key sectors appointments and a busy air route
05-10-2018 | 16:19:00
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.
[Kenya Business Week] Renewed onslaught on fake news
05-10-2018 | 08:32:33
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.
South Africa flight route among ten busiest in the world - report
03-10-2018 | 09:19:00
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.
[South Africa] Comair appoints Wrenelle Stander airlines division head
03-10-2018 | 08:05:00
Aviation industry veteran, Wrenelle Stander, has been appointed Executive in charge of Comair's airlines division, the company's CEO, Erik Venter has announced.
Ethiopian Airlines new partner in Sabre's digital commercial platform
03-10-2018 | 06:57:36
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] Qatar Airways to start direct fights between Doha and Mombasa
02-10-2018 | 09:17:00
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 grows footprint with new dealership unit
28-09-2018 | 06:08:00
Haval South Africa has opened a new dealership located on Izotsha road in Shelly Beach, KZN.
Remco Althuis appointed CEO of Air Seychelles
27-09-2018 | 09:19:00
Air Seychelles, the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles, has confirmed the appointment of Remco Althuis as its new Chief Executive Officer.
Jumia and Amadeus partner to launch first Flight Marketplace in Africa
27-09-2018 | 09:15:04
Jumia has partnered with Amadeus, a leading travel technology company to launch the first flight marketplace in Africa.
Aviation drives economic prosperity for Mauritius
18-09-2018 | 13:58:52
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.
Angola Airlines and Portuguese TAP to increase weekly flights
18-09-2018 | 08:20:00
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 adds Alipay to its mobile payment platform
18-09-2018 | 06:08:00
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.
[Nigeria] Air Peace, Boeing sign deal for purchase of 10 new aircraft
17-09-2018 | 06:13:00
Boeing and Air Peace of Nigeria have announced a new order for ten 737 MAX 8 airplanes during a signing ceremony in Lagos.
[Nigeria Business Week] Forging bonds at new levels, China bets higher
06-09-2018 | 20:46:00
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 introduces Lufthansa Lido/Flight 4D into its system
06-09-2018 | 06:35:00
Ethiopian Airlines Group and Lufthansa Systems have announced the introduction of Lufthansa’s Lido/Flight 4D solution in Ethiopian’s flight planning system.
Nigeria Aviation records over $42m from airlines in 8 months
04-09-2018 | 06:34:00
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 launches cargo flights from Zaragoza to Bogota
03-09-2018 | 09:04:00
Ethiopian Airlines has announced that it has commenced twice weekly freighter service to Bogota, Colombia as of August 29, 2018.
[Kenya Business Week] New energy frontiers, more business deals
31-08-2018 | 06:27:00
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 partners to launch Chad national carrier
30-08-2018 | 06:19:00
Ethiopian Airlines has announced that it has finalized agreements with the Government of Chad for the launch of Chad national carrier.
Kenyan travelers to enjoy Emirates web virtual reality technology
29-08-2018 | 11:20:57
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 records a further Sh4b half-year loss
29-08-2018 | 09:45:11
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 records a further Sh4b half-year loss
29-08-2018 | 09:00:00
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.
Rwanda, Italy sign bilateral air service agreement
22-08-2018 | 09:28:00
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.
South African Express resumes commercial flight operations
21-08-2018 | 06:55:00
SA Express (SAX) has announced that it will resume its operations on Thursday 23 August 2018.
South African Airways launches employee app to enhance communication
20-08-2018 | 10:13:28
South African Airways (SAA) has launched one of its flagship initiatives to promote communication between management and its employees.