Gemalto, global digital security company, is supplying Cairo International, the second busiest airport in Africa, with automated document readers that will enable faster border crossings for millions of travelers.
Rwanda’s national carrier RwandAir is set to commence flights to Abuja in Nigeria and Cape Town in South Africa. RwandAir will operate four weekly flights from Kigali to Cape Town with a stopover in Harare.
Flying within Africa is a dreaded experience with many routes having no direct fights, forcing passengers to contend with expensive and circuitous flights sometimes involving going through Middle East and Europe to access an African destination.
Dubai-based flydubai has announced the start of flights to Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) from 15 April.
Global supplier of technological solutions in the aviation industry SITA is providing wireless connectivity on the ground to Air Mauritius’ new fleet of Airbus A350 aircraft.
Ethiopian Airlines is the latest client of DoKaSch Temperature Solutions, the provider of climate-controlled solutions for air cargo, for its Opticooler.
Israeli based construction and infrastructure company Shikun & Binui Ltd has secured a new contract to build an airport in Uganda.
Arik Air, Nigeria’ s largest carrier is resuming its Garden City Express which enables customers to fly direct to the heart of Port Harcourt City from MMA2 terminal in Lagos.
Ethiopian Airlines Group, the largest Aviation Holding Company in Africa and SKYTRAX certified Four Star Global Airline, will start direct flight from Addis Ababa to Chicago effective as of June 02, 2018.
Air Sénégal, the national carrier of Senegal, has signed a firm order for two A330neo aircraft, the new re-engined version of the best-selling A330 wide-body airliner.
Ethiopian Airlines, the largest Aviation Group in Africa and SKYTRAX certified Four Star Global Airline, has signed an Agreement with Guinea Airlines, for strategic partnership in management, maintenance and training.
Volkswagen has launched its new Polo and showcased the R6.1 billion, $514 million, investment in its plant and new products.
Oman Air, the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman, has announced the appointment of Holiday Aviation as General Sales Agent (GSA) for South Africa.
Etihad Airways today reaffirmed its commitment to Nigeria with the announcement of two additional weekly flights on the popular Abu Dhabi–Lagos route, taking it to a daily service.
Ethiopian Airlines starts dedicated freighter service from Bahir-Dar to Europe to facilitate export of horticultural products
The National flag carrier, Ethiopian Airlines Group, is pleased to announce that it has launched a direct freighter flight from Bahir Dar to Liege, one of the largest Ethiopian flower importer destinations.
Servair, an airline catering and logistics provider in France and Africa and a member of gategroup, announces the inauguration of a new unit in Ghana at Accra airport.
Ethiopian Airlines is pleased to announce that it has finalized shareholders agreement with the Government of Zambia for the re-launch of Zambia Airways.
AJW Group has partnered with partnership Aero Contractors, in a deal that has seen the Nigerian airline become the first carrier to conduct an aircraft C-Check in West & Central Africa.
Kenya Airways (KQ, Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta) has announced it will make its North American debut during the last quarter of this year.
GE Capital Aviation Services to lease Ethiopian Airlines the first two Boeing freighters from Aeronautical Engineers Inc
Ethiopian Cargo and Logistics Services, a division of the Ethiopian Airlines Group, has committed to lease the first two Boeing 737-800 freighters converted by Aeronautical Engineers, Inc
South African Airways (SAA) has announced a code-share agreement with TAAG Angola Airlines.
Kenya national carrier Kenya Airways has marked a great milestone with the launch of a non-stop flight from Nairobi to New York.
ASECNA partners with Aerion to deploy space based surveillance technology in Western and Central Africa
American based Aireon that operates a space-based Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast to enable global air traffic surveillance, has signed a data services agreement with the Agency for Aerial Navigation Safety in Africa and Madagascar.
Ethiopian Airlines is pleased to announce that it will launch direct thrice weekly service to Geneva, Switzerland on June 3, 2018.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has authorised commercial flights between Egypt and Russia to resume following a two-year suspension.
Energy access in Africa is close to my heart. Bringing clean, renewable power to people instead of building coal-fired power stations is absolutely essential if we are going to tackle climate change.
Chorus Aviation Inc. has announced that a subsidiary of Chorus Aviation Capital completed the delivery of two new Bombardier Q400 aircraft placed on long-term lease to Ethiopian Airlines Group.
The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority in conjunction with the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency has lowered minimum visibility for takeoff and landing of flights for 18 airports which have improved navigational aid.
Diasporans, through the Zimbabwe-South Africa (Zim-SA) Forum, plan to invest about $800 million in the country, targeting agriculture, aviation and mining sectors.
Ethiopian Airlines is pleased to announce that it has availed its mobile application in the apple store and Google Play for customers to download on their mobile phones and use it to transact with the airline for many of its products and services.
The federal government of Somalia officially has taken over the control of its airspace and launched the opening ceremony of the airspace control tower at Aden Abdulle International Airport in Mogadishu last Thursday.
The fleet of Morocco’s national airline company Royal Air Maroc (RAM) will be enhanced with the purchase of four 787-9 Dreamliner planes for $1.1 billion.
Singapore Airlines will be increasing flight frequency to Cape Town, South Africa, to meet growing travel demand.
Assistance Aéroportuaire du Mali to provide line maintenance services for Boeing 737 and Airbus A320 aircrafts in West Africa
ASAM S.A., the Airport Assistance Company of Mali has been certified as an Approved Maintenance Organization with the ability to offer line maintenance services in West Africa.
Casablanca will be the first North African destination to be served by Etihad Airways’ next generation aircraft which is fast becoming the backbone of the Abu Dhabi-based carrier’s long-haul fleet.
Arik Air, Nigeria’s largest carrier is increasing its capacity ahead of Christmas and New Year celebrations to enable customers celebrate the festive season with family and friends.
Dubai-based flydubai’s inaugural flight has touched down at Kilimanjaro International Airport, increasing capacity to Tanzania and further expanding its network in Africa to twelve destinations.
National Aviation Services (NAS), the fastest growing airport services provider in the emerging markets has launched its Pearl Lounges at the Marrakech-Menara Airport in Morocco reinforcing capacities at the newly renovated airport.
Senegal’s new International Blaise Diagne Airport (AIBD), a 525 million euro infrastructure masterpiece, co-financed with the African Development Bank has been unveiled.
Delegates at the third Ministerial Working Group Meeting on Single African Air Transport Market have called on the African Union Member States to implement the 1999 Yamoussoukro Decision towards the establishment of SAATM by 2017.
Air Arabia, the Middle East and North Africa’s first and largest low-cost carrier (LCC), has announced that Asmara will become its first destination in Eritrea, starting from 10 December 2017.
Ethiopian Airlines has launched a new Mobile Application, which has an array of features that enhance customers’ travel experience with simplified and end-to-end options for flight booking and management by using their Android mobile devices.
Airlink and Safair, two independent South African aviation groups have applied to South Africa’s Competition Commission for approval to unite under the common umbrella of the Airlink group of companies.
CemAir Ltd of South Africa has concluded a firm purchase agreement for two new Q400 turboprops from Bombardier Commercial Aircraft and has also signed the lease of a used Q400 aircraft that has been delivered.
Ethiopian Airlines, the largest Aviation Group and SKYTRAX certified Four Star Global Airline, is pleased to announce that its first B-787-9 aircraft named after the Chinese capital city Beijing, has made its maiden commercial flight to Beijing.
Efforts being made by Kenya’s government to make Nairobi an aviation hub has received a big boost from the African development Bank which approved a US$ 160m loan for the expansion of Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.
Ethiopian Airlines, the largest Aviation Group and SKYTRAX certified Four Star Global Airline, is pleased to announce that it has taken delivery of its second Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner fleet on November 21, 2017.
Ford is pioneering a new era for its dealer network in South Africa with the launch of the new Joburg City Ford dealership in Newtown, in the heart of Johannesburg’s bustling economic hub.
The Kigali Global Shapers has partnered with National Aviation Services, the fastest growing aviation services provider in the emerging markets, for an exclusive sponsor of #VisaFreeAfrica, a global campaign to facilitate mobility in Africa.
Bombardier Commercial Aircraft has signed a letter of intent for up to 24 CS300 aircraft with EgyptAir Holding Company, of Cairo. This includes 12 CS300 aircraft with purchase rights for an additional 12 aircraft.
The International Air Transport Association and the African Development Bank have signed a memorandum of understanding to establish a framework for collaboration to boost the aviation sector in Africa.
Boeing and AerCap have announced that Egyptair will lease six Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners.
Ethiopian Airlines and Boeing announced an order for four Boeing 777 Freighters – the world's largest and longest-range twin-engine cargo jet – in a deal valued at more than $1.3 billion at list prices.
Building on the success of the initial phase of their partnership, Emirates and flydubai have announced 16 additional destinations to which Emirates’ passengers will be able travel on a single ticket.
Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp and EgyptAir have announced the selection of the PurePower Geared Turbofan engine to power up to 24 Bombardier CS300 aircraft.
Africa’s largest airline group, Ethiopian Airlines has finalized preparations to start five weekly flights to Buenos Aires, Argentina, as of March 8, 2018.
Network Airline Management, a division of the Network Aviation Group and Astral Aviation have signed a long-term wet lease with Air Atlanta Icelandic adding a factory-built, nose-loader B747-400F to their existing managed fleet.
AfDB approves €98m loans and €17m partial risk guarantee for Air Côte d’Ivoire program to boost regional aviation industry
The AfDB Group's Board of Directors has approved a total AfDB loan of €98.06 million to finance a program of the regional airline, Air Côte d’Ivoire (ACI) to modernize and expand its operations.
Africa’s largest airline group, Ethiopian Airlines, is pleased to inform its customers that it will add a 6th weekly service to and from Yaoundé & Libreville effective November 3, 2017.
Africa’s first Ethiopian B787-9 has landed at Abeid Amani Karume International Airport in Zanzibar.
Ethiopian, the national flag carrier and the largest airline group in Africa, is pleased to announce that it began scheduled operations to Shire, Indasilssie effective October 25, 2017.
Ethiopian Airlines will become the first in the continent to receive and operate the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner on October 27, 2017.
Global aviation technology company Leonardo has strengthened its presence in Africa in the field of air traffic control with the signing of two agreements to provide ATC systems in Somalia and Sudan.
AerCap Holdings has delivered a new Airbus A350-900 to Air Mauritius, the first of two new A350 aircraft deliveries on long-term lease from AerCap’s order book with Airbus.
RwandAir, the national carrier of the Republic of Rwanda has announced that the flight schedule of the Brussels route will become non-stop to Kigali effective 31st October, 2017.
Ethiopian strategic partner, ASKY Airlines, has finalized preparations to resume services to and from the West African cities of Monrovia, Freetown and Banjul effective November 1, 2017.
Ethiopian Airlines Group, the largest airline in Africa, and the Ethiopian Airports Services are pleased to announce that they have availed free Wi-Fi connection at its main hub, Addis Ababa Bole International Airport as of October 2017.
Brazil aircraft manufacturer Embraer is set to establish a new training center at O.R. Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg.
Morocoo’s largest low cost carrier Air Arabia Maroc has launched a new twice weekly scheduled service between Dublin to the Moroccan city of Agadir.
SITA is providing its passenger and baggage processing technology as well as its airport management solutions to Ghana’s new Terminal 3 at Kotoka International Airport in Accra, helping cement the airport’s position as a vital regional hub.
Ethiopia extends E-Visa service to Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, and Exhibitions (MICE) participants
Ethiopian Immigration and Nationality Affairs main Department in collaboration with Ethiopian Airlines Group has launched E-Visa service for African and international participants of Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, and Exhibitions to be held in Ethiopia.
Ethiopian, the national flag carrier and the largest airline group in Africa, is pleased to announce the upgrading of Gondar and Axum airports’ facilities to accommodate night flights, and the start of night services to the two cities effective October, 2017.
Ethiopian Airlines Group, the largest airline group in Africa, is pleased to announce that it has been recognized as Middle East and Africa Airline of the Year 2017 by Airline Economics.
Ethiopian Aviation Academy, the largest and the most modern aviation academy in Africa, is pleased to announce that it has graduated 262 aviation professionals.
After what it says is a thorough evaluation of the efficiency of its network to maximize productivity with the rollout of a new Winter Schedule, Kenya Airways has announced that it will discontinue flights to Hong Kong and Hanoi, Vietnam, from October 29, 2017.
Flying even more greener; Ethiopian Airlines Group, the largest airline in Africa, is pleased to announce that it has fully digitalized all its business processes like aircraft maintenance and Flight Operations.
The Minister of Finance and Economic Planning Claver Gatete has expressed confidence that the economy would attain the projected 6.2% growth as a result of positive trends across various sectors.
Orolia, through its McMurdo brand, has been selected by Kenya to upgrade its aeronautical Search and Rescue (SAR) program with the latest Rescue Coordination Center (RCC) technology.
Africa’s largest airline group, Ethiopian Airlines and Azul Brazilian Airlines have entered a codeshare agreement effective Oct, 01, 2017.
The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority has certified the nation's busiest airport, Murtala Muahmmed International Airport, for meeting global safety and security standards as prescribed by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO).
International freight forwarding and logistics company Panalpina has completed the acquisition of Air Connection, a specialized forwarder of flowers and vegetables following the approval by the Competition Authority of Kenya.
Once the last loose ends have been tied up, Kenya will be celebrating its largest debt and equity restructuring transaction yet: USD 2.2 billion restructuring of Kenya Airways PLC.
Kenya’s national carrier Kenya Airways has implemented a codeshare agreement with the national carrier of Sultanate.
Safran Electronics & Defense announces the selection of its WEFA solution (Wireless Extension For ACMS - Aircraft Condition Monitoring System) dedicated to the capture and the transfer of flight data, on the A320ceos of its long standing client, Air Cote d’Ivoire.
A low-cost carrier, Vule Airways, is set to fly out of Entebbe International Airport starting November subject to regulatory approval from the Civil Aviation Authority.
British authorities have lifted a ban on carry-on electronic devices on planes arriving from Cairo airport, Egypt's Ministry of Civil Aviation said on Friday.
Africa's largest airline group, Ethiopian Airlines, has renewed its passenger reservations system with global travel technology provider, Sabre Corporation.
Cargolux Airlines is set to introduce two new destinations in Africa, Douala in Cameroon and Lubumbashi in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Services to Lubumbashi will begin on 15 September while Douala is served as of 3 October.
Ethiopian Airlines Group, the largest airline in Africa, has announced that it has finalized preparations to start nonstop direct services to Sao Paulo, Brazil, currently operated via Lome, Togo, effective September 16, 2017.
Caverton Helicopters Limited, a subsidiary of The Caverton Offshore Support Group Plc announced that the company has entered a purchase agreement with Dallas based Bell Helicopter for eight brand new Bell 407GXPs
Ethiopian Airlines Group, the largest airline in Africa, marked commencement of a thrice weekly service to Bahrain at a reception ceremony held at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport on August 17, 2017
Delta Air Lines is offering customers a new way to reach Lagos, Nigeria, beginning March 24, 2018, via new service from the airline's New York-JFK hub.
Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame has laid the foundation stone of the country’s newest transportation hub, the Bugesera International Airport.
Zimbabwe’ national carrier Air Zimbabwe has signed contracts with global Information Technology solutions provider for the aviation industry Seabury Solutions for Alkym® Management and Control System for Aircraft Maintenance.
An analysis of seat capacity for travel to the top ten international airports in Africa, produced by ForwardKeys, reveals that Lagos is seeing substantial declines in both domestic and international capacity, mainly because Arik Air is cutting 53% of its seats for the rest of 2017.
South Africa’s National Treasury has confirmed the appointment of Vuyani Jarana as the Chief Executive Officer of the state owned carrier South African Airways.
RwandAir the national carrier of the Republic of Rwanda has been granted the seventh freedom rights by the Government of Benin.
Ethiopian Airlines Group, the largest airline in Africa, is pleased to announce to its valued customers that it has fully refurbished its Boeing 767-300 ER fleet and availed for service on its India, Middle East and Africa destinations.
Arik Air has become the latest African airline to be listed on the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Ground Operations Manual (IGOM) registry.
Air Peace is to launch its maiden flight to the Akure Airport on Friday August 11, 2017. The inaugural Lagos-Akure-Lagos flight will take off from the airline’s Murtala Muhammed Airport, Ikeja.