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.
Ethiopian Airlines Group, a Star Alliance member, inaugurates its maiden flight to Kaduna, Nigeria at a reception held at Ethiopian main hub Addis Ababa Bole International Airport on August 1st, 2017.
The construction of a new terminal at Ghana’s flagship airport – Kotoka International Airport – is expected to make the country a destination of choice with a yearly target of 5 million passengers.
TAAG Angola Airlines partners with Discover the World for marketing representation in France, Germany and Russia
TAAG-Angola Airlines, Angola's national carrier, has recently launched a new partnership with Discover the World for sales and marketing representation in France, Germany and Russia.
The Ethiopian Government has established a new Aviation Holding Group with various diversified aviation strategic business units to boost service delivery and increase competitiveness.
Ethiopia’s national carrier, Ethiopian Airlines, has announced that it will start services to Bahrain effective August 17, 2017 with the latest B737-800 New Generation with Sky Interior.
Kenya's flag carrier, Kenya Airways, is broadening its revenue streams, having implemented the latest group booking technology from Sabre Corporation.
The Federal Government has concluded plans to put a policy in place for the regulation of use of drones for commercial purposes.
AJW Group has signed an agreement with Aero Contractors, the Nigerian-based airline, to assist in the restructuring and upgrading of their MRO support services.
Etihad Airways is adding year-round flights between its Abu Dhabi hub and both Cairo and Lagos later this year, to cater for growing demand to and from the United Arab Emirates.
Air Seychelles, the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles, will be introducing SITA’s state-of-the-art common-use passenger processing systems (CUPPS) at Seychelles International Airport.
African low-cost carrier (LCC) fastjet has paid $2.5 million to acquire the full intellectual property rights behind its brand from UK company easyGroup.
Ethiopia national carrier Ethiopian Airlines has finalized preparations to start scheduled thrice weekly services to Kaduna, Nigeria, as of August 1st, 2017.
According to a statement by the airline, flights between Abuja and Accra were suspended in March following the closure of Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja for runway repairs.
Africa’s largest cargo operator, Ethiopian Airlines, has unveiled Cargo Terminal-II
fastjet enters agreement to acquire brand intellectual property rights from Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou
fastjet, the low-cost African airline, is providing an update on trading for the period from 1 January 2017 to date, ahead of its Annual General Meeting to be held.
RwandAir, the national carrier of the Republic of Rwanda has enabled Maestro, Discover, Diners and JCB credit cards for online tickets payments.
Air Malta has launched a new scheduled service to the North African City of Tunis. This service also heralds the national airline’s return to North Africa.
AFI KLM E&M has won the component support contract for Air Mauritius' new Airbus A350s. The long-term contract covers a total of six aircraft, the first two of which will be delivered this year.
Ethiopian Airlines and Boeing have announced a commitment to purchase two 777 Freighters valued at $651.4 million at list prices.
Kenya’s national carrier, Kenya Airways has confirmed it has received the government’s support to the restructuring efforts.
First National Bank (FNB) has partnered with National Aviation Services (NAS) to operate a new departure lounge at the Maputo International Airport for the next five years.
Civil Aviation technical experts from the COMESA region have agreed on the implementation of the regional Seamless Upper Airspace project.
fastjet has increased the number of flights on its route between Johannesburg and Harare, and launched a fifth seasonal flight from Harare to Victoria Falls.
Air Arabia, the Middle East and North Africa’s first and largest low-cost carrier (LCC) has announced that Hargeisa will be the newest African destination added to its growing international network.
Rwanda national carrier, RwandAir is set to commence non-stop flights from Kigali to Brussels, in Belgium next month.
Dubai-based flydubai has today announced the start of flights to Kilimanjaro from 29 October, 2017.
The Ethiopian Immigration and Nationality Affairs main Department in collaboration with Ethiopian Airlines are set to unveil e visa service for international visitors to Ethiopia.
A new and ambitious airline is being cleared for take-off in Nigeria. JetWest could make its maiden voyage in December, and the team behind it is aiming high.
Kenya Airways has moved a step closer to operating direct flights to the United States after the Department of Transportation (DOT) granted it the first set of licences.
The E190 has received type certification from South Africa’s Civil Aviation Authority.
South Africa’s low cost airline FlySafair has announced plans to introduce new routes between Durban’s King Shaka Airport and East London as well as Durban and Port Elizabeth. The first flights will depart 27 November 2017.
Kenya Airways has signed a codeshare agreement with EgyptAir (MS), on the Nairobi-Cairo route, in a bid to improve connectivity to Egypt in Northern Africa.
An indigenous aviation firm, African Aircraft Leasing Company (AALC), plans to invest about $20 billion in the country to facilitate the leasing of aircraft for local operators.
Ethiopian Airlines has been named the African Airline of the year, 2016, in recognition of its continued rapid growth, increased profitability and outstanding contribution to aviation development in Africa.
Ethiopian Airlines has launched five weekly direct and non- stop services to Singapore using the ultra-modern Boeing 787.
Kenya’s low cost airline Jambojet has acquired a new Dash 8 Q400 jet to further expand its operations into the East African region.
Kenya's Civil Aviation Authority has granted Jambojet (JM, Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta) an international Air Services License following an application lodged earlier this year.
RwandAir, the national carrier of the Republic of Rwanda, is expecting the delivery of another brand new state of the art Boeing 737-800 Next Generation aircraft equipped with in flight connectivity.