Ethiopian Airlines has announced that it has finalized preparations to resume daily flights to Asmara, Eritrea on 17 July 2018 with the most technologically advanced commercial aircraft, the Boeing 787.
Ethiopian Airlines Group has finalized its feasibility study and signed a partnership business agreement with ACM Aerospace of Germany pursuant to the aerospace manufacturing development program it has embarked on.
Known for its aggressive approach in selling its economic sectors, Kenya has this week been on a charm offensive, as both public and private players step up efforts to win investors and grow businesses.
Derichebourg Atis aéronautique, an international services provider for the aircraft industry has partnered with Hi-Fly Marketing, the growing South African company specializing in technical services in the African aviation industry, as its commercial representative.
COMESA has signed a Memorandum of Cooperation with African Civil Aviation Commission (AFCAC) on the implementation of single African air transport market.
Ethiopian Airlines is proud to announce that it has taken delivery of the largest B737 MAX fleet in the Continent on July 2, 2018.
African Infrastructure Investment Managers today announces its acquisition of a 50% stake in Société d’Exploitation et de Gestion Aéroportuaires, a holding company with an established portfolio of airport investments across West and Central Africa.
Kenya has called on investors to take advantage of the flights between Nairobi and New York, set to begin in October, to expand business.
This week has shown interesting developments in a wide range of sectors in Nigeria - Hospitality, Real Estate, Agribusiness, Banking, Automotive, Oil and Gas and as always, ICT remains a busy sector.
National Aviation Services (NAS), the aviation services provider in emerging markets, inaugurated its Pearl Lounge at the Cairo International Airport recently.
Green Africa Airways has completed its Series A round of financing with Kuramo Capital, a Pan African independent investment management group based in New York with additional offices in Lagos and Nairobi.
South African National Space Agency and the United Arab Emirates Space Agency signed a Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation in the exploration and use of space for peaceful purposes.
Initial conflicting figures notwithstanding, the harmonised data of the aviation industry has shown a positive outlook for air travel business, with marginal growth across the board in 2017.
Air Namibia is gearing up to launch the Windhoek-Lagos-Accra route, commencing on 29 June 2018.
President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Zambian counterpart Edgar Lungu have held bilateral talks focusing on ways to enhance economic and security cooperation between Kenya and the Southern Africa nation.
Ethiopian Airlines has finalized preparations to launch new flight services to Barcelona, Spain as of July 01, 2018, deploying the ultra-modern B787– 800 Dreamliner.
Emirates has announced it will reinstate two weekly flights between Luanda and Dubai, increasing capacity to five flights per week between the two cities, starting from 1 July 2018.
National Aviation Services (NAS), the fastest growing aviation services provider in the emerging markets, has announced a joint venture agreement with Rwanda’s national flag carrier, RwandAir.
Ethiopia is opening the state-owned telecommunications company and airline to foreign investors for the first time.
Effective 28 October 2018, Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, will introduce a 299-seat next-generation Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner on its daily mid-morning EY653 / EY654 schedule from Abu Dhabi to Cairo.
Angola will buy two aircrafts to airlift troops and conduct maritime surveillance, announced the Angolan Head of State João Lourenço.
Global air services provider dnata has expanded its partnership with Egyptair in Dubai.
COMESA Ministers of Justice and Attorneys General have passed new regional legal instruments among them, the COMESA Airspace Agreement and the Agreement on Admission of Somalia to COMESA.
Bombardier Commercial Aircraft says it continues to notice a marked interest in pre- owned aircrafts in Africa with over seven airlines in the continent having placed orders in the last three months.
Ethiopian Airlines announces that it will launch thrice weekly flights to Jakarta, Indonesia as of July 17, 2018. Member of the G-20, Indonesia, is the world’s 4th most populous nation and 10th largest economy in the world.
Manchester Airport has secured a landmark route into the heart of Africa, underlining its role in connecting the North to the world’s most important markets.
Network Airline Management and TAAG Angola Airlines, the national airline of Angola, have renewed their long-term freighter aircraft contract.
IAG Cargo has announced the launch of its new direct service between London Heathrow and Durban from October 29th 2018.
British Airways is set to introduce three weekly direct flights from Heathrow airport to Durban from October.
Ethiopian Airlines and Air Côte d'Ivoire enter codeshare agreement on routes between West Africa and USA
Ethiopian Airlines, the largest Aviation Group in Africa and SKYTRAX certified Four Star Global Airline and Air Côte d'Ivoire, the national flag carrier of Côte d'Ivoire, have entered into a codeshare agreement effective May, 2018.
Ethiopian Airlines and Bombardier Commercial Aircraft concluded a firm order for 10 new Q400 aircraft on Friday, April 27, 2018. The order also includes purchase rights for 5 additional Q400 aircraft.
The Single African Air Transport Market, a flagship project under the Agenda 2063 of the African Union seeking to liberalize the African skies was launched during the 30th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the AU.
The World Bank’s Vice President for the Africa Region, Mr. Makhtar Diop, will visit Kenya and Rwanda from May 2 to 4, 2018. During his visit, Mr. Diop will meet the Kenyan President, H.E. Uhuru Kenyatta and Rwandan President H.E. Paul Kagame.
Etihad Airways offers free stopovers to all Economy Class guests from the Middle East, Africa, Pakistan
Etihad Airways is offering one night’s free accommodation in Abu Dhabi to all guests travelling in Economy Class from destinations* in the Middle East, Africa and Pakistan, and stopping over in the nation’s capital.
Air traffic across Africa is expected to soar over the next 20 years to over 300 million passengers, which is great news for African economies - so long as they have the infrastructure to sustain it
ATC Aviation Services is the new General Sales and Service Agent for leading air cargo carrier Saudia Cargo in South Africa starting May 1 this year.
A private airline based in Khartoum, Sudan, Badr Airlines, started a new scheduled flight service to Addis Ababa. The airline performed its inaugural flight from Khartoum to Addis Ababa with a Boeing B737 aircraft on April 27, 2018.
South African Airways has announced a number of key appointments to fill the critical skills gap at the airline as it forges ahead with implementing its turnaround.
Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, and Egyptian national airline EGYPTAIR, have announced a significant expansion of their successful codeshare partnership, widening their horizons to cover more destinations in Africa, North Asia and Australia.
Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, is boosting its popular services to Morocco to meet increased demand to and from its two gateways in the North African kingdom.
Dubai-based flydubai’s inaugural flight touched down yesterday at N'djili Airport (Kinshasa International Airport - FIH). flydubai will operate daily flights to N’djili Airport with an enroute stop in Entebbe.
Ethiopian Airlines is championing regional integration through its flights to over 50 destinations on the continent, Executive director of United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, UNECA, Vera Songwe has said.
The African Development Bank assembled top representatives from African airlines and development partners to discuss the future of aviation in Africa.
RwandAir and Question Coffee have announced a ground breaking partnership to serve Rwandan specialty coffee on all of RwandAir flights with over 2 million cups to be offered in the next 2 years.
Mahindra South Africa, now in its 14th year of business in the country has appointed Mr Rajesh Gupta as the Chief Executive Officer.
Air France has become part of the joint venture between KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and the Kenya Airways, a Skyteam partner that has been in existence since 1995
National carrier, Kenya Airways and WheelTug plc, the aircraft e-taxi innovator, have executed a slot agreement for the airline’s fleet of Boeing 737NG aircraft.
Ethiopian Airlines has launched three new flights to Kisangani and Mbuji Mayi in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Nosy-Be in Madagascar.
Ethiopian Airlines has launched three new flights to Kisangani and Mbuji Mayi in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Nosy-Be in Madagascar.
Ethiopian Airlines launches Winglets technology in Northern Africa to save fuel and conserve environment
Aviation Partners Boeing, APB, has announced that Ethiopian Airlines has become the first operator in Northern Africa of its latest Split Scimitar Winglet technology.
[Senegal] Bolloré Logistics delivers tamping machines for the Dakar Blaise Diagne International Airport express train
As part of the plans for an express train to link Dakar to Blaise Diagne International Airport the EIFFAGE Group, a French group in the construction of rail infrastructure, picked Bolloré Logistics to assist in shipping and delivery of two tamping machines.
Maureva has chosen Hi-Fly Marketing, the growing South African company specialising in technical services in the African aviation industry, as its commercial representative.
Angola will buy three C-295 maritime patrol aircraft to ensure monitoring and surveillance missions at maritime space and in particular the Exclusive Economic Zone
Arik Air will from March 17, 2018 move all its Port Harcourt flights to Murtala Muhammed Airport Terminal 2 (MMA2) Lagos.
Comair selects Honeywell International Cockpit Technologies for South Africa's first Boeing 737 MAX fleet
Honeywell International Inc.has announced that Comair has selected its suite of advanced cockpit technologies for its future fleet of Boeing 737 MAX aircraft.
Africa’s largest airline group, Ethiopian Airlines has started flying five times a week to Buenos Aires, Argentina.
The Russian Export Centre Group will collaborate with the African Export-Import Bank to explore opportunities to develop Africa’s aviation industry and to support other sectors like mining, agro-processing, railways and the metals industry.
Ethiopia national carrier will start thrice weekly service to Nosy-Be, Madagascar on March 27, 2018.
Ethiopian Airlines has become the first A350 XWB Simulator operator in Africa and among the few in the world.
First National Bank Mozambique and National Aviation Services inaugurate exclusive lounge at Maputo International Airport
First National Bank Mozambique and National Aviation Services, an aviation services provider in the emerging markets, recently inaugurated an exclusive, contemporary lounge at the International terminal of the Maputo International Airport.
Kenya Airways is now flying directly to Mauritius as part of its broad strategy to expand its footprint across Africa.
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.