Botswana’s national carrier Air Botswana has acquired its first ATR 72-600.
African countries have been pushing for an open skies agreement to make intra Africa trade and movement cheaper and faster.
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 & Logistics Services has taken delivery of its eighth B777 freighter aircraft in its cargo fleet family at its home base at Bole International Airport.
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.
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 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 will launch services to Moscow, Russia as of December 1, 2018.
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 has announced that the airline will resume its flight to Mogadishu, Somalia, effective November 2, 2018.
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’ 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 has announced the resumption of its flight to Mogadishu, Somalia, effective 2 November 2018.
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.
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 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.
BabyJet, Ashanti Air and Unity Air are currently undergoing their certification process with the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority.
Egypt’s Aviation Ministry has begun finalizing the preparations to open the Sphinx Airport, west of Cairo to become the 33rd Egyptian airport.
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 (SAA) has announced the appointment of Mr. Deon Fredericks from Telkom as SAA’s new Interim Chief Financial Officer (CFO).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Aviation industry veteran, Wrenelle Stander, has been appointed Executive in charge of Comair's airlines division, the company's CEO, Erik Venter has announced.
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’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 has opened a new dealership located on Izotsha road in Shelly Beach, KZN.
Air Seychelles, the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles, has confirmed the appointment of Remco Althuis as its new Chief Executive Officer.
Jumia has partnered with Amadeus, a leading travel technology company to launch the first flight marketplace in Africa.
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.
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 has partnered with CellPoint Mobile to accept payments via Alipay – China's leading alternative payment method (APM), in the mobile app of Ethiopian Airlines.
Boeing and Air Peace of Nigeria have announced a new order for ten 737 MAX 8 airplanes during a signing ceremony in Lagos.
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 Group and Lufthansa Systems have announced the introduction of Lufthansa’s Lido/Flight 4D solution in Ethiopian’s flight planning system.
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 has announced that it has commenced twice weekly freighter service to Bogota, Colombia as of August 29, 2018.
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 has announced that it has finalized agreements with the Government of Chad for the launch of Chad national carrier.
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 has reported a Sh4b loss after tax for the first six months of 2018 from Sh5.6 billion recorded same period last year.
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.
SA Express (SAX) has announced that it will resume its operations on Thursday 23 August 2018.
South African Airways (SAA) has launched one of its flagship initiatives to promote communication between management and its employees.
Ethiopian Airlines will start a Boeing 777 freighter operation between Oslo Airport and Guagnzhou in September as it looks to capitalise on seafood volume growth between Norway and China.
Delta Air Lines has entered into a codeshare partnership with Kenya Airways on flights to and from Kenya Airways’ hub at Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the Rwanda Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to partner for the improvement of aviation safety.
ExecuJet, part of the Luxaviation Group, has announced that it will be the first business aviation company to operate and manage a Pilatus PC-24 Super Versatile Jet in Africa.
Bombardier Commercial Aircraft has announced that the company successfully placed three pre-owned Q400 turboprops with PassionAir from the Republic of Ghana.
Egyptair Cargo has received the A330-200 Passenger-to-Freighter, P2F, converted aircraft from the Elbe Flugzeugwerke GmbH, EFW.
Quest Aircraft has announced the appointment of National Airways Corporation (NAC) as an authorized dealer for the Kodiak in Southern and East Africa.
As industries grow, so does the job market, consumer satisfation and investor confidence. Nigeria is gaining a reputation as fertile ground for both business expansion and takeoff point for startups.
Nigeria has unveiled a new national carrier, nearly 15 years after the previous state-run airline, Nigerian Airways ceased operations. The new airline will be known as Nigeria Air.
Lagos-based value airline start-up, Green Africa Airways has joined the Flight Safety Foundation.
Embraer and Kenya Airways have signed a multi-year contract for the Embraer Collaborative Inventory Planning (ECIP) program.
Bombardier Commercial Aircraft has announced that it has signed a firm order for four new CRJ900 regional jets with Uganda National Airlines Company.
The Ministry of Mines and Hydrocarbons of Equatorial Guinea has mandated all petroleum operators to cancel all contracts with Canadian-based CHC Helicopters due to noncompliance of Equatorial Guinea’s national content regulations.
Ethiopian Airlines Aviation Academy has graduated 302 aviation professionals at a ceremony held at the Academy’s Commercial and Cabin Crew Training Building.
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.