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.
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.