Aviation: Understanding the logo designs of Some African Airlines


For businesses across the world, branding plays a crucial role in public perception and airlines are no different. One of the most prominent pieces of an airline’s brand is its logo, as it often appears on a wide range of items including aircraft, seats, food, advertisements and more. In this multi-part series, we will look into some of the local […]

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Africa: Air Peace inaugurates New Board of Directors


Renowned lawyer, Chief Emeka Ngige (SAN), former Managing Director of Shell Petroleum Development Company, Mr. Mutiu Sunmonu, former acting Director General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, Mr. Benedict Adeyileka and other new directors of Air Peace have assured of their readiness to work with the carrier’s Chairman/Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Allen Onyema and Vice Chairman, Mrs. Alice Onyema to […]

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Africa: Nigeria’s Airport Authority New Boss, Captain Yadudu officially resumes office


New Managing Director of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Captain Rabiu Yadudu has officially received the reins of office from his predecessor, Engineer Saleh Dunoma today in a brief ceremony insisting that the agency should imbibe key qualities of respect and discipline to attain increased professionalism and growth. In a brief hand over ceremony, Captain Yadudu commended his […]

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Africa: Ghana’s objective of establishing a national carrier progressing


Mr Joseph Kofi Adda, the Minister of Aviation, says government’s quest to establish a national carrier is progressing steadily and is close to finalising the documentation processes with Ethiopia. Aside, the documentation that involves a partnership agreement, steps had been taken to acquire aircraft from either Airbus Company or Boeing and then followed by registration processes. Mr Adda said this […]

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Africa: UTB Trains Tour Operators on Marketing Uganda to China


The Uganda Tourism Board has trained Ugandan tour operators on how to market Destination Uganda to China. The training which was held in partnership with the Preferred Hospitality Group (PHG) consulting firm, Uganda’s Market Destination Representative in China, was aimed at showcasing the opportunities and key focus areas that are existent in the Asian nation’s outbound travel audience. According to […]

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Aviation: South African CEOs are falling like flies – with no replacements in sight

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A third South African CEO has just quit a public company with no successor in place. Comair said late on Tuesday that Erik Venter had resigned to pursue his own interests. He’s been with the company for 23 years, 13 of them as CEO, and was instrumental in diversifying its income stream away from just plain aviation and into new […]

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Aviation: Airline Capacity vs Airline Frequency – What Is Better?

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Airlines need to keep a balance between having plenty of capacity and having plenty of frequency. An excess of either, and the airline is not able to lean too much in one direction which could damage their value proposition to potential passengers. But which one is more important? What is airline capacity? Airline capacity is the planned total seat capacity […]

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Aviation: The Guide to the 20 Airlines that fly the B747 Aircraft; Africa has none


With its distinct shape and four engines, the Boeing 747 – or “Queen of the Skies” – is, perhaps, the most recognized aircraft in the world. Having first flown commercially in 1970, it has been transporting passengers and cargo for almost 50 years. However, with more efficient twin-engine planes taking over the skies, flights operated by the Boeing 747 are […]

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Africa: Arik, Aero merger for national carrier foreclosed


The Federal Government has foreclosed the possible merger of two of the country’s local airlines, Arik Air and Aero Contractors Limited, into a national carrier, says Minister of State for Aviation Mr Hadi Sirika. Sirika, who is on a country tour of aviation sector projects initiated by the Buhari administration, said in Lagos that the large indebtedness of the two […]

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Africa: Nigerian Aviation Unions shuts down CAA’s office

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Unions in Nigeria’s aviation industry have staged a peaceful protest at the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority’s offices national wide to register their displeasure over the failure of the regulatory body to implement the agreements reached with the unions. The Unions had in a circular issued on Tuesday, directed it members in the NCAA nationwide to embark on industrial action. The […]

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