Aviation: How This Company Turns $1 Into $1.20 Every Year


Compounding wealth is probably the primary goal of any corporation. By eking out a decent return on invested capital over time, companies can grow exponentially. If a company can turn $1 in capital into $1.20 every year with consistency, its underlying net worth could double in fewer than four years. Finding these wealth creators and betting on them early is […]

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Africa: Nigeria’s SAHCO to provide aviation ground handling services for Ethiopian Airlines


Nigeria’s Skyway Aviation Handling Company (SAHCO) PLC would provide ground handling services to Ethiopian Airlines at the Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano, Nigeria, the company said in a statement. “Although SAHCO has been responsible for Cargo and Warehousing Handling services to the Ethiopian Airline, the procurement of State-of-the-art equipment fitted with the latest technology, well trained and customer friendly […]

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Africa: Ethiopian airlines overview as it announces new 100mppa airport

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Ethiopian Airlines achieved its Vision 2025 seven years ahead of schedule, raising the inevitable but perhaps unfair question: was it sufficiently challenging? Nonetheless, it is now working towards its new Vision 2035. At Group level, this envisages total revenue climbing to $25 billion, its own aircraft exceeding 200 from a current 121 – and a brand-new, 100mppa airport. This goes […]

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Africa: Why national carrier plan failed

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The inability of the Federal Government to yet get credible technical partners and investors to support the proposed new national carrier may have stalled its roll-out plans, 18 months after it was unveiled in London. But The Guardian learnt that the airline project, though has remained a hard sell to more credible investors, has not been abandoned by the government. […]

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Aviation: The best and worst state-owned airlines


Fantasy airline alliances is, I concede, a minority sport. But I have created the One Star Alliance, comprising the worst state-owned carriers in the world. “Worst” is a subjective term, of course. I have enjoyed flights on Air India (excellent food), Alitalia (superb cabin crew) and South African Airways (terrific music selection on the inflight entertainment, especially playlist Africa). But […]

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Aviation: Do airlines and airports treat African passengers differently?


African travellers flying on international airlines to and from the continent say they are fed up with receiving poor service from flight attendants and ground staff, and tired of being transported in older carriers. Many told Al Jazeera that they notice the difference when they transit and travel on planes from the same airline, which boast sleeker aesthetics. Suddenly, they […]

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Africa: Nigerian’s airports authority issues travel advisory over coronavirus


In an effort to protect passengers from the epidemic ravaging some countries and to prevent the spread of such communicable diseases into Nigeria, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria(FAAN), as advised passengers and other airport users to comply with all quarantine procedures at the nation’s airports. The advisory is coming on the heels of the deadly virus known as CORONAVIRUS […]

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Africa: Nigeria aviation minister Hadi Sirika says Akanu Ibiam Airport in Enugu to be ready soon

The Nigerian Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, announced on Thursday that the Enugu airport runway will be completed before the celebration of Easter and the airport will be reopened for operations. Mr. Sirika made the disclosure while inspecting the airport, the federal airports authority of Nigeria said. According to him, because of the strategic importance of this airport to the […]

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News: Quorum Aviation set to launch Abuja Kaduna flight as it Seals deal to improve connectivity in West Africa

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328 Support Services GmbH (328SSG) has signed a strategic collaboration agreement with Quorum Aviation Ltd, Nigeria to support the growth of a new regional connectivity in Nigeria and the West African region. According to a press release signed by the Managing Director, Quorum Aviation, Mr Mr Lukman Abiola Lawal, the agreement will provide the basis of the commencement of a […]

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Africa: Zimbabwe flag carrier to commence operation before end of year, says minister

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ZIMBABWE’S flag carrier, Air Zimbabwe (Airzim), will be in the skies before end of year in a measure targeted at boosting the country’s tourism, Finance minister Mthuli Ncube has said. The struggling airline – which completed adjudication of bids submitted by three investors that have expressed interest in acquiring its shares last month – was placed under administration in October […]

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