Aviation: Ethiopian Signs Codeshare Agreement with Air Namibia

Ethiopian Signs Codeshare Agreement with Air Namibia Africa’s largest airline group, Ethiopian Airlines, concluded a codeshare agreement with Air Namibia. The codeshare agreement covers Ethiopian thrice weekly services to Windhoek and the services of both airlines beyond their respective hubs. The agreement will allow both airlines to expand their global network through the services of each airline and also facilitate […]

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Aviation: Ethiopian Wins African Cargo Airline of the Year Award

Ethiopian Wins African Cargo Airline of the Year Award Ethiopian Airlines, the largest cargo operator in Africa, has been awarded the African Cargo Airline of the Year Award. The award was given to the airline during the 2017 Air Cargo Africa Conference held in Johannesburg from 21st to 23rd February 2017. Air Cargo Africa 2017 has been organized by STAT […]

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Africa: Rethinking Uganda Airlines

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Rethinking Uganda Airlines Analysts say the government needs Shs800bn subsidy annually to keep national carrier in the air. The good news is that if President Yoweri Museveni’s New Year 2017 pledge is implemented, Uganda could end this year with a revived national air carrier. The bad is that the revived Uganda Airlines could end up like a dove flying among […]

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Aviation: Amidst Currency woes Air France, Emirates tussle over the largest non African carrier status

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Amidst Currency woes Air France, Emirates tussle over the largest non African carrier status The airline, which is owned by the UAE state-owned company Investment Corporation of Dubai (ICD), was in a buoyant mood at the time having recently overtaken Air France as the biggest non-African airline flying into Africa, according to aviation data firm Innovata. Two years later the […]

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Aviation: KQ to retrench 38 as second phase of layoffs commences

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KQ to retrench 38 as second phase of layoffs commences Listed carrier Kenya Airways has announced that it will beginning today retrench 38 employees in the second phase of a redundancy plan initiated last July as part of its back-to-profitability strategy. The national airline in July last year retrenched 80 employees in a downsizing move which management said would reduce […]

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Africa: ‘Cooperation, not rivalry, is the solution for Aviation in Africa’

‘Cooperation, not rivalry, is the solution for Aviation in Africa’ A national carrier is home-grown. It serves the interest of the people at all times. Having a national carrier would create employment opportunities and African countries should have their own carriers. What does it take to run a national airline? Running a national carrier like Ethiopian Airlines is a rewarding […]

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Africa: How Can African MROs Break Out Of The Malaise and Survive Competition?

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The liberalization of African skies is often presented as a panacea to the continent’s many aviation problems (as observed last week at the African Airlines Association’s general assembly in Zimbabwe). But a look at the financial forecast provides sober reading. According to IATA, African airlines made a loss of $700 million in 2015, a record which is expected to be […]

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Aviation: Ethiopian Won AFRAA’s Air Line of the Year Award 5th year in row

Africa’s largest Airline Group, Ethiopian Airlines, has won Airline of the Year Award, for the fifth year in a row, by the African Airlines Association (AFRAA) during its 48th Annual General Assembly held in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. The AFRAA annual awards recognize excellence in service delivery, innovation and competitiveness in airlines, individuals and service providers in the African aviation industry. […]

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Aviation: Business jets flights from Africa to Europe keeps growing

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There were 66,921 business aviation departures in Europe in October 2016 according to WINGX`s latest monthly Business Aviation Monitor, representing a 2.8% YOY decline in activity. The slowdown came in Prop activity, with business jet flights flat YOY. The overall YTD 2016 trend in business aviation activity is now -0.3% compared to 2015. Regions Faltering demand in France and Germany […]

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Akwaaba: Aviation experts chart way to profitability of African airlines

Experts in the Travel and Aviation sub sectors have enumerated the myriad of problems facing airlines on the Africa continent, while proffering solutions for sustainability and progress. The experts who brainstormed at the 2016 Akwaaba African Travel Market (Aviation Day) in Lagos recently, revealed that African aviation is less than three per cent of global RPKs. The former Managing Director […]

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