Africa: Ethiopian Airlines Sweeps Awards at Africa Travel Awards as Top Travel companies in West Africa are honoured

Africa’s leading Airline Ethiopian Airlines shone like bright stars at the Prestigious Africa Travel Awards Dinner at Akwaaba African Travel Market held recently in Lagos. Ethiopian Airlines took home four of the 6 Airline Awards on offer at the dinner attended by the leading lights in Africa Travel and Tourism landscape. The Deputy Minister of Tourism and Hospitality from Zimbabwe […]

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Aviation: 7 African Countries may join forces to form Mega Airline

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Seven countries in eastern, central and southern Africa have begun talks aimed at establishing a multinational Pan African Airline. Africa’s largest airline, Ethiopian Airlines, initiated the talks, Ethiopian Airlines Group CEO Tewolde Gebremariam told AIN on the carrier’s inaugural flight to Windhoek, Namibia, on October 6. The proposal to the governments of Zambia, Zimbabwe, Uganda, Rwanda, Namibia, DRC Congo and […]

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Africa: Visa Free travels will drive connectivity and grow trade in Africa says Ngunze CEO Kenya Airways

Mbuvi Ngunze, CEO, Kenya Airways, explains the need for deliberate policies to help boost African aviation and diversity within the industry. Graham Newton reports How is the airline performing and what are your expectations for the year? The airline’s performance is improving but we’re coming from a very tough environment over the past few years. There was a perfect storm […]

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Africa: There is no season in Nigeria…They travel all the time- Bobby Bryan

Bobby Bryan is the Commercial Director for West, East, Central and Lusophone Africa at Delta Air Lines. He speaks with Demola Ojo on the resilience of the Nigerian market, the top US destinations Nigerians travel to, the new innovations Delta has put in place to improve customers’ inflight experience and more.. In a couple of months, Delta will mark a […]

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Aviation: Despite recession, Nigeria is RwandAir best destination

Africa’s fastest growing airline, RwandAir has admitted that the Nigerian route is the highest revenue earner for the carrier. This is coming as the carrier plans to take delivery of two A330 airplanes with one of them replacing the B737-800 it currently operates to Lagos. The carrier’s Country Manager (Nigeria), Ibiyemi Odusi, disclosed this when the airline met with its […]

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Aviation: How Africa can dominate its airspace as Tanzania and Rwanda gets new Airplanes

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Tanzania recently acquired two new Bombardier Q 400 planes, bringing joy across the country. Many Tanzanians were of the opinion that this was another opportunity to fly high the wings of Mount Kilimanjaro. A new plane landed at a home airport for the first time and it will be our own, was the feeling. Being married here, I also felt […]

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Africa: Ethiopian to launch flights to Moroni, Comoros.

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Ethiopian Airlines, the fastest growing and the largest African airline, has announced that it has finalized preparations to launch flights to Moroni, Comoros with the latest B737-800 New Generation with Sky Interior, as of the 30th of October 2016. Moroni is the largest city, the federal capital and seat of the government of the Union of the Comoros, a sovereign […]

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Aviation: ASKY expands in West Africa with 737-800s

By Friday Nwosu Ethiopian Airlines, Africa’s largest carrier, is building up its West African operation, through its affiliate with ASKY airlines and new long haul services from Lome to New York and São Paulo. ASKY took delivery of its first 737-800 in early Jun-2016, giving it a fleet of eight aircraft including three 737-700s and four Bombardier Dash 8 Q400s. […]

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Aviation: How to run a successful Airline in Africa –Experts

Transport World Africa speaks to a panel of international aviation experts to understand the challenges and opportunities facing the African aviation industry today. For Kieran Glyn, sales and marketing executive, Engine Lease Finance Corporation, long-term planning is crucial. “With the vision that Ethiopian Airlines has set for 2025, it’s clear they plan not just three years ahead. So, you can […]

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African Aviation: High Tariffs, Taxes Killing African Airlines

Aviation experts argue that most airlines in Nigeria and indeed Africa are insolvent but for a few airlines like Ethiopian Airlines and Royal Air Maroc. This fact was reinforced recently at the International Air Transport association (IATA)’s Aviation Day, a two-day conference held in Abuja that x-rayed the challenges faced by airlines in Africa. Many speakers at the event said […]

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