African Aviation: African Airlines Low cost competition sees Fastjet snatch CEO from rival Mango

Fastjet has announce Nico Bezuidenhout, whoo has just resign from Mango, has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Company. London-listed Fastjet and Mango, a unit of South African Airways (SAA), are part of a wave of low-priced airlines expanding operations in Africa as they seek to capture middle-income travellers who are exhausted of unsafe road journeys but […]

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Mauritius To Link Africa And Asia By Air

By Friday Nwosu Air Mauritius one of the largest carriers in Africa is set to link the continent and Asian by air. According to centreforaviation.com, the airline also has an ambitious plan to develop a new hub and expand its flag carrier with a new focus on transit traffic. Air Mauritius has historically been focused on point-to-point traffic including inbound […]

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African Aviation: Forex crisis is crushing Nigerian Airlines as they abandon Aircraft sent for maintenance

By Chinedu Eze According to Thisday investigations some Nigerian airlines are unable to bring back their aircraft taken abroad for routine maintenance due to their inability to pay outrageous maintenance bills, which have tripled because of the low value of Naira. It learnt that some aircraft have been in different maintenance facilities in Europe, South Africa, Middle East and the […]

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African Aviation: Ethiopian Aviation Academy Graduates 347 Aviation Professionals

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By Friday Nwosu Ethiopian Airlines Aviation Academy (EAA), the largest and one of the most technologically advanced Aviation Learning Institutions in Africa which is recognized as ICAO Center of Excellence with full membership of ICAO TRAINAIR Plus and IATA authorized global training center, has graduated 347 aviation professionals. The airline announced that it has graduated 25 Pilots, 35 Aviation maintenance […]

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African Tourism: Kenya celebrates increased Arrivals from S.A. and Nigeria targets East Africa

Kenya has announced a $1.5 million (Ksh150 million) marketing campaign in effort to reverse a drop in East African visitors following a similar successful campaign last year that have improved arrivals from Nigeria and South Africa. Tourism secretary Najib Balala said the campaign targeting visitors from Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda follows a recent consumer research conducted in the three countries. […]

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African Aviation: Africa World Airlines partners Ghana Tourism to promote the destination Ghana

Ghana’s leading domestic and regional airline, Africa World Airlines, is partnering the Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA) to promote the Destination Ghana initiative on the international tourism market. The partnership will start with the hosting of the Chinese tour operators and travel writers in Accra by the GTA and the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts. A statement from GTA […]

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African Aviation: Emirates Establish A Foot Hold in Africa With TAAG

By Friday Nwosu Emirates Airline, the largest carriers in the Middle East is establishing a foot hold in Africa with its partnership with TAAG Angola Airlines. This is similar to what Qatar Airways is planning to do from Morocco. TAAG Angola is the state-owned national airline of Angola based in Luanda. The airline operates an all Boeing fleet on domestic […]

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African Aviation: Foreign Airlines Lose Nigeria’s High Yield Market to Economic Downturn

According to THISDAY, investigations have revealed that foreign airlines lose about $200 million monthly to the present economic crunch in Nigeria, which has forced potential travellers to defer their trips due to lack of disposable income. Also, there is reduction in passenger traffic as cash squeeze has impacted negatively on the purchasing power of the citizens, forcing million to spend […]

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African Aviation: African Airlines may lose $500m this year

Air Namibia is not in isolation as a loss-making airline as airlines across the continent are expected to report a combined loss of US$500 million in 2016. This is in contrast to all other regional airline groupings, consisting of North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and Latin America, which are expected to report a collective profit of over US$39 […]

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African Aviation: Ghana’s New terminal to improve travelling experience-KLM Boss

The new terminal under construction at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA), when completed, will improve the traveling experience and offer convenience to airlines, according to Axel Metselaar-Country Manager Air France-KLM Ghana. “I think from a product perspective we can all gain with it. Of course this terminal that we are using now is saturated, it is sometimes crowded — especially […]

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