African Aviation: Turkey, Erdogan and Turkish Airlines in Africa

When Turkey’s formidable soft power was taking shape in the late 2000s, Africa was a natural market for influence. Nearly a decade of strong economic growth under the AKP’s platform of neo-liberalism resulted in the global emergence of the country’s construction sector and the expansion of Turkish legacy brands such as the national airline. The combination of the two, along […]

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Africa Aviation: SAA Celebrates a Decade as Member of Global Airline Network

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South African Airways this month celebrates a decade as member of Star Alliance, the world’s longest serving and most experienced global airline alliance. SAA was the first African airline to join the global network in 2006, providing other Alliance partners access to SAA’s extensive route network within South Africa and into the rest of the African continent. “South African Airways […]

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