Battle for West Africa: South Africa Airlines Leads Ethiopian Airline Using Accra as Hub

By Ikechi Uko The news that the Ghana Government has granted South Africa Airways (SAA), the 5th Freedom Traffic Right to operate on the Accra-London route changes the Aviation landscape in West Africa. West Africa has a population of over 300 million People within 15 countries having over 40 Airports with the largest Economies in Africa. Yet there is no […]

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Aviation: ASKY has exceeded expectations, it’s only the beginning

Henok Tefferra is the managing director of ASKY Airlines with hub in Lome, Togo, and noted for its rapid growth, he spoke to ANDREW IRO OKUNGBOWA in Accra, Ghana, of the success of the airline and the state of Africa’s aviation industry. How inspiring is the Balafon Award for Aviation personality of the year for West Africa bestowed on you? […]

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Aviation: 2016 year of big winners and losers in West Africa

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IKECHI UKO West Africa has a population of over 300 million People within 15 countries having over 40 Airports with the largest Economies in Africa. Yet there is no strong Airline in West Africa and no Airport hub in West and Central Africa. East Africa has 2 hubs in Nairobi and Addis Ababa while South Africa has the massive Oliver […]

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As Nigerian Airlines Lose the W’African Market

Since after the demise of the Nigeria Airways Limited (NAL), which hitherto dominated the West and Central Africa air travel market, competing with Ghana’s and Cameroon’s national carriers, these sub-regions, known as the West Coast, have remained an open market. Now competition is rife in this market, which Nigerian airlines ought to play dominant roles because over 60 per cent […]

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