Aviation: Air France in Trouble as Asky set to start Flights to Paris


Air France in Trouble as Asky set to start Flights to Paris The West African carrier Asky Airlines has Air France in its sights as it plans to extend its route network to Paris and Johannesburg from its home region as the airline part-owned by Ethiopian Airlines seeks to increase passenger numbers and revenue. Asky plans to start direct flights […]

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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: West Africa’s new Dominant Carrier Air Côte d’Ivoire adds more planes as new routes open

Earlier this year, Air Côte d’Ivoire placed an order with Airbus for three A320neos and two A320s, the Ivorian national airline becoming the first African airline to order the A320neo. CEO, René Décurey, explained that this demonstrated the airline’s commitment to accelerate its growth in western and central Africa, which has already resulted in it tripling passenger numbers over the […]

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Aviation: Air France relocates cargo operation to SAHCOL


The Airfrance-KLM Airline has relocated its Cargo operations; import and export services to the Skyway Aviation Handling Company Limited’s (SAHCOL) warehouse. The move, which became effective on the 1st of September 2016, will ensure that all import shipments on Airfrance-KLM Airline flights to Lagos are to be warehoused in the SAHCOL ultra modern warehouse before clearance, while all export cargo […]

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Aviation: Brussels rejects attempt by Sierra Leone Civil Aviation to inspect Aircraft, threatens to stop flights.

Two major European airlines are at loggerheads with the Sierra Leone Civil Aviation Authority (SLCAA) over safety inspection. Brussels Airlines and Air France are opposed to a request by SLCAA to inspect their flights as part of an International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) requirement. Reports cite a senior official of Brussels Airlines saying they were also discouraged by the poor […]

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Aviation: Air France to start Direct Accra-Paris flight in 2017- President Mahama

President John Mahama has indicated Ghana will from next year have a direct flight to France. According to him, the move is part of efforts to make Ghana become an aviation hub in Africa due to its strategic location. Modalities of the airline to offer the direct flight is yet to be known. He made this comment on his arrival […]

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Aviation: Sorry Turkish Airline, Air France is the European King over Africa

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Africa is huge, but the following is for all of Africa – including the very popular Morocco-Algeria-Tunisia top. There are many ways of looking at ‘biggest’: weekly frequencies; destinations served; ASK/ASM; FTK/M; number of seats each week. In terms of European airlines to Africa by number of weekly seats (one way w/c 14th September 2016) and share of the market […]

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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: 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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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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