Africa: ‘No local airline can survive 26% interest rate, regulatory hostility, dirty aeropolitics for long’

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Air Peace Airlines, in a manner quite unusual of private indigenous carriers worldwide, is blazing the trail in the much-labeled ‘toxic’ operating environment in Nigeria. The airline, in less than five years of entry, has acquired a fleet of 26 aircraft, among which are three Boeing 777 airplanes for international services, and has a placed firm order for 40 brand […]

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Aviation: Cape Air, the world’s first electric airline set to undertake first flight

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At the Paris Air Show Cape Air, based in Cape Cod and serving resort communities including Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard, announced a letter of intent to order a “double-digit” number of Eviation Alice aircraft. The nine-seater type, set to undertake its first flight later this year, will be the first fully electric aircraft to enter commercial service. This little aircraft […]

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Aviation: The Most Amazing Airline Failures of the Past 15 Years

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It was a whole different world in the airline industry in 2004, when Airline Weekly published its first issue. Back then before it became Skift Airline Weekly, the industry was still reeling from the after effects of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and the recession that followed. Consolidation had yet to happen (a process that’s still playing out worldwide), and […]

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Aviation: Airline Capacity vs Airline Frequency – What Is Better?

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Airlines need to keep a balance between having plenty of capacity and having plenty of frequency. An excess of either, and the airline is not able to lean too much in one direction which could damage their value proposition to potential passengers. But which one is more important? What is airline capacity? Airline capacity is the planned total seat capacity […]

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Aviation: The reasons behind the 10 best airline liveries

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These are the top ten airline looks to love. AIR TAHITI NUI A good national carrier has livery that evokes the destination and Air Tahiti Nui’s recent livery overhaul features the trademark tiare flower, a tattoo pattern representing a story of Tahiti and its people, and the beautiful blues of the Tahitian sea. Celebrating 20 years last year with a […]

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Aviation: EU forbids access to its airspace for 78 airline companies in 13 African countries

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On November 28, 2018, the European Commission published an updated list of airline companies no more meeting international security standards and thus subjected to a prohibition or operational restrictions within the European Union. Overall, 115 companies in Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan, Nepal, Iran, North Korea and in Africa are on this blacklist. However, Africa is the region with the largest number of […]

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Aviation: Why Africa Has Just One Profitable Airline

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IT took several years of negotiations for fastjet, a low-cost private airline based in Tanzania, to get the traffic rights to fly between Harare and Bulawayo this July. The flying distance between these two major cities in Zimbabwe is only about 228 miles—a 45-minute trip. Worse still, it had originally taken three years for fastjet to even begin its operations […]

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Africa: No Airline Can Grow without Government’s Support- Allen Onyema

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Allen Onyema is a name that readily comes to mind whenever anyone mentions or discusses non-violent education of agitators in the Niger Delta as well as the successful amnesty programme of the federal government. At a time nobody could dare move near the Niger Delta creeks, he was all over the place encouraging the militants to lay down their arms. […]

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Aviation: Africa World Airline dismiss report it allegedly prevented a ‘Cripple’ From Boarding Flight

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Ghana’s leading carrier, Africa world Airlines, AWA, has dismissed media reports that the airline allegedly refused boarding a physically challenges passenger on its aircraft. Ghanaian media and social media was inundated with stories of the airline preventing a passenger,  Rita Kriba, a person with disability, from boarding its flight because of her condition. According to a press release by AWA, […]

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Africa: Airline group IATA in talks with Angola over blocked $500 million

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Angola is withholding more than $500 million (£360.64 million) in revenue generated by international airlines in the country, airline lobby IATA said on Thursday. Africa’s No. 2 crude oil producer, which is facing a shortage of foreign currency reserves, has previously not paid airlines, including South African Airways and Emirates the money due to them. Among airlines flying to Angola […]

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