Africa: Another Look at Domestic Airlines

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Chinedu Eze writes that government holds the key to thriving, long-term airline operation in Nigeria as Air Peace marks its fifth anniversary. As Air Peace last week celebrated five years, many industry stakeholders have expressed hope that the airline, which has warmed itself in the hearts of the people, would exist and operate profitably for many, many years. Those who […]

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Africa: Domestic Airlines Deploy More Aircraft to Curb Fare Hike

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As yuletide approaches, domestic airlines have commenced the deployment of more aircraft to meet flight demands and curb potential hike in air fares, THISDAY’s investigation has revealed. A former Managing Director of Capital Airlines and consultant with Etimfri Group, Amos Akpan, told THISDAY that as the yuletide approaches, airlines are bringing in aircraft from maintenance overseas or take delivery of […]

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Aviation: African airlines have allowed foreign firms to ‘eat their lunch’ – acting SAA CEO

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African airlines allowed foreign companies to “eat their lunch”, according to Zuks Ramasia, the acting CEO of flag carrier SAA. “The most important thing is for us as Africans to open up and give each other the freedom to do intra-Africa travel. “Instead, we allowed the international carriers to come in and be more active in our region,” she said […]

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Africa: Foreign Airlines Reap $700m from Ticket Sales in Eight Months

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Following the improvement in the Nigerian economy after the recession that hit the country, foreign airlines operating in the country sold tickets worth $700 million as at the end of August 2019, according to figures obtained from the International Air Transport Association (IATA). The data represented a significant increase in ticket sales compared with the total of $800 million recorded […]

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Aviation: Study shows Mauritius-Reunion is the Busiest Route as 6 Airlines dominate the 1140 daily flights in Africa

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African airlines generally see above-average yields and relatively low costs – with various exceptions, including user charges – that keep break-even load factors low (60%). But achieved load factors are also low, so the continent sees collective and ongoing losses. International routes within Africa see a 4% CAGR since 2015 Between 2015 and 2019, two-way seats within Africa grew by […]

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Aviation: 100 African Airlines cannot compete in their own Market

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Ethiopian Airlines has reported a 29% increase in revenue for the year until July 31, to $3.9 billion, helped by a 14% increase in passenger numbers. The numbers suggest that the airline is managing to capture growing demand for air travel on the continent. According to the International Air Transport Association, Africa’s passenger numbers will grow at an annual rate […]

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Aviation: Africa World Airlines Bags Best Passenger Experience Award

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Africa World Airlines (AWA), Ghana’s leading domestic carriers has continued to add more features to its hat as the airlines has just been awarded the Best Passenger Experience award. The airline bagged the award at the aviatour award 2019. AWA recently emerged the best domestic airline in Ghana for the fourth consecutive time. The airline was recently inducted into the […]

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Aviation: Why opening up African skies spells doom for airlines

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The push for open skies by African nations has been a darling to many, with a World Bank study showing that liberalised air transport would deliver improved safety, lower fares and increase traffic across the continent. And last year, Qatar Airways started operating scheduled flights to Mombasa. The Gulf carrier would make four weekly flights to the coastal city. This […]

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Aviation: Again Africa World Airlines emerge best domestic airline in Ghana

Ghana’s leading carrier, Africa World Airlines (AWA), has emerged the best domestic airline for the fourth consecutive year. The airline was recently inducted into the CIMG Hall of Fame after being chosen as the best carrier in the country and has consistently maintained the position since 2015. The airline thanked its loyal customers for continuing to make the preferred choice […]

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Aviation: How Did American Airlines Get So Big?

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Although not the oldest airline operating today, American Airlines is the largest by fleet size. With expanding international routes, it is a familiar livery all across the world. We take a look in this article at the airlines more than 80-year history, from domestic mail carrier to a major international operator, that brought it to where it is today. Early […]

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