Aviation: Understanding the logo designs of Some African Airlines

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For businesses across the world, branding plays a crucial role in public perception and airlines are no different. One of the most prominent pieces of an airline’s brand is its logo, as it often appears on a wide range of items including aircraft, seats, food, advertisements and more. In this multi-part series, we will look into some of the local […]

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Aviation: The 15 Best Airlines In The World

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Air travel can be stressful, but a good flight can start your vacation or business trip off on the right foot. AirHelp, which helps passengers get compensated for delayed or canceled flights, just released its rankings of more than 70 major global airlines. Qatar Airways held onto the number one spot from 2018, with high scores for on-time flights, quality […]

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Aviation: African Airlines to meet in Mauritius to strategize

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Twenty-seven leading airlines grouped under the African Airlines Association are meeting in Mauritius from the 12th to 14th of May, in a Symposium that is aimed at building sustainable networks, fostering knowledge exchange and creating of a competitive business landscape. In light of the Single African Air Transport Market picking momentum, industry experts indicate that it is set to improve […]

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Africa: Why United Airlines is flying to Cape Town shows how millennials are influencing Aviation

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When he was in his early 30s and working at American Airlines, Patrick Quayle visited Cape Town, South Africa, for an adventure-filled vacation. When he left, he vowed he’d try to add Cape Town if he ever chose routes for an airline. Quayle, now 40, recently got his chance. He’s vice president for international planning at United Airlines, deciding where […]

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Africa: How a billionaire miraa trader’s airline flew into ownership storm

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In court, few people have taken interest in the case involving Yusuf Abdi Adan and the ownership of Blue Bird Aviation, one of the largest airlines in the country — after Kenya Airways. But the case has opened a lid into an intriguing multibillion-shilling business — the aviation and miraa (khat) trade — and a boardroom war that has spilled […]

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Africa: Why Indian Airlines are Collapsing and what they can Learn from Singapore

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After almost 27 years in business, it looks increasingly likely that aeroplanes painted with the Jet Airways livery have made their final touchdowns. On April 17, Jet Airways suspended all domestic flights following its inability to obtain interim funding necessary to continue operations. Just 5 days before, it announced the “temporary” cessation of its international routes as a stop-gap measure […]

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Aviation: Africa’s national airlines have no chance

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African countries seem to have found a way to turn back the hands of time. In the early 1960s, newly independent African states established national airlines as a matter of asserting their newly acquired status. Fifty years later, African countries are at it again. The past five years have seen Ghana, Mali, Senegal, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Rwanda, Cote d’Ivoire, Tanzania and […]

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Africa: Malawian Airlines gets new aircraft, introduces more flights

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Malawi Airlines Limited has acquired new aircraft and has also introduced more flights between Lilongwe and Blantyre. The national flag carrier announced this in a statement released on Thursday and signed by Chief Executive Officer Hailemelekot Mamo. The local airline has leased a Bombardier Q400 to be servicing daily flights between Malawi’s Blantyre and South Africa’s Johannesburg. The development comes […]

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Africa: Multiple destinations should be tied to developing local airlines – Capt. Sanusi

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Captain Ado Sanusi, CEO of Aero Contractors, Nigeria’s oldest airline, says the development of the Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) facility of the carrier, coupled with the assistance of the Assets Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON), has repositioned the airline. He speaks on other sundry issues in the aviation sector. Excerpts: How far have you gone with Aero MRO? MRO […]

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