Aviation: Africa’s push to conquer the skies with national airlines

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Uganda is the latest African country to pour money into a national carrier. But the aviation industry faces some particularly tough conditions on the continent before it can turn a profit. Just over a fortnight ago, a plane belonging to the newly revived Uganda Airlines lifted off from Entebbe for its maiden flight. Fifty minutes later, the jet full of […]

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Aviation: Africa World Airlines marks 7 years of successful flight operation

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Ghana’s most successful airlines, Africa World Airline (AWA), celebrated its 7th year of seamless flight operation in the industry. Chief Operations Officer of the airline, Sean Mendis, in facebook post said: “Today marks 7 years since Africa World Airlines took delivery of “Tango”, our first ERJ-145. She continues to serve us well (together with her 7 siblings) as the airline […]

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Aviation: Ethiopian is the only African Airline in the Top 10 Airlines Operating the youngest fleet in the World

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It’s often a selling point you’ll see on an airline’s website: “one of the world’s youngest fleets”. It makes sense. A newer fleet implies a few things, including better inflight entertainment systems, more reliable aircraft and enhanced passenger comfort (not necessarily space!). So here’s the 2019 list of airlines with the youngest fleets according to Air fleets. China Eastern is […]

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Aviation: Top ten airlines generated $35.2 billion from ancillary revenue in 2018

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Every year Idea Works Company searches for disclosures of financial results which qualify as ancillary revenue for airlines all over the globe. Annual reports, investor presentations, financial press releases, and quotes attributed to senior executives all qualify as sources in the data collection process. These results are contained in the new report, 2018 Top 10 Airline Ancillary Revenue Rankings. Of […]

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Africa: Why FG should get Nigerian airlines off ‘unofficial blacklist’ – Onyema

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In this interview, the Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of the airline, Mr. Allen Onyema, speaks on the need for government to support airlines in combating international aero politics and image laundering to get Nigerian airlines off an ‘unofficial blacklist’. Nigerian airlines historically have had challenges of how to convey passengers from point to point when they start international service. What is […]

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Aviation: American Airlines Forces Black Doctor To Cover Up ‘Inappropriate’ Dress, Warns Her Not To Cause A Scene

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Dr. Latisha Rowe was off to a vacation to Kingston, Jamaica, with her 8-year-old son. But that was nearly ruined at the American Airlines terminal in Miami. She had, she claimed, a “traveling while Black” incident. Dressed in a shorts romper, obviously ready for the Jamaican heat when she was to land, Rowe was stopped by a flight attendant while […]

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Africa: ‘Nigerian airlines ’ll operate on intercontinental routes by 2030’

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Experts in the aviation industry have projected that despite challenges in the industry, domestic airlines would become successful on international routes in a few years. This is as they lamented the Federal Government’s unfavourable policy on Bilateral Air Services Agreement with other countries, where foreign carriers are assigned multiple destinations in Nigeria thereby stunting the growth of domestic airlines. Aviation […]

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Africa: Aviation expert urge Nigerian domestic carriers to partner to compete with foreign airlines

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The Chief Executive Officer, African Aviation Services, Mr. Nick Fadugba, has urged Nigerian domestic carriers to form formidable partnerships in the country’s aviation sector that would position the airlines to compete favourably with foreign carriers. Speaking at the 23rd League of Airport and Aviation Correspondents (LAAC), annual conference and awards held in Lagos, with the theme: “Boosting Aviation Investments Through […]

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Aviation: Farewell to the flag, is the era of the national airline over?

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Many national airlines have flown their host countries’ flag for decades, but there’s a debate around whether they still have a place in today’s ultra-competitive market. With the future of Malaysian Airways, Alitalia and South African Airways in doubt, can national airlines continue to thrive in the 21st century? National flag carrier airlines – a somewhat nebulous term today, but […]

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Aviation: The Best Airlines In Africa, 2019

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The prestigious Skytrax 2019 World Airline Awards were held in Paris on the 18th of June and for the third consecutive year, Ethiopian Airlines emerged as the best airline in Africa. Not only was Ethiopian Airlines awarded with the best in Africa, but also walked away as the Best Business Class in Africa and ‘Best Economy Class in Africa. The […]

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