Battle for West Africa: South Africa Airlines Leads Ethiopian Airline Using Accra as Hub

By Ikechi Uko The news that the Ghana Government has granted South Africa Airways (SAA), the 5th Freedom Traffic Right to operate on the Accra-London route changes the Aviation landscape in West Africa. West Africa has a population of over 300 million People within 15 countries having over 40 Airports with the largest Economies in Africa. Yet there is no […]

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Aviation: 2016 year of big winners and losers in West Africa

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IKECHI UKO West Africa has a population of over 300 million People within 15 countries having over 40 Airports with the largest Economies in Africa. Yet there is no strong Airline in West Africa and no Airport hub in West and Central Africa. East Africa has 2 hubs in Nairobi and Addis Ababa while South Africa has the massive Oliver […]

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African Aviation: Qatar seeks to explore more in Africa

Qatar Airways’ chief executive has ambitions to turn Casablanca into a major airport hub in Africa after a potential stake acquisition in Royal Air Maroc, but right now he is focused on owning part of Italian airline, Meridiana. “We are not supermen,” said Akbar Al Baker, chief executive of Qatar Airways. “We are too busy at the moment with Meridiana… […]

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