Africa: Uganda Civil Aviation screens Six Airline companies for Licensing

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Six companies have been shortlisted for licensing to operate local and regional flight services, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has revealed. Among the airline companies shortlisted is Sun Guru Limited which applied for new licenses to operate private and domestic non-scheduled passenger flight service and Misk Air Limited which applied for domestic non-scheduled passenger flights. Four companies applied for license […]

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News: Africa to be fastest growing region in aviation

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The International Air Transport Association (IATA), has projected that the African continent will become one of the fastest growing aviation regions within the next 20 years, with an average annual expansion rate of almost 5 per cent. Currently, there are 731 airports and 419 airlines on the continent, with the aviation sector supporting around seven million jobs and generating $80 […]

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News: Middle East aviation market doubles over past 10 years, as growth rates shrinking fast

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The Middle East is a region which is certainly not far from the global headlines, and that is within the aviation sector alone. Home to a population of over 400 million people, along with a high percentage of expats, it is a region of high prosperity. With the inaugural CONNECT MEIA taking place next week in Dubai, has decided […]

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News: Inter-Connected African Aviation Industry Valued At US$29bn In Direct Revenue

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AviaDev, Africa’s premier event dedicated to developing connectivity to, from and within the African continent, with partners, MIDAS Aviation and Futureneers Advisors have estimated the potential revenue from new African aviation routes could yield USD $29bn in direct revenue. This revenue, which is more than the individual GDP’s of 70% of the countries in Africa, could be realized if the […]

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Africa: One aviation industry, too many facts, figures

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Conflicting figures are fast becoming the in-thing in local air travel business, and in-between is the credibility gap. WOLE OYEBADE writes. It is often said in the telecommunications sector that data is life. In aviation, life abounds in facts and figures. In fact, a suitable maxim is ‘show me your figures and I will forecast the future’.Forecasting, via facts and […]

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Africa: Inconsistency In Nigeria’s N525 Billion 2018 Aviation Ticket Sales Figure


The actual status of air travel, its traffic and the attendant total ticket sales nationwide are yet a subject of controversy among aviation stakeholders. While the body of travel agencies, the downstream sector of the industry, has declared N525 billion ($1.5 billion) ticket sales for 2018, suggesting a comparative improvement in traffic, the Global Distribution Service (GDS) providers, the middle […]

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Africa: Despite recent tragedy, Ethiopian Airlines is an example of what SAA should strive for


African aviation is expected to grow at 5.4 % a year over the next 10 years and forms a key part of the economic lifeblood of the continent. SA Airways (SAA) and Ethiopian Airlines (EA) are the two top-rated African airlines based on size and customer feedback, and should therefore benefit most from this potential growth. The diverging fortunes of […]

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Africa: Firm seeks increased women participation in aviation industry

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Co-Founder, Aviaten Initiatives Limited, Promoters of Miss Aviation African Pageant, Ossai Ilome is seeking increased participation of women in the aviation sector in Nigeria and Africa in general. Ilome, during an interview with newsmen in Abuja recently said the organisation was an action advocacy network contributing to the development of aviation industry in Africa. He said the aviation industry in […]

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Africa: Civil Aviation Director suspended amid controversy

Somalia’s aviation and air transport minister, Mohamed Abdullahi Salad, has on Tuesday suspended country’s Aviation managing Director, Yusuf Abdi Abdulle, Garowe Online reports. The minister has announced the suspension through a statement dated 9th July 2018, saying the decision was made after having seen the need for transformation and speed up the agency’s services. No reason was given for suspension […]

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Aviation: Ethiopian Airlines Receives Africa’s Largest 737 MAX

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Ethiopian Airlines, the Largest Aviation Group in Africa and SKYTRAX certified Four Star Global Airline, has taken delivery of the largest B737 MAX fleet in the Continent on July 2, 2018. The B737 MAX 8 features the new Boeing sky interior, highlighted by modern sculpted sidewalls and window reveals, LED lighting that enhance the sense of spaciousness ultimately boosting customers’ […]

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