Aviation: Ethiopian Signs Codeshare Agreement with Air Namibia

Ethiopian Signs Codeshare Agreement with Air Namibia Africa’s largest airline group, Ethiopian Airlines, concluded a codeshare agreement with Air Namibia. The codeshare agreement covers Ethiopian thrice weekly services to Windhoek and the services of both airlines beyond their respective hubs. The agreement will allow both airlines to expand their global network through the services of each airline and also facilitate […]

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Aviation: Mango expects ‘another challenging year’for South African aviation in 2017

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The South African domestic aviation industry may be set for another challenging year laced with occasional opportunity in 2017. So says Mango acting CEO Nic Vlok as the airline reviews the past calendar year and looks ahead to likely scenarios for next year’s environment. Vlok notes that the two primary themes for airlines next year would be cost compression and […]

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Akwaaba: African governments urged to commercialise airports

Mr Richard Aisuebeogun, former Managing Director of Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), has called for the commercialisation of airports in Africa to support the aviation industry. He sad until countries saw this as a commercial entity the growth of the industry would remain stunning. Mr Aisuebeogun was speaking at the 12th Edition of Akwaaba African Travel Market Tourism Conference, […]

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Akwaaba: Africa’s aviation jinxed by high cost of operation, poor regulation, experts says

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Africa contributes only 3 percent to global passenger traffic, according to a report published by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). That means out of the estimated 1.1 billion population of the continent, less than 10 percent flies. This unveils a lacuna in the business model of African airlines which must be addressed, aviation pundits have observed. Speaking at the […]

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African Aviation lives in its own Bubble and need to burst it to thrive says expert

The African aviation sector seems trapped in its own bubble, said Chris Zweigenthal, CEO of the Airlines Association of Southern Africa (AASA), on Friday at the body’s annual general assembly in Namibia. Addressing delegates from Southern African airlines, Zweigenthal said concerns of the past are still present in the aviation industry, including the growing international competition on the continent and […]

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Tourism: How to unlock huge tourism potentials in Africa

by Memory Dube Tuesday, September 27, 2016 marks World Tourism Day, organized by the World Tourism Organization which is a special United Nations agency dedicated to the promotion of responsible, sustainable and universally accessible tourism. World Tourism Day 2016 was celebrated under the theme, “Tourism for All: Promoting Universal Accessibility”. The theme for this year could not have been more […]

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African Aviation: Swaziland to implement open Skies to Boost Airport viability

By Manqoba Makhubu THE country is currently working on implementing the Yamoussoukro Decision to enable full liberalisation of air transport services in terms of access, capacity, frequency, and tariffs. Swaziland Civil Aviation Authority (SWACAA) Director General Solomon Dube said this would result in increased trade, both regional and intercontinental which is critical for economic development. However, he said the agreement […]

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Aviation: How to run a successful Airline in Africa –Experts

Transport World Africa speaks to a panel of international aviation experts to understand the challenges and opportunities facing the African aviation industry today. For Kieran Glyn, sales and marketing executive, Engine Lease Finance Corporation, long-term planning is crucial. “With the vision that Ethiopian Airlines has set for 2025, it’s clear they plan not just three years ahead. So, you can […]

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African Aviation: African Open Skies may not Benefit Nigerian Airlines says Arik Manager

By Friday Nwosu The Deputy Managing Director, Flight Operations, Arik Air, Captain Ado sanusi, has said the liberalization of African airspace being championed by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) may not be beneficial to Nigerian carriers. Sanusi said this in a report published by Thisday newspaper at the just concluded IATA Day in Abuja. He said the open sky […]

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IATA calls on African governments to harness the power of aviation to drive economic growth

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has called on African governments to prioritize the development of aviation nationally and at a pan-Africa level to bolster economic growth and development. Delivering his speech the regional Vice president, Africa and Middle East, Hussein Dabbas said Africa was set to be one of the fastest-growing aviation regions over the next 20 years, with […]

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