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Kenya Airways Calls for Merger With Ethiopian,South African Airways

AFRICANGLOBE - Kenya Airways suggested a merger with Ethiopian Airlines and South African Airways with the view to withstanding stiff competition coming from mega non-African carriers.

African Airlines to Purchase Fuel Jointly

Nine African airlines have teamed up to purchase fuel jointly in an effort to benefit from better bargains through increased negotiating power. The new plan is a pilot project by the African Airlines Association which aims to reduce operational costs for its member airlines. It is estimated that fuel alone accounts for between 40 to 50 per cent of an airline's direct cost. Direct costs for regional airlines are at an average of 70 per cent of all expenses incurred.