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How Ethiopian Airlines Is Bucking A Continent-Wide Trend

AFRICANGLOBE - Ethiopian Airlines is Africa’s largest and most profitable airline, earning more than its rivals on the continent combined. Its expansion has been rapid: by 2015 it served 82 international destinations, with 13 more added this year. According to unaudited figures, it nearly doubled its profits in the last financial year (see chart). And that is amid national turmoil.

Ethiopian Airlines Unveils Dreamliner

One of Africa's fastest growing airlines, Ethiopian Airlines, has formally unveiled its latest acquisition - the Boeing 787-800 Dreamliner in Harare. The arrival of the...

Ethiopian Airlines’ Receives New Dreamliner

Ethiopian Airlines, which will be the first airline in the world outside Japan to operate the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, is pleased to announce rotating...

Is Africa Ready for Low-Cost Airlines?

FastJet, a new African discount airline backed by easyJet's founder Stelios Haji-Ioannou, will take to the skies by October, potentially redefining air connectivity on...

South Africa Sells Cheetah Fighter Jets to Ecuador

All 12 of the South African Cheetah supersonic fighters sold to Ecuador have successfully completed their test flights and are now ready for deployment...

Pan-African Airline Dream Faces Tough Take-Off

Gervais Djondo is a man with a dream. The former industry minister of the west African state of Togo has set himself a mission...

East African Aviation Chiefs Push Regional Tourist Visa

Civil aviation authorities from the East African Community (EAC) member states want the bloc to expedite the introduction and implementation of a common passport...

Nigerian Senate Summons Ba, Virgin, Others Over Airfare Disparity

The Nigerian Senate, yesterday, summoned the British Airways, Virgin Atlantic Airways, Arik Airlines, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Olugbenga Ashiru and other stakeholders to...

Britain Refuses to Renegotiate Bilateral Agreement With Nigeria

As the issue of air fare disparity in West Africa continues to generate comments, Nigeria's Minister of Aviation, Princess Stella Oduah has disclosed that...

Direct U.S.-Kenya Flights ‘In a Couple of Months’

The United States government has indicated its commitment to grant Kenya the green light to launch direct flights to America possibly in a couple...

Africa Will Require 1,101 New Aircraft By 2030

Africa will require 1,101 aircraft by 2030 when the continent's air traffic is likely to grow at above world's average, Mr Alan Pardoe, Airbus...

Aviation Expert Makes Case for Cargo Airport in Nigeria

Nigeria is ripe for a cargo airport that will serve the West African sub-region and also complement the ongoing mass rehabilitation and development of...

Boeing to Offer Pilot Training Program in Africa

Aviation news reports that Boeing is expanding its partnerships in Africa and announced that it had reached agreement to jointly offer a comprehensive pilot training program with 43 Air School (Pty) Ltd., Africa's largest flight training organization.

European Union Barres Mozambican Air Companies From It’s Airspace

The civil aviation authorities of the European Union have decided to keep all Mozambican air companies on the white list of carriers that are banned from flying in E.U. airspace even though the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) has given Mozambique a clean bill of health.

Airline Rivalry Set to Intensify in Tanzania's Skies

More airlines have expressed interest to operate domestic flights in Tanzania with four, including two newcomers, applying for the provision of scheduled passenger services in what is proving to be the new field for cutthroat competition.

How Foreign Airlines Cheat Nigerian Travellers

The liquidation of Nigeria Airways Limited in 2003 left Nigerian air travellers at the mercy of foreign mega carriers operating in the country. Despite having enjoyed concessions which they do not have elsewhere, even in their home countries, they have adopted tactics to fleece Nigerians.