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Ethiopian Airlines Flying High As Other Carriers Sink

AFRICANGLOBE - While other major African airlines, including Kenya Airways and South African Airways, slid into loss, Ethiopian Airlines has grown its revenue and expanded its routes to become the most networked carrier on the continent.

The African Business Aviation Association Is Putting Africa On the Map

AFRICANGLOBE - Just prior to this year’s NBAA convention, the African Business Aviation Association (AfBAA) held its first regional symposium in Marrakech, Morocco. A range of topics was discussed, highlighting not only the many issues that face business aviation as it grows on the continent, but also the strides that have been made by AfBAA itself since it was launched at EBACE in May last year.

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.

Kenya Airways Reveals Stable Operating Results For Q3

AFRICANGLOBE - Kenya Airways has revealed its operating results for the third quarter of 2012, showing growth in a number of regions although significant impacts of European financial woes have put pressure on the airline. The total number of passengers carried by the airline in Q3 grew by 3.6 percent as compared to the equivalent period of last year

Major African Airlines Move to Dominate West African Market

Successful African airlines like Ethiopia Airlines, Kenya Airways and South Africa Airways (SAA) are trying to take over the lucrative West African air transport...

Kenya, Russia Mull Direct Flights

Kenya and Russia have agreed to initiate the process of signing a bilateral air traffic agreement that will allow the national carriers of the...

African Airports Need to Expand to Cope With an Ever Growing...

Running an airline in Africa is not an easy task, at least not any more. Passengers are demanding top-of-the-range safety and service, small old planes...

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.

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.