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African airlines record largest year-on-year increase in demand for air cargo

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data showing African carriers recorded the largest year-on-year increase in demand of all regions in July 2017 with freight volumes growing 33.7%...

7 Sep 2017

Quality of social media engagement trumps quantity of mentions in Middle East Airlines sentiment study

Brandseye analysed the social media universe of the four biggest Middle Eastern airlines according to social media conversation - Qatar Airways, Etihad, Emirates and Saudi Arabian Airlines...

4 Aug 2017

How to use blockchain to reinvent asset management

Without going into the specifics too deeply, blockchain is a huge, global distributed ledger or database running on many devices and open to anyone within the blockchain...

By Bas de Vos 1 Aug 2017

Etihad adds year-round flights to Egypt, Nigeria

Etihad Airways is adding year-round flights to Cairo and Lagos later this year to cater to growing demand to and from the United Arab Emirates...

17 Jul 2017

Swissport to invest Sh6.2bn in equipment, training

Swissport Tanzania plans to invest Sh6.2bn in equipment and training this year. It will do so despite a drop in cargo revenue in 2016 due to unfavourable economic conditions...

7 Jul 2017

Africa to launch single air transport market in 2018

An African single air transport market will be launched in January 2018, with 40 plus countries expected to be signatories by then...

6 Jul 2017

Longer wait for Kenyans to fly drones

Kenyans will wait longer to fly drones following a delay in issuing a gazette notice guiding the use of aerial unmanned vehicles (AUVs)...

22 Jun 2017

Fastjet takes 'Best African Low-Cost Airline' title

Fastjet has been awarded the 'Best African Low-Cost Airline' title at the World Airline Awards, presented by Skytrax, at the Paris Air Show in France...

21 Jun 2017

Flights resume as NCAA certifies Abuja airport

The Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, has formally reopened for operations after six weeks of closure with an Ethiopian Airlines Airbus A350-900, the first plane to land at the repaired runway....

19 Apr 2017

Turkish Airlines now flies directly between Antalya and Algeria

Turkish Airlines has added an Antalya-Algeria-Antalya route to its flight network during this year's summer season in Europe...

14 Feb 2017

EgyptAir flight from Paris feared crashed in Mediterranean

An EgyptAir flight from Paris with 66 people on board vanished from radar screens on Thursday with a Greek aviation source saying it had crashed into the Mediterranean...

19 May 2016

Safe air transport key to African growth story

The World Bank estimated Sub-Saharan Africa's growth at 3.7 percent for 2015 despite the current financial turmoil, with a slight uptick to 4.4 percent and 4.8 percent in 2016 and 2017 respectively

18 Apr 2016

IATA: Lower prices boosted air travel in 2015

Global air passenger traffic jumped 6.5 percent in 2015 compared to a year earlier, boosted largely by lower airfares, IATA said. Last year's hike marked the strongest rise in global air passenger traffic since...

5 Feb 2016

Need for liberalisation and transparent regulation to open up the African skies

On the opening day of the World Routes Strategy Summit in Durban, the plight of African airlines took centre stage with the lack of liberalisation...

25 Sep 2015

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