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Increased passenger demand for Africa as global demand slows in April
Increased passenger demand for Africa as global demand slows in April

The upward demand trend remains strong, helped by continuing signs of improvement in the region's largest economies: Nigeria and South Africa...

1 Jun 2018

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#AfricaMonth: Pave the way to Open Skies

Although it's certainly not feasible for Africa to have thousands of city pairs because the traveller demand simply doesn't exist, there are several hundred city pairs that would certainly be sustainable...

By Natalia Rosa 22 May 2018

Renaming of Songwe International Airport on the cards
Renaming of Songwe International Airport on the cards

Mbeya Regional Consultative Committee (RCC) has decided to change the name of Songwe International Airport to Mbeya International Airport, to attract more investors and tourists...

By Merali Chawe 14 May 2018

Pemba Airport to get major upgrade
Pemba Airport to get major upgrade

The Pemba Airport will undergo a major facelift so it can handle bigger planes, the revolutionary government of Zanzibar has said...

By Haji Mtumwa 11 May 2018

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February shows rebound in passenger traffic growth

"As expected, we saw a return to stronger demand growth in February, after the temporary slowdown in January. This is supported by a robust economic backdrop and solid business confidence."

6 Apr 2018

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Faulty business models, policies shrink air travel market, survival of airlines

Beyond the prevailing harsh operating environment, the faulty business models airlines' operators often adopt may be responsible for the perennial low market penetration and short lifespan of local carriers...

By Wole Oyebade 13 Mar 2018

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IATA global passenger traffic results reflect slowest year-over-year increase

IATA's global passenger traffic results for January 2018 show that traffic rose by 4.6% compared to that of January 2017. These results indicate the slowest year-over-year increase in nearly four years...

9 Mar 2018

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Emirates goes behind the scenes for International Women's Day

The video shows Emirates' female employees carrying out all key activities for the operation of flight EK 225 from Dubai to San Francisco. A team of over 75 women from more than 25 nationalities worked on the flight...

9 Mar 2018

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Three African airports honoured at Airport Service Quality Awards

Airports Company South Africa's George Airport and King Shaka International, as well as another African airport, Nairobi Airport, were honoured at the ACI Airport Service Quality Awards...

By Ilse van den Berg 8 Mar 2018

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Automated passport readers at CAI a warm welcome for travellers, defence against security threats

By supplying Cairo International Airport with automated document readers, Gemalto is enabling faster border crossings for millions of travellers while ensuring rigorous security checking...

13 Feb 2018

Global passenger traffic results for 2017 show rise in demand
Global passenger traffic results for 2017 show rise in demand

"2017 got off to a very strong start and largely stayed that way throughout the year, sustained by a broad-based pick-up in economic conditions..."

2 Feb 2018

African aviation development conference heads to Cape Town
African aviation development conference heads to Cape Town

AviaDev, will take place in Cape Town in June 2018. The event, which is dedicated to advancing Africa's connectivity across the continent, is expecting 250-300 delegates and 30 airlines...

29 Jan 2018

Angolan Airlines, SAA enter new partnership
Angolan Airlines, SAA enter new partnership

An agreement between the state-owned companies Angolan Airlines and South African Airlines, dubbed Codeshare, signed in the ambit of a commercial contract that is intended to provide better air transportation...

15 Jan 2018

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IATA: Global passenger traffic bounces back

IATA's global passenger traffic results show October's performance was a strong bounce-back after the hurricane-related disruptions in September...

6 Dec 2017

Jambojet to launch Uganda, Tanzania flights by February
Jambojet to launch Uganda, Tanzania flights by February

Jambojet is set to start flights to Tanzania and Uganda by February next year, kicking off its regional expansion plan designed to see the low-cost carrier fly to 16 new routes...

By Mugambi Mutegi 28 Nov 2017

Growing customer demand has Cathay Pacific Group introduce high-speed Wi-Fi to its fleet
Growing customer demand has Cathay Pacific Group introduce high-speed Wi-Fi to its fleet

Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon adopt Gogo's 2Ku satellite-based broadband in-flight connectivity technology - it will be installed on the airlines' Boeing 777 and Airbus A330 aircraft...

23 Nov 2017

Emirates boost Algiers service with extra flight, becomes daily
Emirates boost Algiers service with extra flight, becomes daily

Emirates Airlines will be adding an extra flight to its service between Dubai and Algiers as of 13 December 2017, complementing Emirates' current six flights a week and making it a daily service....

3 Nov 2017

NEXTT: Delivering on the future of air travel
NEXTT: Delivering on the future of air travel

On-ground concepts will increasingly be required to optimise the use of emerging technologies, processes and design developments. The New Experience in Travel and Technologies initiative aims to help deliver this future...

27 Oct 2017

Air passengers want more digital technology, more control over travel processes
Air passengers want more digital technology, more control over travel processes

IATA's 2017 Global Passenger Survey showed that passengers expect technology to give them more control over their travel experience. Digital travel processes are the expectation and passengers want more...

26 Oct 2017

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The world will have to prepare for 7.8 billion air passengers by 2036

IATA expects 7.8 billion passengers to travel in 2036, a near doubling of the four billion air travellers expected to fly this year, according to the latest 20-Year Air Passenger Forecast...

25 Oct 2017

Mount Kenya University, RwandAir partner to promote aviation industry
Mount Kenya University, RwandAir partner to promote aviation industry

Mount Kenya University Rwanda recently entered a memorandum of understanding with RwandAir in a bid to strengthen the field of academic training and research...

16 Oct 2017

Air Tanzania signs MoU with Ethiopia on pilot training
Air Tanzania signs MoU with Ethiopia on pilot training

Air Tanzania Company Limited has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Ethiopian Aviation Academy, aimed at helping Tanzanian pilots and engineers undergo capacity building training in Ethiopia...

By Iddy Mwema 13 Oct 2017

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A new distribution landscape: Bringing blockchain to the travel industry

Lufthansa Group has partnered with Winding Tree which has dedicated itself to reorganising travel distribution. With a decentralised B2B marketplace system powering blockchain-based travel booking transactions...

11 Oct 2017

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

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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 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 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
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
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 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

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