Africa

Air Zimbabwe to continue operations after six-month travel ban

On September 16, 2020, Air Zimbabwe issued a statement announcing the resumption of some of its domestic and regional flights. The flight resumption comes following the Zimbabwean government’s decision to ease COVID-19 restrictions....


Emirates route network grows as more destinations are added

Emirates announced that it will resume flights to Nairobi, Baghdad and Basra, growing its passenger network to 67 destinations in August 2020....


Chadian Su-25 mistakenly fires missile at airport, 5 dead [Video]

A missile was fired off from a Chadian attack aircraft as it was preparing for takeoff. The ordnance hit a house near the base, killing at least five civilians....


Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 overshoots runway, disrupts flights

The year 2019 has kicked off with a close-call for Ethiopian Airlines. Its Boeing 737-800 (ET-ATV) aircraft skidded off the runway upon landing at the Entebbe International Airport (EBB) in Uganda, on January 3, forcing to close one of the airport’s two runways and affecting inbound international flights....


Cursed 777s & state secrets: Zimbabwe Airways fleet shrinks to 2

Earlier this month it became clear that in a best case scenario Zimbabwe Airways will receive only two of the four Boeing 777 aircraft it intended to buy from Malaysia Airlines. The deal began as a government secret and developed into a national scandal, which overshadowed the superstition surrounding the planes....


How did August 2018 passenger demand do across the globe?

The latest update from IATA – on global passenger traffic data for August 2018 – was released on October 1, 2018, showing that demand (RPKs) climbed 6.4% compared to the year-ago period. Capacity (ASKs) increased by 5.5%, while load factor climbed 0.7% percentage point to 85.3%, – the highest for any month since at least 1990....


Airbus to help boost Côte d’Ivoire aviation

Airbus and the government of Côte d’Ivoire signed a Memorandum of Understanding to establish a framework of collaboration to support the development of the country’s aerospace industry....


Taking off: Africa’s space initiatives

Several African countries such as Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Ethiopia, Egypt and Algeria have shown a renewed interest in their space programs, including launching initiatives to use satellite technology....


Ethiopian mulls CSeries, E195 jet order amid robust expansion

Along with plans to expand to new destinations and establish multiple international offshoots, Ethiopian Airlines just announced plans to buy new regional jets in preparation of the re-launch of Zambia Airways. The contenders? C Series or E195 jets. As to Boeing 737 MAX 7s, they are now out of the running for the contract....


How the free movement of people could benefit Africa

The African Union (AU) has adopted a Free Movement Protocol and a draft plan of action to go with it....