African Airlines

RwandAir, first African Airline to trial IATA Travel Pass

Following a statement issued by the airline on Tuesday, February 23rd, RwandAir, the flag carrier of Rwanda, will become the first African Airline to incorporate the IATA Travel Pass program into its...


First-ever 787 Dreamliners repurposed for cargo operations

After successfully receiving airworthiness approval, Kenya Airways’ 787s are now the first-ever cargo converted Dreamliners in the world...


Johannesburg-Maseru route halted over Covid concerns

Following a notice issued by Lesotho authorities, prohibiting all international, regional, and domestic flights to and from the country until January 27, Airlink announced on January 14, 2021, a halt...


African aviation – the wake-up call to a new era?

Over the years, growth in the African aviation sector has been somewhat stunted. When placed side by side with the industry norms, on a global scale, the African sector has been left playing catch-up,...


South African government engages investors keen on state carrier

Despite South African Airways having faced a rather turbulent decade, the South African government has initiated discussions with private investors who have shown an interest in buying into the state...


Ethiopian Airlines resumes Cameroon & Saudi Arabia flight routes

As of July 16, Ethiopian Airlines will recommence its flight routes to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia‘s capital and to Jeddah, the country‘s commercial center. This comes after the carrier resumed its passenger...


Former Comair CEO eyes for new & efficient South African Airline

Given the recent events the industry has faced in the first half of 2020, many people would question the timing and strategy tied with a carrier launch especially in the African aviation sector as a m...


Royal Air Moroc gears up for 787 and 737 fleet sell-off

Having declared a state of emergency in mid-March and recording monthly losses of $109 million since the closure of its national borders, the Moroccan flag carrier has announced its intention to execu...


African aviation leaders call for a coordinated Industry restart

The International Air Transport Association (IATA), Airports Council International - Africa (ACI Africa) and the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Regional Offices for African States ha...


African markets to record an $8 billion loss for 2020 – AFRAA

Earlier this week the African Airlines Association (AFRAA) released assessment data revealing the impact of COVID-19 on the African aviation market. The data from the press release reveals that the in...