African Airlines

Sudan Airways relaunch hints at lifeline from Lufthansa Consulting

Reports suggest that the revival of Sudan Airways may come through the aid of Lufthansa Consulting, following discussions with the Sudanese Government.  ...


South African Airways names Takatso Consortium as new equity partner

South African Airways announces Takatso Consortium as a new equity partner set to hold 51% of the airline's shares and inject 3 billion rands into the airline....


Africa cargo market soaring: Asia-Africa trade on the rise, IATA says

Global cargo demand continues to surpass pre-pandemic levels with strong volumes and performance from airlines and trade activity in Africa and North America....


Hopes to develop intra-African connectivity despite $10.21 billion loss

An AFRAA report reveals $10.21 billion cumulative passenger revenue losses for African carriers, as well as indicators to develop intra-African connectivity.   ...


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 operations on a trial basis. Developed as an initiative to restore passenger and government confidence towards the reopening of state borders, the IATA Travel Pass is an application that enables the ease of verification of a passenger’s complia...


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 of all operations for its daily passenger flight route between Johannesburg and Maseru (Moshoeshoe I International Airport). According to Logistics Update Africa, Airlink managing director and CEO, Rodger Foster, addressed the matter stating, “...


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, several steps behind the pace. The sector has operated in a fragmented airspace, making it difficult for the ease and fluidity of intra-continental connectivity. This fragmentation has been greatly influenced by the slow process of negotiating air s...


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 carrier. The Director General of the Department of Public Enterprises, Kgathatso Tlhakudi together with advisers from FirstRand Ltd’s Rand Merchant Bank commenced negotiations with as many as four potential private investors, who have not been...


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 flights to Dubai on July 8th as reported by Logistics Update Africa. Earlier this week the carrier also resumed its intra-African flight routes as it reopened its weekly service to Yaoundé and Duala which will be frequented on Tue...