Tag: Africa

CONNECT MEIA 2019

CONNECT is the friendliest networking forum that every year brings together representatives from airports, airlines, tour operators, tourism and government, from all over the world, to discuss route development. CONNECT offers participants a unique, professional, and friendly environment to facilitate networking and business opportunities. Working side-by-side to increase productivity, the event is split into one-to-one […]

Air Peace to Become First E-Jets E2 Operator in Africa

Reading Time: 2 minutes Embraer has signed a firm order for 10 E195-E2 jets with Air Peace, Nigeria’s largest airline. With this order, Air Peace will become the first E-Jets E2 operator in Africa. The contract includes purchase rights for a further 20 E195-E2. With all purchase rights being exercised, the contract has a value of USD 2.12 billion, […]

Embraer Delivers First E175 to Mauritania Airlines

Reading Time: 1 minute Embraer delivered the first E175 to Mauritania Airlines. The airline signed a firm order with Embraer for two E175 jets in 2018. The contract has a value of USD 93.8 million. “We celebrate with Mauritania Airlines the delivery of the first E175 aircraft to Africa. We are sure that the E175 will achieve in Africa […]

CRASH: Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 with 157 On Board

Reading Time: 4 minutes UPDATED 15:23 (UTC +2), 15 March 2019 According to the media reports, the captain of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 requested permission to return to Addis Ababa airport three minutes after take-off as it accelerated to abnormal speed. The aircraft was cleared for return. However, after clearance the plane climbed to an unusually high altitude and […]

Boeing and Comair Debut Airline’s First 737 MAX

Reading Time: 1 minute Boeing delivered the first 737 MAX 8 to Comair Limited, which becomes the first airline in sub-Sahara Africa to operate the fuel-efficient jet. The airplane is the first of eight 737 MAX airplanes on order for Comair as the airline looks to refresh its fleet and offer better service for its passengers. “The arrival of […]

Boeing Receives the Biggest Order from Africa Ever

Reading Time: 1 minute Boeing and Lagos-based Green Africa Airways announced a commitment for up to 100 737 MAX 8 aircraft, evenly split into 50 firm aircraft and 50 options, as the airline gears up to begin commercial operations. The total deal carries a list-price of $11.7 billion, the largest aircraft agreement from Africa, and will be reflected on […]

ExecuJet Welcomes First Pilatus PC-24 to Africa

Reading Time: 1 minute ExecuJet, part of the Luxaviation Group, is announcing that it will be the first business aviation company to operate and manage a Pilatus PC-24 Super Versatile Jet in Africa. The aircraft will be based in South Africa at Cape Town International Airport and ExecuJet will be responsible for its day-to-day management and operations on behalf […]

Africa’s Busiest Passenger Air Routes Revealed

Reading Time: 2 minutes The 10 busiest passenger air routes in Africa have been revealed in a new study conducted by Routes. The research has found that the South African domestic flight between Cape Town and Johannesburg’s O.R. Tambo International Airport is the busiest on the continent. More than 4.7 million passengers flew the 1,292 km between the two […]

Why Drone Use is Different in Africa

Reading Time: 5 minutes The African unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) market is interesting in comparison to other regions of the world, with less dominance on the military use of such technologies and more emphasis on the humanitarian benefits. Beth Stevenson reports. A UAV can be used to deliver aid or samples for testing, watch for wildlife poachers, and provide […]

African Airlines Continue See Very Strong Demand

Reading Time: 2 minutes The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for March 2018 showing that demand (measured in revenue passenger kilometers, or RPKs) rose 9.5%, compared to the same month a year ago, the fastest pace in 12 months. Capacity (available seat kilometers, or ASKs) grew 6.4% and load factor climbed 2.3 percentage points […]