Category: Africa

Global Expansion Through Business Acquisition In Aviation: The Better Way?

To increase geographical presence, decrease competition, accelerate expansion – just a few reasons why companies choose business acquisition as an inorganic mode of expansion. With yearly worth of worldwide mergers and acquisitions topping €41 billion it’s only natural that increasing number of deals has been recorded and anticipated in the aviation industry as well. With […]

Smoke On Board Of Thomas Cook B753 Prompts Evacuation Before Departure

A Thomas Cook Boeing 757-300 with 251 passengers and 9 crew was about to depart from Hurghada when smoke appeared in the cabin prompting the flight crew to initiate an evacuation via slides onto the runway. A number of people received injuries as result of the evacuation. The airline reported all 251 customers and 9 […]

5 Airports Prove to Be the Best in the World

Air travel is no longer a luxury commodity – on the contrary, it proves to be as indispensable to everyday life as medicine or telecommunications. Apart from occupying a pivotal role in the social development, aviation also brings enormous benefits to modern economies by unlocking their potential for more profitable trade and tourism. Without a […]

Resurging African Economies See Etihad Boost Capacity

Etihad has announced it will add seven flights per week to both Cairo, Egypt, and Lagos, Nigeria, on the back of growing numbers of tourists from the continent. “Cairo is the largest point to point market from Abu Dhabi enjoying an increase in tourist traffic to Egypt,” says Mohammad Al Bulooki, Etihad Airways Executive Vice […]

Air Zimbabwe Cuts Half Its Workforce

Air Zimbabwe, the national carrier of the southern African nation, has reportedly made almost half of its 400-plus staff redundant as it battles chronic financial problems. The Zimbabwe flag carrier has been in a perilous position for years, with debts estimated at $330 million. Its fleet has shrunk to just a few aircraft. The Harare-headquartered […]

Boeing Cuts Back On Large Aircraft As Demand Drops

The era of very large passenger aircraft like the Airbus A380 and the Boeing 747 is coming to an end. Most airlines no longer want the Airbus “Superjumbo” or Boeing’s “Queen of the Skies” as they increasingly opt for smaller wide-body versions that are fuel-efficient, flexible and viable to operate. “We have seen a very consistent […]

Boeing Reports Second-Quarter Deliveries

The Boeing Company announced deliveries across its commercial and defense operations for the second quarter of 2017. Major program deliveries during the second quarter and year-to-date, including deliveries under operating lease (which are identified by parentheses), were as follows:

YY Fares Retire After Seven Successful Decades

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that the YY Fares will be rescinded from 31 October 2018. The decision to rescind YY Fares was taken with a vote by the IATA Passenger Tariffs Conference on 28 June 2017. The rescinding of YY fares reflects the dramatic transformation that continues to take place in the […]

Global Air Freight Demand Increases 13% in May

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), grew 12.7% in May 2017 compared to the year-earlier period. This was up from the 8.7% annual growth recorded in April 2017 and is more than three times higher than the five year […]

Airbus New Black Boxes Will Eject From Crashing Planes

Airbus will fit deployable flight data and cockpit voice recorders on new A350 XWB aircraft beginning in 2019 and on the rest of its long-range fleet soon thereafter. A deployable flight data recorder is designed to separate itself from the aircraft in a crash. They are particularly useful for crashes over water where accessing or […]