Category: Africa

Oman Air Wins Best Airline in Middle East, Africa and Europe

Oman Air has been awarded the Signum Virtutis, the seal of excellence, from the Seven Stars Luxury Hospitality and Lifestyle Awards 2016. The airline was voted winner for the best airline in the Middle East, Africa and Europe. The competitors included leading international airlines from around the world. The Seven Stars Luxury Hospitality and Lifestyle […]

IATA Forecasts Passenger Demand to Double Over 20 Years

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) expects 7.2 billion passengers to travel in 2035, a near doubling of the 3.8 billion air travelers in 2016. The prediction is based on a 3.7% annual Compound Average Growth Rate (CAGR) noted in the release of the latest update to the association’s 20-Year Air Passenger Forecast. “People want […]

Transforming the Passenger Journey

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) laid out a transformative vision for air travel that will enable aviation to successfully accommodate a near doubling in demand for air travel over the next two decades. According to IATA’s latest passenger forecast, some 7.2 billion air trips will take place in 2035, up from 3.8 billion in […]

Rwanda’s Humanitarian Drone Delivery Service Changing the World

After months of testing among the thousand hills of Rwanda, a partnership involving a humanitarian healthcare shipper, a robotics company, the Rwandan government, and delivery and logistics group UPS has formally launched the world’s first national drone delivery service. The ground-breaking Rwandan project – launched by President Paul Kagame – is said to have the […]

ATCT to Select MOMook Software for Its Training Management

The technology company MOMook, developing management software solutions for aviation training centres, is announcing a service agreement with Aviation Training Center of Tunisia (ATCT). The two-year agreement, signed on 29th of September, includes the MOMook solution for company’s training scheduling, documents, and user management, syllabus manager, examination, reporting and student progress, warehouse and simulator maintenance. […]

Etihad Strengthens African Connections

United Arab Emirates flag carrier Etihad Airways has increased links to Africa with the signing of a codeshare agreement with South African low-cost carrier (LCC) kulula. The codeshare, which becomes effective Oct. 30, will see Etihad placing its EY code on flights to several kulula services from Johannesburg to the South African cities of Cape […]

Aviation Training Management Software – A Key to Digital Optimization

Digitalization is considered to be one of the major trends impacting the modern global aviation training industry and aviation technologies which are currently in use. Social media, mobile computing, cloud computing, analytics and the Internet of Things (IoT) are the principal tools used in order to implement digital transformations. As a whole unit these technologies […]

South Africa Launches Continent’s First Solar-Powered Airport

South Africa has launched the continent’s first solar-powered airport. George Airport located in the South African town of the same name, is Africa’s first eco-friendly airport powered by the sun. All services at the airport from the control tower and escalators to restaurants and ATMs are supplied by a small solar power station nearby. The […]

Passenger Growth Slowed in August

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic data for August showing that demand (measured in total revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) climbed 4.6% compared to the year-ago period. This represented a slowing from the 6.4% increase recorded in July (revised). August capacity (available seat kilometers or ASKs) increased by 5.8%, and load […]

World’s Best Business Jets for Your Local or Transatlantic Flights

It does not matter what we do; from time to time there comes a moment when we are forced to choose. Business aviation is not an exception, as long as this sector also provides people with a range of choices. The fact that rich and successful people all around the world got used to flying […]