Mumbai Airport Introduces Mobile-Enabled Kiosks To Meet New COVID-19 Requirements


Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport has introduced nearly 50 of SITA’s mobile-enabled kiosks, becoming one of the first airports in India to deliver a completely contactless way for passengers to check-in for their flight. The technology allows passengers to use their mobile device to interact with kiosks. This significantly reduces the need to touch […]

AFRAA – Sabre Webinar


AFRAA, in partnership with Sabre Consulting will hold a webinar on Wednesday 23 September 2020 from 3:00pm – 5:00pm (NBO time). The webinar is being held under the theme: “Technology as an enabler for the safe restart of travel” and aims to: Share Sabre’s thoughts on what the future travel ecosystem will look like as […]

Rolls-Royce plc Half Year 2020 Results


Rolls-Royce plc (Civil Aerospace, Defence and Power Systems) announced their half-year financial results for 2020. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the whole civil aerospace industry worldwide is unprecedented and a global issue. Rolls-Royce has taken swift action to deal with the sudden short-term impact of COVID-19, secure the immediate future and protect future […]

AFRAA Secretary General receives 2020 ATN Individual Award


The African Airlines Association (AFRAA) has the pleasure to congratulate Mr. Abdérahmane Berthé, the Secretary General of the Association, on the award recognition at the 2020 Air Transport Awards, which took place on 28 August 2020, in Athens, Greece. The ATN Individual Award has been presented to Mr. Berthé in recognition of his efforts at the […]

ANNOUNCEMENT: Date and Format for AFRAA 52nd Annual General Assembly


Looking into the third and fourth quarter of 2020 vis-a-vis the developments on COVID-19 pandemic across Africa and the globe at large, air transport activity is resuming gradually and government-imposed travel restrictions are easing. Careful consideration in consultation with the President of the Association and host of the AGA as well as the leadership of […]

Interview: New African skies; New reality.


African Airlines Association Secretary General Abderahamane Berthe says there are opportunities to achieve a successful restart and recovery through enhanced cooperation among African airlines. How has the COVID-19 pandemic affected African airlines and the greater African aviation market? The impact of the pandemic on the airline industry is severe and unprecedented. AFRAA July 2020 analysis […]

Rolls-Royce Takes Next Step In Sustainability Drive With New Low-Emissions Testing


Rolls-Royce has started its latest phase of testing on its low-emissions technology for its next generation of engines. An ALECSys (Advanced Low Emissions Combustion System) demonstrator engine – with technology that features in both the Advance3 and UltraFan® programmes – has resumed ground test runs in Derby UK. Reducing emissions from gas turbines is part […]

Press Release: AFRAA launches interactive capacity-sharing portal


As part of initiatives and efforts for the industry restart and recovery from the impacts of COVID-19 pandemic, the African Airlines Association (AFRAA) has launched an interactive capacity-sharing portal for African airlines. The portal, which has been created under the auspices of the strategic partnership between AFRAA and ACC Aviation Group, will provide airlines access […]

Accelya Completes Acquisition of Farelogix


Accelya, a leading provider of technology solutions to the global airline and travel industry, today announced that it has completed its acquisition of Farelogix, a leading provider of SaaS solutions for airline retailing and New Distribution Capability-enabled commerce. With Farelogix, Accelya will accelerate customers’ digital transformations, and will provide a next-generation, end-to-end, Offer-to-Settlement airline commerce […]