Press Release: AFRAA and UNWTO to Cooperate to Restart of African Tourism and Travel


Madrid, Spain, 21 September 2021 – UNWTO has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the African Airlines Association (AFRAA) to work more closely together and strengthen the relationship between the aviation and tourism sectors. The MoU was signed by Abdérahmane Berthé, AFRAA’s Secretary-General and UNWTO Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvilil. Under the terms of the agreement, […]

Capacity Building Workshop on the Yamoussoukro Decision Institutional and Regulatory Texts for African Airlines, 29th to 30th September 2021


The African Union Commission (AUC), in collaboration with the African Civil Aviation Commission (AFCAC) and the African Airlines Association (AFRAA), is organizing a Capacity Building Workshop on dissemination of the Yamoussoukro Decision Regulatory texts dedicated to African Airlines. The Workshop, which will be in virtual format on Zoom platform and hosted by AFRAA Secretariat from […]



TotalCare® chosen for maintenance of AE3007-powered aircraft 10 September 2021 Rolls-Royce and Airlink have signed a TotalCare® service agreement for the AE3007 engines that power the South African airline’s fleet of Embraer ERJ135 aircraft. The agreement, which covers 28 aircraft, is an extension of service for a further 10 years, continuing the airline’s drive to […]

Beyond the crisis: Leveraging Airline Consolidation for Air Transport Industry Sustainability


15 September 2021 Air transport plays a fundamental role in Africa’s socio-economic development. The sector is a catalyst for promoting tourism and fostering trade and regional development. However, Africa represents less than 3% of global air traffic and over the past 15 years, the continent has had the lowest level of market consolidation compared to […]

Rwandair adds Two New Routes in DRC to its Network


Kigali, 13 September, 2021 RwandAir continues its recovery from the pandemic by adding additional routes to the Democratic Republic of the Congo ( from September. As of September 29, the Rwandan flag carrier is to launch new twice weekly services to both Lubumbashi, the DRC’s mining capital, and Goma capital of North Kivu province, on […]

Media Release: African airlines’ performance updates by AFRAA – July 2021


Release Date: 9th August The African continent continues to witness a significant increase in number of Covid 19 cases.  The situation seems to be getting out of control especially in South Africa where daily infection has now exceeded 15,000 cases. Some African governments are resorting to lockdowns again as a way to curb the surging […]

RwandAir and Qatar Airways join forces to give customers greater choice over combined networks


KIGALI, 2 August, 2021 – RwandAir customers will be able to explore even more of the world following its new partnership with Qatar Airways via their hubs at Kigali and Doha. As part of the strategic partnership, the extensive interline agreement will give customers access to the networks of both airlines, providing a seamless travel […]

Royal Air Maroc renforce son programme de vols pour la saison d’été  


Casablanca, le 1er Juillet 2021 – Dans la continuité de l’opération exceptionnelle lancée depuis le 13 juin 2021 par Royal Air Maroc en application des Hautes Instructions de SM Le Roi, et afin de répondre à la forte demande des Marocains du Monde, la Compagnie Nationale renforce son offre en mobilisant des avions affrétés pendant […]

Air Botswana’s Peter Kgomotso appointed to The IATA Industry Financial Advisory Council


Air Botswana is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Peter H. Kgomotso to the IATA Industry Financial Advisory Council (IFAC), until 2022. The International Air Transport Association (IATA), is the trade association for the world’s airlines representing at least 290 airlines, including Air Botswana. Mr. Kgomotso who is currently employed by Air Botswana as […]

Royal Air Maroc : précisions sur les facilités prévues dans le cadre du dispositif exceptionnel mis en faveur des Marocains du monde


Suite à la mise en place d’un dispositif “exceptionnel” et “historique” pour faciliter le déplacement des Marocains résidant à l’étranger (MRE) en période d’été, en application des Hautes Instructions de Sa Majesté le Roi Mohammed VI, une affluence record a été constatée sur nos différents canaux de distribution -site internet, agences Royal Air Maroc et […]