AFRAA

Press Release – 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 – August 2021

 

In the month of August 2021, air passenger traffic reached 46.8% compared to same month in 2019 while capacity was at 54.6%. Domestic markets across Africa recorded a slight reduction in passenger demand although still outperforming intra-Africa and intercontinental traffic. Domestic traffic for the month under review was 58.9% compared to 22.7% for intra-Africa and […]

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 […]

Air Seychelles to resume Scheduled Flights to Mauritius in October

 

Air Seychelles will be resuming scheduled passenger flights to the neighbouring island of Mauritius this October, after an absence of more than 18 months on the route. The return of the Seychelles flag carrier to the Indian Ocean Island, follows the announcement of the full reopening of the Mauritius borders starting from 1, October 2021, […]

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 […]

International Pilot Academy and Air Djibouti Announce a New Partnership

 

Ottawa – Canada, July 27, 2021 – During a virtual ceremony held today, Air Djibouti and International Pilot Academy announced a partnership to launch a new Pilot Training Center in Djibouti, starting in January 2022. The training center will allow students from all over the world to register in the Integrated Airline Transport Pilot License […]

Coastal Travels Limited Completes IATA Standard Safety Assessment

 

Coastal Travels Limited is pleased to announce that‚ it has successfully completed the IATA Standard Safety Assessment (ISSA) designed for commercial passenger and/or cargo operators and the airline is now on the ISSA registry. The ISSA program is a global safety standard for commercial operators not covered by existing programs. The IATA Standard Safety Assessment […]

RwandAir is the first African airline to achieve Diamond status in the APEX Health Safety audit powered by SimpliFlying

 

RwandAir has become the first African airline to be awarded the top Diamond status rating for COVID-19 prevention measures – the highest attainable level. The award comes from APEX Health Safety, powered by SimpliFlying, for the airline’s sustained work to ensure the highest standards of cleanliness and sanitisation for its customers and crew. The Diamond […]

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 […]

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