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 […]

Air Botswana Resumes Scheduled Operations


The Air Botswana Board, Management and Staff are pleased to announce the re-introduction of the airline’s scheduled domestic operations effective July 17, 2020. This resumption is subject to health and safety protocols and the new ways of working. The Airline shall gradually increase frequency of operations on the basis of demand and reinstate regional operations […]

Press Release: AFRAA intensifies efforts for financial support to African airlines from adverse effects of COVID-19 pandemic


As part of intensified efforts and initiatives for financial support to its members from the adverse impacts of COVID-19 pandemic, the African Airlines Association (AFRAA) staged a webinar on the theme: “Financial support to the African airline industry in the context of COVID-19 pandemic impacts.” The webinar, which took place on 04 June 2020, was […]

Press Release: AFRAA releases COVID 19 Impact Assessment on African Airlines


Nairobi, Kenya – 02 June 2020: The African Airlines Association (AFRAA) has released a new analysis of the impact of COVID-19 on the airline industry in Africa which reveals an estimated revenue loss of USD 8.103 billion for African airlines for the year 2020. The analysis is the first in a series of studies that […]

L’AFRAA élabore un plan de relance COVID-19 pour l’industrie du transport aérien en Afrique


En soutien à ses membres dans ces circonstances exceptionnelles de la pandémie COVID-19, l’AFRAA a organisé un webinaire dans le cadre des actions urgentes, immédiates et cohérentes visant la survie de l’industrie. Le webinaire, qui avait pour thème « Naviguer en pleine pandémie COVID-19 et se préparer à la reprise d’après-crise », a permis à […]

AFRAA joins the 3rd meeting on implementation of SAATM


AFRAA Secretary General, Mr. Abdérahmane Berthé, joined key #aviationindustry stakeholders at the 3rd meeting on implementation of the joint prioritized action plan for the operationalisation of the Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM) in Dakar, at the African Civil Aviation Commission (AFCAC) headquarters, to discuss the progress and challenges of opening African skies. Mr. Berthé, pointed out […]