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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 […]

Airlines Consolidation Workshop, 14th September

 

African Airlines Association (AFRAA), in partnership with Lufthansa Consulting and Kenya Airways will hold a high level virtual workshop on Airlines Consolidation on 14 September 2021 from 13:00 – 16:30hrs (East Africa Time) in virtual format. Objectives and Target Audience This important workshop for airline CEOs, C-level representatives and African air transport decision makers at […]

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, […]

AFRAA Launches the AFRAA SkyConnect Dialogues

 

Date:10th March,2021 Session Time:14.00h EAT Registration Link: http://bit.ly/3sOcjkR AFRAA is launching the Sky-Connect dialogues – a monthly top executive leadership series on developments within the aviation space in Africa and globally. The AFRAA Sky-Connect dialogues will host one top executive for a lively, educative and thought-provoking discussion that will edge out practical, implementable recommendations as well […]

Interview: Abderahmane Berthe, Secretary General Of The African Airlines Association

 

The Secretary general of AFRAA discusses how COVID-19 has affected African airlines and progress toward a single African market for commercial aviation. Here is a rush transcript of our interview with Abderahmane Berthe. Victoria Moores: Good morning. My name is Victoria Moores and I’m the European Bureau Chief with Air Transport World magazine. And today […]

Angola Airlines Enlists SITA to provide faster Connectivity across its Network

 

TAAG Angola Airlines E.P. (TAAG) has signed a new five-year agreement with global air transport IT specialist, SITA, to roll-out new, faster network connectivity linking all 15 of the carrier’s airport sites located in Africa, Europe and Latin America. The deal marks the continuation of a strong partnership between the two organizations, dating back to […]

Air Seychelles to resume Limited Services across its Network this Winter

 

Air Seychelles has today announced that the national airline will resume limited passenger services across its regional network from Seychelles to Mauritius, Johannesburg and Tel Aviv this winter. Travellers can view the schedule by visiting www.airseychelles.com  to book their seats for travel from 1 November, 2020 to 31 March, 2021 for the following services: Weekly […]

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 […]

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