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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 […]

ROLLS-ROYCE’S ALL-ELECTRIC ‘SPIRIT OF INNOVATION’ TAKES TO THE SKIES FOR THE FIRST TIME

 

15 September 2021 We are pleased to announce the completion of the first flight of our all-electric ‘Spirit of Innovation’ aircraft. At 14:56 (BST) the plane took to the skies propelled by its powerful 400kW (500+hp) electric power train with the most power-dense battery pack ever assembled for an aircraft. This is another step towards […]

AIRLINK CONFIRMS SELECTION OF ROLLS-ROYCE TOTALCARE® FOR ENGINE SERVICING

 

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Press Release – AFRAA releases the 2020 Africa Air transport report

 

The African Airlines Association (AFRAA) has released the 2020 Africa air transport report. The report gives an in-depth analysis of Africa’s air transport industry performance for 2020 covering: financial performance, passenger and cargo traffic evolution, airport ranking, intra Africa connectivity and openness.  AFRAA 2020 Africa Air transport report Highlights  1. Financial performance 2020 was an […]

AFRAA SkyConnect Leadership Dialogue Series with Mrs. Emily Ndoria, Director Trade in Services, African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA)

 

African Airlines Association (AFRAA) is hosting the AFRAA SkyConnect Dialogues – a monthly top executive leadership series on developments within the aviation space in Africa and globally. The May 2021 edition of the AFRAA Sky-Connect will host Mrs. Emily Mburu – Ndoria, Director Trade in Services for a thought-provoking one-on-one dialogue on matters on the […]

AFRAA Secretary General Meets the New IATA RVP MEA

 

AFRAA Secretary General – Mr Abdérahmane Berthé, had a consultative meeting on 08 April 2021 with the newly appointed IATA Regional Vice President for Africa & Middle East, Mr. Kamil H. Al-​Awadhi following his recent assumption of office in March 2021. Accompanied by representatives of their respective teams AFRAA Secretary General and IATA RVP discussed […]

RwandAir is the first African airline to begin vaccinating all staff against Covid-19

 

RwandAir is the first African airline to vaccinate all staff against Covid-19, which will position the carrier as one of the safest on the continent. The airline began its vaccination rollout programme earlier this month targeting all staff and crew who received their first shot. Non-airline staff at Kigali International Airport, the airline’s hub, have […]

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