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British Airways starts African and Indian Ocean Islands expansion

As part of its African network expansion, British Airways will be starting its services to the Seychelles, offering more flights to Mauritius, with more seats on other routes...

20 Sep 2017

Does Africa only have three facilities to repair aircraft?

To attract investors, Nigeria's Kaduna state wants to repair aircraft. But would its planned facility be only the fourth on the continent, as the state's governor's account tweeted?

By David Ajikobi 15 Sep 2017

Kenya Airways becomes official sports ministry carrier

The Ministry of Sports and Kenya Airways have entered a one-year renewable partnership that will see the national carrier become the official airline for all Kenyan teams travelling outside the country...

By Timothy Olobulu 11 Sep 2017

African airlines record largest year-on-year increase in demand for air cargo

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data showing African carriers recorded the largest year-on-year increase in demand of all regions in July 2017 with freight volumes growing 33.7%...

7 Sep 2017

Dana Air recruits, trains more Nigerian pilots in South Africa, Spain

Dana Air has announced that it has recruited and trained more Nigerian pilots in Johannesburg, South Africa and Madrid, Spain, as part of efforts towards growing and developing the Nigerian aviation industry...

By Abdullateef Aliyu 6 Sep 2017

Aerospace accelerator Airbus Bizlab launches #Africa4Future challenge in Southern Africa

Global aerospace accelerator, Airbus Bizlab, is targeting Southern African startups with innovative ideas that will help define the future of aerospace business with the launch of the #Africa4Future challenge...

25 Aug 2017

Airlines spend N50bn annually on aircraft maintenance overseas

The low value of the naira has increased the cost of overseas aircraft maintenance to over N50bn annually, Nigerian airline operators have said...

By Chinedu Eze 21 Aug 2017

Nairobi sees 22% boost in domestic air travel capacity

Nairobi is the only city in Africa whose airports are recording higher growth for domestic capacity than that of international capacity, with a 22% boost...

By Josephine Wawira 18 Aug 2017

Africa's travel market experiencing healthy growth, Lagos falls short

According to an analysis conducted by ForwardKeys, Lagos has seen a substantial decline in both its domestic and international capacity...

16 Aug 2017

African airlines fly high with cargo on the back of a strong economy

African airlines have registered the fastest growth in freight volumes in seven years in the first half of this year, buoyed by strong trade lines between the continent and Asia...

By Allan Olingo 15 Aug 2017

Airbus Little Engineers initiative comes to Africa

The Airbus Foundation has launched Airbus Little Engineer (ALE) robotics programme in Africa, aiming to reach at least 3,000 learners. Initial workshops will be held together with local stakeholders in Kenya and Nigeria later this year...

7 Aug 2017

How to use blockchain to reinvent asset management

Without going into the specifics too deeply, blockchain is a huge, global distributed ledger or database running on many devices and open to anyone within the blockchain...

By Bas de Vos 1 Aug 2017

Why aviation is unprofitable

Recently investors and airline operators met in Lagos to brainstorm on factors inhibiting growth in the aviation industry and the poor yield on investment...

By Chinedu Eze 31 Jul 2017

Rwanda concludes agreement for new Bugesera Airport

With the backing of the African Legal Support Facility, the government of Rwanda has taken a concrete step toward becoming a transportation hub for the East African region...

27 Jul 2017

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International

Support World Car-Free Day on 22 September

On Friday, 22 September 2017, cities around the globe will be celebrating World Car-Free Day - a day to showcase how our cities might look like, feel like, and sound like without cars.

By Ilse van den Berg 21 Sep 2017

Airbus opens first plane-completion centre in China

TIANJIN, China: Airbus on Wednesday inaugurated its first completion centre for large aircraft in China, a new asset for the European manufacturer in heated competition with American rival Boeing.

21 Sep 2017

Rickshaws to jump start India's all-electric drive

NEW DELHI, India: India will roll out nearly 100,000 battery-powered buses and autorickshaws onto its sulphurous city streets in the coming weeks, setting it on the bumpy road to making new vehicle sales all-electric by 2030.

18 Sep 2017

Boeing, Malaysia Airlines sign MoU

Boeing and Malaysia Airlines today signed a Memorandum of Understanding for 16 aeroplanes.

14 Sep 2017

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