IATA: High airline accident rate in Africa still a concern

Despite the global air transport industry achieving a record improvement in jet safety performance, the high airline accident rate in Africa is still a concern, according to the International Air Tran

It is all lies says Fly540

(eTN) - In yet a further escalation of the tone and intensity of the raging dispute between the erstwhile partners, Fly540 has now made sweeping allegations against FastJet, telling them in all but na

AFRAA signs up 14 member airlines for renewed fuel deal

(eTN) - Information from Nairobi has confirmed that the African Airline Association (AFRAA) is in the process of renewing a joint fuel purchase deal for 2013, renewing a previous deal put into place i

Airline news from Africa

Emirates counters Qatar with added A280 destinations

African airlines exhale after EU suspends ETS

(eTN) - One of the world’s most contentious regulations, the European Union’s Emission Trading Scheme, has been suspended for foreign airlines flying into EU airspace, at least until September nex

Poor aircraft handling infrastructure hampering growth of African airlines

(eTN) - African airlines are facing a tough going due to poor airport infrastructure coupled with a lack of information technology in the aviation sector.

IATA chief: EU bans on African carriers a misguided approach

Airlines have urged Western governments to do more to improve safety in Africa, and accused the European Union of failing to grasp the continent’s needs by banning dozens of carriers.

Rising jet fuel prices a major setback to African airlines

(eTN) – Rising jet fuel prices are increasingly affecting profit margins of African airlines, while some airports lack modern and adequate handling facilities to meet standards to handle passenger a

Tanzania President calls for viable African airlines

TANZANIA (eTN) – With the coming of the Routes Africa forum in Seychelles, where airline and aviation professionals will be discussing challenges facing airlines in Africa, Tanzania’s President ha

Speculation grows over involvement of EasyJet’s Stelios in African LCCs

(eTN) - Over the past weeks, speculation has been growing in Eastern Africa about a potential involvement by former EasyJet’s top executive, Stelios Iannou, said to consider joining hands with Lonrh

Air Tanzania gets new acting CEO

(eTN) - Paul Chizi has recently been appointed interim or acting CEO of Air Tanzania (ATCL) by the Minister for Transport, the Hon. Omari Nundu, to take over at ATCL with immediate effect.

AFRAA confirms annual general meeting in Marrakech

(eTN) - African airlines will meet in Marrakech, Morocco, between November 20 to 22 this year for their African Airlines Association (AFRAA) Annual General Assembly, hosted by Royal Air Maroc.

AFRAA targets Middle East carriers

(eTN) - Never shy of controversy, the last one having been sweeping allegations over the Europe Union's (EU) aviation black list targeting African airlines to protect their own – made days before an

Air Mauritius returns to profits

(eTN) - The financial year 2010/11 has seen the Mauritius national airline return to the profit territory after posting a loss of over 280 million rupees last year, when the company announced a profit

AFRAA continues to oppose EU’s blacklist

(eTN) - Information was received from aviation sources in Nairobi that the African Airline Association (AFRAA) has stepped up their opposition against the European Union's (EU) aviation blacklist, whi

Stop mouthing off about Gulf carriers – go match them

(eTN) - In recent months, more than the usual periodical spats have been observed between European airline chiefs and CEOs of some of the Gulf region’s leading airlines.

African airlines general assembly set for Addis Ababa

The African Airlines Association (AFRAA) 2010 Annual General Assembly (AGA) will be held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from November 21 to 23.

RwandAir on course to complete IOSA certification

(eTN) - It was learned that RwandAir is on course to attain the important IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) certification by the International Air Transport Association (IATA), as the audit is con

Wolfgang’s East Africa report

BRUSSELS AIRLINES CELEBRATES 4TH FLIGHT In time for the Christmas high season rush, Brussels Airlines has commenced its long-awaited fourth weekly flight between Brussels and Entebbe. The occasion was celebrated in style at the new Imperial Royale Hotel in the form of a pre-Christmas cocktail party for clients of the airline, the business community and, of course, the travel fraternity.