Articles Tagged ‘Africa’

Heathrow Expansion - 61 unserved African routes; 27 African countries!

Heathrow Expansion – 61 unserved African routes; 27 African countries!

In the lead up to the anna.aero-RABA Heathrow HubLAB conference next month, we look at Heathrow’s underserved potential for routes to Africa and the Middle East. There are 61 African airports and 27 countries with links to other mega hubs in Europe, but no services to Heathrow this summer.

Europe-Africa airline seat capacity up less than 2% in March; Moroccan markets growing fastest as Egypt faces uncertain future

Europe-Africa airline seat capacity up less than 2% in March; Moroccan markets growing fastest as Egypt faces uncertain future

Modest growth between Europe and Africa disguises significant developments at an airline and country pair level. Ryanair is increasing capacity by over 70%, Vueling by over 500%, while traffic on Egyptian routes appears to be suffering due to the country’s on-going political uncertainty.

Flights up 10% and ASKs up 15% between Middle East and Africa

Flights up 10% and ASKs up 15% between Middle East and Africa

Cultural, social and religious links are strong between the Middle East and Africa, which has resulted in an extended period of new route growth between the two regions. anna.aero takes a closer look to reveal the leading country pairs and airport pairs.


Afriqiyah Airways focuses on rebuilding Libya’s connectivity; international capacity up 74% in October

Afriqiyah Airways focuses on rebuilding Libya’s connectivity; international capacity up 74% in October

Libya’s economic recovery brought about a new start for the country’s national carriers – Afriqiyah Airways and Libyan Airlines. However, as the two struggle to merge, they also face increasing competition from foreign operators.

Egyptair struggles to fully recover; launches four new destinations this week, including Manchester and Toronto

Egyptair struggles to fully recover; launches four new destinations this week, including Manchester and Toronto

Egyptair’s slow recovery includes double-digit capacity growth in Saudi Arabia, United Kingdom, Italy and Germany, as well as new long-haul destinations like Osaka Kansai and Toronto Pearson.

FastJet helps Tanzania’s airports close in on four million passengers; top five airports command 90% of flights

FastJet helps Tanzania’s airports close in on four million passengers; top five airports command 90% of flights

FastJet’s arrival in will continue to drive Tanzania’s growth – a market that has surged by nearly than 60% in three years.


South African Airways expands African network; Asian growth on behalf of Europe

South African Airways expands African network; Asian growth on behalf of Europe

As other African airlines are growing fast, South African Airways may soon lose its long-time status as Africa’s largest airline. But how has the Star Alliance airline’s traffic developed? Which markets is the airline focusing on? Where will the airline grow in the future? Which long haul route has been dropped, and which has been […]

MEB3 and Turkish Airlines grow in Africa at Europe’s big airlines’ expense

MEB3 and Turkish Airlines grow in Africa at Europe’s big airlines’ expense

The Middle East Big 3 (MEB3) and Turkish Airlines are growing their networks to Sub-Saharan Africa fast, but how are the big European airline groups developing in the market? What are their African network strategies? Who is the biggest in the market and who is growing the fastest?

Congolese start-up Korongo Airlines launches operations

Congolese start-up Korongo Airlines launches operations

Brussels Airlines has tried to set-up a joint-venture airline in the Congo for years and finally, it is reality. But which routes is Korongo Airlines operating and with what types of aircraft? And which strong business with a great interest in these air services is Brussels Airlines’ partner?


Ethiopian Airlines becomes third African carrier after Egyptair and South African Airways to join Star Alliance

Ethiopian Airlines becomes third African carrier after Egyptair and South African Airways to join Star Alliance

A new Star is born in Africa this week. But how quickly has Ethiopian Airlines grown in recent years and how big (and varied) is its fleet? What aircraft has it ordered and which new routes has it started in 2011? Which are the airline’s biggest routes in terms of weekly ASKs and which major […]

Nigeria's changing aviation landscape; Arik Air now dominates as FirstNation becomes latest start-up

Nigeria’s changing aviation landscape; Arik Air now dominates as FirstNation becomes latest start-up

Nigeria and the UK have recently had a bit of a spat about flights between the two countries, with Nigeria wanting to fine BA and Virgin for alleged price fixing. But how has Nigeria’s air transport market developed in the last three years? How quickly has traffic grown and which new airlines are making their […]

Precision Air chosen by Qatar Airways for interline deal in Tanzania and East Africa; IPO took place last month

Precision Air chosen by Qatar Airways for interline deal in Tanzania and East Africa; IPO took place last month

Tanzania’s Precision Air got some global coverage recently when Qatar Airways announced its interline deal with the airline. But what does Precision Air offer Qatar Airways? How dominant is it in the domestic market, how extensive is its regional network and how diverse is its fleet?