Articles Tagged ‘Africa’

Africa aviation and future development; we chat with Sean Mendis

Africa aviation and future development; we chat with Sean Mendis

In a wide-ranging interview with Sean Mendis, Africa aviation expert, he highlights 10 must-know things – including that flying in Africa is now safer than the global average.

Zanzibar now East Africa’s fourth-largest airport – seven new airlines

Zanzibar now East Africa’s fourth-largest airport – seven new airlines

Zanzibar has risen three places to fourth-largest airport, thanks to seven new airlines (and one returning), multiple new routes, and new inbound markets.

Airlink, newly independent, now Africa’s second-largest airline

Airlink, newly independent, now Africa’s second-largest airline

Airlink, now disassociated from South African Airways, is pushing ahead. It has 63 routes and almost 1.2 million seats this summer.


Cairo has 72 routes across 32 airlines this week

Cairo has 72 routes across 32 airlines this week

Cairo has 716 flights each way this week, with Jeddah top. The Middle East and Africa have 85% of Cairo’s flights, with Europe a distant third with 13%.

Royal Air Maroc has 22 international African destinations this week

Royal Air Maroc has 22 international African destinations this week

Royal Air Maroc revolves around its international African network, which is down from 28 destinations YOY.  Abidjan is its most-served city this week.

Uganda Airlines; where may make sense for its A330-800s?

Uganda Airlines; where may make sense for its A330-800s?

While CRJ-900s are the backbone of Uganda Airlines’ fleet, its two A330-800s will arrive shortly. We explore could be served given traffic and fares.


Qatar Airways to begin Abuja; it’ll serve 26 African airports in 2021

Qatar Airways to begin Abuja; it’ll serve 26 African airports in 2021

Qatar Airways to begin Abuja, just a few days after being announced. Operating via Lagos in both directions, it’ll be its third city in West Africa.

United Airlines' big long-haul expansion with 5 routes to Africa + India; P2P demand of 524,000

United Airlines’ big long-haul expansion with 5 routes to Africa + India; P2P demand of 524,000

As United Airlines unveils multiple new routes, as it redeploys 2021 capacity from Europe, we explore them and the US – India and US – Africa markets.   

Emirates resumes Lusaka; we examine connectivity over Dubai + carrier's Africa growth

Emirates resumes Lusaka; we examine connectivity over Dubai + carrier’s Africa growth

Emirates’ Lusaka route saw 76% of pax connect over Dubai last year; we see where and why. Africa had 11% of the MEB3’s seats, with Emirates by far the #1 non-African airline.


Amsterdam busiest in Europe with 835 daily flights, Eurocontrol shows; we explore Schiphol’s network

Amsterdam busiest in Europe with 835 daily flights, Eurocontrol shows; we explore Schiphol’s network

Amsterdam is fighting back. KLM had 35 routes with 3+ daily flights on 21 August. Of all regions, we see that Latin America is very strong, with this region the least affected.

Kenya Airways to resume Guangzhou; we examine this market and connections over Nairobi

Kenya Airways to resume Guangzhou; we examine this market and connections over Nairobi

To be restarted daily from October, connecting traffic over Nairobi far outweighs local demand. We see where’s top for connections, with Guangzhou flat despite Kenya Airways’ Asia capacity falling by 25%.

Kenya Airways capacity almost unchanged since 2014 as fights for survival

Kenya Airways capacity almost unchanged since 2014 as fights for survival

Kenya Airways launched Geneva & Rome last year while its dominance to/from/in Africa falls. Curiously, 47% of the carrier’s total seats are now by the E190.