Articles Tagged ‘Africa’
Buoyed by rising trade and 1 million+ Chinese in Africa, over 2.5 million people flew between China and Africa in 2018. Guangzhou is the leading gateway, with one-third of passengers, while Egypt is the most-demanded country. 14 routes operate to the continent, but 8 in 10 passengers connect on the way. anna.aero explores this growing […]
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
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.
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
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’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’s arrival in will continue to drive Tanzania’s growth – a market that has surged by nearly than 60% in three years.
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 […]
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?
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
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 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 […]