Articles Tagged ‘Africa’

Africa World Airlines will be West Africa's leading carrier

Africa World Airlines will be West Africa’s leading carrier

Africa World Airlines will be West Africa’s leading regional airline by developing its Accra hub through partnerships. It plans 100-seaters.

Air Senegal changes from purely P2P to P2P + connections amid growth

Air Senegal changes from purely P2P to P2P + connections amid growth

Air Senegal will add eight international cities in W19, including in Europe. Sensibly, it redesigned its schedules to enable two-way connections over Dakar.

Africa has 1,140 international flights within the continent daily; Ethiopian is #1

Africa has 1,140 international flights within the continent daily; Ethiopian is #1

International flights within Africa are up 19% since 2015, with Ethiopian Airlines and RwandAir responsible for 60% of this growth. Mauritius – Reunion is now the leading route.


In from the cold: Cape Verde Airlines, Africa's Icelandair

In from the cold: Cape Verde Airlines, Africa’s Icelandair

Cape Verde Airlines is to be the Icelandair of Africa. Four continents are in an eight-hour radius of its hub, and all are reachable with narrow-bodies.

The dragon awakes: over 2.5 million flew China-Africa last year

The dragon awakes: over 2.5 million flew China-Africa last year

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 […]

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 […]