Articles Tagged ‘Africa’

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.


Ethiopian Airlines' network now 129 destinations in 75 countries

Ethiopian Airlines’ network now 129 destinations in 75 countries

Ethiopian Airlines has 107 international destinations, with 120 by 2025. It has now expressed interest in Europe – Asia passengers, despite Africa strength.

Ethiopian Airlines overview as it announces new 100mppa airport

Ethiopian Airlines overview as it announces new 100mppa airport

Having achieved its Vision 2025 seven years early, Ethiopian Airlines is Africa’s largest & strongest financially. It has now announced a brand-new airport.

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.