Articles Tagged ‘Africa’

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?

Brussels Airlines now serving over 20 destinations in Africa; Spain and Italy biggest capacity markets this summer

Brussels Airlines now serving over 20 destinations in Africa; Spain and Italy biggest capacity markets this summer

Belgium’s flag-carrier operates an unusual network focused on just two regions; Europe and Africa. Measured by ASKs, eight of its top 15 country markets are in Africa, but in what order? What fleet issues does the airline have and which Star Alliance partners allow it to sell seats to which US destinations?


Kenyan capacity up 10% this summer; Gulf Air resumes Bahrain flights, Kenya Airways reaches Ouagadougou

Kenyan capacity up 10% this summer; Gulf Air resumes Bahrain flights, Kenya Airways reaches Ouagadougou

A country the size of France, with a population of over 40 million people, but how many airports offer scheduled services? How competitive is the domestic market? Which are the leading country markets and what share of the international market does Kenya Airways have?

Domestic issues in Egypt and Tunisia appear to be impacting Morocco's tourism; Arik Air capacity up 28%

Domestic issues in Egypt and Tunisia appear to be impacting Morocco’s tourism; Arik Air capacity up 28%

North Africa has seen its fair share of political upheaval this year, which is not good for the region’s important in-bound tourism. But which countries, airlines and airports in Africa have been growing fastest during the last year based on scheduled capacity analysis?

Tunisian tourism looking to recover quickly; new Enfidha airport expecting many new summer services

Tunisian tourism looking to recover quickly; new Enfidha airport expecting many new summer services

At least one German tour operator resumed holiday flights to Tunisia this week which is good news for the country’s critical tourism industry. But how has traffic developed in recent years and by how much did the UK market grow in 2010? Which new routes were started in 2010, and what’s happening at Enfidha?


Launch of Senegal Airlines leads to diplomatic incident with Belgium; Emirates service to Dubai began in September

Launch of Senegal Airlines leads to diplomatic incident with Belgium; Emirates service to Dubai began in September

How often do ambassadors get recalled because of airline route network issues? Well the launch of new carrier Senegal Airlines has caused Belgium to do just that from Senegal. Which American and European destinations are served from the West African state and what role is Fraport playing there?

More trips to Tripoli from Europe this summer; Air France joins bmi and Spanair in serving Libya

More trips to Tripoli from Europe this summer; Air France joins bmi and Spanair in serving Libya

While tourism takes a turn for the worse in neighbouring Tunisia, Libya will welcome more flights from Western Europe this summer. But which routes are already served and which non-Libyan airlines are already present in the country?

UK - Morocco traffic up 60% this summer; more routes now served year round; BA returning in 2011

UK – Morocco traffic up 60% this summer; more routes now served year round; BA returning in 2011

Morocco’s ‘Open-Skies’ agreement with the EU has certainly helped stimulate the UK market as the growing presence of easyJet and Ryanair testifies. Which UK regional airports have scheduled services to Morocco and who will BA be competing with when it returns to the market next year?