Articles Tagged ‘Africa’

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?

Lonrho-owned Fly540 grows by 25% in 2009; still focussed on Kenya and Tanzania; now operating first CRJ

Lonrho-owned Fly540 grows by 25% in 2009; still focussed on Kenya and Tanzania; now operating first CRJ

Africa’s Fly540 is owned by Lonrho and carried over 215,000 passengers last year. Which are its busiest airports and what share of the Kenyan domestic market does it have? Where else is the airline hoping to set up bases?

Namibia may see traffic boost from remake of cult TV series 'The Prisoner'; non-stop flights to Germany but no longer UK

Namibia may see traffic boost from remake of cult TV series ‘The Prisoner’; non-stop flights to Germany but no longer UK

Namibia is one of the world’s 40 biggest countries but with a population of just over two million people. What are the country’s air links like and what fleet does Air Namibia operate? And what’s so special about Swakopmund?


Accra attracts more out of Africa services to Ghana; Brussels Airlines, United and Virgin all new this summer

Accra attracts more out of Africa services to Ghana; Brussels Airlines, United and Virgin all new this summer

The hopes of Africa now rest on the shoulders of Ghana’s footballers at the FIFA World Cup, but their country’s main airport has been attracting several new long-haul services. We take a closer look at Accra airport.

South Africa welcomes the world! Month-long football tournament will boost air traffic; United Kingdom still leading foreign market but UAE closing fast

South Africa welcomes the world! Month-long football tournament will boost air traffic; United Kingdom still leading foreign market but UAE closing fast

The FIFA World Cup is up and running with everyone still in with a chance. But what about recent trends in air travel demand to, from and within South Africa? What impact have LCCs had on the domestic market?

Moroccan airport traffic up 3.7% in 2009; up 13% in Q1 2010

Moroccan airport traffic up 3.7% in 2009; up 13% in Q1 2010

A country where air traffic grew in 2009? Yes, they do exist. And passenger numbers are climbing fast in 2010 as well. How dominant is Casablanca and who has been adding routes to Morocco in 2009? And who can take the credit for Nador’s 40% growth last year?