Articles Tagged ‘Africa’

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?


African air travel dominated by South Africa and Egypt, their national carriers, and their biggest airports

African air travel dominated by South Africa and Egypt, their national carriers, and their biggest airports

We take a look at the leading air travel country markets, airlines and airports and see how they compare with one year ago. Which is the fastest-growing airline and how many airports are there with scheduled services?

Egypt's traffic up 35% in three years; local start-ups attacking Egyptair monopoly

Egypt’s traffic up 35% in three years; local start-ups attacking Egyptair monopoly

Cairo airport, which has a brand-new terminal, dominates the Egyptian market, but where does the growth take place? What are the networks like from other Egyptian airports? Which country market serves Egypt with 23 flights on 747s this week? And which Egyptian start-up airlines will launch this year?

Afriqiyah helps connect Libya with more countries; new Tripoli terminals being built

Article Thumbnail: Country FocusLibya has nine commercial airports but Tripoli dominates the airport market. Which are the largest carriers at the capital and which destinations are most keenly contested? Which European carriers serve the growing market?


Ethiopian growing profitably from Addis Ababa; new Q400s due in 2010

Article Thumbnail: Country FocusEthiopia has 16 commercial airports serving the population of 80 million. Addis Ababa and Ethiopian dominate the country’s air travel scene but how quickly are both growing? How far does Ethiopian’s network reach and which are its newest routes? Who else serves Ethiopia?

Kenya Airways develops regional network from Nairobi; may see tourism benefit from inauguration of President Obama

Article Thumbnail: Base AnalysisKenya Airways has a fleet of 24 aircraft including three Embraer E-jets. Where does it fly them and which route has it recently added? How many routes does it serve in Europe and which new routes are starting in 2009?