Articles Tagged ‘African airlines’
Following the launch of Zimbabwe flyafrica.com in July 2014 and Namibia flyafrica.com in February 2015, the flyafrica.com airline group has expanded rapidly, offering services to a total of six airports in Zimbabwe, South Africa and Namibia. anna.aero evaluates the group’s network for this March.
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’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.
Tunisair sees traffic rebound 20% in 2012; plans long-haul flights to America, Canada and South Africa
After the ‘Arab Spring’ of early 2011, Tunisia’s national airline has seen passenger demand surge by 20% in 2012. The airline revealed to anna.aero that it plans new long-haul services to New York and Montreal when it receives its first A330s.
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.
At least four new airlines launched in Africa in 2012, all with significant help from European partners. Ivorian Air Cote d’Ivoire launched only three months ago, but already managed to become Abidjan Airport’s largest carrier.
Africa’s Gambia gets its own national airline as Gambia Bird launches A319 flights with help from Germania
A new airline should boost traffic to and from Gambia, but which destinations are already served non-stop and by which airlines? Which new destinations will Gambia Bird be adding and which European LCC is planning to serve Banjul starting next summer?
Royal Air Maroc to interline with jetBlue; European expansion planned for next summer; 787s coming soon?
Morocco’s national carrier has seen passenger numbers grow every year since 2002, but which are its biggest rivals at Morocco’s main airports? What competition does it face in the domestic market and what new routes is the airline planning to re-start in 2013?
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 […]
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
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 […]
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?