Articles Tagged ‘Nigeria’

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.

The dragon awakes: over 2.5 million flew China-Africa last year

The dragon awakes: over 2.5 million flew China-Africa last year

Buoyed by rising trade and 1 million+ Chinese in Africa, over 2.5 million people flew between China and Africa in 2018. Guangzhou is the leading gateway, with one-third of passengers, while Egypt is the most-demanded country. 14 routes operate to the continent, but 8 in 10 passengers connect on the way. anna.aero explores this growing […]

Heathrow Expansion - 61 unserved African routes; 27 African countries!

Heathrow Expansion – 61 unserved African routes; 27 African countries!

In the lead up to the anna.aero-RABA Heathrow HubLAB conference next month, we look at Heathrow’s underserved potential for routes to Africa and the Middle East. There are 61 African airports and 27 countries with links to other mega hubs in Europe, but no services to Heathrow this summer.


Lagos Airport set for growth in 2018 thanks to 7.4% rise in annual capacity; comes on the back of traffic falling below seven million

Lagos Airport set for growth in 2018 thanks to 7.4% rise in annual capacity; comes on the back of traffic falling below seven million

Lagos Airport is the leading gateway to Nigeria, with it handling over six million passengers in 2016 and 2017. However, Lagos looks set to see a resurgence this summer, having witnessed cuts for three consecutive years. Jonathan Ford informs on the recent history of one of Africa’s busiest airports. 

Lagos sees capacity decline of 13%; demise of Air Nigeria and problems at Dana Air impact traffic

Lagos sees capacity decline of 13%; demise of Air Nigeria and problems at Dana Air impact traffic

Nigeria’s civil aviation faces on-going challenges. Passenger numbers grew rapidly between 2006 and 2011, but safety issues and the demise of Air Nigeria have brought growth to a halt. Internationally, Etihad Airways is the most recent carrier to launch inter-continental services to Africa’s fourth busiest airport.

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 […]


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.

Nigeria’s local market is highly competitive; Arik Air to launch London services with A340

Article Thumbnail: Country FocusNigeria’s airports handle over eight million passengers annually, dominated by Lagos and Abuja. But who are the leading players in the local and regional market? Fast-growing Arik Air will soon become the fifth carrier to serve the London market, but where else offers direct services to Nigeria?