Route Planning & Tourism

A soft start to the peak travel period

Posted 9 September 2019

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced slowing global passenger demand growth for July. Total revenue passenger kilometers (RPKs) rose 3.6%, compared to the same month in 2018. This was down from 5.1% annual growth recorded in June.

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Qatar Airways adds Luanda to its network

Posted 9 September 2019

Qatar Airways is to launch a new service to Luanda, Angola, starting March 2020.

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Cabo Verde Airlines to start operations to Washington in December

Posted 20 August 2019

Cape Verde Airlines is reinforcing operations in the United States with flights to Dulles International Airport in Washington this December.

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Cabo Verde Airlines adds services to Lagos

Posted 19 August 2019

Cabo Verde Airlines will start flying to Lagos, Nigeria, from December 9.

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Cabo Verde Airlines reinforces its Praia/Lisbon/Praia route

Posted 12 August 2019

Cabo Verde Airlines is reinforcing its Praia/Lisbon/Praia route with the arrival of a Boeing 737-300.

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Ethiopian to launch operations to Beira, Central Mozambique

Posted 12 August 2019

Ethiopian Airlines will launch thrice weekly service to the city of Beira in central Mozambique via Malawi effective September 3, 2019.

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First A320neo in Africa receives warm welcome in Mauritius upon landing

Posted 11 August 2019

Air Seychelles first Airbus A320neo aircraft named ‘Veuve’ has conducted its official flight to Mauritius.

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Royal Jordanian and Royal Air Maroc sign codeshare agreement

Posted 5 August 2019

Royal Jordanian and Royal Air Maroc have concluded a free sale codeshare agreement whereby RJ will market Royal Air Maroc flights, putting RJ’s carrier code on these flights between Casablanca’s Mohammed V International

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Etihad Airways introduces Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner to Lagos route

Posted 2 August 2019

A Etihad Airways Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner touched down in Lagos this morning after its inaugural flight from Abu Dhabi.

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Turkish Airlines adds Republic of Congo’s Pointe-Noire to its flight network

Posted 1 August 2019

Turkish Airlines has added Republic of Congo’s second biggest city, Pointe-Noire to its flight network as its 58th destination in Africa. The carrier will operate three weekly flights to Pointe-Noire

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Ethiopian to expand its service in India adding Bengaluru to its network

Posted 31 July 2019

Ethiopian Airlines will start four weekly passenger flights to Bengaluru, India as of October 27, 2019.

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Sharjah Airport receives Air Peace’s inaugural flight

Posted 23 July 2019

Sharjah Airport recently received Air Peace’s inaugural flight from Lagos.

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Qatar Airways to launch direct flights to Gaborone

Posted 18 July 2019

Qatar Airways is to launch a new service to Gaborone, Botswana, starting 27 October 2019. The capital and largest city of Botswana will be the airline’s first destination in the African country.

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Etihad Airways recommences flights to Khartoum

Posted 10 July 2019

Etihad Airways will resume flights between Abu Dhabi and Khartoum, Sudan, on Tuesday, 16 July.

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Ethiopian Airlines to launch flights to Garowe in Somalia

Posted 10 July 2019

Ethiopian Airlines and SKYTRAX are to launch flight to Garowe, Somalia, via Bossaso, Somalia effective 15 July 2019.

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SAA signs agreements with Brazilian airline GOL

Posted 9 July 2019

South African Airways (SAA) has signed codeshare and Frequent Flyer agreements with Brazilian airline Gol - Linhas Aéreas (GOL).

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Precision Air extends its market presence to Brazil and Mexico

Posted 9 July 2019

Precision Air is partnering with leading GSA representative TAL Aviation, to work together on expanding the airline's presence in Brazil and Mexico.

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Emirates to resume flights to Khartoum

Posted 4 July 2019

Emirates it will resume flights to Khartoum, the capital of Sudan, from July 8, 2019.

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Ethiopian arrives in Marseille

Posted 3 July 2019

Ethiopian Airlines has made its maiden flight to Marseille.

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Turkish Airlines adds Nigeria’s Port Harcourt to its flight network

Posted 26 June 2019

Turkish Airlines has added Port Harcourt, Nigeria, to its flight network as the global carrier’s 56th destination in Africa.

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Etihad Airways to launch seasonal summer flights to Alexandria

Posted 25 June 2019

Etihad Airways will launch seasonal summer flights from Abu Dhabi to Alexandria.

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Guangzhou to join RwandAir’s network in June 2019

Posted 20 June 2019

RwandAir will commence flights to Guangzhou, the provincial capital of Guangdong and the third largest city in China, effective 18th June, 2019.

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Royal Jordanian expands codeshare with Qatar Airways to add Nairobi to network

Posted 18 June 2019

Royal Jordanian (RJ) has expanded its existing codeshare agreement with Qatar Airways by adding Nairobi, Kenya, to its network.

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EgyptAir receives its third aircraft B787-9 Dreamliner

Posted 17 June 2019

EgyptAir has received its third aircraft B787-9 Dreamliner as part of a deal for six aircraft that EgyptAir had purchased to join its fleet, all arriving in June and July.

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SAA and Alaska Airlines in partnership

Posted 14 June 2019

South African Airways (SAA) and Alaska Airlines have announced that they have established a new interline partnership, which provides new and convenient flight options for both SAA and Alaska’s customers traveling between North America and

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Emirates introduces its First-Class cabin in Durban

Posted 14 June 2019

Emirates has introduced its First-Class cabin in Durban today, in conjunction with the airline’s seasonal frequency increase of four additional flights a week, bringing the airline’s award-winning, luxury travel experience to the

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Routes Africa 2019 to be held in Kenya

Posted 13 June 2019

Routes Africa, the intra-Africa route development forum, will this year be hosted by the Kenya Airports Authority.

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Ethiopian adds thrice-weekly flights to JFK

Posted 10 June 2019

Ethiopian Airlines has finalised preparations to launch thrice weekly flight to John F. Kennedy (JFK) Airport in New York via Abidjan, as of June 17, 2019.

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A new A319 for Air Senegal

Posted 7 June 2019

Air Senegal has just taken delivery of a new Airbus A319 which will serve intra-regional routes such as Abidjan, Cotonou or Conakry.

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Oman Air starts new services to Alexandria

Posted 6 June 2019

Oman Air has commenced direct flights to Egyptian city Alexandria.

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EgyptAir celebrates new service to Washington DC

Posted 5 June 2019

Egypt’s flag carrier has celebrated the inaugural flight to Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD)connecting between Cairo and Washington aboard the newest aircraft of its fleet B787-900 Dreamliner.

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Air Mauritius starts operations to Seychelles

Posted 1 June 2019

Air Mauritius will be starting operations to Seychelles as from 02 July 2019. The flights will be operated twice weekly by the Airbus A319, offering 16 Business class and 108 Economy class seats.

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Qatar Airways’ Inaugural flight to Rabat touches down

Posted 30 May 2019

Qatar Airways’ first flight from Doha to Rabat landed on Wednesday at Rabat–Salé Airport, marking the airline’s third gateway to Morocco.

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EgyptAir to resume flights to Abijan

Posted 29 May 2019

EgyptAir will resume services to Abijan, Ivory Coast, on June 20, 2019.

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RwandAir adds Tel Aviv to its route network

Posted 28 May 2019

RwandAir will commence three direct flights a week to Tel Aviv from its Kigali hub starting from June 25,2019.

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EgyptAir and Ukraine International Airlines in codeshare

Posted 23 May 2019

EgyptAir and Ukraine International Airlines have launched their new codeshare partnership.

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Precision Air re-opens its routes to Kahama and Tabora

Posted 16 May 2019

Precision Air’s is resume flights to Kahama and Tabora in Tanzania.

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ExecuJet launches new Tours & Safaris division

Posted 14 May 2019

ExecuJet, part of the Luxaviation Group, is launching ExecuJet Tours & Safaris at We Are Africa, in partnership with one of Africa’s leading safari specialist operators: Luxury Short Safari.

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RwandAir to starts flights to Guangzhou

Posted 13 May 2019

RwandAir will commence flights to Guangzhou, the provincial capital of Guangdong and the third largest city in China, effective 18th June, 2019.

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Star Alliance unveils refurbished lounge at Paris Charles De Gaulle Airport

Posted 9 May 2019

Star Alliance has officially completed the refurbishment of its lounge at Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG) Airport.

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SAA to launch services launches to Guangzhou, China

Posted 7 May 2019

South African Airways (SAA) will launch direct flights between Johannesburg and Guangzhou, China, on 18 September 2019.

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Qatar Airways to launch services to Rabat and expand joint agreement with RAM

Posted 2 May 2019

Qatar Airways will launch flights to Rabat, Morocco on 29 May 2019.

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Precision Air strengthens operations in Kilimanjaro region

Posted 30 April 2019

Precision Air has strengthened its operations in Kilimanjaro following the establishment of the mini-hub in the region.

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SAA announces operational changes to flights into Blantyre, Malawi

Posted 25 April 2019

South African Airways (SAA) has announced that due to the closure of the main runway at the Chileka International Airport in Blantyre, Malawi from 24 April to 24 July 2019, the airline’s operations have been affected.

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Cabo Verde Airlines to enter into partnership with TAAG-Angola Airlines

Posted 23 April 2019

Cabo Verde Airlines has entered a strategic partnership with TAAG Angola Airlines, the national airline of Angola, in a codeshare agreement of flights operated by TAAG between Luanda and Sal.

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Ethiopian to launch flight services to Marseille

Posted 23 April 2019

Ethiopian Airlines has finalised all preparations to launch a thrice weekly flight to Marseille, France as of July 02, 2019.

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Air Mauritius takes delivery of its first A330neo

Posted 18 April 2019

Air Mauritius has taken delivery of its first A330-900, on lease from ALC during a ceremony held in Toulouse.

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Air Tanzania expands its presence in Europe

Posted 17 April 2019

TAL Aviation and Air Tanzania Company Limited (ATCL) have agreed that TAL Aviation's European sales teams covering France, Ireland and Sweden will be acting on behalf of the carrier to build Air Tanzania's brand in these territories.

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Turkish Airlines adds Marrakech to its route network

Posted 17 April 2019

Turkish Airlines has added Marrakech to its flight network.

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Oman Air announces special Ramadan promotions for African travellers

Posted 16 April 2019

Oman Air is offering special Ramadan promotions.

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RunAviation becomes a subsidiary of Air Austral

Posted 15 April 2019

RunAviation, specialised in "EVASAN" and private air transport in southern Indian Ocean, has become the newest subsidiary of Air Austral.

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SAA increases flights to Accra

Posted 10 April 2019

South African Airways (SAA) has increased its frequencies on nonstop flights between Washington, D.C.-Dulles International Airport and Accra’s Kotoka International Airport to five days weekly.

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Etihad Airways to introduce the 787-9 on services to Johannesburg and Lagos

Posted 8 April 2019

Etihad Airways will introduce the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner on its scheduled services from Abu Dhabi to Johannesburg, effective 1 August, and Lagos, effective 2 August.

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RwandAir to commence services to Kinshasa

Posted 3 April 2019

RwandAir will launch flights to Kinshasa, the capital city of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) effective 17th April, 2019.

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Singapore Airlines adds three flights to its Johannesburg

Posted 1 April 2019

The first of Singapore Airlines’ three evening flights between South Africa and Singapore took to the skies from O. R. Tambo International Airport on March 31.

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EgyptAir adds Washington D.C to its network

Posted 21 March 2019

EgyptAir will operate three weekly direct flights to Washington (Dulles international airport) with its Boeing 787-9 aircraft.

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Ethiopian adds Istanbul to its route network

Posted 20 March 2019

Ethiopian Airlines has finalised all preparations to launch a direct thrice weekly flight to Istanbul, Turkey as of April 1, 2019.

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Emirates increases flights to Cairo

Posted 20 March 2019

Emirates has announced it will increase the frequency of flights between Dubai and Cairo, adding four additional flights a week to its existing thrice-daily service, starting 28 October, 2019.

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Qatar Airways launches more African destinations to its network

Posted 6 March 2019

Qatar Airways announced today it is launching services to Rabat, Morocco, Izmir in Turkey; and Mogadishu, Somalia.

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Qatar Airways to increase flights to South African destinations

Posted 4 March 2019

Qatar Airways will be increasing the number of weekly flights on its popular routes to South Africa from July 2019.

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Turkish Airlines to increase services to Kinshasa

Posted 19 February 2019

Turkish Airlines will increase its services to Kinshasa from five flights a week to seven as of March 31, 2019.

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Precision Air add Dodoma to its network

Posted 6 February 2019

Tanzania’s Precision Air has announced that it will commence its flights from Dar es Salaam to the capital city (Dodoma) effective from 1st April 2019.

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Turkish Airlines’ adds Marrakech to its network

Posted 5 February 2019

Turkish Airlines has postponed the inaugural flight date of its 56th destination in Africa, Marrakech to 15th April 2019 from 27th March 2019.

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Global transit passengers enjoy taste of Addis Ababa

Posted 1 February 2019

Ethiopian Airlines has extended free transit tour to global passengers as of February 1, 2019.

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Air Senegal launches its Paris-Dakar route

Posted 30 January 2019

The Senegalese national airline is preparing to launch this Friday, February 1st, its first long-haul route between Paris and Dakar but without its new A330neo.

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SAA extends flight cancellations on Wednesday between Johannesburg and Blantyre

Posted 22 January 2019

South African Airways (SAA) advises customers that the airline has extended its flight cancellations to include operations on Wednesday between Johannesburg and Blantyre, Malawi.

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Emirates announces African network updates for 2019

Posted 14 January 2019

Emirates will deploy additional flights to several markets in Africa starting in June 2019.

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RwandAir appoints Airline Rep Services as its GSA in Australia/New Zealand

Posted 11 January 2019

The Airline Rep Services a General Sales Agent (GSA) company division of CVFR Travel Group has been appointed to represent RwandAir for the region of Australia/New Zealand.

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RwandAir to add Israel to its network

Posted 7 January 2019

RwandAir is to launch a new direct route from Rwanda’s capital Kigali, to Tel Aviv with each country operating up to seven flights a week.

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SAA to increase services between Accra and Washington

Posted 3 January 2019

South African Airways (SAA) will increase its frequency on nonstop flights between Accra’s Kotoka International Airport and Washington, D.C.-Dulles International Airport to five days weekly starting 1 April 2019.

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RwandAir adds Addis Ababa to its network

Posted 28 December 2018

RwandAir will commence flights to Addis Ababa, the capital city of Ethiopia, in April 2019.

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Turkish Airlines adds Lusaka to its network

Posted 28 December 2018

Turkish Airlines has added Lusaka to its network as its 55th destination in Africa.

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Ethiopian Airlines offers customers chance to win tickets

Posted 19 December 2018

Ethiopian Airlines has said it is offering new and existing customers the chance to win free ticket offers.

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Ethiopian Airlines adds Manchester to its route network

Posted 11 December 2018

Ethiopian Airlines has inaugurated flights to Manchester, its second destination in the UK next to London.

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First successful flight between Réunion Island, Fort Dauphin and Tulear

Posted 6 December 2018

The first flight of Air Austral and Air Madagascar partner airlines to Fort Dauphin and Tulear flew successfully on Monday, December 3, 2018

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Aigle Azur and Air Caraïbes facilitate connections between the Caribbean, Europe and Africa

Posted 4 December 2018

Aigle Azur, the number 2 French airline, and Air Caraïbes, an airline based in the Antilles specializing in the Caribbean, announce the signing of a strategic code-sharing

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Ethiopian Airlines postpone flights to Istanbul

Posted 30 November 2018

Ethiopian Airlines has announced that its operations between Addis Ababa and Istanbul, which had been originally planned for December 5, 2018, has been postponed to March 4, 2019 due to the delay in the issuance of operating permit and

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A harsh time for Corsair International

Posted 13 November 2018

Corsair, one of the major actors in the Indian Ocean for nearly 30 years will stop serving the islands of Madagascar and Mayotte.

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Air Arabia Maroc celebrates first ever direct flight from UK's Birmingham Airport

Posted 7 November 2018

Morocco’s largest low-cost carrier, Air Arabia Maroc, has operated its first direct service from Birmingham Airport to the Moroccan city of Agadir.

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Air Senegal SA announces the launch of its Paris-Dakar route

Posted 2 November 2018

The Senegalese president visited the Airbus manufacturing plant in Toulouse to monitor the assembly of the first A330neo of the national airline.

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Ethiopian flight from Addis Ababa to Los Angeles to transit via Lome

Posted 31 October 2018

Ethiopian Airlines has changed its ultra-long haul route from Addis Ababa to Los Angeles to transit through Lome, Togo as of December 17, 2018. It will also start a new route from Addis Ababa to Dublin via Madrid as of

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Ethiopian Airlines to launch services to Moscow

Posted 29 October 2018

Ethiopian Airlines will launch services to Moscow, Russia as of December 1, 2018.

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Ethiopian Airlines adds Avinor Oslo Airport to its route network

Posted 18 October 2018

Ethiopian Airlines has firmly established itself at Norway’s main airport. Now they are enhancing their service offering between Addis Ababa and Oslo Airport.

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Ethiopian to resume flights to Mogadishu

Posted 16 October 2018

Ethiopian Airlines is to resume flights to Mogadishu, Somalia.

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H225M surpasses 100,000 flight hours

Posted 5 October 2018

The H225M, with 88 aircraft currently in service in six countries across the globe, has surpassed the 100,000 flight hour milestone, following its first delivery to the French Air Force in 2006.

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One-off Emirates A380 lands in Accra

Posted 3 October 2018

The Emirates A380 aircraft made a historic touch down at the Kotoka International Airport’s Terminal 3, as a one-off service to the new terminal.

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SAA resumes flights from Johannesburg to Hong Kong

Posted 18 September 2018

South African Airways (SAA) has resumed flights between Johannesburg and Hong Kong following Typhoon Mangkhut.

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Qatar Airways launches flights to Mombasa

Posted 10 September 2018

Qatar Airways is launching direct flights to Kenya’s second city, Mombasa.

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SAA increases services to Luanda

Posted 6 September 2018

South African Airways (SAA) has increased frequency to Luanda, Angola.

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Air Mauritius starts operations to Wuhan, China

Posted 17 August 2018

The Wuhan route will be served by an Airbus A340 in a 34 business class and 264 economy class configuration.

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Air Arabia Maroc launches Basel to Agadir service

Posted 8 August 2018

Air Arabia Maroc announced today the launch of its second service from Basel to Morocco.

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Ethiopian Airlines rolls out stopover packages

Posted 3 August 2018

Ethiopian Airlines has rolled out stopover packages without any additional airfare that cater for all leisure needs with a view to promote tourism into Ethiopia.

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SunExpress considers West African routes with B737 MAX

Posted 26 July 2018

Turkey's SunExpress is evaluating launching non-stop routes to West Africa operated with B737 MAX 8s out of each of Turkey and Germany, reports ch-aviation.

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Etihad Airways to introduce Boeing 787 Dreamliner to Rabat

Posted 25 July 2018

Effective 3 October 2018, Etihad Airways will introduce the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner on its scheduled services from Abu Dhabi to Rabat, Morocco, replacing the Airbus A330-300 currently serving the route.

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Emirates announces one-off A380 service to Accra

Posted 18 July 2018

Emirates A380 aircraft will operate a one-off flight to Kotoka International Airport (ACC), Accra, on Tuesday 2nd October, as the global airline joins local authorities in celebrating the opening of the airport’s new Terminal 3.

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EWA Air signs commitment for two ATR 72-600s

Posted 13 July 2018

Mahoran airline to upgrade its fleet with latest generation turboprops.

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Air Arabia Maroc launches service connecting Birmingham with Agadir

Posted 12 July 2018

Air Arabia Maroc has announced the launch of a twice weekly scheduled service from Birmingham in the UK to the Moroccan city of Agadir starting 1 October 2018.

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Fastjet to launch daily flights between Harare and Bulawayo

Posted 11 July 2018

Fastjet will commence daily flights between Harare and Bulawayo from 20 July 2018.

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Oman Air targets Africa for potential network expansion

Posted 11 July 2018

Oman Air is reviewing its route network with a view to further expanding its destinations in Africa.

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African airlines' traffic rose 3.8% in May compared to a year-ago

Posted 9 July 2018

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for May showing that demand (measured in revenue passenger kilometers, or RPKs) rose 6.1% compared to the same month in

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Cabo Verde Airlines adds services to Lagos

Cabo Verde Airlines will start flying to Lagos, Nigeria, from December 9.

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Sharjah Airport recently received Air Peace’s inaugural flight from Lagos.

Qatar Airways to launch direct flights to Gaborone

Qatar Airways is to launch a new service to Gaborone, Botswana, starting 27 October 2019. The capital and largest city of Botswana will be the airline’s first destination in the African country.

Royal Jordanian and Royal Air Maroc sign codeshare agreement

Royal Jordanian and Royal Air Maroc have concluded a free sale codeshare agreement whereby RJ will market Royal Air Maroc flights, putting RJ’s carrier code on these flights between Casablanca’s Mohammed V International Airport and

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