in Air Transport / Airports

VIDEO: African airports missing the A380 opportunities

Posted 11 April 2016 · Add Comment

The major Gulf carriers and global majors such as BA and Singapore Airlines have been growing passenger numbers in key world cities with the Airbus super jumbo, the A380.

But the manufacturer Airbus is becoming increasingly frustrated that major cities in Africa have failed to make the changes that would enable the A380 to bring more passengers to the key African cities.

"Why are Cape Town International, Nairobi's Jomo Kenyatta International, Ethiopia's Bole International and Lagos's MMIA not yet able to accommodate an A380?" asked an Airbus spokesman.

"Airbus’ 544-seat, double-deck A380 is opening up new opportunities for many airports, as well as their passengers and airlines, helping major international hubs and airports in emerging markets across the globe increase revenue, boost capacity, free up slots at their gates and reduce landing fees. Yet those in Africa are still unable to accommodate the superjumbo and realise these benefits."

Airbus has produced a new video extolling the virtues of doing business with A380 and it is being circulated around Africa.

* required field

Post a comment

Other Stories
Advertisement
Latest News

Paris Airshow: GKN Aerospace expands RRSP contract with Pratt & Whitney

GKN Aerospace is expanding its Risk and Revenue Sharing Partnership (RRSP) with Pratt & Whitney for the PW1500G and PW1900G engines, adding the Fabricated Fan Case Mount Ring and the Fan Spacer to its workshare.

EgyptAir selects L3 to provide new A320 full flight simulator

L3 Commercial Aviation has been awarded a contract with EgyptAir to provide a new A320 RealitySeven Full Flight Simulator (FFS) for its Training Academy in Heliopolis, Cairo.

Equatorial Guinea continues air force expansion

The air force branch of the Equatorial Guinea Guardia Nacional (National Guard) has continued its expansion, writes Jon Lake.

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

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

ATNS re-elected to chair strategic aviation safety meeting

ATNS has been re-elected to chair the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)-led South Atlantic Future Inter-Operability Task Team (SAT-FIT) meetings.

Astral plane plugs the capacity gap

Kenyan all-freight operator, Astral Aviation, is to add two Boeing 767-200Fs this year marking its first examples of the type and is separately evaluating Airbus A321 and 737-800 freighters as it seeks to address capacity gaps in its

TAA SK0104311219
See us at
ACCA19_BT_3005091019