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KENYA AIRWAYS TAKES FLIGHT AGAIN: RECORDS FIRST PROFIT SINCE 2017

Kenya Airways (KQ) has finally turned a corner, emerging from a period of financial turbulence to record a significant milestone in its turnaround journey. The national carrier announced a KSh 10.5 billion operating profit for the year ended December 31, 2023. This achievement marks the airline’s first profitable year since 2017, signifying a remarkable comeback. “These figures highlight the airline’s remarkable performance over the year and provide encouraging signs of continued recovery within the air transportation sector,” said Kenya Airways Chairman, Michael Joseph. Project Kifaru Takes Off This positive shift is a testament to…

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ANGOLA COMMITS TO CONTINENTAL INTERCONNECTIVITY

On Thursday, February 8, Angola submitted its letter of accession to the solemn declaration on the Single African Air Transport Market to the African Union (AU). The ceremony took place at the headquarters of the continental organization in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The letter of accession, presented by the Angolan Ambassador to Ethiopia and Permanent Representative to the AU and ECA, Miguel César Bembe, was signed by the Angolan Head of State, João Lourenço, on September 29, 2023, in accordance with the Constitution of the Republic of Angola. The Angolan diplomat…

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Africa Air Force Forum 2nd Edition: Toward a Proactive Air Defense on the Continent

The second edition of the Africa Air Force Forum, organized by the Senegalese Air Force in Dakar, served as a crucial platform bringing together leaders from the aerospace industry and government representatives from air forces worldwide. Under the theme “Adapting Air Force Capacities and Drone Deployment in Modern Conflicts,” the event focused on adapting air forces to constantly evolving threats. Discussions encompassed various aspects, including the evolution of tactics, personnel training, and supply chain management to bolster responses to regional conflicts. More than just a meeting, this forum facilitated the…

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High-Level Aviation Meeting in Cotonou: Enhancing Air Navigation and Safety in Africa and the Indian Ocean Region

On Monday, November 6, 2023, The Minister of Environment and Transport, responsible for Sustainable Development of Benin, Mr. José TONATO, inaugurated in Cotonou, the “26th Regional Meeting of the Africa-Indian Ocean Regional Planning and Implementation Group (APIRG) and the 9th Regional Aviation Safety Group for Africa-Indian Ocean Region (RASG)” . Organized by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the meeting follows the principle of rotation between the Eastern and Southern Africa (ESAF) and Western and Central Africa (WACAF) regions. These deliberations are attended by approximately 300 international civil aviation stakeholders…

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The Launch of the Kenya Airways Sustainable Aviation Fuel flight

AFRAA congratulates Kenya Airways on the launch of the Kenya Airways Sustainable Flight Challenge operated on Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF). The flight to Amsterdam, KQ116 that departed Nairobi on 25 May was the launch of the first-ever flight by Kenya Airways in Africa to be operated on Sustainable Aviation Fuel. The launch marks the start of a long journey towards zero carbon emissions for the air transport industry. The flight will be among another 20 flights from other Sky Team Members participating in the 2023 sustainable challenge. AFRAA encourages all…

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AFRAA and AviaPro Consulting sign a Sales Promotion Agreement to promote the use of AviAnalysis, a fully integrated online aviation analysis system

The African Airlines Association (AFRAA) has signed a Sales Promotion Agreement with AviaPro Consulting. This agreement recognizes AFRAA as AviaPro Consulting’s representative to promote the use of AviAnalysis to its members and other industry stakeholders in Africa. AviAnalysis is a new online platform designed to meet the increased demand for quick and affordable access to customized aviation analysis that eliminates the need for the traditional time-consuming service agreements and contractual discussions. AviAnalysis provides the following: The Sales Promotion Agreement was signed by Mr. Abdérahmane Berthé, AFRAA’s Secretary-General and Mr. Kevin Clarke, AviaPro…

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LAUNCH OF QATAR AIRWAYS CARGO’S FIRST AFRICAN HUB IN RWANDA

On May 3, Qatar Airways officially launched the activities of its first African cargo hub in Kigali, Rwanda, in partnership with RwandAir. The launch was marked by the landing of a Qatar Airways Cargo Boeing 777 at the Rwandan capital airport, which will now connect Kigali and Doha twice a week. Several other routes will transit through this hub, including the Kigali-Lagos route (in Nigeria) three times a week, launched last March. There is also a weekly route from Istanbul (Turkey) to Kigali via Doha operated by an Airbus A310.…

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Ethiopian Airlines takes delivery of its 20th A350-900 powered by Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF)

Ethiopian Airlines, the largest airline in Africa, is pleased to announce that it took delivery of its 20th A350-900 aircraft from Airbus on the 28th of April 2023. The delivery flight used 30% blend Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) thus reducing its carbon footprint and contributing to the ambition set by IATA, ATAG and ICAO to reach “net zero carbon emissions by 2050”. The airplane also carried 10 tonnes of humanitarian shipment into Ethiopia.  Regarding the flight, Ethiopian Airlines Group CEO Mr. Mesfin Tasew said, “We are glad to receive our 20th brand new A350…

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Ethiopian Airlines marks 50 years since the start of its service to the United Kingdom (UK)

Ethiopian Airlines, the leading and fastest growing Airline in Africa, is celebrating the 50th year of the launch of its service to the UK in April 1973. Ethiopian Airlines’ inaugural flight arrived in London-Heathrow on a Boeing 720-B commencing with two flights a week. The flight was originally operated via Cairo, Rome and Frankfurt with First Class and Economy Class. Positioned as the Heart of Europe, the UK has always been a strong and important market for Ethiopian Airlines Today, Ethiopian offers daily non-stop A350 Airbus flights from London Heathrow…

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BURKINA FASO: LAUNCH OF THE ACTIVITIES OF THE NEW AIRLINE “LIZ AVIATION SA” OF EBOMAF

It was with an inaugural flight from Ouagadougou to Bobo-Dioulasso on Thursday, April 27, 2023, that the Burkinabe businessman Mahamadou Bonkoungou, president of the EBOMAF group (Entreprise Bonkoungou Mahamadou et Fils), launched the activities of his new airline “Liz Aviation SA”. Already present in business aviation with the rental of private jets, Mahamadou Bonkoungou aims with this new company three major objectives: the establishment and development of regular services between the country’s cities,to make available safe and efficient regular routes between Burkina Faso and other countries in the sub-region, and…

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