NIGERIA– Upcoming Lagos-based Green Africa Airways has announced a commitment for up to 100 737 MAX 8 aircraft, terming the deal ‘historic’ as Nigeria’s newest airline gears up to begin commercial operations. The deal, with a list-price of US$11.7 billion, is the…
ETHIOPIA – Ethiopian Airlines Group has invested USD 100 million in the expansion and upgrading of its Aviation Academy in line with its vision 2025 strategic road map.
TANZANIA – Low-cost carrier Fastjet has stopped its Kilimanjaro-Nairobi flights, just a month after launch, handing Kenya Airways and its associate Precision Air competition relief on the Tanzania route.
AFRICA – Fuel contributes an average of 70 to 80 per cent of operational costs for African airlines. This is against a global average of 40 to 50 per cent, which explains why African carriers charge higher passenger fares than other airlines.
BOTSWANA – Botswana Railways chief executive officer Dominic Ntwaagae says the Botswana dry port in Namibia remains unknown among Batswana.
AFRICA – The Lufthansa Group will continue to bolster its presence across Africa with all divisions of the world’s leading aviation group, active on the continent and committed to expanding their business as well as local partnerships.