A recent hijacking underscores the problems facing the troubled country’s carriers.
A slump in tourism means that Kenya’s national flag carrier needs an immediate bailout and longer-term support.
Flyafrica succeeded in launching its long-delayed Namibian subsidiary on 2nd September – only to be grounded two days later by a High Court ruling.
Airspace over Somalia has been considered a no-go area by most foreign airlines for two decades, but progress on the security and political fronts is now prompting a surge in commercial flights.
Since the turn of the century, the beleaguered South African Airways has embarked on no fewer than eight failed turnaround strategies.
Air Djibouti’s mission to get back in the air has captured the attention of Bruce Dickinson, Iron Maiden singer and founder of Cardiff Aviation.
Over the past couple of decades, one of the symbols of China and Africa’s ever-growing relationship has been the frequent visits of high-level officials between the two regions.
Sub-Saharan Africa may be the most dangerous region in the world to board a flight, but statistics for aircraft crashes on the continent rarely tell …
Africa, particularly Eastern Africa, is slowly, painfully but determinedly inching its way towards fully fledged low-cost carriers. While fastjet has had to fight unexpected battles, …
Competition in the African airline sector is beginning to take off. Ethiopian Airlines is seeking to develop a pan-African network and the continent’s other main players are cautiously expanding into neighbouring regions. Yet a truly competitive sector will remain out of reach as along as governments continue to be overprotective of their domestic airlines. Neil Ford reports.