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M&A banker: Tiny African airlines must consolidate

Zemedeneh Negatu has advised on numerous deals across the continent, not least the partnership agreement between Ethiopian Airlines (ET) and Asky, the regional airline based in Lomé, Togo, and operating across West and Central Africa.

Can Libya’s aviation sector take off again?

When Afriqiyah Airways Flight 209 touched down at Malta International Airport on 23rd December 2016, its arrival was anything but the illustrious new beginning management had envisioned.…

Kenya Airways in freefall?

Kenya Airways posted the worst financial result in the corporate history of its home nation this summer, when it announced a full-year loss of Ksh25.7bn ($254m).

Flyafrica spreads its wings…briefly

Low-cost airline group Flyafrica succeeded in launching its long-delayed Namibian subsidiary on 2nd September – only to be grounded two days later by a High Court ruling.

Somali skies welcome airlines

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.

South African Airways: adapt or die

Since the turn of the century, the beleaguered South African Airways (SAA) has embarked on no fewer than eight failed turnaround strategies.