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Pandemic offers chance to rethink future of airlines

For some African airlines the current crisis could prove fatal, but African Business editor David Thomas sees opportunities to strengthen the post-pandemic industry

The coronavirus pandemic has brought unremittingly bleak news for Africa’s airline industry.

Coronavirus: The economic consequences for Africa

As UNECA slashes its predictions for African GDP growth, Dr Desné Masie assesses the damage the pandemic is likely to cause to Africa’s economies

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At the time of writing in mid-March, Africa seems to have so far been spared the worst human impact of the coronavirus pandemic, but was already beginning to suffer the destructive economic impact of a potential global slide to recession.…

Qatar Airways A350 opens new era

As part of his job, African Business editor Anver Versi has a heavy travel schedule and sometimes seems to spend more time in the air than on the ground.…

Air connections increase

As members of the Somalia diaspora return home in growing numbers – emboldened by an improving security climate and apparent political progress, commercial air transport looks set to play a pivotal role in the country’s redevelopment.…