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Africa is a rapidly growing part of the global aviation industry. We bring you the latest news and stories from Casablanca to Cape Town.


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Kenyan Transport Minister Fires Nairobi Airport Boss After Power Cut Delays Passengers

Generators acquired two years ago had reportedly not been put into commission.

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Ethiopia's Combined Aircraft Fleet Is Valued At $5.25 Billion

Ethiopia's air transport sector is driven by its well-performing national carrier.

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Fly Angola Suspends Domestic Flights Following Economic Constraints

Unlike TAAG, Fly Angola is struggling financially.

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Asky Airlines Takes Delivery Of Its 1st Boeing 737 MAX

The aircraft has been leased from AerCap Holdings.

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South African Airways Swaps Out The Airbus A340 On Flights To Brazil

A six-year-old A330 will serve Sao Paulo starting in October.

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Ethiopian Ups Seoul Schedule Replacing The Boeing 787 With The Airbus A350

The carrier will offer additional seats per flight with the A350.

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Air Algerie's Johannesburg Airbus A330 Flight Will Become Its Longest In Africa

The airline landed in Johannesburg for the first time on Monday.

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Johannesburg Regains Qantas Quadjets As The Airbus A380 Takes Over Sydney Flights

Johannesburg joins a select group of airports with A380 flights by three or more airlines.

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Windhoek Airport Evicts Ground Handler Menzies Leading To Flight Disruption

Several flights to Windhoek were canceled over the weekend.

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Nigeria Warns That It Will Ground Uninsured Planes

Nigerian carriers are struggling to obtain hard cash to pay for the expensive insurance premiums.

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Millions Of Dollars And Weapons Seized At Lusaka Airport

The aircraft arrived from Egypt to reportedly carry out business deals.

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Codeshare: Lufthansa Teams Up With South African Airways

Customers will have access to more destinations in Europe and Southern Africa.

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Ethiopian Airlines And Boeing Form Venture To Manufacture Parts

The project includes a planned capital of $15 million and will create employment opportunities for over 300 Ethiopians.

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Royal Air Maroc Signs $300 Million Deal To Lease 5 Boeing 737s

The agreement is part of the carrier's long-term fleet enhancement strategy.

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Flights Diverted & Planes Removed As Violence Breaks Out In Libyan Capital

Violence erupted in Tripoli just a month before the resumption of flights from Italy.

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Why Niger's Airspace Closure Is Good News For Ghana

Ghana is benefiting from flights rerouting through its airspace.

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Ethiopian Airlines To Launch London Gatwick Flights In November

The carrier already flies to London Heathrow and Manchester.

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Boeing 787 Adventure: Kenya Airways Schedules Return To Bangkok In November

The airline will resume Bangkok flights after nine months.

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27 Destinations: Togo's ASKY Adds Nairobi Boeing 737 Flights

It is its only destination in East Africa.

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Nigeria’s Azman Air Suspends Operations And Puts Staff On Unpaid Leave

The airline suspended all domestic services on April 18.