Tag: Air transport in Africa

Africa Top Success reported it to you that the Pan-African company, Asky, celebrates its fifth anniversary this year. According to a communiqué published by its management, the balance sheet of the carrier is to be appreciated. ASKY currently operates 150 flights weekly for 22 stations through 19 countries of West and Central Africa. The bes ...
Fatima Beyina-Moussa, Chief Executive Officer of ECAir, Equatorial Congo Airlines, the national airline company of the Republic of Congo and also Chairwoman of the African Airlines Association (AFRAA), is on the front page of the Brunette magazine (June-July 2015). In this number, she confides to Marie-Jeanne Serbin-Thomas and comes back on ...
A new airline company is announced in the Gabonese sky. The National Civil Aviation Authority (ANAC) has just issued a air operator certificate (AOC) to new Gabonese airline company, Tropical Air Gabon. This recognition is the fruit of a long way. The new company henceforth answers the standards required by the ANAC in order to operate fligh ...
The "Aviation Africa Summit 2015" that came to an end in Dubai yesterday, put forwards the immense potential of the aviation market in Africa. The event was organized with the aim of starting a crucial discussion between the main actors of the aviation sector in Africa. ECAir, Equatorial Congo Airlines, the national airline company of the Re ...
The board of directors of Asky has just appointed Henok Teferra at the head of the Pan-African airline company. The Ethiopian replaces his fellow countryman, Yissehak Zewoldi who resigned a few days ago for personal reasons. The new managing director of Asky was the chief of staff for the manager of Ethiopian Airlines, major shareholder and ...
The very first edition of the "Aviation Africa" summit takes place from 10th to 11th May 2015 in Dubai. The event will allow the participants discussing strategies, opportunities and challenges of the aviation sector. It will also serve as framework to discuss the growth opportunities of the sector on the African continent. In a press rel ...
The news is not officialized yet. However, sources closer to the Pan-African airline company, Asky, evoke the resignation of the managing director, Yissehak Zewoldi. The latter is abandoning his functions for personal reasons according to the same sources. Yissehak Zewoldi has been managing the Asky Company based in Lomé (Togo) since 2013. H ...
Air Algérie continues the modernization of its fleet. After the reception in December 2014 the first orders at Boeing and Airbus, Air Algérie received an Airbus A330-200 last 2nd April. The ceremony of reception took place in the presence of the Minister of Transport, Amar Ghoul and of the CEO of Air Algérie, Mohamed Salah Boultif. The new a ...
ECAir, Equatorial Congo Airlines continues the extension of its network. After Libreville (early February), the national airline company of the Republic of Congo has just opened the Brazzaville-Dakar line via Bamako (end March). The flights towards Bamako and Dakar are operated with Boeing 757-200 for a capacity of 148 seats (16 in Business ...
Within the framework of the expansion of its network, ECAir, Equatorial Congo Airlines, the national airline company of the Republic of Congo, will open the Brazzaville-Dakar via Bamako line on Sunday, 22nd March 2015. Bamako (Republic of Mali) and Dakar (Republic of Senegal) are two major capitals in West Africa. The establishment of this l ...
Kenya has to start next March the building work of the port of Lamu, the second seaport of the country, for a cost of two billion schillings (21 million dollars), announced on Monday President Uhuru Kenyatta. Kenya that is trying to strengthen its position of great economic power of East Africa, intends to build the port of Lamu in order to ...
The news is reported by the on-line newspaper, Le Matinal. Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Airport is ranked first in two categories by the "2014 Airport Service Quality Awards" of the Airports Council International (ACI). In fact, the airport of Mauritius is the best of the African region and is the first in terms of services improvement in Afric ...
Become the African leader of the air transport, such is the new target of the Ethiopian Airlines company. The carrier that has the largest fleet of the continent with 70 planes, intends to take the record of the passengers carried. With its 5 million passengers registered in 2014, the Ethiopian Airlines is behind of the South African Airways ...
On 15th January 2010, the first plane of the airline company, Asky, took-off for the first time. This event was unique in the West-African sub-region that just launched a major challenge. 5 years later, the Pan-African air company conquered the African sky and the heart of millions of travelers. In a communiqué published in prelude to the ce ...
Félix Houphouët-Boigny International Airport of Abidjan, took its annual record of attendance dated 1999, with about "1.5 million travelers at the end of 2014 ". "Ivory Coast has become again a destination of choice. We have just even taken the annual record of attendance at Félix Houphouët-Boigny Airport dated 1999, with about 1.5 million t ...
The traffic of Royal Air Maroc (RAM) towards African destinations got an increase of 16 % during the exercise going from November 2013 to the end of October 2014 with regard to the same period of the previous year. The national company carried through 16 285 flights, about 1,3 million passengers on its various African destinations. Nine routi ...
Last 22nd December, the Air Algeria airline company took delivery, at the international airport of Algiers, of the first plane of a series of 16 new devices ordered last January at the aircraft manufacturers, Boeing, Airbus and ATR. Of the type ATR 72-600, this plane of 66 seats cost 21,2 million dollars, indicated the Minister of Transport, ...
The Kenyan pilot, Irene Koki Mutungi, has no cause to be envious of her male colleagues. Chief pilot, she is the first African woman captain in the air transport history. Daughter of a father pilot, Kiko has fed since her childhood the ambition to succeed to her father. She is a captain today and flying a Boeing 787 for the Kenya Airways airlin ...
  "The African Woman of the year" is one of the most prestigious categories of the first edition of Africa Top Success Awards. It includes the most influential African feminine personalities who enjoy a great successful experience in their respective domains (economic, cultural and sports). As for all other categories, the prize of the Afri ...
Léopold Sédar Senghor International Airport of Dakar (AILSS) is being renovated. Big rehabilitation works are in progress to allow the platform to comply with the standards. These works particularly concern the renovation of the VIP Lounge, the Presidential detached house, the arrival hall, the passengers’ circuit, luggage delivery and Very ...
The Congolese, Fatima Beyina-Moussa, is elected chairwoman for the Association of African airline companies (African Airlines Association/AFRAA) during the 46th General assembly of the association held from 9th to 11th 11 November 2014 in the Algerian capital town. The Managing director for the Congolese company, Equatorial Congo Airlines (E ...
Interrupted since last 11th August because of Ebola fever that has been raging in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia since last March, flights from Conakry by company Air Côte d’Ivoire resumed on Monday, 20th October, and also towards the two other countries. This news is from sources close to agencies of the aforesaid company accredited in Conak ...
Air Côte Ivoire Airline Company intends to operate inside as well as outside Ivory Coast. In order to realize this, it just purchased two new aircrafts bi-turboprops Q400 NextGen for a purchasing contract for 140 million dollars of an excellent commercial profitability. According to the managing staff of the company, "these devices are go ...
Senegal intends to make of the Blaise Diagne de Diass International Airport (AIBD) being built, a driving force for the development of tourism. According to the manager of the new airport, the infrastructure will play a key role in the future of the Senegalese tourism. "We move from 1,5 million passengers with the possibility of reaching 10 ...
As from next 15th September, Royal Air Maroc (RAM) will proceed to the opening of four (4) new cargo lines for four (4) sub-Saharan African countries. They are among others, Senegal, Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger. In a communiqué from the RAM, "the opening of these four new lines will widen the RAM Cargo network towards the sub-Saharan Africa and ...
The Ghanaian president, John Mahama proceeded at the beginning of the week to the launching of the extension works of Tamale airport. The ceremony thus marked the will of the Ghanaian authorities to be equipped with a new international airport. According to the Head of State, this airport would be used for international flights. For a ...
The Pan-African air transport company, ASKY announced the next increase of its capital moving from 20 billion FCA to 25 billion. According to the information relayed by the Jeune Afrique magazine site, Ecobank Transnational Incorporated and the ECOWAS Bank of investment and development (EBID) already gave their agreement to participate in the o ...
Madagascar would have showed its ability in the contribution of the air transport in the development of tourism in other African countries. A gratitude that worth to it last week, the "Best marketing" prize during the 9th forum of "ROUTES AFRICA" that is recently held in Zimbabwe with the support of the World Bank, around the theme: "The gro ...
Launched last 17th June, the routing Casablanca-N’Djamena of the airline company, Royal Air Maroc (RAM), was a real success. This very first flight was thus operated departing from Mohammed V Airport of Casablanca carrying 90 passengers on board. The Chadian capital town thus became the 32nd destination served by the national company for ...
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