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The International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) outlined three priorities for African governments to ensure that the airline, travel and transport industry survives the Covid-19 crisis and is able to support economic recovery, growth and development throughout the continent.
The three priorities are:
In 2020, a handful of… read more
In 2020 a handful of African airlines secured US$ 2.04 billion in government aid. Most of this (US$ 2.02bn) was distributed through direct government loans, equity financing and cash injections. Despite this, 8 airlines in Africa filed for bankruptcy or entered business administration over the past 12 months.
Over US$ 30bn has been… read more
The related loan agreement was co-signed on February 20, 2021, in Yaoundé by the Minister of Economy, Planning and Territorial Development, Alamine OUSMANE MEY and the Country Manager of the African Bank of Development (BAD) in Cameroon, Solomane KONE. It was in the presence of the Chadian Minister of Infrastructure and Transport, Ahmad A… read more
The overall situation from an airline perspective in Africa at this time. African airlines did not have the opportunity to look for support from their government in terms of bailout money due to COVID-19.Building on more than airline passenger traffic to stem the tide and fund the budget.
Peter Harbison of CAPA Live, spoke with Tewolde Geb… read more
Tunisia and Cameroon put back on the table the plan to open a direct flight between the two countries.
The subject, in discussions for 4 years, was again discussed on the occasion of the hearing of February 09, 2021 in Yaoundé, granted to HE Karim Ben Becher, Ambassador of the Tunisian Republic in Cameroon by the Minister of C… read more
Ivory Coast-based Air Afrique was started up in the early 1960s. At the time, many African countries, including newly independent former French colonies, couldn’t afford to operate their own national airline. But sensibly enough, many of those countries teamed up and set up an airline together with help from France. Originally, Air Afriqu… read more
Nairobi has gone up from 123 to 97 on the ranking for the most costly cities. This is according the Mercer’s 2019 Cost Of Living Survey. Generally the cost of living in Nairobi, Kenya is moderate compared to other expat destinations. Last year, the Mercer Cost of Living report ranked it as a mid-range expense location (123rd out of… read more
The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has introduced new visa regimes to citizens of United Kingdom, United States, United Arab Emirates (UAE), France and 147 other countries.
The service said that the new regime, which consists of transit, business (single), business (multiple), tourism, visiting (single), visiting (multiple… read more
The Republic of the Congo has reopened its borders and airports for international visitors. In order to visit Congo, travelers will be required to do a health screening and follow quarantine protocols.All visitors are required to complete a negative COVID-19 test within a maximum of 7 days prior to arrival and submit the test resul… read more
In a statement, the pan-African company ASKY announced the resumption of its flights to Abidjan in Ivory Coast, Bamako in Mali, Bangui in the Central African Republic, Bissau in Guinea Bissau, Conakry in Guinea, Cotonou in Benin, Dakar in Senegal, Douala and Yaoundé in Cameroon, Free… read more