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Intra-African air travel under the Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM), an initiative of the African Union to create a unified air transport market in Africa, is edging closer to reality, after 17 countries committed to a pilot programme.
At a meeting in Dakar on November 14, the ministers of transport and aviation from Cabo… read more
Ibom Air is boosting its capacity ahead of the peak season. The Akwa State-based carrier took delivery of two Airbus A320-200 aircraft on November 17 and 20.
The two aircraft (MSN 2584, 4273) were acquired under a one-year ACMI contract with Getjet Airlines, a Lithuanian aircraft leasing and charter company. They are owned… read more
Since 2017, the Tunisian and Cameroonian authorities have been planning to open a direct air link between their two countries. It was supposed to be launched in 2018, by Tunisair, like other routes. But in the meantime the Tunisian national airline has revised its growth ambitions downwards.
After the failure of 2018, and vague announce… read more
A private Gabonese company founded in 2005 in Libreville, Afrijet became the leading airline in the CEMAC zone in 2019. A historical charter player, the company has developed a regional scheduled air transport network since October 2016.
Afrijet is now a member of the International Air Transport Association (IATA). The organisation anno… read more
Ibom Air started commercial operations on 7 June 2021. Based in Uyo in south-eastern Nigeria, it serves half a dozen domestic routes. After 3 years of operations, it is now eyeing the regional market.
Ibom Air is boosting its capacity in anticipation of the increase in traffic expected from next month. The Akwa State-based … read more
Air Senegal has taken a new turn since the arrival of the Director General, Alioune Badara Fall, last July. In contrast to the strong expansion it has experienced in recent years, the new management has opted to optimise the network, focusing on profitable and high value-added routes.
As of 31 October 2022, Air S… read more
Gabon Aero Solutions (GAS) is interested in the competitive market for helicopter transportation services for oil and gas companies operating in Gabon.
The Central African country is backed by a large energy market that requires dynamic logistical support.
In recent months, Air Senegal has experienced several upheavals. Between managerial changes and an increase in technical incidents, the company's operations have been disrupted.
Contrary to what was planned, Air Senegal still does not serve Ghana. The launch of its Dakar - Accra route, which was to take place on 2 S… read more
Sao Tome and Principe is the least connected African country by air. Currently, the Central African island nation is only connected to two African capitals, Luanda and Accra. The departure of Gabon's Afrijet earlier this year has further exacerbated the country's isolation. ASKY Airlines is expected to address this situation in the… read more
On Wednesday 20 July, on the third day of the Farnborough Airshow, ATR announced the completion of the sale of a new ATR 72-600 to Afrijet. The aircraft will be delivered to the Gabonese company by the end of the year, the Franco-Italian manufacturer said.
This new aircraft is in addition to the firm order for three aircraft of the … read more