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For West Africa’s air transport market to truly boom and open new vista of opportunities for Nigerian airlines, francophone countries in the sub-region have been charged to respect the Bilateral Air Services Agreements (BASAs) and travel protocols as well as desist from trying to strangle perceived competition.
This charge is coming… read more
While most airlines are replacing four-engined widebodies for more fuel-efficient twin-engine jets, Nigeria’s Azman Air has decided to fly an Airbus A340-600. After completing its certification with the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), the aircraft registration number 5N-AAM is ready to begin commercial operations.
The NCAA issued… read more
Air Senegal will begin U.S. service on Sept. 2. The carrier will fly twice weekly between Dakar and Baltimore, with a stop at New York JFK.
The state-owned airline launched operations in 2018 and has replaced the defunct Senegal Airlines.
Air Senegal will service New York and Baltimore with an Airbus A330-900neo configu… read more
Air France is continuing to adapt its network and strengthen its "leisure" destinations. For the 2021 winter season, the carrier will open almost ten new routes, including two in Africa.
From 1 November, Air France will offer a seasonal route to Gambia. The route will be operated during the winter season until March 2022, followi… read more
Hurtigruten Expeditions will expand its warm water offerings with the addition of its first Africa cruises, starting in 2022.
The Norway-based cruise line will offer West Africa cruises from Dakar, Senegal, on the MS Spitsbergen, visiting the Bissagos Islands and Cape Verde. The 13-day itinerary includes four countries… read more
In November 2019, Airbus announced that African carrier Air Senegal had signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for eight A220-300 aircraft. At the time, the airline’s CEO, Mr Ibrahima Kane, said that the jets would contribute to developing the airline’s long-haul network to Europe as well as its regional network in Africa. With nearly two ye… read more
Mr. Allen Onyema, Chairman of Air Peace, in this interview with OLUSEGUN KOIKI, speaks on the B737 Max aircraft the airline ordered for, the impact of COVID-19 on the aviation industry, and the 18 Left runway of the Murtala Muhammed Airport (MMA), Lagos, among others. Excerpts:
Few years ago, you made some orders for aircraft and, j… read more
Sky Mali started commercial operations on 29 September 2020. The private company, 100% owned by Emirati private individuals through Al Sayegh Group (ASG), aims to build a strong sub-regional network.
Until August, the carrier plans to gradually expand its network to Abidjan, Cotonou, Brazzaville and Pointe Noire. Oth… read more
Binter Canarias has resumed flights to Mauritania in November 2020 following the easing of travel restrictions. For the summer period, the Spanish airline is increasing its offer to this favourite market.
The Spanish regional airline Binter Canarias has intensified its connections between the Canary… read more
Air Peace has mapped out plans to return to Banjul (Gambia) and Dakar (Senegal) from its base in Lagos, two of the regional routes it suspended in the wake of the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, which crippled global activities in most parts of 2020.
The airline also said that it would commence flight services to Gombe Air… read more