Amb. Ajulu-Okeke Urges Nigerians in S’Africa To Be Law Abiding

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Nigeria’s Consul-General in South Africa, Amb. Uche Ajulu-Okeke, has urged Nigerians resident in that country to desist from acts capable of tarnishing Nigeria’s image. Okeke gave the charge on Sunday at the inauguration of newly elected officials of National Association …

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Kenya Airways launched flights between Nairobi and Cape Town

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Kenya Airways launched flights between Nairobi (NBO) and Cape Town(CPT) on 1 July, a city pair which will be operated by the carrier via Livingstone in Zambia. Flown on the SkyTeam member’s E190 fleet, the sector will operate thrice-weekly (Wednesdays, …

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IATA Study Reveals How Closed Skies Policy Among African Nations Hurts The Continent

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Flying from London to Athens is not generally considered a massive undertaking. It’s a given that the journey will be direct, take three-and-a-half hours, and Europeans will not require a visa. The biggest decision is likely to be which meal …

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Iberia Airlines Announces Johannesburg Route, Suspends Lagos, Accra and Istanbul Routes

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Iberia Airlines, Spanish flag carrier, has suspended its flights to Istanbul, a major city in Turkey, owing to low demand. Reputed as Spain’s largest airline, Iberia also plans to suspend flights to Nigeria from May 12, 2016 and Ghana from May 17, …

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Fastjet Zimbabwe Begins International Operations In February

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Fastjet Zimbabwe (FN, Harare Int’l) is set to commence international operations next month with flights from Harare Int’l and Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe, to Johannesburg O.R. Tambo in South Africa. The LCC said in a statement that effective February 1, …

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Namibia flyafrica Grounded In Windhoek For Using ‘Ineligible Aircraft’

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Contagion from the Zimbabwe flyafrica (Z7, Harare Int’l) fiasco has spread to Namibia where the Namibian Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) has now grounded Namibia flyafrica (N6, Windhoek Int’l) for using ineligible aircraft. In a statement issued November 5, the …

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Astral Aviation Reviews Planned Hubs in Lagos and Johannesburg

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Astral Aviation CEO Sanjeev Gadhia said the airline postponed plans to establish regional hubs in Johannesburg and Lagos due to market conditions. Mr Gadhia said the carrier will reconsider Lagos due to decreased oil prices and noted weakened imports to …

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Boeing President Calls for Alliances and Mergers In Africa

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Boeing International president Marc Allen called for African carriers to rationalize operations through alliances and mergers, noting discussions on the issue in Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa. Mr Allen said, “Africa needs to open its space for people to traverse …

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LATAM Airlines Group Plans African Market Debut In 2016

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TAM Linhas Aéreas (JJ, São Paulo Congonhas) is planning to commence scheduled passenger flights to South Africa later next year in a move that will see the LATAM Airlines Group making its African debut. The Group said in a statement …

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South African Airways To Commence Abuja Johannesburg Route In January 2016

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SAA is to commence flights to a second entry point in Nigeria in January 2016, namely the capital of Abuja. Adding a second gateway to the existing daily service to Lagos materially strengthens SAA’s position in West Africa, and follows …

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