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Old March 2nd, 2006, 10:37 AM   #1
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African Aviation News

Hi guys,
Thought I'd start a thread for news on Africa's rapidly growing aviation sector.

First bit of news:

Easyjet to fly to Africa
Low cost airline Easyjet is to start a daily flight to Marrakech, Morocco from London-Gatwick. It'll be the airline's first destination outside of Europe.
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Here's the 40 busiest airports in Africa (Sep'04-Sep'05). Figures are in '000 with % change from 2004/5.

1. Johannesburg, South Africa....15,339 13.6%
2. Cairo, Egypt........................10,145 7.0%
3. Cape Town, South Africa.........6,574 12.6%
4. Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt............4,750 6.2%
5. Hurgada, Egypt......................4,564 3.1%
6. Casablanca, Morocco..............4,317 15.6%
7. Nairobi, Kenya........................4,123 7.0%
8. Monastir, Tunisia....................4,117 17.3%
9. Lagos, Nigeria........................3,930 6.8%
10.Tunis, Tunisia........................3,641 7.5%
11.Durban, South Africa...............3,462 14.3%
12.Algiers, Algeria.......................3,405 2.8%
13.Jerba, Tunisia........................2,403 11.6%
14.Luxor, Egypt..........................2,305 10.6%
15.Abuja, Nigeria........................2,225 3.2%
16.Mauritius...............................2,133 3.0%
17.Marrakech, Morocco................2,078 32.5%
18.Addis Ababa, Ethiopia..............1,810 21.5%
19.St Denis, Reunion...................1,573 -0.4%
20.Agadir, Morocco.....................1,283 15.0%
21.Port Elizabeth, South Africa......1,211 20.7%
22.Ilha do Sal, Cape Verde...........1,151 39.3%
23.Aswan, Egypt........................1,111 -4.5%
24.Dar es Salaam, Tanzania..........1,109 14.8%
25.Mombasa, Kenya....................1,019 8.2%
26.Port Harcourt, Nigeria................889 -2.1%
27.Accra, Ghana...........................840 2.8%
28.Luanda, Angola........................833 10.9%
29.Abidjan, Ivory Coast.................761 -10.1%
30.Antanarivo, Madagascar............683 15.0%
31.Libreville, Gabon.......................624 -17.6%
32.Entebbe, Uganda......................605 14.7%
33.Douala, Cameroon.....................558 4.9%
34.George, South Africa.................548 32.5%
35.Kinshasa, DRC..........................542 7.7%
36.Maputo, Mozambique.................541 16.1%
37.Windhoek, Namibia....................524 0.8%
38.East London, South Africa..........521 24.5%
39.Bamako, Mali............................508 6.8%
40.Brazzaville, Congo.....................500 11.7%
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Old March 8th, 2006, 03:39 PM   #3
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Hi guys! I posted this on the international aviation forum but I thought I'd post it also here to give my contribution to this great section!

Kenya Airways to Add Boeing 787 Dreamliners


Tuesday March 7, 12:01 am ET
- Airline Places Firm Order for the Direct Purchase of Six 787-8s
- 787 Further Validated as the Premier Choice for African Carriers' Future Fleet Operations

NAIROBI, Kenya, March 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Kenya Airways today hosted representatives of The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA - News) and the media to celebrate the airline's decision to purchase six 787 Dreamliners. Kenya Airways plans to replace its current 767s with the highly efficient Dreamliners beginning with the delivery of two airplanes in 2010, and four in 2011.

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Kenya Airways was the first carrier to purchase and operate the Boeing 777 in sub-Saharan Africa, and becomes the third major African airline to order the 787 Dreamliner. The unmatched performance, range and passenger comfort of the 787 will further enhance Kenya Airways' ability to offer service on routes across the globe.

"The 787 Dreamliner fits perfectly into our fleet strategy and offers Kenya Airways the opportunity to reach out across the globe in welcoming people to experience the wide open spaces and friendly charm found here in Africa," said Titus Naikuni, CEO of Kenya Airways.

Kenya Airways has earned a reputation for exemplary service and customer satisfaction and currently operates a 21-plane fleet, which includes Boeing 737s, 767s and 777s. The airline also recently announced a lease agreement with Singapore Aircraft Leasing Enterprises for three 737-800s to be delivered in 2006.

"Our association with Kenya Airways truly represents a partnership and is based on mutual respect and trust that we work together to ensure the airline's continued success," said Lee Monson, Boeing Commercial Airplanes vice president of Sales for The Middle East and Africa. "We're proud to have the 787 Dreamliner validated by the extremely competent and thorough assessment team that's been assembled within Kenya Airways."

The Boeing 787 Dreamliner has had the most successful program launch in Boeing's history, with the airplane first scheduled to enter commercial service in 2008. Kenya Airways becomes the 28th customer committed to the 787 Dreamliner. Boeing currently has 385 total orders and commitments worldwide.

The 787 is a family of airplanes carrying 200 to 300 passengers on routes between 3,500 and 8,500 nautical miles (6,500 to 16,000 kilometers). The Dreamliner will use 20 percent less fuel than today's airplanes of comparable size and will provide operators with up to 45 percent more cargo revenue capacity. Passengers will enjoy an innovative new interior environment with higher humidity, wider seats and aisles, and larger windows, greatly improving the overall flying experience.

Kenya Airways serves more than 2 million passengers annually and has the largest network into Africa. The carrier is going through an aggressive expansion program and it has added destinations which include Bamako, Dakar, Maputo, Istanbul and Guangzhou in China. The airline plans to soon launch service to Paris, Asmara and Sierra Leone. This complements 17 weekly flights to London and Amsterdam and regular schedules to select destinations in Asia, including Dubai, Mumbai, Hong Kong and Bangkok.

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^ Nice one, I just read this on a Kenyan news-site.

This means that the expansion of their fleet will include:

- 6 new 787s
- 2 new 777-200ERs
- 3 new 737-800s
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Mar 21, 2006 (ADDIS ABABA) — The Ethiopian Airlines (EAL) is set to launch services to Juba, south Sudan as of May 1, the airline said Tuesday.

In a statement available to international media, EAL said it will serve Juba, the capital city of South Sudan, four flights a week, returning same day to the Addis Ababa Bole International Airport.

EAL will fly to Juba on Mondays and Fridays with a stopover in Nairobi, Kenya, the statement said, adding that the airline will also fly to Juba on Wednesdays and Saturdays with a stopover in Entebbe, Uganda.

It said EAL will operate Boeing 737-700, an up-to-date aircraft,to Juba with a capacity of 118 seats (16 seats in cloud nine, and 102 seats in economy class).

The launch of the services to Juba will provide business executives and tourists direct link to Addis Ababa, Entebbe, and Nairobi, create convenient connections to Africa, Europe, Middle East, and Asia, and bring Sudan closer to the world, according to the statement.

The launch of the services to Juba, the city with more than 160,000 people, will bring EAL destinations in Africa to 29, and to 46worldwide, the statement said.

EAL will fly daily to Kilimanjaro, Dar es Salaam, and Entebbe, ten times a week to Nairobi, five times a week to Kigali, Bujumbura and Khartoum, and four times a week to Djibouti and Somaliland’s Hargeisa as of April 2006, the statement added.

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Old March 22nd, 2006, 08:50 PM   #6
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Here's the 40 busiest airports in Africa (Sep'04-Sep'05). Figures are in '000 with % change from 2004/5.

1. Johannesburg, South Africa....15,339 13.6%
2. Cairo, Egypt........................10,145 7.0%
3. Cape Town, South Africa.........6,574 12.6%
4. Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt............4,750 6.2%
5. Hurgada, Egypt......................4,564 3.1%
6. Casablanca, Morocco..............4,317 15.6%
7. Nairobi, Kenya........................4,123 7.0%
8. Monastir, Tunisia....................4,117 17.3%
9. Lagos, Nigeria........................3,930 6.8%
10.Tunis, Tunisia........................3,641 7.5%
11.Durban, South Africa...............3,462 14.3%
12.Algiers, Algeria.......................3,405 2.8%
13.Jerba, Tunisia........................2,403 11.6%
14.Luxor, Egypt..........................2,305 10.6%
15.Abuja, Nigeria........................2,225 3.2%
16.Mauritius...............................2,133 3.0%
17.Marrakech, Morocco................2,078 32.5%
18.Addis Ababa, Ethiopia..............1,810 21.5%
19.St Denis, Reunion...................1,573 -0.4%
20.Agadir, Morocco.....................1,283 15.0%
21.Port Elizabeth, South Africa......1,211 20.7%
22.Ilha do Sal, Cape Verde...........1,151 39.3%
23.Aswan, Egypt........................1,111 -4.5%
24.Dar es Salaam, Tanzania..........1,109 14.8%
25.Mombasa, Kenya....................1,019 8.2%
26.Port Harcourt, Nigeria................889 -2.1%
27.Accra, Ghana...........................840 2.8%
28.Luanda, Angola........................833 10.9%
29.Abidjan, Ivory Coast.................761 -10.1%
30.Antanarivo, Madagascar............683 15.0%
31.Libreville, Gabon.......................624 -17.6%
32.Entebbe, Uganda......................605 14.7%
33.Douala, Cameroon.....................558 4.9%
34.George, South Africa.................548 32.5%35.Kinshasa, DRC..........................542 7.7%
36.Maputo, Mozambique.................541 16.1%
37.Windhoek, Namibia....................524 0.8%
38.East London, South Africa..........521 24.5%
39.Bamako, Mali............................508 6.8%
40.Brazzaville, Congo.....................500 11.7%
Never heard of George, South Africa before, but i found these pictures on google






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George airport connects with Cape Town and Gauteng airports and a superb network of roads links up with the little Karoo as well as the Western Cape.
The area is renowned as the golfing mecca of the Southern Cape and boasts two of the top ten golf courses in the country.

George has a very high concentration of hotels and guest houses ensuring that tourists and other holiday makers have a wide variety to choose from.
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Old March 22nd, 2006, 10:26 PM   #7
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RAM to help launch new Gabonese Air company

The Rabat-based official MAP news agency reported that the Moroccan flag carrier and the Gabonese Transport Ministry signed, on Friday in Libreville, the shareholder pact in this respect.

A RAM statement said Air Gabon International is to start activity by the end of the second quarter of 2006 with a two plane fleet to fly passengers and freight from Libreville to France, Morocco, South Africa, Malawi, Congo Brazzaville and Angola.

The Air Gabon international move is part of the national airliner's efforts to strengthen its presence in Africa, where launched in June 2005 two flights to Douala (Cameroon, 2 direct flights per week departing from Casablanca) and to Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso, 3 direct flights per week).

The Moroccan air company already ensures several weekly flights to other African destinations, namely Nouakchott, Dakar, Abidjan, Conakry, Bamako, Libreville, and Niamey.

In December last year, Royal Air Maroc signed a firm-order agreement with leading aircraft manufacturer Boeing for the purchase of four 787 Dreamliners, with an option of buying an additional one.

The delivery of these new-generation long-distance airplanes should start late 2008.

RAM intends to use the newly purchased planes for flights to North America, Middle East and Africa.

The Dreamliner, Boeing's latest creation, promises aviation companies that it will be super-economical, thanks to the materials used for its fuselage which will allow fuel saving.

RAM serves 67 destinations throughout Europe, Africa, the Middle East and North America, having code-share agreements with Air France, Delta, Fly Emirates and Gulf Air.
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Publication Date: 3/22/2006
Kenya Airways has added another feather to its cap.

The airline was last week voted African Airline of the Year 2005 by the African Aviation magazine for the fifth time in seven years.

The prestigious award was presented to the airlines' manager in charge of government and industry affairs, Mr Wilson Okanga by Nigeria's Minister for Aviation Professor Babalola Borishade on behalf of African Aviation magazine at a gala dinner held in the Moroccan capital Casablanca.

The key criteria in the 'African Airline of the Year' selection process included financial performance and overall profitability, passenger growth, route network expansion, fleet modernization, in-flight service and coverall customer care.

In its citation, African Aviation magazine said Kenya Airways was chosen because of its achievements in the past year in areas such as financial performance, fleet modernization, route network expansion, in flight service and overall customer care.

Mr Nick Fadugba, CEO of African Aviation magazine, congratulated Kenya Airways for their exemplary performance and for being the first airline to win the African Airline of the Year award five times since the awards were introduced in 1999.

Mr Fadugba highlighted the airline’s introduction in 2005 of new destinations such as Bamako, Dakar, Maputo, Istanbul, Lubumbashi and Guangzhou.
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THE land dispute between Airports Company SA (Acsa) and the KwaZulu-Natal provincial government has been resolved, paving the way for construction of a new R2bn airport for Durban.

Dube Tradeport, the company established by the province to manage the proposed industrial development zone, said construction of the new airport would begin in the first quarter of next year.

The airport, to be called King Shaka International Airport, was first mooted 35 years ago by the then ruling National Party.

It was initially planned that the airport would be operational by 1981, then 1988, later 2006, and now 2009.

Dube Tradeport CE Rohan Persad said yesterday Acsa had signed a memorandum of understanding with the national transport department and the provincial government.

Acsa committed itself to sell its 206,899ha land to the provincial government, and manage the new airport for the first 10 years of its launch.

The airports operator had the option of buying the airport if it wished, sources close to the project, he said.

Persad said the new airport would be operational by 2009, well ahead of the anticipated influx of thousands of soccer fans who will visit SA during the 2010 World Cup tournament.

"We have reached an exciting phase in the realisation of a dream of a world-class facility on the African continent. More importantly, this project is a catalyst for economic development and sustainable job creation in KwaZulu-Natal," he said.

Last week, KwaZulu-Natal Finance and Economic Development MEC Zweli Mkhize told the Board of Airline Representatives of SA, a body that represents all major airlines operating in SA, that four bidders had been short-listed for the construction of the airport.

The winner will be announced in September and construction is due to start early next year.

National transport department spokesman Collin Msibi said a lot of progress had been made to get the project off the ground.

He said government was negotiating with Acsa over the management of the proposed airport.
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Nairobi Airport Capacity to be Increased to 9million by 2008

Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta international airport (JKIA) is to get an overhaul as part of a major upgrading of the country’s airport facilities, Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) has said. Over the next two years the existing terminal building is to be expanded from its current 25,662 sqm to 55,222 sqm and remodelled in accordance with new international security standards. The airport expansion is part of a five-year strategic plan unveiled by KAA in mid-March. Other projects include the rehabilitation of the country’s over 30 airstrips, the installation of new fire equipment at all airports and improvements to access at Moi international airport in Mombasa.

Built to accommodate 2.5 million people per year, following the recent growth in tourism in Kenya passenger figures at JKIA are now in excess of 4 million. The expanded airport should have a capacity of 9 million people per year, reinforcing its position as the principal air hub for the central and east African region.

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Kenya Airways and Korean Air sign Codeshare Agreement


National airline, Kenya Airways has signed a code share agreement with Korean Air.

Travel between Kenya and Korea is now easier, following the signing of the new code. Korean Air is the largest airline in Asia, operating a network that links Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia, North America, and South America to its hub at Incheon International Airport, and its domestic hub at Gimpo International Airport.

Kenya Airways head of marketing and corporate communications, Mr Michael Okwiri, said that through the new agreement Kenya Airways customers are now able to fly directly to Seoul via Bangkok, Thailand's capital.

The thrice weekly flights are available on Tuesday, Friday and Sunday. Kenya Airways is using the code share agreement to expand the number of routes that its passengers can access the other parts of the world.

The code share agreement means a single Kenya Airways code for passengers flying on both airlines.

Mr Okwiri said the agreement would provide greater choice for Koreans travelling to Africa. "Both Kenya Airways and Korean air are focused on giving customers freedom of choice for air travel, according to the agreement. This is an important development with regard to passenger traffic to and from these destinations," Mr Okwiri noted.

He added: "This agreement means we are now able to offer customers access to all points in Africa with easy connections from Nairobi and smoother transfers," Mr Okwiri said.
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Nigeria to Establish Air-links with Argentina and China

Indications emerged yesterday that Nigeria would establish air link with Argentina when the Ambassador of Argentina Mr. Jorge Vehils visited the Aviation Minister in Abuja. He also said that purposeful collaboration between the two countries in the effective management of airspace is more important now due to the countries interest in radar coverage which is essential for airspace management.

He also met with the Deputy governor of Chinese Province of Henan who solicited for air links between Nigeria and the Province.

Borishade further stressed that experts from both countries should meet and exchange ideas on how to get things working in the sector. According to him, "This mutual exchange of ideas by experts remain imperative in the development of the aviation industry". He therefore called on the Ambassador to take advantage of the cordial relationship between both countries and liberalization as well as reform programmes of his administration to invest in Nigeria's aviation sector.

Also the minister who hosted a Chinese delegation headed by the Deputy Governor of the Henan Province Mr. Jia Lianchao explored the possibility of establishing an airlink between Nigeria and the Henan Province when he said that airlink between Nigeria and the Province would boost economic activities and open more business opportunities.

Noting that the visit by the Henan authorities coincided with the visit of the Chinese President said: "This uniquely important visit has created an avenue for top government functionaries and business among others to cross fertilize ideas and take advantage of the cordial relationship between Nigeria and Chinese to engage in purposeful trading and investment in the aviation sector of the economy". He noted that the proposal for the Bilateral Air Services (BASA) between both countires has been sent to China and should be regarded as completed as all political hurdles has been crossed while the technical aspects of the agreement were being fine tuned.

Responding, Mr Jia Lianchao urged the minister to ensure that there would be airlink between Nigeria and China and the Henan Province of China. Mr Lianchao also stated that Henan Province has a population of about 97 million people which is the largest in China and is strategically located to boost business co-operation and investment opportunities.

He also disclosed that President Obasanjo has granted use of Lagos International Trade Fair to the Henan Province to develop into a special Trade Free Zone.
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Such a nice thread, Im looking for some news about RAM!
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COMPANY NEWS; BOEING WINS ORDER FOR AIRLINERS FROM ROYAL AIR MAROC
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Royal Air Maroc, the Moroccan flag carrier, has ordered 12 twin-jet 737 airliners from the Boeing Commercial Airplane Group. Boeing said yesterday that the order was worth about $525 million. The models of the new jets would be determined later, Boeing said. The new 737's will be powered by engines built by CFM International, a joint venture of Snecma of France and the General Electric Company.



A little bit old news tough....
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Royal Air Maroc completes Boeing 787 Dreamliner Order

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Royal Air Maroc (RAM) has signed a firm-order agreement for four Boeing 787 Dreamliners with an option for the purchase of one additional airplane. The airline's first 787 is scheduled for delivery in late 2008.

Royal Air Maroc plans to use its 787s on service to North America and to open new Middle East and Africa routes.

Mohamed Berrada, Royal Air Maroc's chairman and CEO, explained, "The advantages the Boeing 787 brings to our long-haul fleet operations will allow RAM to expand profitably, while bringing the utmost in comfort to our passengers traveling from here and abroad."

Royal Air Maroc's order for the 787 Dreamliner brings the total number of announced commitments for the airplane to 309 from 25 airlines worldwide, with 241 firm orders.

The airline currently serves more than 60 destinations in 30 countries in Europe, Africa, North America and the Middle East, operating more than 44,000 flights per year.




This is more lately. Also a dreamliner for RAM.
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Virgin Nigeria begins Lagos - Dubai route today

May 2nd, 2006




This is coming just as the airline announced commencement of Lagos - Kano, Abuja - Kano starting from tomorrow.

The Dubai route is bringing yet another exciting destination and another continent into the Virgin Nigeria network.

The airline will fly an A340-300 direct from Lagos to Dubai on Sunday, Tuesday and Friday-leaving Lagos at 22.30 arriving in Dubai at 09.20 the following morning.

The direct return flights from Dubai to Lagos will be on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday, departing Dubai at 11.20 and arriving into Lagos at 16.20 the same day. Larry Agose, Head, public Affairs of the airline in a press briefing said, "With this, we hope we are showing our commitment to rapid growth. Virgin Nigeria always strives for the best in record-breaking time, and we hope by announcing so much our passengers will really see our commitment and passion."

BUSINESS DAY investigation shows that the airline plans to start flying the Lagos - Kano, Abuja -Kano routes five times weekly.

Sources in the airline stated that the airline had been working hard to start the Kano route as it is one of the major airports in the country.

Meanwhile, the airline is increasing its efforts towards flying direct into the United States of America (USA).

According to Yemi Osindero, Director, Marketing and corporate development, the airline is in contact with the US government.

He stated that the federal government has given its approval to continental airlines of the United States, preparatory to Virgin Nigeria's bid to fly direct to US.

Osindero who was at a function organized by the UBA group, hinted that the airline is set for greater things, "as no stone would be left unturned to achieve our goals of making the airline the best in the African region within the next two years".
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22.Ilha do Sal, Cape Verde...........1,151 39.3%

This displays that Cape Verde is growing fast as a tourist destination. The smallest country on the list but with a big potential.
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why not make a sticky of it?
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because we don't have african mods?
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