COVID-19: Middle East and Africa market update (w/e April 26)

By David Casey Apr 28, 2020
Routes' latest update on how airlines and airports across the Middle East and Africa are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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COVID-19: Middle East and Africa market update (w/e April 12)

By Wesley Charnock Apr 14, 2020
Routes' latest update on how airlines and airports across the Middle East and Africa are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Country snapshot: Nigeria

Jan 07, 2020
We take a look at the West African market which has made aviation a major focus of its strategy.
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Where does the Airbus A380 fly? Latest network update

By David Casey Dec 31, 2019
Routesonline provides an update on the operations of the Airbus A380. We also reveal the network size of each operator and the top destinations served by the aircraft type.
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Africa needs to "get serious" over SAATM implementation

By David Casey Dec 08, 2019
The Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM) needs to act as a wake-up call for countries across the continent to “get serious and get going”, delegates at Routes Africa 2019 have heard.
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Infographic: Kenya's market in numbers

By David Casey Dec 03, 2019
A focus on the Kenya market ahead of Routes Africa 2019 taking place in Mombasa.
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What does the future hold for South African Airways?

Nov 14, 2019
In an open and candid interview, Vuyani Jarana, South African Airways’ former CEO, will share his view on the challenges the carrier faces, next month in Mombasa.
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Shortlists announced for the Routes Africa 2019 Awards

Oct 31, 2019
Ten airports and five tourism authorities have been recognised by the airline network planning community for their outstanding marketing support.
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Fastjet suspends Mozambique operations amid strong competition

By David Casey Oct 22, 2019
Budget carrier Fastjet is suspending operations in Mozambique because of rising competition and overcapacity on the routes it operates. However, it plans to return to the market “once demand for air travel in the country increases”.
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Analysis: Kenya's evolving aviation market

By David Casey Oct 15, 2019
With Routes Africa heading to Mombasa in the Kenya in December, Routesonline looks at some of the key facts and figures shaping the East African country’s market.
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ASM Route Development Accreditation available for Routes Africa delegates

Oct 14, 2019
Industry-leading training session returns to 2019 event programme following the success of previous edition.
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Wizz Air, Oman Air and Egyptair register for Routes Africa

Oct 10, 2019
Senior network planners will discuss new route opportunities at the longest-standing and most established route development forum dedicated to the African region.
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Air Peace approval to boost South Africa - Nigeria traffic

By David Casey Oct 02, 2019
After several years of capacity declines, air traffic between South Africa and Nigeria is set to be boosted following the approval of new daily non-stop flights.
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American Airlines to launch first Africa route alongside Eastern Europe and Tel Aviv expansion

By David Casey Aug 08, 2019
American Airlines is making its first entrance into Africa, as well as expanding its Eastern Europe network and returning to Tel Aviv. Vasu Raja, the airline’s vice president for planning, said the launch of services to Africa was the “first step” in developing its network in the continent.
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Revived Uganda Airlines set to launch first routes

By David Casey Jul 30, 2019
Uganda’s new flag carrier has been awarded an air operator’s certificate, paving the way for commercial service to begin in August.
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What next for Africa's open skies dream?

Jul 11, 2019
While the Africa Cup of Nations may have united the continent through football, can the long-awaited Single African Air Transport Market succeed in uniting the continent's skies?
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Uganda Airlines, Kenya Airways, Africa World Airlines and Air Zimbabwe register for Routes Africa 2019

Jul 09, 2019
Senior network planners from the region’s leading airlines will be negotiating existing and future air services in Mombasa this December.
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Routes Africa 2019 to be held in Kenya

Jun 12, 2019
Routes Africa, the intra-Africa route development forum, will this year be hosted by Kenya Airports Authority in Mombasa from 8-10 December 2019.
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South African Airways to return to mainland China

By David Casey May 07, 2019
Four years after operating its last service to mainland China, South African Airways is set to return to the market later this year. It is also negotiating a codeshare agreement with Hong Kong Airlines.
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Fastjet plans branded South African domestic routes

By David Casey Apr 25, 2019
Fastjet Group is preparing to establish a branded operation in South Africa next year following its investment in Federal Airlines.
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United to return to African market

By David Casey Apr 16, 2019
United Airlines is planning a return to the African market later this year when it will become the only carrier to fly non-stop between the US and Cape Town in South Africa.
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Bulletin board: Tributes paid to Southwest Airlines founder

By David Casey Jan 04, 2019
This week: Tributes paid to Southwest Airlines founder; Qatar Airways takes stake in China Southern; Neeleman’s latest venture firms up A220 order; VINCI Airports to make £2.9bn Gatwick investment and more.
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Nigerian start-up places Africa's largest ever aircraft order with Boeing

By David Casey Dec 21, 2018
A start-up carrier backed by a former chairman and chief executive of American Airlines has placed an order for up to 100 Boeing 737 MAX8s, representing the largest aircraft deal ever for the African continent.
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Ethiopian plans UK and Germany routes from Ghana

Dec 13, 2018
Fresh from signing a deal with the government of Ghana to create a new national carrier, Star Alliance member Ethiopian Airlines has outlined plans to launch services to the UK and Germany from the country’s capital Accra, the host city of Routes Africa in 2018.
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Why airports in the Indian Ocean have big plans

Dec 11, 2018
The Indian Ocean may not be one of aviation’s busiest regions but these destinations' eye-catching tourist developments and proximity to rising economies in both Asia and Africa make them destinations to watch over the next few years.
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