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  • Airlines across Africa are expected to fly into a combined $500 million loss this year. The loss is, however, an improvement from the combined $800 million loss suffered in 2022.
  • African airlines have to navigate several economic, infrastructure, and connectivity challenges.
  • Data shows Egypt, Morocco, and Ethiopia carriers have seen an increase in traveler numbers in March 2023.

African airlines are expected to fly into a combined $500 million loss this year. The projected loss is, however, a significant improvement from the $800 million combined loss sustained last year.

According to the International Air Transport Association (IATA), Africa remains a difficult market for airlines.

African Airlines smarting from pandemic

Companies have to navigate several economic, infrastructure, and connectivity challenges. These hurdles continue to significantly impact the industry, which is still smarting from the Covid-19 economic fallout.

Last year was a rough period for African airlines in the skies.…

A photo of Tanzania Tanzanite Bridge
  • Tanzania has one of the largest international airports in East Africa
  • Tanzania Standard Gauge Railway is slated to commence operation by the end of April 
  • Tanzania is a gateway serving competitive landlocked neighbouring countries.

Tanzania’s economy is moving at a steady pace. According to the Bank of Tanzania, the inflation rate is at 3.6 per cent, and the nation’s GDP stands at 5.2 per cent (3rd Quarter 2021).

The United Nations argues that the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) is expected to increase intra-African trade in transport services by nearly 50 per cent.

In 2015, the African Development Bank (AfDB) approved $346.38 million to improve 500 km of roads across the country over the next five years.

On the other hand, in 2014 World Bank, another development funder to Tanzania, furnished the nation with $300 million to improve rail and transport infrastructure, which ultimately boosted intra-region trade with …

Logging is considered one of the main causes of deforestation and related climate change effects.

To discourage the use of firewood and charcoal, the European Union (EU) has committed to fund renewable energy solutions specifically designed to set up and support a sustainable cooking solution program.

EU Head of Delegation to Tanzania, Ambassador Manfredo Fanti announced the EU led program late last year in the capital, Dodoma. At the launch, the diplomat said the initiative is part of the EU’s efforts to mitigate climate change through the use of renewable energy solutions for cooking.

However, what is interesting here is that increase in the use of firewood and charcoal is not in rural Tanzania but in the urban centres.…

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airlines in africa

The business model for airlines has been fundamentally flawed for decades but the last 20 years or so have been particularly challenging.

Growing competitiveness, a roller coaster of fuel prices, labor unions, and especially the phenomenon of low-cost carriers have made it all the more difficult to reach positive earnings pretty much in every route.

With a number of countries sporting continental distances, Africa has been an exciting promise for air carriers, but not without its challenges. Poor infrastructure and the high cost of maintenance and logistics have plagued the development of an effective air grid in the continent. Nevertheless, a great opportunity remains.

At the beginning of the last decade, South African Airways was a dominant force, carrying some 9 million passengers yearly while Kenya Airways and Ethiopian Airlines combined were just shy of 6 million yearly passengers. However, poor management choices combined with borderline irresponsible behavior from …


A few days after Tanzania president John Magufuli assured the nation on the state of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country, the ministry of health provided travel advisory for all travellers going and coming out of Tanzania, this being an initial step towards reopening other spheres of the economy particularly the travel and tourism industry.

According to the statement signed by the health minister Ummy Mwalimu, on April 4, 2020, the government of Tanzania placed additional measures to limit the spread of the virus, hence—following the decreased trend of the admitted cases of the COVID-19 in Tanzania, the travel advisory was reviewed and accommodate various measures related to international travellers.

Air travel measures

The statement stressed that “all travellers whether foreigners or returning residents entering or leaving the country will be subjected to enhanced screening for COVID-19 infection, “

The statement also highlighted that “there will be no 14 days …

Tanzania’s ambition of being East Africa’s one-stop hub for commerce and tourism via aviation is taking shape.

Air Tanzania Company Limited (ATCL) new Boeing 787-7 Dreamliner, touched down in Tanzania on Saturday, October 26, as reported by The Citizen. The impressive aircraft has a capacity of 300 passengers.

This purchase is the latest in a series of strategic actions taken by the government, including—acquiring 4 radar systems worth $29.2 million to secure its airspace and enhance the aviation industry performance, which has proven to be rather vital to the economy.

Further, Tanzania launched it’s modernized airport-terminal (3) at Julius Nyerere International Airport, which will serve up to 8 million passengers per year, it was built at a cost of over $314 million.

Air Tanzania Company Limited (ATCL) oversees over 10 aircrafts in its fleet including Bombardier Q400 and Airbus A220-30, this according to Ministry for Works, Transport and Communications. The …