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7th Africa Aviation Summit held in AbujaNigeria.Photo Times Aerospsace

The aviation industry in Africa is currently experiencing an upward growth trend and presents a positive financial outlook for African airlines in 2023 compared to 2022. Projections indicate that overall air traffic growth in Africa will exceed the global average of 6.1 per cent, reaching an impressive 7.4 per cent, with flights already surpassing pre-pandemic levels.

These revelations emerged during the recently concluded 7th Aviation African Summit & Exhibition, which took place on September 13th and 14th, 2023, in Abuja, Nigeria. This landmark event has been lauded as the most prominent summit, drawing nearly 1,500 delegates from over 75 countries and boasting more than 110 global exhibitors and sponsors.…

South African Airways in the sky Source StarAlliance Exchange

South African Airways (SAA), one of Africa’s iconic airline, which currently operating under-loss, could resort in cutting-routes to save the state-owned flag carrier, SAA rescue team revealed.

Several news outlets, including Bloomberg, noted that SAA administrators have defended their decision to cut-routes, even after several objections from South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, the government and labor unions.

According to a report by Reuters, under South African company law, the business rescue team is entitled to take decisions that are deemed necessary to turn a distressed company around, independently of government. In theory, it could ignore the government’s objections.

Bloomberg reported that South African Airways will halt service to nine international cities, including Hong Kong and Sao Paulo, and cease all local services except those between Johannesburg and Cape Town.

The move is “in the best interests of SAA,” joint administrators Les Matuson and Siviwe Dongwana said in an emailed statement …

An Ethiopian Airlines plane landing. The airline’s innovations are seeing it defy loss-making trends to remain profitable in difficult times.

Ethiopian Airlines is staying ahead of the competition and has launched a cold chain air freight for transporting temperature-sensitive medicines.…

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