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A Kenya Airways Boeing 787-8 at Schiphol Airport. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | James Dinsdale)

Kenya Airways’ Fahari Innovation Hub Launches

The pioneering Startup and innovation hub from Kenya Airways, Fahari Innovation Hub, launched on July 8, seeking to bring together entrepreneurs and innovators to share their  insights and visions for sustainability, engineering and customer experience objectives to accelerate impactful solutions to some of the aviation industry’s business challenges. The hub is the airline’s – possibly Africa’s – only springboard for data driven innovation, and it is part of Kenya Airways’ strategy in contributing to the sustainable development of Africa by…

Delta, Kenya Airways Ink U.S., Africa Codeshare Agreement

Delta Air Lines and Kenya Airways have inked a codeshare agreement that will enable both airlines to serve an extensive network while offering travel to a total of 39 cities across Africa, the U.S. and Canada. With the new enhanced agreement, Delta customers flying nonstop on the airline’s services from…

Qatar Airways Ramps Up Operations in Africa

Qatar Airways is expanding its African reach, launching new routes to Zambia and Zimbabwe to its growing route network beginning August 6. The new service to Lusaka, Zambia and onwards to Harare, Zimbabwe is scheduled to be operated with a Boeing 787 Dreamliner and will connect passengers in Zambia and…

Kenya Airways Signs Interline Agreement With South African Regional Airline…

Kenya Airways and Airlink have announced an interline agreement that will widen both airlines' reach to multiple destinations in the African continent even as countries begin reopening their borders for travelers. Kenya Airways' agreement with Airlink will provide its customers enhanced connectivity via its gateways Johannesburg and Cape Town to…

SAA Subsidiary Mango Airlines to Cease Operations May 1

The COVID-19 pandemic will be claiming another airline with South Africa's Mango Airlines, beset by financial woes, on the brink of collapse effective May 1, until such a time the airline receives funding from the government. The airline's CEO, William Ndlovu, informed his staff in an internal memo dated April…

TAP Air Portugal Expanding Route Network in Europe, Africa

More than one year after the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted the global aviation industry, many airlines are finally on a path to recovery. In particular, Lisbon-based TAP Air Portugal has announced plans to gradually restore its network to pre-pandemic levels. The carrier will increase its flight schedule to nearly 900 flights…

Kenya Airways Reports a Substantial Loss for 2020 Owing to…

The Coronavirus pandemic and the resulting global entry restrictions have led to an unprecedented slump in demand for air travel and massive revenue declines. Kenya Airways (KQ) has announced it recorded an unprecedented loss of Ksh36.57 billion (USD329 million) in 2020, a staggering $1 Million loss per day and the…

TAAG Angola Airlines Resumes Flights to Lisbon, Sao Paulo, Johannesburg

TAAG Angola Airlines has announced the resumption of three internationals flights, including services to Lisbon, which started on March 17; São Paulo, which began on March 19 and Johannesburg, which relaunched on March 20. The airline continues to offer its services with adherence to the new guidelines on measures to…

Kenya Airways Restarts Direct Flights to France

Kenya Airways has announced plans to resume direct flights from Nairobi's Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to Paris' Charles De Gaulle Airport, with the flights set to restart March 17. Flights will start with one weekly flight with frequency subject to change based on changing demand on the route. This announcement…

Air Côte d’Ivoire Takes Delivery of Its First Airbus A320neo

Air Cote d' Ivore has accepted the delivery of its first Airbus A320neo, becoming the first operator of the type in the West African region. The airliner joins an existing fleet of 6 Airbus aircraft at Air Cote d' Ivore. With improved levels of efficiency, this new aircraft will be…