Ethiopian Airlines Records Higher Profits, Expands Presence in Middle East

Ethiopian Airlines reported 79 percent revenue growth for its fiscal year that ended on July 30. According to Mamo Mihretu, the CEO of Ethiopian Investment Holdings, in a tweet, the state-owned airline recorded $5 billion in revenue this fiscal year, a growth of 79% over last year. Additionally, profits rose…

Kenya Airways Cuts Half-Year Losses to $82.4 Million, Details Restructuring…

As Kenya Airways struggles to shrug off its losing streak, the airline announced it has cut its first-half losses by almost a third as the reopening of travel markets enabled it to more than double passenger revenues. The airline reported a loss of $82.4 million during the half-year period ending…

Emirates To Introduces Third Daily Flights to Mauritius From October,…

Due to increased travel demand to and from Mauritius, Emirates will boost connectivity to the island nation with additional evening frequency to Mauritius which will operate until January 31, 2023. Emirates will be commanding the traffic between Dubai and Mauritius with the new third-daily frequency which supplements the existing 2X-daily…

South African Airways Enhances Codeshare Deal with Kenya Airways

Kenya Airways and South African Airways continue to enhance their strategic pact as they gear towards a pan-African entity. Earlier this week, South African Airways struck a codeshare agreement with Kenya Airways, enabling both airlines to cooperate more closely by offering their passengers seamless travel while offering a wider range…

Kenya Airways Introduces Travel Platform for Enhanced Customer Service

Kenya Airways recently launched a New Distribution Capabilities system (NDC), which will modernize the way air products are retailed to travel agents, corporations and travelers. The web-based distribution solution seeks to encourage travel agencies and travelers to sell and access more content and ancillaries like extra baggage and preferred seats.…

Ethiopian Airlines Increases Presence in India, Expands Cargo Fleet

On July 2, Ethiopian Airlines will commence twice-weekly flight operations to Chennai, India — which will join the vast Ethiopian network as the fourth destination in India after New Delhi, Mumbai, and Bengaluru, India. Ethiopian started its service to India with a debut flight to New Delhi in 1966 —…

Virgin Atlantic Announces Return of Flights to Cape Town

Virgin Atlantic is resuming its seasonal service to Cape Town, seven years after axing the South African city from its network. The U.K. carrier will operate daily Boeing 787-9 flights between London Heathrow and Cape Town from November 5 until March 24, 2023, complementing its existing daily service to Johannesburg.…

Royal Air Maroc, Emirates Anounce Codeshare Partnership

Royal Air Maroc and Emirates Airlines have signed a codeshare partnership that aims to boost flights between Dubai, Casablanca, and other destinations. The agreement announced on May 10 in Dubai will be valid from the end of the month, and will cover a total of 209 combined destinations, "providing more…

South African Airways Restructures Leadership Team

Last week, South African Airways announced changes to its leadership structure. The carrier's interim CEO Thomas Kgokolo — who has led the airline for a year now — has stepped down from the position, with the role subsequently being assumed on a more permanent basis. John Lamola will replace Kgokolo, who…