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An Ethiopian Boeing 777 rotates out of Washington Dulles. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | William Derrickson)

Ethiopian Airlines Renews SabreSonic Agreement With Minimum Commitment of $110 Million.

Ethiopian Airlines and Southlake, Texas-based Sabre Corporation, announced they have renewed their long-standing strategic partnership in passenger management systems for yet another seven-year with a minimum commitment of $110 million. Under the renewed agreement, Ethiopian airlines will continue to use Sabre's passenger service system – SabreSonic – enabling it to automate sales and service, and helping it to maximize revenue opportunities and create efficient airport experiences for travellers. Sabre's Intelligence Exchange will also help enhance the airline's passenger experience by…

South African Airways, Kenya Airways Seize Partnership Opportunity

Rhetoric on the need for cooperation between airlines in Africa has never been in short supply, but action has been less forthcoming. In the current aviation landscape, filled by the emergence of new markets, South African Airways and Kenya Airways are looking to redouble their efforts to remain competitive. The…

AFRAA: African International Traffic Up 72.7% in June Compared to…

Even with the disastrous 2020, the havoc caused by the pandemic is still far from over with the COVID-19 new strain, Delta variant spreading at an alarming rate. African Airlines Association (AFRAA) yesterday released it's June 2021 indicating that Africa currently accounts for a worrying number of new infections since…

South African Airways Lands New Majority Equity Investment from Takatso…

The process of revamping South Africa’s national carrier South African Airways is beginning to take shape with the announcement of a new strategic equity partner during an online media briefing held June 11 by the Minister of Public Enterprises Pravin Gordhan. Gordhan named the Takatso Consortium as the preferred new…

Uganda Airlines Takes Delivery of its First Airbus A330-800neo

With the familiarity of big global airlines putting orders and taking deliveries, some exciting news comes from one of Africa's newest carriers. Uganda Airlines, the national carrier of Uganda, has taken delivery of its first of the two Airbus A330neos ordered by the airline. The new version of the best-selling…

South African Airways Sends Airbus Aircraft to Spain for Long-Term…

South African Airways has sent its Airbus A330-200 and A350-900 to Teruel Airport in Spain for long term storage amid locked horns with staff and management over the furloughing process and calls to liquidate the airline. Teruel Airport is located in Spain outside the town of Teruel and hosts aircraft…

Kenya Airways Gears Up for Government Takeover Amid Massive Layoff…

In a bid to retain its financial flexibility and optimize on the lack of connectivity throughout Africa, the government of Kenya is on the verge of nationalizing its flag carrier to retain market share while aiding the troubled airline in its restructuring process. Lawmakers passed the nationalization bill which entails…

Ethiopian Takes to the Skies Again, Profits During the Pandemic

Africa’s largest airline has been working around the clock during the pandemic, becoming the go-to airline for essential travel, repatriation flights and the airlift of medical and personal protective equipment (PPE) and as travel restrictions slowly ease out across the globe, Ethiopian is pleased to welcome back air travel with…

TAAG Angola Airlines Receives First of Six Dash 8-400s

TAAG Angola Airlines, the national flag carrier for Angola yesterday received its first of six Dash 8-400 aircraft from De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited. This introduction of Dash 8-400 is expected to support the growth of TAAG’s network. “We selected the Dash 8-400 aircraft to support our development of…

South African Airways to Receive $1.2 Billion Government Bailout

The South African government has agreed to finance the restructuring of South African Airways (SAA) as indicated in a copy of a draft plan shown on Monday. The draft plan involves a government agreement to spend R21 billion ($1.2 billion) to restructure SAA. According to the draft plan, a working…