Emirates to Launch New Route Linking Madagascar and Dubai via Seychelles Starting September

Emirates has announced the launch of a new route to Madagascar, starting from September 3, 2024. This new service will offer travelers more choices and connectivity, promoting both tourism and business travel to this country with spectacular landscapes. Flights EK707 and EK708 will connect Dubai (DXB) to Antananarivo (TNR) four times a week, with a stopover in the Seychelles (SEZ). Flight EK707 will depart from Dubai at 8:55 AM and arrive in Mahé at 1:35 PM, before continuing to Antananarivo, where it will land at 4:50 PM. The return flight…

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Korhogo Renovated Airport: A 23 Billion FCFA Investment for Passenger Comfort and Regional Development

Unveiled on May 18, 2024, the renovated Korhogo airport stands as a testament to Côte d’Ivoire’s commitment to modernizing its air transport infrastructure. With a staggering investment of 23 billion FCFA, this state-of-the-art facility is not only designed to enhance passenger comfort but also to serve as a catalyst for regional growth and development. The airport boasts an array of cutting-edge aeronautical equipment, including visual aids, radio and meteorological systems, a precision landing system, a car park accommodating over 120 vehicles, a 5 km road network, well-equipped offices for staff,…

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Guinean Government Seeks Moroccan Expertise to Establish National Airline “Air Guinée”

(Logis-T Africa) The Guinean government has taken a significant step towards establishing a new national airline, “Air Guinée,” by seeking the expertise of Morocco, a leading player in the African aviation sector. During a recent visit to Morocco, Guinean Transport Minister Ousmane Gaoual Diallo held discussions with his Moroccan counterpart, Mohamed Abdeljalil, to explore avenues for strengthening bilateral cooperation, particularly in the field of air transport. “The meeting provided an opportunity to examine ways to benefit from Moroccan experience in the maritime and rail transport sectors. In addition, the two…

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ECOWAS, ICAO and BAGASOO Update Technical Agreements to Accelerate Implementation of the West and Central Africa Air Transport Development Support Program (PASTA-CO)

The ECOWAS Commission’s Directorate of Transport convened officials from the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the Banjul Accord Group on Safety Oversight (BAGASOO) from May 7-9, 2024, in Lagos, Nigeria, to review the implementation of the West and Central Africa Air Transport Development Support Program (PASTA-CO). The PASTA-CO project, funded by the African Development Bank and complemented by contributions from the ECOWAS community budget, aims to provide safe and efficient air navigation services in a unified airspace to support trade and regional socio-economic integration in West and Central Africa.…

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Air Côte d’Ivoire Inaugurates Direct Flight to Casablanca

(Logis-T Africa) On Monday, May 6, 2024, at precisely 4:10 PM, Air Côte d’Ivoire’s inaugural flight from Abidjan to Casablanca landed at Mohammed VI International Airport in Casablanca. This event marks the beginning of a new era of strengthened cooperation between the two nations, fostering trade, tourism, and cultural ties. The Airbus A320 carrying the Ivorian delegation, including Transport Minister Amadou Koné and aviation officials, was greeted with enthusiasm by Moroccan authorities. A water cannon salute, an honor guard, and applause marked this historic occasion. This new direct route between Abidjan…

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L’aviation africaine prête à décoller : Convention et sommet AFRAA sur la sécurité et les opérations à Addis-Abeba

L’Association des compagnies aériennes africaines (AFRAA) se prépare pour sa 12ème Convention des acteurs du secteur aérien (ASC) et le premier Sommet africain sur la sécurité et les opérations aériennes, qui se tiendront à Addis-Abeba, en Éthiopie, du 12 au 15 mai 2024. Connecter et sécuriser le ciel africain Le thème de l’ASC, “Au-delà de la connexion de l’aviation africaine”, reflète l’engagement de l’AFRAA à favoriser la collaboration et la croissance au sein de l’industrie aéronautique africaine. Cet événement de haut niveau devrait attirer plus de 500 délégués du monde…

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Kenya Airways Takes Flight Again: Records First Profit Since 2017

Kenya Airways (KQ) has finally turned a corner, emerging from a period of financial turbulence to record a significant milestone in its turnaround journey. The national carrier announced a KSh 10.5 billion operating profit for the year ended December 31, 2023. This achievement marks the airline’s first profitable year since 2017, signifying a remarkable comeback. “These figures highlight the airline’s remarkable performance over the year and provide encouraging signs of continued recovery within the air transportation sector,” said Kenya Airways Chairman, Michael Joseph. Project Kifaru Takes Off This positive shift…

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Royal Air Maroc Expands Its Wings, with three New Destinations 

Royal Air Maroc (RAM) is continuing its expansion with the opening of three new air routes from Casablanca, connecting the city to Naples, Manchester, and Abuja. This initiative is part of the airline’s development plan and aims to meet the growing demand of travelers and strengthen RAM’s position on the international market. Starting June 22, 2024, passengers will be able to enjoy direct flights to Naples, Italy. Two frequencies per week (Monday and Saturday) will be available, offering a convenient alternative for business travelers and tourists. This new link will…

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The 71st International Conference and Exhibition of ACI-Africa under the theme: “Airports: Engines of Social, Economic and Sustainable Growth.”

LogisT Africa – The Egyptian capital will host the 71st International Conference and Exhibition of the Airports Council International – Africa Region ‘ACI-Africa,’ from February 24 to March 1, 2024. The event is organized by the Holding Company for Airports and Air Navigation, one of the companies affiliated with the Ministry of Civil Aviation of Egypt. Under the patronage of the Prime Minister, Dr Mostafa Madbouly, this gathering aims to bring together approximately 400 representatives from airports and international organizations representing 52 African countries, around the theme: ‘Airports: Engines of…

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ANGOLA COMMITS TO CONTINENTAL INTERCONNECTIVITY

On Thursday, February 8, Angola submitted its letter of accession to the solemn declaration on the Single African Air Transport Market to the African Union (AU). The ceremony took place at the headquarters of the continental organization in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The letter of accession, presented by the Angolan Ambassador to Ethiopia and Permanent Representative to the AU and ECA, Miguel César Bembe, was signed by the Angolan Head of State, João Lourenço, on September 29, 2023, in accordance with the Constitution of the Republic of Angola. The Angolan diplomat…

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