Category archives for: Aviation

M&A Banker: Tiny African Airlines Must Consolidate

Zemedeneh Negatu has advised on numerous deals across the continent, not least the partnership agreement between Ethiopian Airlines (ET) and Asky, the regional airline based in Lomé, Togo, and operating across West and Central Africa.

EAC to Roll Out New Export Regime Soon

May 20, 2018//-Regional exporters of coffee, tea, fish, hides and skins are set to enjoy faster transit times from next month, when the commodities start being cleared under the Single Customs Territory.

Ethiopian Airlines, University of Mississippi in Landmark Training Pact

Accra, May 16, 2018//- Ethiopian Airlines and SKYTRAX certified Four Star Global Airline have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the University of Mississippi, USA to introduce different aviation related training programmes into the existing courses of Ethiopian Aviation Academy (EAA). 

British Airways Expands Operations On African Network

May 15, 2018//-British Airways is expanding its African network by starting three weekly flights directly from London Heathrow to Durban, South Africa.

Etihad Opens Free Stopovers For Economy Passengers

May 15, 2018//-Etihad Airways is offering one night’s free accommodation in Abu Dhabi to all guests travelling in Economy Class from destinations in the Middle East, Africa and Pakistan, and stopping over in the nation’s capital.

Nigerian Woman Sues United Airlines for Kicking Her, Children Out of Plane

May 13, 2018//-A Nigerian mother-of-two, Queen Obioma, has sued United Airlines, claiming she and her two children were booted from its plane because a passenger complained she smelled ‘pungent’.

African Carriers on Growth path; Emirates Spoils Ride

May 9, 2018//-African airlines topped the global cargo chart last year, posting the fastest growth in freight volumes.

Ghana: Aviation Minister to Open Accra Weizo Event

The Minister of Aviation for Ghana, Mrs. Cecilia Abena Dapaah,  would declare open the fourth Accra Weizo event, which is slated for June 22 and 23, 2018 in the former Gold Coast.

Ethiopian Airlines Emerges Winner of 2018 Outstanding Food Services Award

May 8, 2018//-Ethiopian Airlines has been named the winner of the ‘Africa’s Outstanding Food Services by a Carrier’ Award at this year’s event held in Germany.

China: Plane Passenger Opens Emergency Door to Get Fresh Air

May 3, 2018//-A young passenger trying to get some fresh air on a crowded plane at Myanyang Airport, in China’s Sichuan Province, ended up accidentally opening the aircraft’s emergency hatch and triggering the inflatable escape slide.

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