Africa

Why this TUI 737 is now flying cargo in Rwanda

For more than a decade it shuttled holidaymakers around Europe, but now this Boeing 737 example has found a new lease of life in Africa. Find out more...

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IN PICTURES: Uganda marks Independence Day with stylish military flypast!

Held annually at the Kololo Airstrip in Uganda’s capital city, Kampala, the national Independence Day Ceremony and Military Parade was celebrated on October 9, with the Uganda People’s Defence Air Force marking the occasion with a stylish flypast

airBaltic begins scheduled flights to Africa

This morning (October 31), the Riga-based carrier added both a new destination and continent to its scheduled route map. Find out where on Key.Aero…

Heathrow to gain new direct flights to Africa

The Rwandan flag carrier is poised to replace its previous indirect routing to the UK capital shortly. Read more here…

Building at Manchester

Two major carriers are set to grow their services to the northwest hub this October, including extra frequencies and a new routing. Find out which ones here…

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Ethiopian Airlines’ A350-1000 order: What we know

Following a recent announcement that Ethiopian Airlines is set to become Africa’s maiden Airbus A350-1000 operator, we look closely at some of the all-important details released so far…

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How Airlink went from regional franchisee to major African airline

After spending three decades in South African Airways’ shadow, Airlink has emerged to become the nation’s biggest carrier and the continent’s second largest airline, as Andreas Spaeth discovers

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Niger, Djibouti become Africa's latest Bayraktar TB2 operators

Niger and Djibouti have become the most recent nations to receive Turkish-made Bayraktar TB2 UCAVs, becoming the fourth and fifth African nations to operate the increasingly popular UCAV

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Zimbabwe revives Hawk fleet in face of EU sanctions

The Air Force of Zimbabwe has recommissioned four Hawk Mk.60/60A ground attack/jet trainer aircraft in spite of EU sanctions that led to the air arm’s entire Hawk fleet being grounded in 2011

Maiden African destination for airBaltic unveiled

Latvian-based firm, airBaltic, has made an eye-catching announcement after it revealed today (June 14) plans for its first-ever scheduled connection to Africa.