South African Airways and Mango rationalise product availability in domestic market

South African Airways (SAA) and Mango announced (14-Dec-2017) plans to rationalise their network for improved efficiencies and optimal aircraft utilisation through a revised airline brand schedule, effective 15-Jan-2018……

Meridiana confirms summer 2018 network from Olbia Costa Smeralda Airport

Meridiana announced (14-Dec-2017) its summer 2018 network from Olbia Costa Smeralda Airport. Meridiana will continue year round service to Milan Linate, Rome Fiumicino and Bologna and will also launch services to London Gatwick, Moscow…..

SkyUp outlines network plans

SkyUp announced (14-Dec-2017) plans to launch scheduled Kiev-Odessa and Kharkiv-Odessa services from the end of May-2018. The carrier also plans to launch scheduled Kiev-Barcelona, ​​Kiev-Dubai and Kiev-Larnaca services from 2018……

Aeroflot continues to upgrade onboard catering

Aeroflot stated (14-Dec-2017) it continues to upgrade its onboard catering and uses crowd-sourcing surveys to track the latest preferences of passengers. Among the carrier’s latest innovations is…..

Aero Contractors to offer stake to investors

Aero Contractors CEO Ado Sanusi said the carrier aims to dispose of a stake in its shareholding capital to an outside party (Daily Trust, 03-Dec-2017). Mr…..

Hilton’s new Connected Room to debut across USA in early 2018

Hilton has confirmed its new ‘Connected Room’ a high-tech guest room that enables guests to personalise and control every aspect of their stay from one…..

Latest commitment to liberalisation shows Africa has its eyes on the value of air connectivity prize

The signing last month of a commitment to deliver a Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM) may turn out to be yet another unfulfilled landmark…..

Changing market conditions – we speak to the industry!

In an era where demand for air travel continues to grow, and where competition in the dynamic aviation is getting fierce, airports and airlines must…..

Zambia intends to build a new hub airport for Africa

Zambia Airports Corporation Ltd (ZACL) recently claimed that investments at Lusaka’s Kenneth Kaunda International Airport are aimed at establishing a “new hub”, and that the…..

Bitcoin Watch – Keep an eye on the cryptocurrency taking the world by storm

At the beginning of 2017, the highly volatile Bitcoin was valued at just below USD1,000, however recently it has skyrocketed well into the teens at a…..

NIKI files for insolvency, grounds operations

Germany‘s Bundesregierung (Federal Government) announced (13-Dec-2017) the grounding of NIKI and commencement of insolvency proceedings at the local court of Berlin-Charlottenburg. Bundesregierung stated: “We very much regret the…..