August 16, 2017

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has presented a compelling case for the importance of aviation, which every African leader should have to see. 

IATA originally published research done in 2011 to determine the economic impact of the African airline ind...

July 21, 2017

South African Airways (SAA) is now in a terminal spiral dive, exemplifying all that is wrong with the African approach to airline ownership and operations.

In Africa, there is a prevalent notion that airlines have a dual mandate: to perform not just a key transportation...

June 22, 2017

The current restrictions placed on Qatar Airways promise to be either a great benefit, or a great threat, to African airlines

Five years ago, there was much hope that the much vaunted African Renaissance was about to become real. However, the latest economic figures sho...

May 3, 2017

Given the weakness of ground based transport in Africa, particularly road and rail infrastructure, air travel is essential for African development.

Contrary to Jacob Zuma’s speech about Africa being the largest continent, it is in fact only the second-largest and second...

March 29, 2017

Around the world, airlines are enjoying an unprecedented period of economic prosperity. For the third year in succession, the airline industry will see a competitive return on investment.

However, once again Africa is failing to make the grade, even in this best of time...

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