Africa

The heavily damaged Tripoli international airport in Libya will soon be renovated with the rebuilding of its terminal and other structures.The announcement comes a week after the internationally recognised Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni's Government announced its decision to rename the airport as Idris International Airport after King Idris who was…
Qatar Airways Cargo has continued to expand its operations to Africa with the addition of a seventh dedicated freighter service to the continent.   The airline announced today that it would launch a new Airbus 300F flight to Djibouti from its Doha hub on August 1.   Qatar said the…
In 2010, Ethiopian Airlines set out a bold vision for future growth which included 725,000 tonnes of cargo by 2025. In 2014 it was a quarter of the way to that target, with cargo tonnage of 187,000 tonnes, up 40% since the plan was announced.   Still some way to…
Airfreight wholesaler AMI has promoted its General Manager South Africa, Milton French, to the post of vice president, Africa, following the retirement of current incumbent Mike Todd.   French has spent over 30 years in the freight industry, holding a variety of senior posts for leading forwarders including Mitchell Cotts,…
Fastjet's commercial chief Richard Bodin foresees the carrier's planned Zambian and Zimbabwean subsidiaries both starting operations this year. There is now something of a "race" between the two to be first to secure an air operator's certificate and bilateral traffic rights and then start flights, says Bodin. "We had indeed…
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