Zimbabwe has approached the Chinese Import Export Bank (Exim) asking for an undisclosed loan amount to fund the planned upgrading and expansion of the Harare International Airport. By Oscar Nkala
The UK government has announced changes to aviation security measures on selected inbound flights to the UK that restrict the size of electronic items that may be carried by passengers in the cabin.
The US Department of Homeland Security is to implement a ban of passengers carrying personal electronic devices flying from key North African airports of Casablanca and Cairo.
South Africa dominated the Slkytrax awards for the best African airports at a ceremony in Amsterdam.
Rockwell Collins has introduced ARINC cMUSETM, the company's next generation cloud-native Common Use Passenger Processing System (CUPPS) designed to provide an affordable and flexible check-in system for airports.
Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) and Germany's Munich Airport have announced extensions to their sister agreement partnership which began in 2015.
Airports Council International (ACI) World has announced the theme, date and location of the 27th ACI Africa/World Annual General Assembly, Conference & Exhibition, It will be y hosted by Airports of Mauritius (AML) and take place from
Logistics services provider Mitchell Cotts has expanded its capacity at the Nairobi airport, Kenya.
Plans are under way to diversify Zambia's economy away from copper mining by developing the aviation and tourism industries. Humphrey Nkonde reports.
With Africa predicted to be one of the fastest-growing aviation regions over the next 20 years, the pressure on its aviation infrastructure is set to grow. Jon Lake reports.
Airports Company South Africa is ramping up its efforts to support growth of air cargo traffic with initiatives that will ease congestion and expand warehouse space in the short term and infrastructure
With an estimated investment of 10.25 billion euros, Istanbul New Airport is not only the largest infrastructure project in Turkey's history, it will also be a massive job creator.
Initially planned to open in December 2015, the launch of Senegal's Blaise Diagne International Airport (AIBD) is now scheduled for Q4 2017.
Airports Company South Africa recently achieved a historic milestone where three of its international gateways have been ranked amongst the ten most punctual airports in the world.
Chukwu Emeke turns the spotlight on Ghana's emerging hub status.
Two new domestic airports are set to open in Ghana, as part of the government's plan to ensure each of the country's ten regions has an airport, reports ch-aviation.
Plans to temporarily close Abuja Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport have been pushed back to March 8, 2017, reports ch-aviation.
Kamuzu International Airport (KIA) Police has trained 22 new police officers to step up aviation security at the airport in Malawi.
Uganda is set to have a second international airport, Kabaale International Airport, thanks to a joint venture between a UK based company Colas and local company SBC Uganda that are set to spear head the construction process.
Cape Town International Airport (CTIA) has welcomed the arrival of Thomas Cook Airlines' inaugural flight from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Cape Town.
Airports are placing a higher priority on IT investments for passenger and airport security with 50% rating it a high priority, up from 37% last year.
Works on the Regional Express Train which will link the capital of Senegal to its new international airport has officially opened in Dakar.
Githae Mwaniki looks at the rise and rise of Kenya's Orly Airpark.
With fast-increasing passenger and cargo traffic at Entebbe International Airport, the Uganda Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has embarked on a multi-billion dollar plan to expand the country's only international airport. Muheebwa Hillary reports.
Kufrah, in south eastern Libya, has reopened to commercial traffic following almost a year-long closure, reports ch-aviation.
South Africa's largest airport operator is on a mission and its CEO explains to Keith Mwanalushi the implications of doing business outside its borders and his response to how airports should deal with the growing threat of terrorism.
Johannesburg's O R Tambo International Airport has become the first African airport to implement the Smart Security checkpoint.
RwandAir, has achieved certification of the IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO) and following the IATA audit is now a certified ground service provider (GSP) under the ISAGO registry for two years until July
Zambia Airports Corporation has said the country's airports have seen an increase in passenger traffic in 2016 by 1.3 per cent compared with 2015.
The Parliament of Ghana has approved two financial contracts totalling 72.8 million Euros for the development of Kumasi International Airport.
Saleh Dunoma, the managing director of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), has been elected president of Airports Council International (ACI), Africa region, at the 25th ACI-Africa annual assembly in Maputo, Mozambique.
An Avro RJ100 jet aircraft operated by Tronos Jet Maintenance and carrying two Atlantic Star Airlines personnel, successfully conducted a technical stop at St Helena Airport last Friday as part of a delivery flight to a customer in
The global deployment of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology, which can accurately track passengers' baggage in real time across key points in the journey, can enable the air transport industry to
An Avro RJ100 jet aircraft, operated by Tronos Jet Maintenance and carrying Atlantic Star Airlines personnel, is scheduled to fly to Wideawake Airport, Ascension Island, and then to St Helena Airport today, 21 October 2016.
Air passengers are demanding better access to technology to improve their travel experience according to a new survey from the International Air Transport Association (IATA)
Technical work is continuing at St Helena Airport to mitigate the challenges of wind shear.
National Airways Corporation (NAC) has announced its charter facility will be launched at the end of November 2016.
The Airports Council International (ACI) has expressed its commitment of airports joining the effort to stop transportation of illegal wildlife products.
Airports are placing a higher priority on IT investments for passenger and airport security with 50% rating it a high priority, up from 37% last year. This is according to the 2016 Airport IT Trends Survey, the extensive annual study of IT trends within
Airports Company South Africa reported revenue growth of 6.8% to R8.3 billion in the year ended 31 March 2016, driven by the introduction of new routes, growth in passenger numbers and strong performance in
The airport on St Helena – the small island in the south Atlantic around 1,200 miles off Africa's west coast – is becoming operational. But, as Samantha Wellard reports, the project has not always gone without a hitch.
Ethiopian Airlines signed Cooperative an MoU with Guangdong Airport Authorities in areas of increasing passenger flight frequency, launching new routes and joint promotion of Ethiopia cargo for additional frequency
Kaleyesus Bekele looks at the impact made at Ethiopia's Addis Ababa Bole International Airport by ICAS, the first private ground-handling company.
Airport improvements are being completed throughout Kenya. However, as Githae Mwaniki explains, there are still worries over the country's oversight regulation policy.
South African Airways (SAA) and the Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) have started a project where passengers on domestic flights will be tagging their own baggage at the Self-Service Bag counters.
Lomé aspires to become regional hub with a new state-of-the-art passenger terminal, as Kaleyesus Bekele discovers.
Rwanda's new international airport at Bugesera has taken a major step forward with the contract signing yesterday for the construction of the first phase.
Workers of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) embarked on a peaceful protest this week across some states of the federation over the plan by the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, to concession the four
Air Seychelles has resumed all scheduled domestic flights between Mahé and Praslin on Saturday.
Air Seychelles has relocated its sales office at the Seychelles International Airport as part of the airport development programme underway through the Seychelles Civil Aviation Authority (SCAA).
The Civil Aviation Authority of Uganda has said Entebbe International Airport will soon receive five new passenger international airlines.
Tanzania's Dodoma Airport is now 80% complete and expected to be finished by the end of August.
The Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe (CAAZ) has reported it expects a further increase of passenger traffic.
Namibia Airports Company has extended its aerodrome licences for Hosea Kutako International Airport and Ondangwa Airport.
Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) has launched its inaugural 'Aviation Barometer', a quarterly indicator of air traffic movements through its nine airports. The barometer will provide a snapshot of the state of air traffic
Technical staff are continuing to work at St Helena Airport to mitigate the challenges of wind shear.
A Beechcraft King Air aircraft arrived at St Helena Airport yesterday, operated by TAB Charters.
The Kenyan High Court has cleared the construction of an airport in Mandera at Sh608 million (USD5.9 million).
An Oman Air aircraft suffered a burst tire when landing at Julius Nyerere International Airport, Dar es Salaam, over the weekend.
Juba International Airport has reopened after a two-day closure caused by violence in the city.
Norwegian, Jonny Andersen has been appointed as the new chief executive of Kenya Airports Authority on a three year contract.
Nouakchott-Oumtounsy International Airport has opened, with Nouakchott International Airport closing to all traffic.
The sixth flight to depart from St Helena has taken off successfully.
Cape Town Airport has been announced as the winner of the Routes Africa edition of the Routes 2016 Marketing Awards.
Nigerian airports have the potential to be self-sufficient if run properly, former director of Engineering Services, Mohammed Sadiq, has said.
Governor, Lisa Phillips, has spoken out to address the delayed public opening of St Helena Airport.
The privatisation of four Nigerian airports will lead to job losses according to stakeholder and publisher of Aviation Safety and Security, Alhaji Abdulyakeem Umar.
Two international airlines have suspended flights to Nigerian airports over governmental fund restrictions.
Emirates' premium and loyal customers can now look forward to even greater levels of comfort, hospitality and convenience with the opening of the airline's new two-level premium lounge at the Cape Town International
Swissport Executive Aviation, a business line of Swissport International has won of the ONDA (Morocco National Airport Authority) FBO tender and will launch the first FBO product at Moroccan airports.
Following its award of a license in the Moroccan National Airports Authority (ONDA) FBO tender, Jetex will launch five new fixed base operator (FBO) facilities in Casablanca Mohammed V, Marrakech Menara, Rabat-Salé, Agadir-Al
The Ghana Aviation Industry Awards will be held on July 31, with the entries extended to May 31.
Airports Company South Africa has launched its second solar power plant at Kimberley Airport, demonstrating its strive towards sustainability.
St Helena Airport has been granted its Aerodrome Certificate from Air Safety Support International (ASSI).
Isiolo International Airport is due to begin operations next month, after a KES2.7 billion (USD26.8 million) construction.
Angry passengers have destroyed Arik Air's equipment after their flight was delayed and later merged with an evening flight.
Airports Council International (ACI) has announced the findings of a white paper analysing the influence of customer service quality on airports' non-aeronautical revenue.
The East African Community e-passport is due to replace all national passports next year.
Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos, has been rated as Africa's fifth busiest airport in terms of passenger volume.
British Airways, operated by Comair, is preparing to be the first airline to fly scheduled flights to St Helena.
St Helena Airport will be officially opening on 21st May, with the Governor, St Helenians and HRH The Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex in attendance.
The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) Secretary General Dr Fang Liu visited Egypt last week, where she conducted a range of discussions highlighting the importance of sustainable aviation development.
Puma Energy has entered into Ghana's fuel and storage markets with a new storage terminal at Kotoka International Airport (KIA).
The major Gulf carriers and global majors such as BA and Singapore Airlines have been growing passenger numbers in key world cities with the Airbus super jumbo, the A380.
Egyptian airports presented their safety measures to Egyptian Civil Aviation Minister Sherif Fathy, in order to ensure security across the country.
Ibadan airport has reopened after closing two weeks ago following the breakdown of a fire truck at the facility.
Security has been heightened across Liberian airports this week, on the 20th anniversary of Roosevelt Johnson's death.
Masai Mara's main airfield, Keekorok, is closed for maintenance works.
ACI's preliminary passenger traffic results have shown the most-travelled airports, with Atlanta-Hartsfield-Jackson with over 100 million passengers in 2015.
ACI has launched its first Airport Excellence (APEX) in Security pilot security review at Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport, Mauritius.
The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has said it needs NGN25 billion (USD125.6 million) to fence 22 airports to high security standards.
The plan to construct a $560 million terminal at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport has been stopped by transport secretary James Macharia.
The Egyptian Airports Company has rejected the terms established by Russian security experts for the resumption of passenger flights to Egypt.
Four British plane spotters have been fined for trespassing at Wilson airport in Nairobi.