AFRICAN AVIATION Magazine: 22 Years Later

February 2012


AFRICAN AVIATION magazine was launched 22 years ago with the raison d’etre of promoting aviation development in Africa in order to foster socio-economic growth, travel, trade and tourism and thus improve the lives of the people of Africa...

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COMMENTARY

For nearly three decades, NICK FADUGBA has contributed insightful Analysis and Commentary on the African and international aviation industry. Collectively, these articles provide a historical context to some of the current events in the African aviation industry.


Here, we present a broad selection of these articles which were published in AFRICAN AVIATION, Africa’s Aviation Industry Journal, or other international publications.

ASKY Airlines: Translating a vision into reality

March 2009


The imminent launch of flight services by ASKY Airlines presents a unique opportunity for the parties involved to translate their vision of a successful joint venture airline in Africa into reality. ASKY, a multinational private airline initiative spearheaded by Gervais Koffi Djondo...

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African airlines: The state of the industry

April 2011


Severe civil unrest sweeping across North Africa and the Middle East and the prolonged political crisis in Côte d’Ivoire, West Africa, have major implications for the African airline industry just when it seemed to be on the verge of an upswing...

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The African airline industry: 25 years later

December 2010


The landscape of the African airline industry has changed significantly in the past 25 years, Numerous former stalwart national carriers such as Air Afrique, Ghana Airways, Nigeria Airways and Zambia Airways have gone bankrupt; several privately owned airlines, such as Arik Air in Nigeria...

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Airline financing in Africa: A daunting challenge

November 2009


African airlines face a daunting challenge in meeting their future fleet financing requirements. On the one hand, Boeing, the US aircraft manufacturer, forecasts that African carriers will require 620 new commercial jet aircraft between 2009 and 2028 worth a total of US$70 billion...

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DRIVING AVIATION DEVELOPMENT IN AFRICA