Transport costs are 100% higher in Africa and other things are tough, but these countries are going beyond the talk to their fortunes
Kenya Airways says rescue plan to cost $690m as seeks to emerge from country's biggest corporate loss
The carrier, based in the capital, Nairobi, has been working on a turnaround plan after posting a loss that shocked the region.
Ethiopian Airlines and RwandAir craft new alliance: what are these African 'developmental states' up to?
It's strategic partnership tells us about the ambitions of the two airlines, but also how continental political alliances are forming.
How Africa's 21st century was made: it's the small things, the kitenge route, and 'our' football (Part II)
Africa’s 21st century has not only been made by powerful, imprecise digital forces, it has also been shaped by more concrete, salt-of-the-earth trades
Plans to carry a record 1 million passengers by 2017 as it boosts the size of its fleet
It's a really good time for Ethiopia's women - starting with an all female-operated flight by Ethiopian Airlines...
Credit lines with repayment rates of over 99%, all women-run flights and new health apps...it has been a good week for the country's strong women.
It already 'out-flies' the rest, now Ethiopia plans Africa's biggest airport, amidst concerns of funding squeeze
The planned airport would be larger than Heathrow, and aimed to serve as many as 120 million passengers a year when it opens in a decade’s time.
Protective African states locking us out, discount airline Fastjet says as continental expansion plan struggles
‘Governments can’t run airlines, let private enterprise take its course. Competition is good for everybody. It drives out the inefficient': CEO
'90% of passengers flying to China don't speak English', the carrier's chief executive officer says, as Beijing sees Africa as a source of resources.
The second most populous on the continent, country's near-10% growth rate offers enormous opportunities for those willing to brave growing pains.
State-owned Air Tanzania says does not have enough aircraft to compete in the business, with final plan to become clearer after next month's ballot.
A tough Ethiopian: "We were afraid he was suffering from hypothermia... but he was doing fine," Swedish police spokesman.
Airlines in Africa, and the tale of democracy: Kenya and South African carriers bleed, while Ethiopian flies high
Perhaps there is something unique in the airline business that makes it easier for a "clever" and developmental authoritarian regime to find success.
UPDATE: Blaming rivals and low tourism numbers, Kenya Airways posts record $252m loss - that's nearly $700,000 every day
Nairobi-based carrier says it will seek $200m loan and sell off aircraft to stay afloat, as stock slides on worse-than-expected news.
The airline, which has been surviving off government-guaranteed loans, has posted two consecutive years of losses.
Forget fancy growth figures, try our Africa 'True Business' Index: Nigeria comes out shining, Ethiopia trails
Confused if Africa is rising or not? To help you navigate your way, we created a (very unscientific) index of business attractiveness.
Redrawing Africa's map by the most dominant, most valuable or most popular in each country. MTN, Safaricom, Dangote, and Marsavco lead the way.
Ethiopian was Africa’s first Dreamliner customer, and is buying six of the planes.
'Big brother' Ethiopian in talks to set up four African national carriers, as Senegal moves to privatise
Ethiopian has stakes in Malawian Airlines and ASKY of Togo. Nigeria has tapped it for help, and it’s talking with Uganda, South Sudan, and DR Congo.