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Africa's other "Big 6": Ethiopian Airlines, South African Airways, Arik Air, EgyptAir, Kenya Airways and Royal Air Maroc

Africa's other "Big 6": Jude Uzonwanne, Associate Partner, Dalberg Global Development Advisors

Africa’s vast skies are being mastered by the “Big 6”: Ethiopian Airlines, South African Airways, Arik Air, EgyptAir, Kenya Airways and Royal Air Maroc.

A Kenya Airways jet arrives at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi. Africa’s aviation industry is booming. Photograph: Noor Khamis/Reuters

Africa's aviation industry is booming: Opening up Africa's airspace could make sky the limit (Video)

Glancing around a crowded terminal in Kenya’s Jomo Kenyatta airport, one of the busiest international hubs in Africa, it’s obvious that more passengers are streaming to the continent than ever before.

FastJet

FastJet seeks South African investors to fund growth in bid to become the "first pan-African discount airline"

FastJet Plc is approaching potential South African investors about buying stakes to finance a route expansion in the east and south of the continent and support its effort to become the first pan-African discount airline.

Ethiopian Airlines

Ethiopian Airlines eyes African aviation liberalization in 2015

Ethiopian Airlines hopes a decision to open up intra-African aviation routes will be fully implemented in 2015, the airline’s chief executive said on Thursday.

Ethiopian Airlines

Ethiopian Airlines voted "Best Airline in Africa" for the second year in a row: Passenger Choice Awards, Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX)

Ethiopian Airlines, the largest airline in Africa, is pleased to announce that it has won the Passenger Choice Awards for "Best Airline in Africa" for the second time in a row at the APEX 2014 EXPO held between 15 and 18 September 2014 in the Anaheim Convention Centre in California.

Tewolde Gebremariam, CEO, Ethiopian Airlines

Ethiopian Airlines to decide on $3B plane order by June end

Ethiopian Airlines will decide in June on whether to place an order for 30 narrow-body Airbus or Boeing jets as part of fleet its expansion plans, the company’s chief executive said on Sunday.