African airlines battle for survival through government backing | Travel News

African governments have announced plans to revive their airlines amid stiff competition in the African skies between the continent’s leading African airlines companies and Middle East-registered air carriers.

Except for Kenya Airways, Ethiopian Airlines, and South African Airways which are currently dominating a big part of the African skies, the rest of the air carriers on this continent are facing business hurdles.

The three leading airlines have their operations cutting across the continent to Europe, Asia, South America, and the United States. Kenya Airways will join the two other African airlines after launching its first flight to the US in October of this year.

The rest of the East African states are battling to…

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