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2017: Here Are The Top 5 African Airlines

During  the World Travel Awards 2017, held in Kigali, Rwanda diverse African aircrafts were recognized and remunerated for their critical part in opening up the mainland for the world.

World Travel Awards serve to recognize, compensate and commend greatness over all segments of the worldwide travel and tourism industry.


Kenya Airways



The national carrier of Kenya is one of the biggest and most popular airlines on the continent.

Founded in 1977, after the dissolution of East African Airways the airline has grown to become the pride of Africa.

it was voted Africa’s leading airline and Africa’s leading airline- Business Class during the World Travel Awards 2017.

From its hub at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport the airline connects to over 62 destinatuions.

It has a  fleet of 34 state of the art aircrafts.

Ethiopian Airlines


Ethiopian Airline is one of the most profitable airlines on the continent.

since it was founded  71 years ago it has  continued to  bag one award after another.

it was named African leading Airlines-economy class winner for the  fifth year in a row during the World Travel awards 2017. it was also voted Africa’s leading brand

from its hub at Bole international airport in Addis Ababa, the airline serves a network of 113 passenger destinations.

It remains one of the success stories in African Aviation industry.

Royal Air Maroc

The national carrier of Morocco was founded in 1947  and commenced sceduded operations in 1949.

From its hub at Mohammed V international Airport the airline connects to over 90 destinations, of which 56 are international.


the airline has a fleet of more than 50 aircrafts.

It is one of Africa’s high flying airlines.

Egypt Air


This is the national carrier of Egypt

it is based in Cairo and operates scheduled passenger and freight services to more than 73 destinations in Middle East, Europe, Africa. Asia and the Americas.



This is another success story in Africa Aviation industry.

The flag carrier of Rwanda since it began its operations in December 2002, has slowly grown to become one of the most respected airlines in Africa.

it was ranked the 6th best regional airlines in Africa in 2015 by Skytrax and continues to bag awards after awards.

RwandaAir is one of the fastest growing airlines and operates one of the youngest and state of the art fleet on the African continent which comprises of four boeing 737-800NG and Boeing 737-700NG to mention but just a few.

without a doubt it has proven it can fly the dream of Africa to over 22 destinations, local and international.



Tunisair first commence operations on 1 April 1949.

it is based at Tunis, Carthage International Airport and has a  fleet of 22 aircrafts.

it serves 101 destinations to Europe, Africa, America and Middle East.

South African Airways

From Johannesburg, the national carrier of South Africa flies to over 35 destinations across Africa, the Middle East, Europe, Australia and North and South Africa.

Since its first flight in February 1934 SAA has grown to become one of the busiest in the continent

In 2005 SAA became the first non-Saudi airline allowed to fly to Medina to carry Muslim pilgrims going on Haj.


Written by How Africa

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