1 Ethiopian Airlines
Ethiopian Airlines is the national airline of Ethiopia, based in AddisAbaba. One of the leading airlines on the African continent, Ethiopian Airlines serves more than 60 international destinations across Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and North America, as well as operating an extensive domestic and international cargo network. Ethiopian Airlines became a member of Star Alliance in Dec-2011.
2. South African Airways
With hubs at Johannesburg and Cape Town, South African Airways (SAA) is the flag carrier of South Africa and ranks among the largest airlines on the African continent. The carrier is wholly-owned by the South African government and operates an extensive network of services throughout Africa and international services to North America, South America, Asia, Australia and Europe. SAA became a member of the Star Alliance in 2006
3. Kenya Airways
Kenya Airways is one of the largest airlines in Africa, and flies all across the world to top destinations. The airline has grown tremendously since conception and continues to thrive across the African skies. Boasting a crew of friendly and helpful staff, it’s no wonder Kenya Airways holds the 2016 and 2017 World Travel Award for Africa’s Leading Airline! Also, known as ‘Africa’s Pride’, the airline has contributed significantly to raising the standards of African aviation through their continued service excellence.
4. Royal Air Maroc
Royal Air Maroc, which is commonly known as ‘RAM’, is the largest airline in Morocco. The airline was founded in July 1953, as a result of a merger of Air Maroc and Air Atlas. The airline is headquartered at Casablanca-Anfa Airport, near the Moroccan city of Casablanca, but its primary hub airport is Casablanca Mohammed V International Airport.RAM operates both medium-haul and long-haul flights and flies to over 100 destinations worldwide, including countries in Europe, Africa, the Americas and the Middle East.
5. Air Mauritius
Air Mauritius is the national flag carrier of Mauritius, based at Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport, Port Louis, Mauritius. The flag carrier is the fourth largest carrier in sub-Saharan Africa and commenced operations in 1972 under the company name of Air Mauritius ltd. Passengers can fly direct to 23 destinations, and to over 100 destinations with the airline’s partners.
6. Air Seychelles
Air Seychelles is the national airline of Seychelles and is headquartered on the island of Mahe. The airline flies to several destinations across multiple countries in Africa and central/eastern Asia.Air Seychelles was established in 1978, initially flying only domestic flights, until 1983 when the airline launched its first international flights to, serving both Frankfurt and London. Over the years, the airline built and adapted its international route network out and now flies to several countries outside of Seychelles. In 2014, Air Seychelles received a prestigious four-star rating from Skytrax, as well as accolades for the Leading Business Class and Leading Cabin Crew in the Indian Ocean from the World Travel Awards.
RwandAir, the national carrier of Rwanda, currently flies to over 30 destinations in Western, Central, Eastern and Southern Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Europe. With Kigali International Airport (KGL) as its hub, the airline is one of the fastest-growing airlines and has one of the youngest, state of the art fleets in all of Africa.The airline has a mission to provide unsurpassed, safe and reliable services in air transportation, including strategically linking Rwanda with the outside world.The airline has a mission to provide unsurpassed, safe and reliable services in air transportation, including strategically linking Rwanda with the outside world.
8. Fly Safair
Fly Safair is a low-cost South African airline based in Johannesburg, South Africa. The airline specializes in flying domestic flights within South Africa, flying to more than five different destinations across the country.The airline began operating in October 2014, although the company behind FlySafair has been operating for 50 years. FlySafair has its hubs based in Cape Town International Airport (CPT), OR Tambo International Airport (JNB) and King Shaka International Airport (DUR). FlySafair flies to 7 domestic destinations within South Africa, including Cape Town, Durban, East London, George, Port Elizabeth and Johannesburg. It flies to these destinations using its fleet of 16 Boeing aircraft.
9. Egypt Air
The national carrier of the Arab Republic of Egypt, Egypt Air is based at Cairo International Airport. The airline’s network includes extensive domestic and regional scheduled passenger and freight services within Egypt and Africa as well as international services to Europe, Asia, the Middle East and North America. Egypt Air is among the largest carriers on the African continent and became a member of the Star Alliance in Jul-2008. Egypt Air Cargo is the airlines dedicated cargo division serving Europe, Africa and the Middle East.
10. Fast Jet
Fast-jet Plc is a British/South African-based holding company for a group of low-cost carriers that operate in Africa. The company’s stated aim is to become the continent’s first low-cost, pan-African airline, and the operation was initially created with the acquisition of Fly540, an airline operating in East Africa; flights in Fast jet’s own name commenced in November 2012 in Tanzania. Fast jet Zimbabwe commenced flights in October 2015, and Fast jet Mozambique in November 2017. Plans have also been announced for domestic operations in South Africa. As of February 2018, the airline operates four Embraer E145 aircraft across East- and southern Africa. It has carried in excess of 2.5 million passengers with an aggregate 90% on-time performance.