Do you have a great experience with any of the African carriers? Over the years, we have seen the innovation and exceptional services rendered by some of the local airlines in Africa. While some may not meet the world standard, others have exceeded such standards.
In this article, we have listed some of the top airlines in Africa. You can tell us the most preferred of them all when we conclude our list.
- Air Mauritius
Air Mauritius located at Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport in Port Louis, Mauritius began its operation in 1972 under the company name-Air Mauritius Ltd. This airline remains the fourth-largest carrier in sub-Saharan Africa and is currently regarded as the national flag carrier of Mauritius. Air Mauritius provides flights to about 23 destinations and over 100 destinations with its airline’s partners.
- Royal Air Maroc
The Royal Air Maroc (RAM) was established in July 1953 through the merger between Air Maroc and Air Atlas. It is currently regarded as the largest airline in Morocco and has its primary hub airport at the Casablanca Mohammed V International Airport although it is headquartered at Casablanca-Anfa Airport, located near the Moroccan city of Casablanca. RAM provides flights to over 100 destinations in the world, including several countries in Africa, Europe, the Middle East, and America. It is able to operate both medium and long-haul flights.
- Kenya Airways
Kenya Airways is regarded as one of the largest airlines in Africa. It holds the 2016 and 2017 World Travel Awards for Africa’s Leading Airline and is currently known as ‘Africa’s Pride’. Kenya Airways flies all across the world, which contributes significantly to raising the standards of African aviation through the continued service excellence rendered by its crew of friendly and helpful staff.
- South African Airways
South African Airways ranks among the largest airlines in Africa. It is owned by the South African government and is regarded as the flag carrier of South Africa with hubs at Johannesburg and Cape Town. This airline operates an elaborate and extensive network of services within Africa. It also offers international services to South America, North America, Asia, Europe, and Australia. In 2006, South African Airways became a member of the Star Alliance.
- Ethiopian Airlines
Ethiopian Airlines is the national airline of Ethiopia and remains one of the leading airlines in Africa. It provides flights to more than sixty international destinations across Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and North America and also operates an extensive domestic and international cargo network. In Dec 2011, Ethiopian Airlines became a member of the Star Alliance.
- Air Seychelles
Although Air Seychelles was established for domestic flights in 1978, its first international flight, serving both Frankfurt and London, which occurred in 1983, marked the beginning of its journey to greater heights. Over the years, Air Seychelles has built an amazing international route network and is able to fly to several destinations outside Seychelles and across multiple countries in Africa and Central or Eastern Africa.
Air Seychelles is the national airline of Seychelles and is headquartered on the island of Mahe. In 2014, it received a four-star rating from Skytrax and also several prizes from the World Travel Awards for its leading business class and leading cabin crew in the Indian Ocean.