Dubai-based Emirates Airline will further increase its penetration of the African market from June as demand increases. All the Gulf carriers—Emirates, Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways and Qatar Airways—as well as Turkish Airlines, have been pushing into the continent in recent years, siphoning off long-haul traffic to their respective hubs. This has caused concern among several African carriers, which have seen their load factors decline as a result. In a routes update Jan. 12, ...

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