Ethiopian Airlines – Most of Africa's air travel is conducted by airlines from outside of Africa. However the new initiative launched this year -- the Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM) -- by the African Union which aims to open up Africa's skies could pave the way for increased African air travel. Ethiopian Airlines is the country's state-owned carrier and leading carrier by number passengers. It serves over 120 passenger destinations. It's one of Africa's largest airlines and could be set to gain from the initiative.
1 of 6
Photos:Africa's top airlines
Kenya Airways – With a fleet of 37, Kenya Airways flies over three million passengers to 64 destinations worldwide every year. It was the first airline in Africa to be successfully privatized and is now a private-public partnership.