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.
South African Airways – The largest African carrier by number of flights, it has a fleet of 52 aircraft serve 43 destinations worldwide. On 1 February 2014, the airline celebrated its 80th Anniversary -- making it one of the oldest airlines in the world.
Egypt Air – It was established in 1932 and was the seventh carrier in the world. It's based in Cairo and is a member of the Star Alliance.
FastJet – The airline operates out of Tanzania and is backed by the founder of EasyJet. It was launched in late 2012.