Aviation: Kenya Airways plans to concentrate on Africa as a turnaround strategy

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Kenya Airways said Friday that it will focus on the Africa market in order to reach profitability. Kenya Airways Chief Executive officer Sebastian Makosz told an investor briefing in Nairobi that currently 40 out of its 53 destinations are in the African continent. “We are essentially an intra-Africa carrier and we hope to tap into the growing aviation traffic in […]

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Aviation: The rise of MedView Airlines of Nigeria to become A major player in West Africa

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Led by a brilliant aviation aficionado, a local airline that started as a conveyor of pilgrims is set to take over Africa. Charles Ajunwa who witnessed the airline’s inaugural flights to Abidjan, Conakry and Dakar, reports that it was a pleasurable experience. One bright Wednesday morning, last month, I received an invitation to join a group of journalists on a […]

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Aviation: Africa World Airlines Commence flight operations to Monrovia

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Africa World Airlines (AWA), Ghana’s fastest growing regional carrier has commenced flight operations to Monrovia, the Liberian capital. The airline poised to deepen its regional operations along the West Coast said it will commence 3 weekly flights to the country’s capital on Tuesday, Friday and Sundays effective 12th December 2017. AWA which marked its five successful years of providing safe, […]

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Aviation: Air Senegal becomes 1st African buyer of A330neo in Dubai Airshow

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Air Senegal, the national carrier of Senegal has signed here on Thursday a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for two A330neo aircrafts, the new re-engined version of the A330 widebody airliner. The West-African carrier said the two A330neo will serve its growth and business expansion in the future. The agreement makes Air Senegal the first airline in Africa to select the […]

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Africa: Cecilia Dapaah Please Save Your Fellow Ghanaians From The Rapacity Of British Airways

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It is amazing how one’s thoughts on a subject can be mirrored exactly by the thoughts of other people. One reason why this concurrence of views occurs is that the facts relating to a particular viewpoint can be so glaring that only a numbskull would have the effrontery to dispute them. The British newspaper, the Daily Mail, is not given […]

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Aviation: Taxes, Fuel and infrastructure charges in Africa are the highest in the World so Airlines lose $1.50 per person says IATA

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IATA DG and CEO Alexandre de Juniac said (13-Nov-2017) the African aviation industry loses USD1.50 for “each passenger it carries”. “Africa also faces great challenges and many airlines struggle to break-even… Governments should be aware that Africa is a high cost place for aviation”, he said. Mr de Juniac said taxes, fuel and infrastructure charges are higher in Africa than […]

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News: Africa to launch Single Aviation Market in 2018 says AFRAA as it inaugurates Committee

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The Africa Airlines Association has appointed former Air Burkina Boss as the new Secretary General (SG) taking over a hard task of ensuring African aviation business remains relevant. Abdulrahman Barte replaces Dr. Elijah Chingosho whose term ended with this year’s 49th General Assembly held in Kigali from November 12- 14. Also in the appointments was the new AFRAA President, Abdelhamid […]

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Africa: Ethiopian Airlines, Boeing Announce Order for Four 777 Freighters

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Ethiopian Airlines and Boeing have announced an order for four Boeing 777 Freighters, the world’s largest and longest-range twin-engine cargo jet in a deal valued at more than $1.3 billion at list prices. The deal includes a new order for two freighters. It also includes two freighters, the airline announced as a commitment in June that finalized into a firm […]

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Africa: Ethiopian Airlines A350 arrival at Kotoka Airport excite Ghanaians

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Africa’s leading carrier, Ethiopian Airlines’ Airbus A350 arrived the Kotoka International Airport, Accra to the admiration of excited guests who had come to witness the latest addition of the technologically advanced aircraft to the industry. Speaking at the reception of the new aircraft in Accra, Ethiopian Airlines Area Manager, Genet Michael said the introduction of the most modern and sophisticated […]

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Africa: Bombardier predicts African intra-regional connectivity will triple total traffic growth in the next 20 years

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Bombardier Commercial Aircraft’s new 20-year Market Forecast for the 60- to 150-seat segment predicts continuing growth in intra-regional flying in Africa dominated by large turboprops and small single-aisle jets. Intra-regional traffic is forecast to grow 4.6 per cent annually over the next 20 years. The 60 to 150-seat fleet will grow by 2.4 times in order to meet the growing […]

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