INDABA, touring SA and the tourism conversations for Africa

Indaba

Until two days ago, when we returned to Ghana, we had a great time at this year’s INDABA and the post INDABA hosting by South African Tourism (SAT). I was on the team with blogger Ameyaw Debrah, President of Tour Operators Union of Ghana (TOUGHA), Mrs. Nancy Sam Quartey and Treasurer of TOUGHA Mrs. Alisa Osei Asamoah. Last year was […]

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Aviation: New Airline Fly Africa to resume operations in Zimbabwe

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Fly Africa Zimbabwe (Fly Africa) will resume operations next month after 18-months hiatus following its acquisition by a local company, Mugwagwa Resources, the businesdaily has learnt. The airline’s executive chairperson Cassidy Mugwagwa said his company had far invested $6.6 million into the carrier’s operations. “We are taking to the skies next week… The issue has been Reserve Bank remitting payments, […]

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Aviation: In West Africa it is easier to connect Capital cities from Europe than from Africa

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Flying between the West African capitals of Freetown and Banjul should take about an hour. But as the BBC’s Umaru Fofana found out, because of the region’s poor air connections, it can be quicker and easier to fly via Morocco or Belgium, although that could take a day, or even three. I recently had to travel to The Gambia on […]

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Africa: Ethiopian Airlines wants to help Ghana build an Aviation Hub for West Africa.

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The Group CEO of Ethiopian Airlines Tewolde Gabrielmariam was today received in Accra, Ghana by the Minister of Aviation Honourable Cecilia Abena Dapaah at her office. Mr Tewolde who came in company of the Executive of the Chartered institute of Logistics and Transport was happy to meet the Minister. Mr. Tewolde told the Minister that he was in Ghana to […]

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Africa:Delay in supply of Business Class seats stumps Ethiopian Airlines use of A350

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Ethiopian Airlines was betting Airbus SE’s new A350 widebody would help it lure lucrative business-class passengers away from the likes of Emirates, but nagging delivery issues are putting Africa’s largest carrier behind schedule. The airline won’t receive 10 new planes by the end of June as planned, with some coming as late as next year, Thomas Gabreyohannes, the carrier’s director […]

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Africa: AMCON Injects N1.5bn into Ailing Arik Air

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The Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) has injected a total of N1.5 billion into Arik Air since it took over the distressed airline in February 2017. The Chief Executive Officer of Arik Air, Captain Roy Ilegbodu, who disclosed this during an interactive session on the activities at Arik, two months after the new management team was appointed by AMCON, […]

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Africa: Lamentations as Multimillion Dollar Aviation building rot in Ghana

Ghana national carrier

As the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) is preparing to execute its plan at resurrecting the defunct national airline – Ghana Airways – Business Day Ghana would like to draw attention to the rotten state of the defunct airline’s imposing office property which sits on an expensive acreage of land in the prime Airport Residential Area of Accra. The building, […]

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Africa: Ethiopian Airlines clarifies news about unauthorised charges

Ethiopian Emirates US Tourism Airlines

Ethiopian Airlines has clarified the article released by some media channels on the alleged collection of unauthorized charges on the route from Nigeria to South Africa. At the outset, we would like to clarify that Ethiopian Airlines doesn’t charge any unauthorized fees on this route. However; since many passengers have been denied entry in to South Africa by the immigration […]

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Africa: Arik Airlines partners Accra Weizo with special package

Arik engine goes to aero AMCON

Arik Air has been named the official carrier for the 3rd Accra Weizo which is scheduled to hold at the La Palm Royal Beach Hotel Accra, Ghana from 26th – 27th May, 2017. Accra Weizo, according to the organisers, is aimed at promoting seamless travel in West Africa and this year’s edition will be focused on destination marketing, tour packaging […]

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Aviation: Ethiopian Airlines, the rallying point for Africa

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“The achievements of Ethiopian Airlines since its formation in December, 1945, are a source of pride to Ethiopians as well as to many other Africans. The airline has a modern fleet, an extensive route network, a reasonably strong balance sheet, aircraft maintenance and aviation training expertise, very dedicated staff and a priceless reputation for efficiency. “Ethiopian Airlines also makes money. […]

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