Aviation: Tough times hits Etihad Airways as it confirms job cuts

Tough times hits Etihad Airways as it confirms job cuts Etihad Airways has confirmed plans to lay-off an unspecified number of employees as it grapples with what it termed, “an increasingly competitive landscape.” The Abu Dhabi-based carrier said in a statement this weekend that the layoffs will constitute “a measured reduction of headcount in some parts of the business.” According […]

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Aviation: Ethiad to drive Abu Dhabi Tourism Growth in Africa

Etihad Aviation Group (EAG) and its equity airline partners will support almost 425,000 jobs and are expected to contribute US$3.6 billion GDP to the African economy in 2016, as Abu Dhabi becomes a key hub for business travel both into and out of the continent. A report released by leading international research organisation Oxford Economics Group reveals that EAG and […]

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Hotels: Challenges faced by Business Travellers within Africa

Hotels in African cities are more than just a place to put your head down. Many must also provide facilities that few local residents enjoy. When the Paris-based Louvre Hotels Group opened its 80-room Golden Tulip in the Nigerian city of Lagos’s up market Lekki district two years ago, it also had to provide a service most Nig¬erians still dream […]

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African Aviation: Accra is SAA Biggest Station in Africa even as Airline struggles

Accra, the capital city of Ghana has become the biggest hub for struggling South African Airways (SAA),which is facing numerous operational hiccups. The airline once again is in dire straits after repeatedly failing to implement a long term business plan that addresses its longstanding challenges. SAA’s previous management team, after much deliberation, put together a viable long-term business plan in […]

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Etihad Airways appoints new General Manager in Nigeria

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, has appointed George Mawadri as its new General Manager in Nigeria, where he will be responsible for growing Etihad Airways’ relationships with its travel trade and corporate customers while furthering the development of the airline’s commercial strategy in Nigeria. George brings a vast amount of airline experience and knowledge to the position […]

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Why Rwandair chose to merge with ET instead of Etihad

RwandAir and Ethiopian Airlines expect in the next few months to formally establish a strategic partnership that would see the two African carriers working closely together. Under the terms of a deal provisionally reached earlier this month, Ethiopian Airlines will acquire a 49 percent stake in the smaller RwandAir, giving it the opportunity to create a new east African hub […]

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