Aviation: Kenya Airports make U-turn on Jomo Kenyatta International Airport expansion

Kenya Airports make U-turn on Jomo Kenyatta International Airport expansion Information is emerging that the Kenya Airports Authority is negotiating for a $290 million loan from the World Bank/IFC to finance an expansion of facilities at East Africa’s main aviation hub, Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. The move promptly raised eyebrows and caused some acid comments, as it comes just a […]

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Aviation: Ethiopian Airlines to commence thrice weekly service to Chengdu, China

Ethiopian Madagascar airlines

Ethiopian Airlines to commence thrice weekly service to Chengdu, China Africa’s largest airline group, Ethiopian Airlines, has concluded preparations to start new flight to Chengdu, China three times weekly as of June 3, 2017. Chengdu is the capital of China’s Sichuan province and is the 7th-largest city in China. Chengdu is the country’s western center of logistics, commerce, science and […]

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Aviation: Ethiopian first African airline to connect Norway and continental Africa

Ethiopian Guinea

As of 26 March 2017, Ethiopian Airlines will be the first African airline to carry passengers between Norway and continental Africa. The route between Oslo Airport and the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa will be serviced five times a week using a 787-8 Dreamliner. “We are proud of the fact that Africa’s largest airline is commencing their service five times […]

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Tourism: New Jerusalem, Ethiopia: People walk hundreds of kilometers to see this site

IT’S impossible to see until you’re standing right on top of it, and even then it takes a moment for the significance to register. The roof is level with the ground, and carved to look like a Greek Orthodox Church. Pilgrims dressed in white gather around, close but not too close. The cross is in the middle of a man-made […]

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Africa: ECOWAS harmonizing Agenda 2063 with AU team

In deference to the importance of Agenda 2063 to the overall development of the entire continent, the African Union Commission (AUC) is seeking to further collaborate with the ECOWAS Commission in order to create meaningful synergies around the agenda. The collaboration is also part of the measures to ensure that implementation of the 2063 agenda at the level of the […]

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Aviation: The most expensive airports in Africa ranked by cost.

Ethiopia, Bole addis

As noted in last month’s article on Africa’s aviation sector, airports are massively contributing to the economic development of Africa. They connect cities across the world, facilitate trade and boost tourism. Naturally, these airports cost a lot to construct. Here’s a list of the top 10 most expensive airports in Africa: 10. Maya-Maya Airport, Republic of Congo – $160 million […]

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NEWS: China-AU signs papers to connect all Africa capital cities with high speed rail

Chinese government has signed an agreement with African Union Commission for the construction of high speed rail system connecting African capital cities. China recently built the first modern electrified railway linking Ethiopia and Djibouti’s capitals, reducing the journey time from seven days by road to 10 hours. The signing ceremony by the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC), Dr. […]

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Aviation: Lome Togo May Become West Africa Aviation Hub As ASKY Plans MRO

ASKY Airlines (KP, Lomé) is planning to establish a training and aircraft MRO facility in West Africa in partnership with shareholder, Ethiopian Airlines (ET, Addis Ababa), the latter’s CEO Tewolde Gebremariam has disclosed. In an interview with The Reporter newspaper, Tewolde said talks with ASKY management and the Togolese government were currently ongoing and that if approved, the MRO facility […]

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Aviation: Ethiopian starts Flights to New York-Newark

Ethiopian Airlines, the fastest growing airline in Africa, has announced that it has commenced scheduled thrice weekly flights to New York-Newark from Addis Ababa on 3rd of July 2016, via Lomé, Togo. Ethiopian deployed the modern Boeing 787 Dreamliner on this route, which not only offers unparalleled onboard comfort to passengers, but is also the world’s most environmentally friendly aircraft […]

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Ethiopian to start flights to Istanbul

Ethiopian Airlines, the fastest growing and the largest African airline, has announced that it will start thrice weekly services to Istanbul with the latest B737-800 New Generation with Sky Interior, as of its winter schedule. Istanbul is the largest European city and Turkey’s historic, industrial and financial capital. Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam, Group CEO Ethiopian Airlines, said, “We are pleased to […]

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