Tourism: Kenya to tap into the 62million pool of African Travellers with Meetings event

Kenya to tap into the 62million pool of African Travellers with Meetings event Kenya Tourism Board (KTB) has announced that it is banking on Nairobi’s status as a regional business hub to grow the country’s tourist numbers through conferences and events. Last year, conference tourism generated 14 per cent of total tourist arrivals to the country, and with the number […]

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Aviation: SAA to pay fine to Comair for unfair trade practice

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SAA to pay fine to Comair for unfair trade practice The High Court in Johannesburg has ordered South African Airways (SAA) to pay Comair over R1 billion for anti-competitive behavior by the national carrier. The judgment comes after a 14-year legal battle between the two airlines. Comair initiated the case relating to travel agent incentive schemes in favour of SAA. […]

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Aviation: Ghana New Minister wants a fast tracked National Carrier in 12 months

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Ghana New Minister wants a fast tracked National Carrier in 12 months Minister-designate for Aviation has promised to see to an airline flying the Ghanaian flag in the next one year should her nomination be approved. Cecelia Dapaah said the time is ripe for Ghana to have a national carrier and she cited a feasibility study done by PricewaterhouseCoopers under […]

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Aviation: Ethiopian Receives 3rd Airbus A350XWB aircraft

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Ethiopian Receives 3rd Airbus A350XWB aircraft Ethiopian Airlines, the largest and fastest growing African airline, has received its third Airbus A350 XWB on February 1st, 2017. The aircraft is named after Erta Ale, a large basaltic shield volcano located in the Afar Region of north-eastern Ethiopia. Group CEO Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam said, “As part of our continuous fleet modernization program, […]

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Aviation: SAA Introduces Business Class BOGOF EX Abuja

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SAA Introduces Business Class BOGOF EX Abuja By Friday Nwosu South African Airways is introducing a buy one get one free Business class promo to commemorate its on year of operation into the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja. The flight according to the airline is from the Abuja to Johannesburg. The airline added that the promotion is valid sale between […]

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Aviation: Ethiopian Airlines to Launch Flights to Jakarta

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Ethiopian Airlines to Launch Flights to Jakarta Africa’s largest airline group, Ethiopian Airlines, has said it will start services to Jakarta, Indonesia, in June 2017 using the ultra-modern Boeing 787-800. Jakarta is Indonesia’s economic, cultural and political center. Indonesia is the 4th most populous country in the world, and with this new service Ethiopian will have service to all 5 […]

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Aviation: Uganda Leading Africa in Liberalising Airspace

Uganda Leading Africa in Liberalising Airspace Uganda has been commended for implementing liberal aviation policies and asked the country to spear head processes for other African countries to fully open up their airspace. Speaking at the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) silver jubilee stakeholders’ dinner at Kampala Serena Hotel last week, African Airlines Association secretary general, Mr Elijah Chingosho, said it […]

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Aviation: Expect $800m loss by African Airlines in 2017 as everyone else makes money

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The International Air Transport Association (IATA) expects the global airline industry to make a net profit in 2017 of $29.8 billion while Africa is forecast to make a combined $800 million net loss next year. IATA on 8 December said total global airline revenue for 2017 is estimated to be $736 billion, representing a 4.1% net profit margin. This will […]

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Aviation: Airlines Urge African Nations To Release Blocked Funds

The African Airlines Association (AFRAA) called upon African governments to release funds they have blocked airlines from repatriating due to a shortage of foreign currency. Addressing delegates attending the opening of the 48th AFRAA annual general assembly at Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe, on Monday, AFRAA secretary general Elijah Chingosho said African countries hit hard by the nosediving price of oil […]

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Africa: How Can African MROs Break Out Of The Malaise and Survive Competition?

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The liberalization of African skies is often presented as a panacea to the continent’s many aviation problems (as observed last week at the African Airlines Association’s general assembly in Zimbabwe). But a look at the financial forecast provides sober reading. According to IATA, African airlines made a loss of $700 million in 2015, a record which is expected to be […]

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