Aviation: KQ to retrench 38 as second phase of layoffs commences

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KQ to retrench 38 as second phase of layoffs commences Listed carrier Kenya Airways has announced that it will beginning today retrench 38 employees in the second phase of a redundancy plan initiated last July as part of its back-to-profitability strategy. The national airline in July last year retrenched 80 employees in a downsizing move which management said would reduce […]

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Africa: ‘Cooperation, not rivalry, is the solution for Aviation in Africa’

‘Cooperation, not rivalry, is the solution for Aviation in Africa’ A national carrier is home-grown. It serves the interest of the people at all times. Having a national carrier would create employment opportunities and African countries should have their own carriers. What does it take to run a national airline? Running a national carrier like Ethiopian Airlines is a rewarding […]

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Aviation: African Open Sky promotes Aviation to Cote d’Ivoire

African Open Sky promotes Aviation to Cote d’Ivoire The aviation industry in Africa is in a state of perpetual flux, as the continent is constantly developing. African Open Sky is working to harness this growth and connect the continent. As a continent, Africa is rich in natural resources. This fact, combined with rising prosperity and a more organised business climate, […]

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News: Aviation Forecasted to Contribute 37.5% to Dubai’s GDP in 2020

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Aviation Forecasted to Contribute 37.5% to Dubai’s GDP in 2020 In 2013, Dubai airports, aviation sector and Emirates Airlines contributed about $ 26.7 billion to the Dubai economy which covered 27 % of Dubai’s GDP. These sectors supported a total of 416,500 jobs where 21% of them were from the Emirates. The statistics were based on a report that analyzed […]

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Africa: Focus on aviation, tourism growth in Africa as Akwaaba expands scope

The African Travel and Tourism Conference (ATTC), a new addition to the African (Akwaaba)Travel Market exhibitions which holds annually in West Africa, has achieved a massive success which its debut edition this year attracted an audience of over 2, 000 delegates. The first session focused on ‘State of Aviation in Africa,’ while the second looked at the ‘State of Tourism […]

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Africa: LCCI seek new ministry of aviation and tourism

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The Lagos Chamber of Commerce & Industry (LCCI) has called on the Federal Government to emplace a new Ministry of Aviation and Tourism. LCCI made the call in a communiqué issued by the Chamber and signed by its Vice President/ Chairman, Trade Promotion Board, at the end of their International Investment Conference in Lagos. Said the communiqué: ‘“Government should consider […]

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Africa: A global guide to growth and Use of Commercial Aviation in Africa

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Commercial aircraft is a type of aircraft that is used to transport passengers or cargo from one location to another. It is used in commercial aviation-a part of civil aviation that involves general aviation and scheduled airline services. Major components of a commercial aircraft are fuselage, wings, tail or empennage, power plant, and undercarriage or landing gear. Commercial aircraft is […]

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Akwaaba: How Governments hinder Airlines and Aviation in Africa

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Chinedu Eze writes that most African airlines are financially weak and cannot play in the big league of international carriers owing to poor policy implementation by governments One of the things people took away from this year’s Akwaaba African travel market was the exposition and insight given about African airlines and why it lags behind other regions in the world. […]

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Aviation: African Airports Urged To Build Airport Services Business

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The 12th edition of Akwaaba African Travel Market, Travel and Tourism Conference has ended with a call on African Airports to extend their portfolio by building an Airport Services Business that will operate across several airports in the region. The three-day event is aimed at transferring knowledge covering travel, hospitality and aviation sectors from globally rated experts. Mr Richard Aisuebeogun, […]

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Aviation: Experts discuss how 37 Airlines failed in Africa at Akwaaba conference

While the conference kicked-started with a focus on aviation, subsequent speakers and panelists focused on the various dimensions of travel and tourism and how to stimulate the sector, even as participants received certificates of participation immediately after the conference. Renn Offor The African Travel and Tourism Conference (ATTC), a new addition to the African Travel Market exhibitions which holds annually […]

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