Aviation: After many years of Snub Oneworld seeks partners in Africa, even Low Cost Carriers

After many years of Snub Oneworld seeks partners in Africa, even Low Cost Carriers Oneworld has held “formative” talks with unspecified carriers in Africa as the thirty-eight-member alliance seeks to plug holes in its global coverage. Oneworld’s more prominent members include: Air Berlin, American Airlines, British Airways, Iberia, Cathay Pacific, Finnair, JAL – Japan Airlines, Qatar Airways, LATAM Airlines Group, […]

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Aviation: See Airlines that squeeze more seats into the cabin and deny you leg space

See Airlines that squeeze more seats into the cabin and deny you leg space According to recent research by air intelligence company OAG, airlines are now fitting between 7% – 8% more seats into their aircraft than they were initially design to carry, potentially leading to a reduction in personal space on board. To help passengers stay in the know […]

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Africa: MP says if you give $10 billion to Air Zimbabwe today, they will come back for more money next year

Africa: MP says if you give $10 billion to Air Zimbabwe today, they will come back for more money next year The Member of Parliament for Mabvuku-Tafara, James Maridadi, says Zimbabwe’s parastatals are so badly run that even if you inject $10 billion into Air Zimbabwe today, it will be back asking for more money from the government next year. […]

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Aviation: Nigerians love UK sports, history, says BA study and will visit Europe more this year

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Nigerians love UK sports, history, says BA study and will visit Europe more this year A 2016 British Airways survey of travellers has revealed that some Nigerians are more familiar with UK sports and history than some of their European counterparts. Disclosing this last week while releasing its travel plans for the year, the airline noted that sport, culture and […]

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Aviation: The Impact of Open Skies on Air Traffic in EU-US

The Impact of Open Skies on Air Traffic in EU-US The number of direct routes between the U.S. and Western Europe has grown 40% since 2010, according to an analysis by Sydney-based Centre for Aviation. Centre for Aviation credited the 2008 EU-U.S. open-skies agreement for the net increase of 88 Western Europe-U.S. city pairs over the past six years. “Certainly […]

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Tourism: Namibia growing as an exotic destination for African travellers

Africa’s business and leisure travellers are searching for local travel, meetings, and conference options with expensive travel visas and fears of terrorism across Europe and the East. Exotic destinations are becoming a stretch on the purse-strings and looking for local destinations are fast becoming a major trend. Namibia is such a destination, with the country becoming an appealing option for […]

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Aviation: Making a case for More planes for Air Tanzania

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President John Magufuli was at the Dar es Salaam International Airport Wednesday this week re-launching Air Tanzania, this country national flag carrier. The President was presiding over a ceremony to formerly receive and flag off two jet planes his Government has bought from Canada, which will beef up the fleet of an otherwise dying airline which was as good as […]

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Aviation: Turkish Airlines carries 40000 passengers in 8 months from Lagos

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Despite the current economic recession and the low value of the naira, some foreign airlines are looking beyond the present economic situation and this has informed their continued operation in Nigeria. Although at the beginning of the crash of the naira, some airlines had stopped operation into the country, but industry observers said that those airlines that left were really […]

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BA, KTB, TBI reward participants At Akwaaba

By Friday Nwosu British Airways, one of the world’s most recognised aviation brand, Kenya Tourism Board and Tour Brokers International have rewarded participants at the 12th Akwaaba Travel and Tourism Conference with various prizes for participating at the annual event. The event which had 15 participating countries with over 2,000 visitors in attendance came to a close with eight people […]

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Aviation: How and Why 4 Foreign Airlines stopped flights to Nigeria

Low value of the local currency, unfavourable forex policy, aviation fuel scarcity and high cost of fuel, and poor infrastructure have kept international carriers under pressure and forcing them to leave the juicy Nigerian market, writes Chinedu Eze In a normal operational situation where there is no security threat, no diplomatic imbroglio and there is no war, foreign airlines cannot […]

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