Aviation: Ethiopian Signs Codeshare Agreement with Air Namibia

Ethiopian Signs Codeshare Agreement with Air Namibia Africa’s largest airline group, Ethiopian Airlines, concluded a codeshare agreement with Air Namibia. The codeshare agreement covers Ethiopian thrice weekly services to Windhoek and the services of both airlines beyond their respective hubs. The agreement will allow both airlines to expand their global network through the services of each airline and also facilitate […]

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Aviation: Air Namibia and Turkish Airlines sign codeshare agreement

Air Namibia and Turkish Airlines sign codeshare agreement Air Namibia (SW) and Turkish Airlines (TK) signed a codeshare agreement within yesterday. The agreement that will be effective as from March 1st, covers routes between Turkey and Namibia, and set to expand the travel opportunities for the passengers of two airlines. The signing ceremony took place at Turkish Airlines’ Headquarters in […]

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Aviation:  Etihad signs Codeshare with Kulula in Response to Emirate/SAA tie-up

Etihad Airways yesterday signed a codeshare deal with the South African budget carrier kulula.­com, which is expected to boost tourism between the two ­countries. The Abu Dhabi carrier will place its EY code on kulula.com’s flights ­between Johannesburg and the coastal cities of Cape Town, ­Durban, George and East ­London. The partnership will allow passengers through-check-in and baggage transfer to […]

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Africa: Economic crunch bites as flights to Angola are stopped by LAM Mozambique

Mozambique’s state-owned airline LAM Mozambique announced it will suspend flights to the Angolan capital Luanda from July 1, blaming financial and operational difficulties as the government struggles with a debt crisis that is crippling the economy. The announcement comes amidst the restructuring process of the company, its product and its route network. The Mozambican Government last year recommended to LAM’s […]

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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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African Aviation: Emirates Establish A Foot Hold in Africa With TAAG

By Friday Nwosu Emirates Airline, the largest carriers in the Middle East is establishing a foot hold in Africa with its partnership with TAAG Angola Airlines. This is similar to what Qatar Airways is planning to do from Morocco. TAAG Angola is the state-owned national airline of Angola based in Luanda. The airline operates an all Boeing fleet on domestic […]

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Alitalia miracle: Etihad restores sick Airline to profitability

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Alitalia has confirmed that it is on track to become profitable by 2017, as it reduced its losses by € 381 million in 2015 compared to the previous year. This important result for 2015 comes as the airline announced its first full reporting year under a three-year turnaround Industrial Plan. After posting total revenues of € 3,312.4 million in 2015, […]

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Gulf, China Airlines set to take over aviation in Africa

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Africa is tipped to be one of aviation’s hot spots over the next 10-20 years. Growth rates are already strong, as increasing numbers of countries on the continent expand economically and develop a middle class. According to tourismobserverblogspot.com, commercial aviation in Africa is still constrained by a combination of poor infrastructure, restrictive visa regimes and protectionism. Which makes it difficult […]

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