Africa: EgyptAir launches flights to Kigali, route expected to boost trade

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Egypt’s national carrier EgyptAir on Saturday launched two weekly flights connecting Kigali and Cairo, a development officials say will boost trade ties between Rwanda and Egypt and ease the cost and movement of people and goods. The first flight of EgyptAir, operated by the airline’s Boeing 737-800’s touched down at Kigali International Airport at 3:30am on Sunday and was greeted […]

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Aviation: EgyptAir seeks to expand airlines in Africa

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Adviser to the Minister of Civil Aviation Amjad Aref said Sunday that the Egyptian government is seeking to expand the African network of airlines to reach all African capitals. This came during a meeting of the African Affairs Committee in the House of Representatives headed by MP Tareq Radwan. Aref added that EgyptAir reaches 30 African cities, adding that EgyptAir […]

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Africa: EgyptAir plans for profitability after Cost Cutting and new Aircraft

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EgyptAir will swing to a profit this year, buoyed by an increase in passengers and cost cutting, the chairman of the state-owned airline’s holding company said on Tuesday. EgyptAir has struggled to rebound from the 2008 global financial crisis and two revolutions that have hobbled Egypt’s economy since. “This year the company will transfer from a loss,” EgyptAir Holding Chairman […]

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Battle for West Africa: South Africa Airlines Leads Ethiopian Airline Using Accra as Hub

By Ikechi Uko The news that the Ghana Government has granted South Africa Airways (SAA), the 5th Freedom Traffic Right to operate on the Accra-London route changes the Aviation landscape in West Africa. West Africa has a population of over 300 million People within 15 countries having over 40 Airports with the largest Economies in Africa. Yet there is no […]

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Aviation: 2016 year of big winners and losers in West Africa

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IKECHI UKO West Africa has a population of over 300 million People within 15 countries having over 40 Airports with the largest Economies in Africa. Yet there is no strong Airline in West Africa and no Airport hub in West and Central Africa. East Africa has 2 hubs in Nairobi and Addis Ababa while South Africa has the massive Oliver […]

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African Tourism: Egypt, Tunisia and Turkey suffer Tourism backlash

The world is a scary place… and many countries have become too frightening for tourists. Millions of travelers have been nixing their dreams of visiting places like the pyramids in Egypt and the Tunisian coast due to heightened terrorism concerns. Here are the countries that are among the worst hit: Egypt he prospects for Egypt’s vital tourism industry are looking […]

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African aviation: The Many Woes of EgyptAir

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By Friday Nwosu These are certainly not the best of times for one of Africa’s largest carriers-EgyptAir, as Egypt’s national carrier continues to struggle with the challenge of terrorism which has been trailing its operations. The Star Alliance member has been finding it difficult to shake off terrorist groups of its tail. Egypt Air known for its frequent hijack cases […]

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African Aviation: Aviation disasters; 3.5 billion pax flew in 2015 with less death than ever

As officials continue to investigate what happened to EgyptAir Flight 804, many travelers can’t help but question the risks they face when boarding their next flight. Is it becoming unsafe to fly? Just the opposite, say analysts. As we move towards the second half of 2016, it’s shaping out to be one of the safest years in recent aviation history. […]

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As Boeing predicts 900 Aircraft for Africa, Embraer forecasts demand for 240 new jets

Embraer Commercial Aviation released today its market outlook for Africa, which forecasts that the region will take delivery of 240 new jets in the 70 to 130-seat segment over the next 20 years. The 70 to 130-seat jet fleet in service is estimated to grow from the current 120 units to 260 by 2034. “Africans are turning progressively to air […]

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Kenya, Ethiopia missing in Top 7 Airports in Africa as Lagos makes the list

By Friday Nwosu Kenya’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi, and Addis Ababa Bole International Airport, Ethiopia, were conspicuously missing in the top seven ranked airports in Africa. The latest ranking according to a Post by Morrocan Soldier on the very popular online Video site Youtube, OR Tambo International Airport , South Africa topped the list as the number one airport […]

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