Tourism: Morocco aims for 100, 000 Chinese tourists annually by 2018


Morocco aims for 100, 000 Chinese tourists annually by 2018 Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has announced the “1,000 Chinese Visitors to Morocco” campaign with Beijing Yougo World International Travel Service Co. Ltd. (Uniway), the largest Chinese tour operator specialising in outbound tourism to the Middle East and Africa. The award-winning airline is also joining […]

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Aviation: Tough times hits Etihad Airways as it confirms job cuts

Tough times hits Etihad Airways as it confirms job cuts Etihad Airways has confirmed plans to lay-off an unspecified number of employees as it grapples with what it termed, “an increasingly competitive landscape.” The Abu Dhabi-based carrier said in a statement this weekend that the layoffs will constitute “a measured reduction of headcount in some parts of the business.” According […]

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Aviation: Etihad Aviation Group to forge new links with Europe’s Largest Airline Group

Etihad Aviation Group to forge new links with Europe’s Largest Airline Group Etihad Airways, the national carrier of the United Arab Emirates and Lufthansa German Airlines, part of Europe’s largest airline group, today announced the conclusion of a codeshare agreement. The arrangement is set to start in January 2017, subject to government approval. The wet-lease agreement between Lufthansa Group and […]

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Aviation: Ethiad to drive Abu Dhabi Tourism Growth in Africa

Etihad Aviation Group (EAG) and its equity airline partners will support almost 425,000 jobs and are expected to contribute US$3.6 billion GDP to the African economy in 2016, as Abu Dhabi becomes a key hub for business travel both into and out of the continent. A report released by leading international research organisation Oxford Economics Group reveals that EAG and […]

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Aviation: 7 African Countries may join forces to form Mega Airline


Seven countries in eastern, central and southern Africa have begun talks aimed at establishing a multinational Pan African Airline. Africa’s largest airline, Ethiopian Airlines, initiated the talks, Ethiopian Airlines Group CEO Tewolde Gebremariam told AIN on the carrier’s inaugural flight to Windhoek, Namibia, on October 6. The proposal to the governments of Zambia, Zimbabwe, Uganda, Rwanda, Namibia, DRC Congo and […]

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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’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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Etihad Airways appoints new General Manager in Nigeria

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, has appointed George Mawadri as its new General Manager in Nigeria, where he will be responsible for growing Etihad Airways’ relationships with its travel trade and corporate customers while furthering the development of the airline’s commercial strategy in Nigeria. George brings a vast amount of airline experience and knowledge to the position […]

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International Airlines Operators in Nigeria Earn N302bn from Ticket Sales

Airlines that operate international destinations from Nigeria made over N302 billion ($15 billion) from ticket sales in 2015. The airlines included European mega carriers, US carriers, African and indigenous operators. Among the major carriers emirates earned the highest money of N50 billion, followed by British Airways with ticket sales of N48 billion during the period. Also, Air France sold tickets […]

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Alitalia miracle: Etihad restores sick Airline to profitability


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, 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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