Aviation: Etihad Airways flies B787-9 Dreamliner to Lagos

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Etihad Airways has recently introduced B787-9 Dreamliner to Lagos, Nigeria. The two-class B787-9 Dreamliner features Etihad Airways’ next-generation business and economy cabins configured with 299 seats – 28 business studios and 271 economy smart seats. Robin Kamark, Etihad Airways chief commercial officer said, “We are delighted to upgrade to the Dreamliner aircraft on the Lagos route to further enhance the […]

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Africa: After 600,000 passengers in 5 years ETIHAD starts Daily flights to Lagos on May 1st 2018

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Etihad Airways today reaffirmed its commitment to Nigeria with the announcement of two additional weekly flights on the popular Abu Dhabi–Lagos route, taking it to a daily service. The new Tuesday and Thursday services will start on May 1. The route will continue to be operated by a two-class Airbus A330, with 22 Business Class seats and 240 in Economy. […]

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Africa: Etihad appoints Allen Okoroumu former Virgin Nigerian staff as Country Manager for Tanzania

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Etihad Airways has appointed Ailende ‘Allen’ Okoromu as its new Country Manager overseeing operations in Tanzania. Reporting to John Friel, Etihad Airways General Manager for the South and East Africa region, Mr Okoromu will lead the Abu Dhabi-based airline’s commercial strategy in Tanzania and be responsible for further strengthening Etihad Airways’ partnerships with travel trade partners and corporate customers. He […]

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Aviation: Gulf Carriers having bad times as Emirates suffer loss, Etihad lose $1.7B and Qatar sheds 125 flights

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Etihad Airways recorded a $1.87 billion annual loss, revealing the full extent of the pressures facing Persian Gulf carriers as they grapple with the impact of terrorism on global traffic flows and a low oil price that’s crimped local travel. The 2016 loss came after Abu Dhabi-based Etihad booked a $1.06 billion charge from writing down the value of aircraft […]

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Aviation: Etihad grows in Africa with increased Flights to Egypt and Nigeria

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Etihad Airways will increase flights to Africa’s largest economies, Egypt and Nigeria, later this year to meet the growing surge in demand, the Abu Dhabi carrier said Wednesday. The airline will increase flights to Cairo beginning in October, bringing the total for the route up to 35 flights per week from its current 28. A new mid-morning departure from Abu […]

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Aviation: Kenya and India agreement gives 5th freedom rights to Kenya Airways and Air India

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Kenya and India agreement gives 5th freedom rights to Kenya Airways and Air India National carrier Kenya Airways has received a big boost from the signing of an agreement that gives it the right to introduce seven more weekly flights to India, one of Kenya’s strongest trade partners. A communiqué from India’s Ministry of Civil Aviation indicates that the two […]

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Aviation: Confusion as Ethiad and Lufthansa plan to share Alitalia between themselves

Alitalia has denied any talks between its senior board-members and representatives from Lufthansa Group over the German carrier’s possible acquisition of a stake in the Italian airline. Italy’s Messaggero newspaper reported Tuesday that Alitalia’s CEO Cramer Ball and CFO Duncan Naysmith held talks with their counterparts from Lufthansa under the guidance of James Hogan, the ‎President and CEO of the […]

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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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Why Rwandair chose to merge with ET instead of Etihad

RwandAir and Ethiopian Airlines expect in the next few months to formally establish a strategic partnership that would see the two African carriers working closely together. Under the terms of a deal provisionally reached earlier this month, Ethiopian Airlines will acquire a 49 percent stake in the smaller RwandAir, giving it the opportunity to create a new east African hub […]

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Rwanda and Ethiopia the model States of Africa go into partnership

LAST week, Rwanda and Ethiopia inked an aviation deal that on the surface looks routine, but which could be emblematic of a quiet yet significant shift in the nature of the region’s geopolitics, positioning the two states as growing players in a continent currently bereft of a clear strong leader. The agreement, whose biggest takeaway was the fifth freedom rights, […]

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