Africa: Air Travellers Apprehensive over Surge In Air Incidences At Kenya’s Aviation industry

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There has been an average of an aircraft mishap every month within the Kenyan airspace in the past 22 months, according to a report, as the general safety of the country’s aviation industry comes under intense scrutiny. This comes even as the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) rates Kenya’s air safety record as ‘commendable’ with a 78 per cent score […]

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Africa: Kenya Airways Says Pooling State Aviation Assets Will Unlock Funds

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Kenya Airways Plc. said the proposed nationalization and its inclusion in a state-owned aviation holding company will enhance its ability to borrow funds for expansion. The new entity will comprise Kenya Airways, Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and the Kenya Airports Authority, Chairman Michael Joseph said in an interview. The combination of the businesses is expected to create a stronger […]

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Africa: Turnaround CEO who never got ailing Kenya Airways off the ground

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Kenya Airways Sebastian Mikosz believes that the airline can live up to its tagline of being the pride of Africa again. Only that he will not be the man to see it reclaim this position. A lot of expectations had been placed on the turnaround chief executive when he reported to Nairobi in 2017, but in May this year, he […]

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Africa: Kenya plane with 55 people crashes

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A Kenyan plane operated by Silverstone Air company crashed while taking off on Friday morning. The police and Kenya Airport Authority (KAA) officials said that several passengers had sustained injuries and rushed to various hospitals across the Kenyan capital Nairobi. “The Aircraft Accident Investigations Directorate, under the Ministry of Transport, Infrastructure, Housing, and Urban Development, is carrying out investigations to […]

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Africa: Jacinta Nzioka to be appointed Director of the Kenya Convention Bureau

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News are emerging at the sidelines of the just opened Magical Kenya Travel Expo 2019, that Mrs. Jacinta Nzioka will be heading the newly created Kenya Convention Bureau. In the pipeline, as reported by ATCNews at the time, for over two years, is the new organization now becoming reality at last. Kenya has in recent years lost in the African […]

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Africa: Kenya Airways to earn billions in sale of 7 aircraft

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Kenya Airways is selling seven planes and an engine in a multi-billion shilling deal that marks the carrier’s latest efforts to reduce its fleet in a bid to shore up its financial position. The loss-making carrier has hired UK-based Air Partner to guide it in the planned sale of the six Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner planes, one Boeing B777-300 and a […]

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News: Kenya fifth in investment returns in Africa

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Kenya is a natural destination for people looking to invest in Africa with the hope of big returns, suggests a new report which has declared the country the fifth most rewarding investment environment in the continent. The 2019 Africa Risk-Reward Index, which awarded Kenya 6.27 points out of 10, ranked 26 countries based on investment potential. “Unlike Kenya, where ethno-regional […]

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Africa: Kenya Airways to cease Gabon, Benin operations

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Kenya Airways will cease to fly to two African countries – Libreville, Gabon; and Cotonou, Benin. Both the routes are no longer profitable to the airline which is already burdened with huge losses. Travelers to the two destinations, beyond this date, will be rerouted or re-booked through KQ partner airlines. “We have made the necessary arrangements to continue serving our […]

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Africa: Survey ranks Kenya 7th ‘most dangerous’ country to live in

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A new survey done by InterNations, a global community and information site for people who live and work abroad and published by Forbes, has ranked Kenya the 7th ‘most dangerous’ country to live in, in the world. The results are part of InterNationss latest Exparts Insider Survey, a comprehensive report on what it’s like to live and work abroad in […]

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Africa: Kenya drops in competitiveness, but shows positive signs

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Kenya has dropped two spots to 82nd place in the 2019 Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Index (TTCI), published biennially by the World Economic Forum (WEF). The TTCI assesses 140 economies for travel and tourism (T&T) competitiveness in four sub-indexes: Enabling Environment; T&T Policy and Enabling Conditions; Infrastructure; and Natural and Cultural Resources. The TTCI shows Kenya as lagging in tourist […]

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