Africa: Kenya Airways hires UK firm to probe collision

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Kenya Airways has hired a UK company to investigate a collision between two Embraer jets that caused multi-million-shilling damage to the two planes which were under repair. The Aviation and Aeroscope Consulting Services (ICF), which also has operations in Asia and America, was tasked with establishing why the two planes collided at a Jomo Kenyatta International Airport repair hangar in […]

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Africa: KQ feted by Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority for exemplary services

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Kenya Airways has been feted by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority for exemplary services. The Authority’s Director for Consumer Protection Adamu Abdullahi said the out of the 244 flights it operated in Nigeria for the past half year, only 68 had been delayed, 2 cancelled and 1 had a ramp return Additionally, the Authority only received one complain registered against […]

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Africa: Kenya to open trade links with Jamaica

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President Uhuru Kenyatta’s visit to Jamaica has opened a window for trade that is so far non-existent between the two countries. There is no official data on trade and investments between the two countries. However, Kenya and Jamaica are now exploring opportunities in import-export market, investment, tourism, agriculture and financial services. This will be supported by four key MoU signed […]

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Africa: Renationalisation unlikely to fly Kenya Airways back to profit

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By taking back full control of Kenya Airways , lawmakers are banking on Kenya’s ability to replicate the profitable example of Ethiopia’s state-owned flag carrier Ethiopian Airlines. The global precedents are not reassuring. Government takeovers rarely transform loss-making airlines, analysts say. And Kenya Airways faces two major hurdles: competition from regional rivals and potential government interference. Parliament voted last week […]

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Africa: Kenya extends deadline for acquiring e-passports to March 2020

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Kenyans now have until March 1, 2020 to get e-passports following an extension of the deadline from August 31 this year. A statement by Government Spokesman Charles Oguna on Thursday said Kenyans can travel using the old passports until then. He urged Kenyans to take advantage of the extension to visit immigration offices to renew the travel document. At least […]

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Africa: Lawmakers Back Plan to Nationalize Kenya Airways

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Kenya’s parliament voted on Tuesday to nationalize the country’s main airline Kenya Airways to save it from mounting debts. The loss-making airline, which is 48.9% government-owned and 7.8% held by Air France-KLM, has been struggling to return to profitability and growth. A failed expansion drive and a slump in air travel forced it to restructure $2 billion of debt in […]

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Africa: Too many bird strikes in Kenya airports? Equator is to blame

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Kenya’s location to the equator has made its airports prone to bird strikes that have over the years affected tens of aircraft. According to the Kenya Airports Authority (KAA), Kisumu International Airport (KIA) is the most affected with the strikes. The agency says country’s airports have experienced an average of 4.1 bird strikes per every 10,000 aircraft movements since July […]

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Africa: Bird strike menace to cost Kenya Airways Authority Sh1 billion

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The Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) plans to spend close to Sh1 billion to curb bird strike menace, which has been blamed for emergency landings that have cost airlines billions of shillings in engine damages. The initiative, to be initially installed at the country’s three premier airports, is intended to bar the feathered creatures, which at times use the same flight […]

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Africa: Why you need to visit this unique Kenyan island where time stops

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Lauded with bountiful natural beauty and eye-opening landscapes of safari reserves, as well as, an amazing array of wildlife and endless beaches, Kenya is one of Africa’s jewels. With spectacular tourist attraction sites that either occur naturally or were built centuries ago, the East African country is the place to be if you are excited about experiencing Africa’s rich heritage […]

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Africa: Del Monte Kenya Recognized As Most Admired Food Brand In Kenya

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Del Monte Kenya Limited, Kenya’s largest producer and exporter of pineapple products and fruit beverages, has been recognized as the most admired food brand in Kenya, in annual Africa’s Best Brands survey. Del Monte was chosen after a comprehensive pan-Africa survey of the most admired brands among African consumers. In the Kenya and regional results, which are dominated by non-African […]

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