Africa: Passenger raises bomb scare alarm on Kenya Airways flight

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Passengers onboard a Kenya Airways flight, KQ 762, has raised an alarm over a possible bomb threat on the East Africa carrier. According to a press release signed by the airlines’ Head of Communication and Public Affairs, Dennis Kashero, the unfortunate incident was reported on the aircraft which was departing from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for OR-Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg. […]

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Africa: Kenya Airways blames Overpaid Pilots and unfair Airport Charges for loss of Market Share and Fortunes

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Overpaid pilots, low productive staff, poorly negotiated leasing agreements and exorbitant airport fees. These are the factors cash-trapped national carrier Kenya Airways is blaming for its woes. A candid prognosis by Kenya Airways management contained in a report handed to National Assembly Transport Committee chaired by Pokot South MP David Pkosing shows an airline on the verge of collapse. Leading […]

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Africa: Kenya Airways’ airport takeover bid a sugar-coated fraud, reject it

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The government’s proposal to concession the Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) to Kenya Airways should be outrightly rejected by Parliament; it is a crude attempt at sugar-coating a fraudulent plan to skim public resources. KQ is a private liability company incorporated under the Companies Act and listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange as well as in Uganda and Tanzania. That it […]

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Africa: Kenya Airways to go Daily to New York as it announces Delta Codeshare

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Kenya Airways has reached an agreement with Delta to activate its codeshare in the US and Canada. The arrangement will enable both the business and leisure travelers to enjoy greater connectivity and efficiency in eleven US cities and four Canadian cities. The arrangement is an opportunity for travelers to connect from New York, using the direct flight from Nairobi, to […]

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Africa: KAA rejects JKIA takeover, Kenya Airways defends it

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The Kenya Airports Authority has rejected the proposal by Kenya Airways to take over the management of JKIA through a privately initiated investment proposal (PIIP). The agency yesterday held that much as it wants a better and vibrant airport, the proposal as structured disadvantages it. KAA chairman Isaac Awuondo and MD Jonny Andersen told MPs on the Transport committee they […]

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Africa: Kenya Airways on spot after plane with 142 passengers makes emergency landing in Tanzania

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Fresh details have emerged after a Kenya Airways (KQ) plane was forced to make an emergency landing in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, when one of its engines burst into flames. The plane which had 142 passengers and 10 crew members en-route to Johannesburg, South Africa, from Nairobi, Kenya, managed to land safely, thus averting a potential disaster, but concerns have […]

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News: Africa taking collective measures to grow tourism sector-First Lady

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Kenya’s First Lady Margaret Kenyatta on Thursday said that African governments are taking proactive measures aimed at ensuring the travel and tourism sector contributes more to the continent’s economy. She said African governments have resolved to collectively work together as a team to sustainably utilize and grow the sector for wealth and job creation. “This sector has the potential to […]

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Africa: Kenya Airways Talking to Airbus, But Boeing Still on Radar

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Kenya Airways Plc. is in discussions with Airbus SE to acquire an unspecified number of planes from the Toulouse, France-based company, but remains a “happy and loyal customer” of Boeing Co., according to Chief Executive Officer Sebastian Mikosz. Sub-Saharan Africa’s third-largest carrier, which wants to add 50 airliners to its fleet over the next six years to ward off competition […]

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Africa: Kenya Airways, Alitalia sign codeshare deal, bank on tourism market

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Kenya Airways’ appetite for the Italian market has seen it sign a codeshare agreement with Alitalia. The two airlines are banking on the commercial deal to boost business travel and tourism between Kenya and Italy. Both are partner airlines in the SkyTeam alliance. Further, the deal is expected to offer travel options and flight schedules to central and southern Africa, […]

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Africa: Kenya Airways makes bid to takeover JKIA

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The Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) says it has received an application from Kenya Airways (KQ) to manage operations at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA), in a restructuring plan aimed at aiding the airline’s recovery and boosting its revenues. KAA managing director Jonny Andersen said Friday that the application, which outlines how KQ will support and grow the aviation business […]

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