Africa: KLM and Kenya Airways have signed an extended sales agreement

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Poised to bring more value to its customers in the air travel industry, KLM and East African carrier, Kenya Airways have both signed an extended sales agreement for most European and East African countries, which are the focus of the cooperation. The agreement according to finchannel.com, expected to deepen corporation with the two carriers. KLM President and CEO, Pieter Elbers […]

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Aviation: See Airlines that squeeze more seats into the cabin and deny you leg space

See Airlines that squeeze more seats into the cabin and deny you leg space According to recent research by air intelligence company OAG, airlines are now fitting between 7% – 8% more seats into their aircraft than they were initially design to carry, potentially leading to a reduction in personal space on board. To help passengers stay in the know […]

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Tourism: Inspite of Sanctions and Perception Iran continues to grow in Tourism

Inspite of Sanctions and Perception Iran continues to grow in Tourism Iran is proving to be an increasingly popular destination with airline travelers, experiencing growing passenger numbers from around the world – a trend that looks like continuing during 2017, according to a study by ForwardKeys, the leading travel intelligence analyst. Total international arrivals were up 18.3% last year, sustaining […]

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Aviation: The Impact of Open Skies on Air Traffic in EU-US

The Impact of Open Skies on Air Traffic in EU-US The number of direct routes between the U.S. and Western Europe has grown 40% since 2010, according to an analysis by Sydney-based Centre for Aviation. Centre for Aviation credited the 2008 EU-U.S. open-skies agreement for the net increase of 88 Western Europe-U.S. city pairs over the past six years. “Certainly […]

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Tourism: Namibia growing as an exotic destination for African travellers

Africa’s business and leisure travellers are searching for local travel, meetings, and conference options with expensive travel visas and fears of terrorism across Europe and the East. Exotic destinations are becoming a stretch on the purse-strings and looking for local destinations are fast becoming a major trend. Namibia is such a destination, with the country becoming an appealing option for […]

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Aviation: KLM reaches 13th destination in Africa with new flights to Sierra Leone and Liberia

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By Renn Offor KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has announced that it would be expanding its reach on the African Continent with the addition of two flights to Freetown and Monrovia. This new move by KLM would have increased the airlines destinations to 13, from the current 11 destinations it serves in Africa. According to finchannel.com, the additional flights would commence […]

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Aviation: The Rise and Demise of Nigeria Airways

Recently, the Nigeria Senate demanded that the Federal Government of Nigeria should revive the defunct Nigeria Airways before the end of the President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration. It claimed that reviving the dead airline would address the present indiscriminate and unregulated increase in airfares. However, understudying the rise and fall of Nigeria airways would often suggest that reviving the airline may […]

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Africa: Uganda may get New National Airline

By Prof. Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome Uganda President Museveni, when addressing the first cabinet meeting of his new government, reportedly told them that “because our brothers in Ethiopia, Kenya and South Africa let us down,” the formation of a national airline was now a priority. When the former Uganda Airlines was finally dissolved it was because the carrier was broke […]

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African Aviation: Ghana’s New terminal to improve travelling experience-KLM Boss

The new terminal under construction at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA), when completed, will improve the traveling experience and offer convenience to airlines, according to Axel Metselaar-Country Manager Air France-KLM Ghana. “I think from a product perspective we can all gain with it. Of course this terminal that we are using now is saturated, it is sometimes crowded — especially […]

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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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