Africa: It’s make or break year for KQ as State takeover set for take-off

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Nationalisation of key entities has been tested, tried and found wanting. This will, however, not deter the government from taking over Kenya Airways (KQ), whose re-nationalisation is almost a done deal. It is only awaiting formal procedures. Nationalising the national carrier is part of a proposal to remodel the aviation industry as the State tries to make the airline and […]

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Africa: Why KQ should not revert to State ownership

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The history of state-owned enterprises has been that of political interference, poor corporate governance, over-staffing and continuous bailout plans where funds are put into bottomless pits. This is why most African governments have resorted to privatising state-owned enterprises so as to build more vibrant and efficient private sector entities. The foregoing provides the basis for my response to Peris Tobiko’s […]

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Aviation: How they looted Kenya Airways the Pride of Africa

How they looted Kenya Airways the Pride of Africa This is a BIG one! WHISTLE BLOWING EXPOSE X- KQ: 100 BILLION SHS BIGGEST HEIST IN AFRICA: 5 YEAR HEIST BY KENYA AIRWAYS AND POSSIBLE FUNDING OF TERROR IN THE NORTHERN HORN. Mr. President Your Excellency Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta, this information should be in your knowledge and if not, it is […]

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Aviation: Story of the 18 year Old Kenyan Girl who was the first to fly solo across Africa

Kenya Airways, ‘The pride of Africa.’ You might gloss over what that means until you are at Oliver Tambo airport in ‘Jozi’ (Jo’burg) and a Kenya Airways plane taxis down and you spot country colours on the livery of the wing with KQ, the international code at the centre. By the way, that KQ name has to do with the […]

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Africa: Selling Heathrow slots is the worst turnaround mistake made by KQ says Expert

The African aviation industry is a vital catalyst for economic growth. This week on Africa Inc, Alishia Seckam and the team take a look at why some airlines are streaming ahead while other are losing altitude. Africa accounts for 3% of the world’s air traffic and most airlines are state-owned. Africa Inc explores whether state-owned airline companies are holding back […]

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Here comes the boom as Kenya Airways plans $690 million restructuring

By Bella Genga (Bloomberg). Kenya Airways, sub-Saharan Africa’s third-largest airline, is planning a 70 billion-shilling ($690 million) restructuring program that includes reducing its fleet and cutting staff, Chief Executive Officer Mbuvi Ngunze said. The carrier, based in the capital, Nairobi, has been working on a turnaround plan after reporting the largest loss in Kenyan corporate history last year. The carrier […]

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African Open Skies:East Africa to lead the way as KQ and RwandAir set to benefit

By LILIAN OCHIENG Kenya is among four countries grafting a new aviation plan that could hand the ailing national carrier a new lease of life. Other countries are Uganda, Rwanda and South Sudan. The four countries, which initially broke away from the East Africa Community to form the Northern Corridor Summit, are on the verge of concluding talks to form […]

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