Why Rwandair chose to merge with ET instead of Etihad

RwandAir and Ethiopian Airlines expect in the next few months to formally establish a strategic partnership that would see the two African carriers working closely together. Under the terms of a deal provisionally reached earlier this month, Ethiopian Airlines will acquire a 49 percent stake in the smaller RwandAir, giving it the opportunity to create a new east African hub […]

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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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China outline industrialization blueprint for Africa

China has outlined a comprehensive blue-print aimed at deepening its commitment to supporting infrastructural development and the promotion of industrialisation in Africa. The blue-print, to be implemented in the next three years, will focus on implementing 10 cooperation plans to upgrade China-Africa’s new type of strategic partnership into a comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership. To ensure the successful implementation of 10 […]

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Zimbabwe to host African airlines Association meeting in November

Air Zimbabwe’s turnaround strategy is set to receive a major boost this year after the national airline won the right to host the 48th African Airlines Association (AFRAA) annual general assembly (AGA) in Victoria Falls later this year. The event, which will take place from November 20 to November 22, is expected to attract 400 high profile delegates from Africa, […]

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Turkeys Burgeoning ties with Africa, a common future ?

Turkey’s relationship with the African continent dates back to the ninth century. Over the years, Turkish people always saw their African brothers and sisters as their equals and built bridges on the basis of mutual respect and appreciation. Turkey, unlike colonial powers, has a history in Africa with no dark chapters. We might speak different languages, come from different ethnic […]

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Marriott International Expands Brand Offering in South Africa

Marriott International, Africa’s largest hotel operator, announces an agreement to develop the Johannesburg Marriott Hotel Melrose Arch and Marriott Executive Apartments Johannesburg Melrose Arch, in partnership with The Amdec Group Cape Town, South Africa, September 15, 2015 – Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) continues to expand its footprint across the African continent by announcing the signing of two new properties in […]

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Broadlinks signs up online distribution partnership for Africa

by: Charmaine Fernz Broadlink Aviation & Tours Services to take advantage of online options  Travel technology expert Illusions Online has signed its first B2C client in Nigeria, Lagos-based Broadlink Aviation & Tours Services. Broadlink, which offers outbound and inbound travel services across Africa on a B2C and B2B basis, will implement the Illusions solution giving the company a “competitive edge”, […]

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