Aviation: West Africa’s new Dominant Carrier Air Côte d’Ivoire adds more planes as new routes open

Earlier this year, Air Côte d’Ivoire placed an order with Airbus for three A320neos and two A320s, the Ivorian national airline becoming the first African airline to order the A320neo. CEO, René Décurey, explained that this demonstrated the airline’s commitment to accelerate its growth in western and central Africa, which has already resulted in it tripling passenger numbers over the […]

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Africa: Visa Free travels will drive connectivity and grow trade in Africa says Ngunze CEO Kenya Airways

Mbuvi Ngunze, CEO, Kenya Airways, explains the need for deliberate policies to help boost African aviation and diversity within the industry. Graham Newton reports How is the airline performing and what are your expectations for the year? The airline’s performance is improving but we’re coming from a very tough environment over the past few years. There was a perfect storm […]

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Direct Flight to America: Kenya to pass Aviation laws for FAA category 1

Kenya´s parliament will next month tick the last boxes in the application process for approval of Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for Category One status by the American FAA. Legislation is reportedly now ready to be tabled in the house after the committee for transport has put the final touches on the draft. When signed into law by President Uhuru Kenyatta, […]

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African: Kenya Airways plans US$690m reorganisation, job cuts

Kenya Airways Ltd, sub-Saharan Africa’s third-largest airline, is planning a 70 billion-shilling ($690 million) restructuring programme 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 plans to raise […]

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Alitalia miracle: Etihad restores sick Airline to profitability

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Alitalia has confirmed that it is on track to become profitable by 2017, as it reduced its losses by € 381 million in 2015 compared to the previous year. This important result for 2015 comes as the airline announced its first full reporting year under a three-year turnaround Industrial Plan. After posting total revenues of € 3,312.4 million in 2015, […]

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