Aviation: Air Namibia and Turkish Airlines sign codeshare agreement

Air Namibia and Turkish Airlines sign codeshare agreement Air Namibia (SW) and Turkish Airlines (TK) signed a codeshare agreement within yesterday. The agreement that will be effective as from March 1st, covers routes between Turkey and Namibia, and set to expand the travel opportunities for the passengers of two airlines. The signing ceremony took place at Turkish Airlines’ Headquarters in […]

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Aviation: The 50th Turkish Airlines African city is Zanzibar in Tanzania

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Following the addition of Zanzibar, Turkish Airlines will now be flying to 293 destinations worldwide; 50 of which are in Africa. These include the east African city hubs of Dar es Salaam, Kilimanjaro, and Zanzibar, Nairobi, Mogadishu, Djibouti, Asmara, Addis Ababa, Kigali and Entebbe. Flight TK567 will provide a direct link to Istanbul Atatürk Airport, from where passengers will be […]

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Aviation: Why Emirates is dropping fares and Turkish Airlines is losing Money

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AT THE world’s major airports, plane-spotters often spend days waiting for the world’s largest passenger plane, the Airbus A380, to make an appearance. The nerds at Dubai International Airport are spoilt for choice. It is home to Emirates, an airline that owns 86 of the monster aircraft, almost half of the global A380 fleet. These planes have propelled Emirates from […]

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Aviation: Turkish Airlines carries 40000 passengers in 8 months from Lagos

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Despite the current economic recession and the low value of the naira, some foreign airlines are looking beyond the present economic situation and this has informed their continued operation in Nigeria. Although at the beginning of the crash of the naira, some airlines had stopped operation into the country, but industry observers said that those airlines that left were really […]

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Aviation: Plans to sell Kenya Airways gets investors interest

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Kenya Airways, the national carrier in East Africa’s biggest economy, is in talks with three investors over plans to sell a stake in the loss-making airline and raise cash for its operations. The airlines needs about $600 million in new debt and equity funds to finance its operations, months after it posted a record net loss of $258 million (Sh […]

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Aviation: Star Alliance launch new Check in Concept at Narita Airport Tokyo

Star Alliance has successfully completed the rollout of a new check-in concept in the south wing at Tokyo – Narita Terminal 1, offering customers a wider choice of check-in options and giving them more control over this part of the travel process, thereby creating time savings. To achieve this, the layout of the check-in area was changed and travellers will […]

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African Aviation: Turkey, Erdogan and Turkish Airlines in Africa

When Turkey’s formidable soft power was taking shape in the late 2000s, Africa was a natural market for influence. Nearly a decade of strong economic growth under the AKP’s platform of neo-liberalism resulted in the global emergence of the country’s construction sector and the expansion of Turkish legacy brands such as the national airline. The combination of the two, along […]

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Rwanda can grow its Aviation like Turkey did says Turkish Airline VP

Rwanda’s aviation industry is slowly coming of age, and the country is positioning itself towards becoming an aviation hub for the region. To realise this plan, government has invested heavily in aviation infrastructure development, with over $17 million already spent on the upgrade of the Kigali International Airport and rehabilitation of Kamembe Airport. These efforts have already paid off with […]

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International Airlines Operators in Nigeria Earn N302bn from Ticket Sales

Airlines that operate international destinations from Nigeria made over N302 billion ($15 billion) from ticket sales in 2015. The airlines included European mega carriers, US carriers, African and indigenous operators. Among the major carriers emirates earned the highest money of N50 billion, followed by British Airways with ticket sales of N48 billion during the period. Also, Air France sold tickets […]

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Senegal creates new National Airline

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Senegal has created Air Senegal, a new national airline intended to replace the nation’s defunct and heavily indebted carrier Senegal Airlines. The country’s minister of tourism and air transport, Maimouna Ndoye Seck, during the announcement, said the new company was established with a capital of 40 billion CFA francs ($69 million), CNBC reports. She noted that government is aimed at […]

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