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Fastjet reports USD56 million loss

share and venture capital dwindles Fastjet reports USD56 million loss

Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Correspondent, Africa

(eTN) - Disquieting news is making the rounds in East Africa’s aviation observer circles that FastJet has reportedly suffered a massive US$56 million loss for their financial year, wiping out ...

Airline CEOs and Tourism Ministers sign up for Routes Africa Strategy Summit

the only network planning forum for the African region Airline CEOs and Tourism Ministers sign up for Routes Africa Strategy Summit

Routes Africa is the only network planning forum for the African region, and the 8th Routes Africa event will take place in Kampala, Uganda, on July 7-9, 2013 and will be hosted by the Civil ...

2012 touted as “safest year” in aviation history

Global Aviation Safety 2012 touted as “safest year” in aviation history

Nelson Alcantara, Editor-in-Chief

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has revealed that 2012 was the “safest year” on record in terms of the global accident rate for Western-built jets.

Has the air run out for FastJet?

Fly540 withdraws licenses from FastJet Has the air run out for FastJet?

(eTN) - The news for upstart FastJet is getting grimmer by the day, as erstwhile partner now turned foe, Fly 540, is reportedly stepping up efforts to extract by hook or crook nearly US$7 million ...

The air is indeed getting thin up there for FastJet

perfect storm brewing high up in the skies The air is indeed getting thin up there for FastJet

Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Uganda

(eTN) - Predictably were the outcries from those named angry but for certain in denial, after the latest article was published on the ups and downs and twists in the tail of the FastJet versus ...

Uganda government considering stake in Air Uganda

Aviation in Uganda Uganda government considering stake in Air Uganda

Uganda government considering stake in Air Uganda

UGANDA (eTN) - When some time ago a few individuals tried to make hay with their chatter to once again start up a national airline in Uganda – Air Uganda was liquidated in 2001 after several ...

The FastJet versus Fly540 saga – what others are saying

FastJet paying the price The FastJet versus Fly540 saga – what others are saying

Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Uganda

(eTN) - Warned severely over their choice of partner in East Africa for their attempt to form a Pan African LCC network, FastJet is now paying the price for dismissing out-of-hand information ...

United we fly, divided we don’t?

Africa aviation United we fly, divided we don’t?

Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Uganda

(eTN) - The recently-held annual general meeting of AFRAA in Johannesburg sprang a few surprises on delegates and aviation pundits, when none other than Kenya Airways’ CEO Dr.

Airline industry in Africa in the limelight at World Market Market

Opportunities and challenges in Africa aviation Airline industry in Africa in the limelight at World Market Market

Africa's airline industry will be put under the spotlight at World Travel Market 2012, the leading global event for the travel industry, as part of a wider series of discussions among aviation ...

Rising jet fuel prices a major setback to African airlines

Jet fuel cost biting into profits Rising jet fuel prices a major setback to African airlines

Apolinari Tairo, eTN Tanzania

(eTN) – Rising jet fuel prices are increasingly affecting profit margins of African airlines, while some airports lack modern and adequate handling facilities to meet standards to handle ...

Kenya Airways eyes more destinations in Africa

Africa Aviation Kenya Airways eyes more destinations in Africa

Apolinari Tairo, eTN Staff Writer

When all is set for the Routes Africa 2012 Forum in Seychelles, East Africa’s leading airline, Kenya Airways is looking to extend its wings to cover more destinations in Africa and outside the ...

Airlines and airports registering for Routes Africa 2012

Signing on before official registration begins Airlines and airports registering for Routes Africa 2012

Registration for the forthcoming Routes Africa aviation forum, due to be hosted by Seychelles between July 8-10, 2012, is gathering pace, with a number of airlines and airports already registering ...

Africa stands in dire demand of aircraft and aviation manpower

Routes Africa to spotlight African aviation in July Africa stands in dire demand of aircraft and aviation manpower

Apolinari Tairo, eTN Correspondent, Tanzania

(eTN) - There are a few months to go before the Routes Africa 2012 forum takes place in the Seychelles, and Africa stands on big demands for aircraft, new trained pilots, and other cadres of ...

Brussels Airlines to code-share Entebbe with Lufthansa

Airline Code-share Brussels Airlines to code-share Entebbe with Lufthansa

Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Africa

News are emerging that both Brussels Airlines (SN) and Lufthansa (LH), which acquired a major stake in SN a while ago, are about to make a major announcement about a code-share deal, involving the ...

Uganda low-cost carrier readies for flight operations amid anomalies

Africa Aviation Uganda low-cost carrier readies for flight operations amid anomalies

Wolfgang H. Thome

KAMPALA, Uganda (eTN) - After the now locally incorporated low-cost carrier Fly 540 has received an air services license a few weeks ago, it is now processing requirements for the Air Operators ...

Wolfgang’s East Africa report

East Africa Tourism Wolfgang’s East Africa report

Wolfgang H. Thome

HAPPY EASTER HOLIDAYS TO ALL MY READERS AROUND THE WORLD!

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Cessna crashes in northern Tanzania, claims 2 lives, aerial tourism, Serengeti Balloon Safari

Airplane Crash Cessna crashes in northern Tanzania, claims 2 lives, aerial tourism, Serengeti Balloon Safari

ADAM IHUCHA

Arusha, Tanzania (eTN) - An “Aerial tourism flight” of Serengeti Balloon Safari experienced catastrophic engine failure on Wednesday afternoon shortly after taking off and ultimately crashed ...

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