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Kenya Airways confirms anticipated delivery of 6 B787-8 Dreamliners and one more B777-300ER

Kenya aviation Kenya Airways confirms anticipated delivery of 6 B787-8 Dreamliners and one more B777-300ER

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Africa Correspondent

Kenya Airways confirms continued growth under 'Plan Mawingo'

IATA: High airline accident rate in Africa still a concern

African Aviation Safety IATA: High airline accident rate in Africa still a concern

Despite the global air transport industry achieving a record improvement in jet safety performance, the high airline accident rate in Africa is still a concern, according to the International Air ...

It is all lies says Fly540

Fly 540 says FastJet’s claims are factually inaccurate It is all lies says Fly540

Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Uganda

(eTN) - In yet a further escalation of the tone and intensity of the raging dispute between the erstwhile partners, Fly540 has now made sweeping allegations against FastJet, telling them in all ...

AFRAA signs up 14 member airlines for renewed fuel deal

African Airline Association AFRAA signs up 14 member airlines for renewed fuel deal

Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Uganda

(eTN) - Information from Nairobi has confirmed that the African Airline Association (AFRAA) is in the process of renewing a joint fuel purchase deal for 2013, renewing a previous deal put into ...

Airline news from Africa

East Africa and Indian Ocean Aviation Airline news from Africa

Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Uganda

Emirates counters Qatar with added A280 destinations

African airlines exhale after EU suspends ETS

European Union Emissions Trading Scheme African airlines exhale after EU suspends ETS

Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Uganda

(eTN) - One of the world’s most contentious regulations, the European Union’s Emission Trading Scheme, has been suspended for foreign airlines flying into EU airspace, at least until September ...

Poor aircraft handling infrastructure hampering growth of African airlines

Information technology also lacking Poor aircraft handling infrastructure hampering growth of African airlines

Apolinari Tairo, eTN Tanzania

(eTN) - African airlines are facing a tough going due to poor airport infrastructure coupled with a lack of information technology in the aviation sector.

IATA chief: EU bans on African carriers a misguided approach

EU Airline Black List IATA chief: EU bans on African carriers a misguided approach

Airlines have urged Western governments to do more to improve safety in Africa, and accused the European Union of failing to grasp the continent’s needs by banning dozens of carriers.

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 ...

Tanzania President calls for viable African airlines

Kikwete decries poor air transport in Africa Tanzania President calls for viable African airlines

Apolinari Tairo, eTN Tanzania

TANZANIA (eTN) – With the coming of the Routes Africa forum in Seychelles, where airline and aviation professionals will be discussing challenges facing airlines in Africa, Tanzania’s ...

Speculation grows over involvement of EasyJet's Stelios in African LCCs

Is former EasyJet executive considering development of low-cost carrier model for Africa? Speculation grows over involvement of EasyJet's Stelios in African LCCs

Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Uganda

(eTN) - Over the past weeks, speculation has been growing in Eastern Africa about a potential involvement by former EasyJet’s top executive, Stelios Iannou, said to consider joining hands with ...

Air Tanzania gets new acting CEO

Paul Chizi named Air Tanzania gets new acting CEO

Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN

(eTN) - Paul Chizi has recently been appointed interim or acting CEO of Air Tanzania (ATCL) by the Minister for Transport, the Hon. Omari Nundu, to take over at ATCL with immediate effect.

AFRAA confirms annual general meeting in Marrakech

African Airlines Association AFRAA confirms annual general meeting in Marrakech

Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN

(eTN) - African airlines will meet in Marrakech, Morocco, between November 20 to 22 this year for their African Airlines Association (AFRAA) Annual General Assembly, hosted by Royal Air Maroc.

AFRAA targets Middle East carriers

African Airlines Association AFRAA targets Middle East carriers

Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN

(eTN) - Never shy of controversy, the last one having been sweeping allegations over the Europe Union's (EU) aviation black list targeting African airlines to protect their own – made days ...

Air Mauritius returns to profits

Annual Financial Results Air Mauritius returns to profits

Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN

(eTN) - The financial year 2010/11 has seen the Mauritius national airline return to the profit territory after posting a loss of over 280 million rupees last year, when the company announced a ...

AFRAA continues to oppose EU's blacklist

Over 25 Percent Of African Countries Blacklisted AFRAA continues to oppose EU's blacklist

Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN

(eTN) - Information was received from aviation sources in Nairobi that the African Airline Association (AFRAA) has stepped up their opposition against the European Union's (EU) aviation blacklist, ...

Stop mouthing off about Gulf carriers - go match them

Middle East Airlines And Terminals Becoming Hubs Stop mouthing off about Gulf carriers - go match them

Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN

(eTN) - In recent months, more than the usual periodical spats have been observed between European airline chiefs and CEOs of some of the Gulf region’s leading airlines.

African airlines general assembly set for Addis Ababa

African Airlines Association African airlines general assembly set for Addis Ababa

Chris Mburu, eTN

The African Airlines Association (AFRAA) 2010 Annual General Assembly (AGA) will be held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from November 21 to 23.

RwandAir on course to complete IOSA certification

IATA Operational Safety Audit RwandAir on course to complete IOSA certification

Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN

(eTN) - It was learned that RwandAir is on course to attain the important IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) certification by the International Air Transport Association (IATA), as the audit is ...

East Africa Wolfgang’s East Africa report

Wolfgang H. Thome

BRUSSELS AIRLINES CELEBRATES 4TH FLIGHT
In time for the Christmas high season rush, Brussels Airlines has commenced its long-awaited fourth weekly flight between Brussels and Entebbe. The ...

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