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Precision Air announces review and fine-tuning of strategic 5-year plan

(eTN) - Precision Air today announced a review of their 5-year strategic plan as part of their intended expansion into new markets. After three months on the job, Ms.

Fastjet reports USD56 million loss

(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 much o

Qatar Airways bucking the trend

(eTN) - With additional East Africa destinations still on hold – the announced flights to Mombasa and Zanzibar are still on ice over suspected traffic right issues – Qatar Airways has announced th

Fly Dubai expands flights into Africa destinations

(eTN) - The inaugural flight by Fly Dubai to Juba, South Sudan’s capital city, took place yesterday, bringing the airline’s destinations on the African continent to 6 and 56 overall, covering Afri

RwandAir set for Juba and Douala launch

(eTN) - After already announcing Accra as their next destination in their current in-flight magazine, INZOZI, RwandAir announced the launch of direct flights from Kigali to two additional new destinat

Fly Dubai set for April inaugural to Juba

(eTN) - Confirmation was received yesterday afternoon from a regular aviation source in Juba, South Sudan, that Fly Dubai, the leading low-cost carrier (LCC) of the United Arab Emirates, will commence

Is the air getting thin up there for FastJet?

(eTN) - Already embroiled in a potentially major lawsuit with erstwhile buddies Fly540 in Kenya, where some nearly US$7 million are at stake over alleged outstanding payments claimed by one but strenu

Jetlink subject to speculations over Fastjet link

(eTN) - Reports are emerging from Nairobi that Jetlink, a privately-owned airline based in Nairobi and grounded some months ago over South Sudan’s failure to permit repatriation of funds kept in Jub

Kenya Airways and RwandAir at verge of forming major partnership

(eTN) - Reliable sources from Nairobi have confirmed that a principal agreement has been reached between Kenya Airways (KQ) and RwandAir (WB), when KQ’s Dr.

Airline news from Africa

Emirates counters Qatar with added A280 destinations

Rising jet fuel prices a major setback to African airlines

(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 passenger a

Two crashes in one weekend shock Africa’s frequent flyers

(eTN) - Readers of newspapers will wake up this Monday morning to news that the Lagos crash of Dana Air, which operates on the route between Abuja and Lagos, has claimed 147 lives when all on board th

Africa’s battle of the skies continues

(eTN) - The proverbial knives are out between fast riser, RwandAir, and local quasi national airline, Air Uganda, over flights to and from Kigali.

Lonrho and Stelios take over Fly 540

(eTN) - It was learned over the weekend that a new ownership has emerged at Fly 540 aviation, when Lonrho, with their new partners Sir Stelios, compelled the other existing shareholders to sell – in

Brussels Airlines announces increase in frequencies to Nairobi and Bujumbura

(eTN) - Information was received from Brussels Airlines that they will, come April next year, increase their frequencies to Nairobi from presently 3 to 4 a week, while at the same time also raising th

Ethiopian becomes newest member of Star Alliance

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia – At a ceremony held at Addis Ababa’s Bole International Airport, the Star Alliance Chief Executive Board (CEB) welcomed Ethiopian Airlines as the Alliance’s third carrier

Kilimanjaro International next in line for upgrade

(eTN) - Information has been coming in fast and furious in recent weeks, with news chasing news of yet another major international gateway, and even secondary airports being upgraded, expanded, and re

More flights for Africa

(eTN) - A source in Juba has confirmed that Fly540 will launch a second daily flight between Nairobi and Juba between Monday and Thursday while Friday to Sunday will continue to see the regular daily

Air Uganda to introduce new routings and added options

UGANDA (eTN) - The seasonal flights in August and September between Entebbe, Mombasa, and Zanzibar came to an end last weekend but will resume in December once more to cover the traditional holiday pe

RwandAir shows off new B737-800

(eTN) - Entebbe, Nairobi, Kilimanjaro, and Dar es Salaam and Brazzaville/Libreville all had a glimpse of RwandAir’s latest acquisition when the aircraft was deployed on the regional routes in a one

Let the East African air wars commence

(eTN) - Kenya Airways (KQ) confirmed earlier this week that they registered a new business name, "Jambo Jet," generally perceived to be the national airline’s answer to increasing low-cost operation

Turkish announces April 2012 flights to Kigali

(eTN) - Turkish Airlines (THY) announced yesterday its intention to begin flights between Istanbul and Kigali by April of next year.

Kenya’s aviation sector: who next to fall to hard times?

(eTN) - Aviation in Kenya is generally a thriving industry with the number of aircraft registered and the daily flights recorded at the main airports, at Wilson, and across the entire country’s airf

Kenya’s main airport suffers power outage again

(eTN) - A second major power failure hit Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport last night, again forcing airlines to divert flights to other airports in Kenya and the region, while awaiting

Juba flights in great demand

(eTN) - With the restrictions placed on July 8 and 9 on commercial flights to and from Juba now lifted, airlines are back on the route in full swing, if not more.

Low season brings end and beginning of flights in Africa

(eTN) - As the low season for air service begins in Africa, some flights are ending, while on the other hand, other airlines are resuming routes.

South African Airways cuts airfares to attract more tourists to Tanzania

TANZANIA (eTN) - In a friendly gesture to mark fifty years of Tanzania's independence from Britain, South African Airways has announced to cut down airfare for travelers from the United States to Tanz

More flights over African skies

(eTN) - The skies over Africa will see even more flights as RwandAir and Ethiopian Airlines are both increasing their air service over the continent.

Kenya Airways to add N’djamena in Chad to flight schedule

(eTN) - Effective June 19, Kenya Airways will commence twice-weekly flights on Sunday and Wednesday to N’djamena in Chad via Cotonou, Benin.

Carbon Calculator Tool built into Kenya Airline’s online booking

A program based on a “Carbon Calculator Tool” has been built into Kenya Airline’s online ticket booking process.