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Airlines furious over airport incident in Dar es Salaam

(eTN) - A regular aviation source in Dar es Salaam has, through third parties, passed his own views and that of several of his colleagues, even from other airlines, on the airport closure of Dar’s J

Aviation news: Rwandair’s Brazzaville flights set for March

(eTN) - Next month will see the launch of RwandAir’s 13th destination across Africa when flights to Brazzaville, Congo, will commence.

Precision Air returns to Bukoba – looks at expansion

(eTN) - The rise of Precision Air to the level of a quasi-national airline – in view of the decline of Air Tanzania over the past year – has brought new connections to the Tanzanian traveling publ

Aviation news: Ethiopian receives third B777-200LR

(eTN) - Last weekend saw a third brand-new, extra-long-range B777-200LR joined the Ethiopian Airlines (ET) fleet.

Aviation news: Tanzania Airports Authority fails to connect taxiway to hangar

(eTN) - The US$5+ million maintenance hangar, built by Precision Air and due to be ready at the latest by March of this year, will most likely have to stand idle for some time longer, as the Tanzania

Aviation news: Legal case against Precision Air termed frivolous

(eTN) - A case filed in the Tanzanian High Court in Dar es Salaam a few days ago, against the country’s leading airline Precision Air over an alleged claim of about US$230,000, has been called "friv

Aviation news: Complaints filed against Kenya Airways fare moves

(eTN) - Airlines flying on Kenya’s domestic routes between Nairobi to Mombasa and Kisumu have filed a formal complaint with the Competition Authority over the national airline’s, Kenya Airways (KQ

Aviation news: Ethiopian increases cooperation with Lufthansa

(eTN) - Information received from Addis Ababa indicates that Ethiopian Airlines (ET) and Lufthansa (LH) last week signed an initial 5-year deal for the introduction and use of LH’s Lido/Take Off Per

Aviation news: Copa Airlines adds new destinations to flight schedule

PANAMA CITY, Panama - Copa Airlines announced today it will increase daily flight frequencies to several countries beginning June 2011.

Aviation news: Rwanda benefits from passenger traffic growth

(eTN) - Information was received last week that the Rwanda Civil Aviation Authority’s income had risen substantially during 2010, largely as a result of more flights from abroad landing in Kigali an

Aviation news: Airbus deal said to be off

(eTN) - The Air Tanzania management clearly did not want to wait for a call "from above" and swiftly issued a statement on their aircraft purchase plans, after WikiLeaks blew a wide hole into their si

Aviation news: Egypt Air Juba flight under fire

(eTN) - Travelers returning last weekend to Juba, and having traveled via Cairo to use the Egypt Air flight, which now operates twice a week but first stops over in Khartoum, complained bitterly about

Aviation news: Airstrip closed by Tanzanian authorities

(eTN) - A regular source from Arusha passed information over the weekend that the airstrip serving Klein’s Camp has been closed by the authorities.

Aviation news: Air Mauritius gets new aircraft

(eTN) - Information was received last week that Air Mauritius has taken delivery of a French-built, state-of-the-art ATR 72-500 aircraft, which will be deployed on their network with immediate effect.

Aviation news: Egypt Air widens reach to Japan

UGANDA (eTN) - Last week information was received that Egypt Air has operationalized a codeshare agreement for their 10 weekly flights between Cairo, Tokyo and Osaka with ANA, Japan’s successful int

Aviation news: Air France set for Uganda?

UGANDA (eTN) - It is understood that pre-operations surveys have been and are being carried out by Air France in Uganda, for the purpose of commencing flights between Paris and Entebbe sometime in 201

Aviation news: First casualty in airfare wars in Kenya

(eTN) - East African Safari Air Express, airline coding B5, has halted all flights in the face of ever stiffer competition in particular on their route to Juba, Southern Sudan, and shrinking traffic t

Aviation news: Safari Plus to fly Kempinski clients to Kempinski Resorts

(eTN) - News broke last weekend that Safari Plus, a locally registered safari or charter airline, will start air operations in early 2011 with a Beechcraft 1900 and a King Air 350B.

Aviation news: Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority decries loss of air traffic

(eTN) - The annual report by the Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority (TCAA) showed a worrying trend for the year 2009, when a nearly 15 percent drop of aircraft movements was recorded from domestic, reg

Aviation news: RwandAir set for Brazzaville flights

(eTN) - Following a recent state visit by President Kagame to the Republic of Congo’s capital, Brazzaville, agreement has also been reached to commence air operations between the two capital cities.

Aviation news: Another air crash and more casualties in Sudan

(eTN) - A Soviet-era Antonov 24 turboprop aircraft, owned and operated by Tarco Air of Sudan, crashed mid last week while landing on an airstrip in Darfur.

Aviation news: RwandAir gets Lusaka rights

(eTN) - It was learned that the national airline of Rwanda, RwandAir, has recently secured traffic rights between Kigali and Lusaka, Zambia, and plans are underway from late this year to commence flig

Aviation news: First lady captain now flying for Ethiopian Airlines

(eTN) - Last week saw information coming from Addis Ababa that Ethiopian Airlines (ET), one of the oldest aviation companies on the African continent, has at last appointed their first lady captain, M

Aviation news: ATR snubs East Africa for now

(eTN) - The French aircraft manufacturer ATR has reportedly decided to turn down overtures from Eastern Africa for the establishment of a training base for the African continent.