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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

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

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 Aviation

2012 touted as “safest year” in aviation history

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?

(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 fro

The air is indeed getting thin up there for FastJet

(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 Fly540

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 failed

The FastJet versus Fly540 saga – what others are saying

(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 availed

United we fly, divided we don’t?

(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

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 chiefs

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

Kenya Airways eyes more destinations in Africa

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 conti

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 ahe

Africa stands in dire demand of aircraft and aviation manpower

(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 aviation

Brussels Airlines to code-share Entebbe with Lufthansa

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 Bel

Uganda low-cost carrier readies for flight operations amid anomalies

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 Certificate (AOC), which is a prerequisite by the Uganda Civil Aviation Authority to commence flight operations and obtain the status of a designated airline.

Wolfgang’s East Africa report

HAPPY EASTER HOLIDAYS TO ALL MY READERS AROUND THE WORLD!EMIRATES ANNOUNCES MORE US DESTINATIONS FOR UGANDANS

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

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 into an idle industrial area in Moshi town, killing two people and three others leaving fighting for their lives into referral hospital.