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Aviation company in Kenya gets charter license for China

The investment in two Kenyan aviation companies, first in Kijipwa Aviation in Kilifi and more recently in Phoenix Aviation in Nairobi, seems to have borne immediate fruits when Phoenix, according to a


Information was just received from a regular airline source in Tanzania that Ethiopian Airlines apparently had an unscheduled landing of a B767-300ER at the Arusha Municipal Airport around 13.15 hrs l

Swissport Tanzania commences handling at Songwe

Swissport Tanzania has added ground handling services at the Songwe Airport which serves the region around Mbeya but reportedly also opened a station at Mtwara Airport recently, as the number of fligh

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

Mission accomplished or compromised?

IATA (International Air Transport Association) is credited with being the organization that systematized the airline industry at the very beginning of the 20th century.

Largest Routes event in Europe ever

BUDAPEST, Hungary - The Routes Awards recognize and reward the highest standards of marketing activities undertaken by airports and tourism authorities.

Over 1,000 aviation industry decision makers to meet in Hungary

MANCHESTER, England - Routes Europe, now in its 8th year, will welcome a record number of attendees when the 2013 event opens in Budapest in four days time.

Long-term aviation and tourism sector growth discussed at UNWTO & Ministerial...

More than 25 ministers took part in the second annual UNWTO & Ministerial Forum at the Arabian Travel Market with delegates sharing their views on how to work together towards long-term aviation and t

Strengthening aviation in Azerbaijan

BAKU, Azerbaijan – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) urged Azerbaijan to adopt an agenda for enhanced safety and regulation to enable aviation to expand its role as a catalyst for e

UNWTO and ATM set common growth agenda for tourism and aviation

The development of tourism in the Middle East is the prime example of how tourism and aviation can act together as drivers of growth.

Global Summit presents vision for the future of aviation

Speaking in Abu Dhabi today at the World Travel and Tourism Council Global Summit, Etihad Airways’ President and Chief Executive Officer, James Hogan, told more than 800 senior travel executives tha

FastJet continues to charm investors for more money

(eTN) - Reports confirmed by an aviation source in the UK speak of FastJet having secured additional loan funding worth over US$24 million from the US-based Bergen Global Opportunity Fund, injecting m

Airbus creates new Chief Innovation Officer position

Yann Barbaux has been appointed Airbus Chief Innovation Officer, effective May 1, 2013. In this new role he will lead a team to manage an agile network of innovators throughout Airbus.

Aviation museum will promote Nigeria’s tourism

LAGOS, Nigeria (eTN) - Nigeria needs an aviation museum that will preserve Nigeria’s aviation history and promote tourism, Ikechi Uko, organizer of Akwaaba Africa Travel Market (AfTM) has said.

Let’s all pile on the 787

It appears to be open season on Boeing, the FAA, the Japanese regulators, airlines, and anyone else who dares be part of the 787. Fair enough.

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

Routes aims for further growth in 2013

Last year was a record year for Routes with more delegates than ever before attending its World and Regional Route Development Forums, despite the challenging macro-economic climate and considerable h

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.

Skal Bangkok holds aviation industry panel discussion

THAILAND (eTN) - Skal International Bangkok, part of the travel and tourism industry networking organization which has 19,000 members worldwide, met at the Dusit Thani hotel in Bangkok on Wednesday, N

The Zombie Airline?

If zombies are creatures that continue to exist beyond their lifespan, then India’s Kingfisher is certainly in the running for that designation.

New UK aviation developments

British aviation has gotten two pieces of “good news” recently. An increasing number of MPs appears to be aware of the intense public dislike of the Air Passenger Duty.

Airports tell a story

Airports Council International, the association of the world’s airports, released a range of monthly statistics that track airport performance according to a variety of measures.

And then the lights went out

Back-to-back power outages are just the latest indication that lots of things in India need to be fixed if the nation is to ever achieve its highly-touted potential.

Race to the bottom of the world

Australia is in the news, aviation wise. The revered national carrier, Qantas (QF), has been featured quite a bit of late and most of the coverage focuses on its struggles to remain viable.

International Council of Tourism Partners and Routes partner on sustainable aviation...

HALEIWA, Hawaii, USA; BRUSSELS, Belgium; VICTORIA, Seychelles - ICTP (International Council of Tourism Partners) and Routes (a division of UBM Aviation) reached an agreement during the Routes Africa m

Largest Routes Africa opened today with high-level Strategy Forum

VICTORIA, Seychelles - The 7th Routes Africa opened today in the Kempinski Resort Hotel in the Seychelles, with a high-level Strategy Forum that dealt with the key issues in African aviation including

Routes CIS closes today in Russia

The second Routes CIS event drew to a close today in Ekaterinburg, Russia.

Routes Africa in Seychelles – final week to request your meetings!

In just over two weeks time, the largest Routes Africa event to date will open in Victoria, the stunning capital of the Seychelles, with a record number of airlines in attendance.