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Emirates appoints new Country Manager for Uganda

Emirates appoints new Country Manager for Uganda

KAMPALA – Emirates has appointed John Gemin as its new Country Manager for Uganda. Gemin, whose appointment was effective from December 17, 2018, is now responsible for Emirates’ overall business in
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Kenya Airways to make daily flights to Seychelles starting in February

Kenya Airways to make daily flights to Seychelles starting in February

Seychelles will be more accessible to the outside world starting February 6, 2019, as Kenya Airways introduces additional flights to its services, operating on a daily basis between the exotic
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Gemalto awarded contract to supply self-service eKiosks at Entebbe Airport

Gemalto awarded contract to supply self-service eKiosks at Entebbe Airport

New Border Management System (BMS) & e-Immigration solution builds on Gemalto’s successful Visa Management System (VMS); Self-service eKiosks will deliver a safer and speedier experience for passengers in Uganda; Fingerprint and facial
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Heathrow Airport records 80 million transit passengers in 2018

Heathrow Airport records 80 million transit passengers in 2018

A record 80 million passengers travelled through the UK’s only hub airport in 2018, up 2.7% on last year, with growth boosted by the use of larger and fuller aircraft
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European carriers saw demand increase by 9.0% in November 2018, which was a nine-month high. Global air industry records solid but moderating passenger demand January 11, 2019 12:07 pm - GENEVA – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced healthy but moderating global passenger traffic results for November 2018. In […]
The 13 offer applies to bookings made from January 7 2019 until January 21 2019 for travel between January 2019 until June 30 2019. Emirates introduces special 2019 fares for Ugandan travellers January 7, 2019 12:08 pm - Emirates has introduced special 2019 fares for travellers in Uganda planning to travel to destinations in Europe, Far East, South […]
Ethiopian Airlines and Hibret Bank have launched the first Co-branded debit card tailored to provide Ethiopian Sheba Miles members with bonus miles for their spending using the debit card. Ethiopian Airlines and Hibret Bank Launch New CoBranded Debit Card January 4, 2019 11:59 am - Ethiopian Airlines and Hibret Bank have launched the first Co-branded debit card tailored to provide Ethiopian Sheba Miles members with […]
Flights into Entebbe International Airport (EIA) were momentarily put on halt this morning after Ethiopian Airlines Boeing -737- 800 flight number ET388 on a regular service from Addis Ababa to Entebbe, Uganda skidded off the runway by a few meters. Flights into Entebbe Airport ‘resume’ after Ethiopian Airlines incident January 3, 2019 11:36 am - Flights into Entebbe International Airport (EIA) were momentarily put on halt this morning after Ethiopian Airlines Boeing -737- 800 flight […]
Trending destinations for independent travellers as we approach New Year December 27, 2018 1:32 pm - With the New Year celebration only a few days away, what cities are hot with the independent travellers this year? […]
Lawrence Masha, the Chairperson of low-cost airline Fastjet has asked the Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority (TCCA) to allow them to resume flights, arguing that their major aim is not to make profits but to work towards settling all debts. Grounded Fastjet pleads with Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority for pardon December 27, 2018 11:51 am - Lawrence Masha, the Chairperson of low-cost airline Fastjet has asked the Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority (TCCA) to allow them to […]
Thousands of passengers at one of the UK’s busiest airports were left stranded after drones were seen flying over the Gatwick airport. Drones Halt Flights At London Airport December 21, 2018 12:09 pm - Thousands of passengers at one of the UK’s busiest airports were left stranded after drones were seen flying over the […]
The Civil Aviation Authority in Tanzanian has temporarily revoked FastJet’s operating license at least up to end of January next year following the airline’s repeated cancellation of flights Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority grounds Fastjet over repeated flights cancellations December 19, 2018 11:38 am - The Civil Aviation Authority of Tanzania has temporarily revoked FastJet’s operating license at least up to the end of January […]
Emirates, the world’s largest international airline and South African Airways (SAA), the South African flag carrier, are expanding their strategic cooperation with enhancements Emirates, South African Airways to expand partnership with enhanced codeshare agreement. December 18, 2018 3:06 pm - Emirates, the world’s largest international airline and South African Airways (SAA), the South African flag carrier, are expanding their strategic […]
Alexander de Juniac, IATA Director General and Chief Executive Officer says air transport in Africa will continue improving, “but only slowly”. African airlines to register net loss of $300m in 2019 – IATA December 13, 2018 9:20 am - GENEVA – African carriers are expected to report a net loss of $300 million in 2019, the International Air Transport Association […]
All 42 Emirates lounges across the network, including the 7 lounges in Dubai International Airport will be serving a range of traditional Christmas dishes Emirates lines up Festive menu offerings for travellers December 12, 2018 2:28 pm - KAMPALA – As part of Christmas celebrations, Emirates has lined up a festive menu on select flights along with nostalgic films […]
The Kenya national carrier currently flies to New York seven times a week KQ still committed to US route despite flight reduction December 10, 2018 11:21 am - NAIROBI – Kenya Airways  (KQ) has announced it will reduce its number of flights to the United States to five […]
October international passenger demand rose 6.3% compared to October 2017, up from 5.1% growth in September. African Airlines’ International Traffic grows as Global Passenger Demand Rebounds in October December 7, 2018 12:31 pm - Geneva – African airlines’ international* traffic grew 6.8% during October 2018 compared to Oct 2017, outperforming the global market, which […]
Uganda President Yoweri Museveni and his Kenya counterpart Uhuru Kenyatta cutting a ribbon in a recent function at the Busia border post as part of their mission to boost trade between the two countries at the one stop border post East African states come in top 20 most visa-open countries in Africa December 5, 2018 10:08 am - The 2018 Visa Openness Index shows eight of the top 20 most visa-open countries come from East Africa making it […]
Deputy managing Director Civil Avian Authority (CAA) Fred Bamwesigye joins fire fighters and marine rescue trainees to cut the cake during their pass out at the Entebbe International Airport last Friday CAA to establish school to train fire fighters, marine rescue specialists December 3, 2018 3:28 pm - Uganda plans to establish rescue and emergency training schools with the aim of producing first class rescue and fire fighting […]
The Turkish Aviation Authority has said no for now to the planned maiden flight between Addis Ababa and Istanbul operated by Ethiopian Airlines. Ethiopian Airlines’ maiden Istanbul flight called off November 30, 2018 11:01 am - The Turkish Aviation Authority has said no for now to the planned maiden flight between Addis Ababa and Istanbul operated […]
At least some of Ethiopia’s increase in international flight bookings is being attributed to new-found confidence in the wake of reforms carried out by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Addis Ababa’s Bole airport overtakes Dubai as leading gateway to Sub-Saharan Africa November 28, 2018 3:16 pm - The extraordinary rise of Ethiopia as a destination and a transfer hub for long-haul travel to Sub-Saharan Africa has been […]
RwandAir launched the four times a week service, operated by a Bombardier CRJ-900, on 16 May 2018, making it the first airline to introduce a direct flight between the Zimbabwean capital and the Mother City. RwandAir increases capacity between Kigali-Harare & Cape Town November 28, 2018 3:01 pm - RwandAir has announced that between 28 November 2018 and 14 January 2019, it will be introducing the Airbus A330-200 to […]
Emirates scoops five awards, named “Best Airline in the World” November 22, 2018 2:32 pm - Emirates has been named ‘Best Airline in the World’ and ‘Best Airline in the Middle East’ at the prestigious 2018 […]
Emirates airline carried 30.1 million passengers, up 3%, on overall capacity expansion of 3% in the first half of its 2018-19 financial year. Rise in oil prices impacts Emirates Group half-year profits November 19, 2018 1:25 pm - Emirates Group saw steady revenue growth in the first half of 2018 compared to the same period last year. However, […]