Category archives for: Aviation

Where is Sustainable Development Headed?

July 21, 2018//-Where are we heading on the path to the Sustainable Development Goals? UNCTAD Secretary-General Mukhisa Kituyi and other senior officials spotlight the issues.

Uganda Airlines Orders  2 New A330neo Aircraft

Farnborough, 18 July 2018 – Uganda Airlines, the national carrier of Uganda, has signed a memorandum of understanding for two A330-800neo, the new version of the best-selling A330 widebody airliner, featuring new wings, powered by Rolls-Royce’s latest-generation Trent 7000 engines , new systems and a new Airspace cabin interior. 

Travel and logistics: Data drives the Race for Customers

We analyzed data from 15 European countries to better understand emerging travel industry technology and customer needs in the travel and logistics sectors. What can companies in this space do to respond to shifts and sharpen their digitization strategies? July 14, 2018//-No industry is immune to the changes brought about by digitization, although some are responding […]

Boeing Delivers First 787 Dreamliner to Air Tanzania  

 July 7, 2018// — Boeing today delivered a 787-8 Dreamliner to Air Tanzania as part of the airline’s plan to grow its operations across Africa as well as to international destinations.

Air Namibia to Boost Intra-Africa Trade as It re-enters Ghana Market

Accra, Ghana, July 2, 2018//-Air Namibia says it is aiming at improving trade relations between ECOWAS and other regional blocs within Africa with its resumption of operations in Ghana.

KQ Gears Up for October Direct Flights to the US

June 27, 2018//-America’s Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agency has concluded a security audit of Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, paving the way for issuance of the Last Point of Departure (LPD) permit “in the next few weeks,” four months ahead of the commencement of direct flights by Kenya Airways to New York.

RwandAir Seeks $300 Million for Planes, Readies for US Flights

June 18, 2018//-RwandAir is set to sign three aircraft lease agreements worth $300 million as it seeks to operate deeper into Africa by adding new routes, to create longer haul connections to Europe, America, and Asia.

Will Africa’s New Ports Boost Trade?

June 18, 2018//-According to the recent PwC report Strengthening Africa’s Gateways to Trade it is 1.5 to 3.5 times more expensive to ship a container from Africa than it is on comparable routes between other continents.

NAS Partners RwandAir to Provide Premier Lounge Services

Maputo, Mozambique, June 12, 2018/ — National Aviation Services (NAS), the fastest growing aviation services provider in the emerging markets, announced a joint venture agreement with Rwanda’s national flag carrier, RwandAir.

Ethiopia to Allow privatisation of Ethiopian Airlines, Telecoms

June 12, 2018//-Ethiopia will open its national carrier Ethiopian Airlines and state-owned telecom company to investors for the first time by selling minority stakes in the two firms.

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