Emirates Appoints New Regional Manager for West Africa

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Dubai based Gulf Carrier, Emirates has appointed Afzal Parambil as regional manager for West Africa, effective immediately. Emirates SVP commercial operations for Africa Orhan Abbas said Nigeria is an important market for Emirates. Mr Parambil will oversee cargo and airport …

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IATA: Remarks of Alexandre de Juniac at the 2016 Arab Air Carriers’ Organization

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It’s a pleasure to attend my first AGM of the Arab Air Carriers’ Organization (AACO) in Morocco. I thank Hamid Addou, CEO of Royal Air Maroc for the superb hospitality in hosting this event. Casablanca is a great place for …

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Kenya Airways and Jet Airways Expands Existing Codeshares Cooperation

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Jet Airways and Kenya Airways have expanded their existing cooperation by including codeshares on Jet Airways’ domestic flights between Mumbai, New Delhi, Ahmedabad and Hyderabad, in order to enhance connectivity choices for guests while travelling from Kenya into India. Through …

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South African Airways Launches Africa’s First Bio-Fuel Flight

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South African Airways made history earlier when a plane going to Cape Town from Johannesburg became Africa’s first to fly on jet fuel made from tobacco plants. Boeing 737-800 flights on SAA and low-cost subsidiary Mango between Johannesburg and Cape …

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Juba International Airport Re-Opens For Evacuation Flights

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Juba International Airport has reopened to traffic following a two-day closure brought on by an outbreak of fighting in the city this past weekend. Several airlines, among them Kenya Airways (KQ, Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta) and Astral Aviation (8V,Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta), …

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African Airlines Records 9.5% Traffic Increase

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African airlines posted the second highest demand growth globally in May, with traffic up 9.5 per cent, compared to a year ago, the International Air Transport Association said on Thursday. The IATA, in its global passenger traffic results for February which was …

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Kenya Airways launched flights between Nairobi and Cape Town

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Kenya Airways launched flights between Nairobi (NBO) and Cape Town(CPT) on 1 July, a city pair which will be operated by the carrier via Livingstone in Zambia. Flown on the SkyTeam member’s E190 fleet, the sector will operate thrice-weekly (Wednesdays, …

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Ethiopian Airlines Plans To Make Bangkok Southeast Asian Hub

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Ethiopian Airlines (ET, Addis Ababa) is planning to develop Bangkok Suvarnabhumi into its Southeast Asian hub the airline’s regional manager for Thailand and Southeast Asia, Meaza Taye, has told The Nation newspaper. The Star Alliance carrier currently uses the airport …

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United Airlines Halts Houston – Lagos Flight Service From June 30th

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United Airlines will stop flying to Nigeria next month, ending the carrier’s only route to Africa because of weakness in the energy sector and difficulties in collecting money from tickets sold in that country. The daily route from Houston to …

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Kunle Afolayan’s ‘The CEO’ To Premiere 1st June 35,000 feet In The Air On Air France

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Prolific actor, director and producer, Kunle Afolayan’s much anticipated movie, ‘The CEO’ will premiere on Air France’s AF149 Lagos – Paris flight on 1st June 2016. The multi-award winning producer while addressing the press, fans, friends and sponsors at the Silverbird …

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