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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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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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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Turkish Airlines To Acquire Kenya Airways’ Three B777-300 (ER)s

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Turkish Airlines (TK, Istanbul Atatürk) has reportedly struck a deal with Kenya Airways (KQ, Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta) wherein it will assume the latter’s unwanted fleet of three B777-300(ER)s. Dutch media outlets report that last week, 5Y-KZY (msn 41819), and 5Y-KZZ …

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Etihad Launches Second Moroccan City Flight Service

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Etihad Airways has launched flights from Abu Dhabi (AUH) to its second Moroccan destination, with operations to Rabat (RBA) beginning on 15 January. The twice-weekly service (Wednesdays and Fridays), flown by the carrier’s three-class, 240-seat A340-500s, is the only direct …

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fastjet Launches Dar Es Salam-Nairobi Flight Service

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fastjet has operated its first flights to Kenya, with planes taking off from Dar es Salaam and Kilimanjaro in Tanzania bound for Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. Flights are set to operate daily, with one way fares starting from as …

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Etihad Launches Dar es Salam Flight Service

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Etihad Airways started its ninth direct service into Africa on 1 December with the commencement of daily flights to Dar es Salaam (DAR) from its Abu Dhabi (AUH) hub. The 3,858-kilometre route will be flown by the MEB3 carrier’s 140-seat A320 …

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Kenya Airways Extends Boeing 777-300ER Service

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Kenya Airways has postponed planned last Boeing 777-300ER operation, as the 777 aircraft will continue to operate until late-October 2015 for the time being. From 07SEP15 to 24OCT15, KQ plans to operate 777-300ER on Nairobi – Hanoi – Guangzhou route …

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Marriott International Acquisition of Protea Boosts African Market Expansion

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Marriott International, Africa’s largest hotel company following its strategic acquisition of Protea Hotel Group, continues to gather momentum with a packed schedule of 30 property openings across the continent by 2020. Nine of these will open by end of 2015. …

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