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RwandAir enables Maestro, Discover, Diners and JCB cards for online tickets payments

RwandAir, the national carrier of Rwanda, has announced that it has enabled Maestro, Discover, Diners and JCB credit cards for online tickets payments. The four payment methods are adding up to the existing SmartCash, VISA and Master cards. The airline’s Internet Booking Engine (IBE) also allows payment by Mpesa, the mobile-phone based money transfer service. This is part of RwandAir’s ...

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First non-stop UK-Rwanda air link set for take off

The first non-stop air link between the UK and Rwanda in Africa is to take off next week. RwandAir is to run three flights a week from Gatwick to the Rwandan capital of Kigali from May 26. The airline will deploy a three-class Airbus A330-200 on the route on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays with a flight time of 8 hours ...

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Ethiopian’s latest A350 delivery arrives with humanitarian aid on board

Ethiopian Airlines, the German NGO Humedica, Aviation without Borders and the Airbus Foundation have joined forces to transport of nine tonnes of humanitarian aid from Europe to Africa. The goods, received in Addis Ababa, are destined to provide relief to drought prone areas in the East African region. The cargo arrived from Airbus’ Toulouse base utilising the delivery flight of ...

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Africa’s aviation industry is failing due to high taxes, experts say

By Frida Uwera American economist Mark Skousen once said that the higher the tax level, the greater the failure. This assertion is quite true to Africa’s aviation industry whose growth has been mainly stifled by exorbitant taxes. Take aviation fuel, for example. Due to the high taxes, a gallon (four litres) in Africa costs up to $3.78, which is more ...

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Jumia Travel launches flight services

Jumia Travel has announced the unveiling of Flights Services for travellers, a move that will boost its services reach. The launch comes at a time when the second African Aviation Summit is taking place in Rwanda. The online hotel booking company is now offering both domestic and international flights by major airlines on the continent, including Kenya Airways, RwandAir, Qatar ...

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How to handle aerophobia

By Evelyn Masaba Aerophobia, commonly known as the fear of flying, is when a person has a fear of being on aeroplanes and helicopters. To most people, being in aeroplanes conjures up so much terror that they might lash out in fear. Studies show that aerophobia is more or less a symptom of other disorders such as claustrophobia, where someone ...

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Aviation Africa 2017: Airbus confirms participation

Reiterates commitment to Africa’s air transport and aerospace sectors Kigali, February 20, 2017 – Airbus will set out its Africa forecast for modern, efficient and environmentally-sustainable commercial airliners and air finance solutions for the continent at the forthcoming Aviation Africa 2017 summit to be held here on 22-23 February 2017. The Airbus delegation will be led by its Vice President ...

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All set for sold-out Aviation Africa conference in Kigali

Aviation Africa 2017 takes place at the Radisson Blu Hotel & Convention Centre, Kigali, Rwanda on February 22-23, 2017.  The sold-out conference and exhibition will be one of Africa’s largest Aviation events offering the opportunity for the international aerospace industry to network with Africa. Senior Rwandan Ministers accompanied by local and regional VIPs from Africa and the aviation industry including ...

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RwandAir to start flying to Mumbai and Harare in April 2017

RwandAir, the national carrier of Rwanda, has announced that flights to Harare in Zimbabwe and Mumbai in India will commence on 1st and 3rd April 2017 respectively. The flights to Harare, which will be tagged to the existing Lusaka (Zambia) route, will be operated daily while the Mumbai flights will be operated non-stop four times per week respectively by our young ...

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Rwanda is ready to host Aviation Africa 2017, says RCAA

Rwanda is ready to host the Aviation Africa 2017 forum scheduled for next month in the Rwandan capital Kigali, according to the Rwanda Civil Aviation Authority (RCAA). The high-level meeting and exhibition slated from Feb. 22 to 23 will focus on all aspects of the aviation industry including maintenance, repair and operations (MRO), business aviation, defense and commercial aviation. Speaking ...

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