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Turkish Airlines launches flight between Istanbul and Conakry

Turkish Airlines has added its 120th country to its expanding network by launching services to Conakry. Conakry, the Capital of Guinea becomes Turkish Airlines’ 51st destination in Africa. It is thereby cementing its position as the carrier that flies to more countries than any other airline, with 296 destinations in 120 countries. Conakry joins a widening destination portfolio in West ...

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Wirecard signs with RwandAir for online payment processing services

RwandAir has partnered with Wirecard AG for its online card payment processing services. As one of the leading specialist for payment processing and issuing services, Wirecard will enable customers that wish to book their flights online at http://www.rwandair.com to pay with Visa, MasterCard, Diners/Discover, JCB, China UnionPay or Maestro cards. John Mirenge, the Chief Executive Officer of RwandAir stated that, “Our values ...

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Here’s how to get yourself the best flight deals

By Evelyn Masaba  Travelling by air is usually regarded as a luxurious means of travel for most avid budget wanderers because their biggest goal is to make sure that they spend as less as they can during their trips. Although there are people who can afford to spend on flights whenever they travel, it is still good to look for ...

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Aviation Africa to feature Gulfstream G280 at 2017 event in Kigali

Aviation Africa, which takes place in Kigali, Rwanda on 22-23 February 2017, has announced the first aircraft that will be displayed at the event, a Gulfstream G280 from Savannah-based Gulfstream Aerospace. Working closely with host Rwanda Civil Aviation Authority, the aircraft will be displayed at Kigali Airport and shuttle buses will run from the exhibition centre just 5km away. Delegates ...

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Ethiopian Airlines plans record expansion with seven new destinations

Ethiopian Airlines announced that it will launch seven new destinations within five months during the 2017 calendar year.  This is one of the greatest expansions in Ethiopian’s long and illustrious history. From February to June, Ethiopian will launch new service to Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe), Antananarivo (Madagascar), Conakry (Guinea), Oslo (Norway), Chengdu (China), Jakarta (Indonesia) and Singapore (Singapore). With the addition ...

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Addis to Oslo: Ethiopian Airlines makes a hot offer for a cool new destination

By David Cecil Ethiopian Airlines recently announced that they are opening up a new flight path, direct from Addis to Oslo. An official press release in November stated that there will be as many as five flights per week from May. Since Ethiopian already flies direct to Sweden, this move shows that demand for direct access to the African continent ...

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Ethiopian Airlines recorded fast and profitable growth in 2016

Africa’s largest Airline Group, Ethiopian Airlines enjoyed a fast and profitable growth in 2016. While the carrier has increased its fleet by 8 aircraft in 2016, it has also expanded its flight network. Besides several awards received in 2016 for its high quality product and services, Ethiopian is also proud of its new Aviation Academy. Recapping the Airline’s performance in ...

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Ethiopian Airlines’ dominance could end as new policy favours private airlines

A new aviation policy has been prepared by the Ethiopian Civil Aviation Authority (ECAA) and the document is said to encourage large scale investment from private investors. Commenting on the development, ECAA’s Promotion and Public Relation head, Animut Lemma, said the draft policy was tabled for discussion and it would be ratified in the near future. The policy has taken ...

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ICAO: Traffic growth and airline profitability were highlights of air transport in 2016

Preliminary figures released on January 2, 2015, by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) indicated that the total number of passengers carried on scheduled services reached 3.7 billion in 2016, a 6.0 per cent increase over last year. The number of departures rose to approximately 35 million globally, and world passenger traffic, expressed in terms of total scheduled revenue passenger-kilometres ...

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Turkish Airlines launches direct services to Zanzibar

Turkish Airlines has launched its direct service from Istanbul to Zanzibar. The carrier now flies to 293 destinations worldwide, 50 of which are in Africa. These destinations include the East African city hubs of Dar es Salaam, Kilimanjaro, Nairobi, Mogadishu, Djibouti, Asmara, Addis Ababa, Kigali, Entebbe and Zanzibar. Mr. Ahmet Olmuştur, Chief Marketing Officer at Turkish Airlines, said: “Turkish Airlines ...

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