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Top 10 most expensive African airports

As noted in last month’s article on Africa’s aviation sector, airports are massively contributing to the economic development of Africa. They connect cities across the world, facilitate trade and boost tourism. Naturally, these airports cost a lot to construct. Here’s a list of the top 10 most expensive airports in Africa: 10. Maya-Maya Airport, Republic of Congo – $160 million ...

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Rwanda is a shining light of African aviation, says IATA Vice President

Jon Howell, Managing Director, AviaDev, met with Raphael Kuuchi, Vice President – Africa, IATA onsite in Kigali, during AviaDev Africa conference. Amongst other things, they discussed the linkage between the hotel investment community and the aviation community. Raphael explains: Aviation has more to do than just moving people. It impacts all economic sectors of all countries. But, African governments don’t ...

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Rwanda first country to launch drone delivery service

Rwanda has launched, in the presence of President Paul Kagame, the first national drone delivery service in the world, in a ceremony in Muhanga district. The Government of Rwanda will use the drones to carry blood transfusions from and to 21 centers located in the western part of the country. Through this service there can be covered on request up ...

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RwandAir finds biggest market in Nigeria

Rwandan flag carrier, RwandAir has discovered in the Nigeria air travel market, saying it is a major traffic zone for airlines in the continent. The airline said despite the economic challenges, the market remains committed to the air travel sector. RwandAir Country Manager, Ibiyemi Odunsi, said last financial year was a good outing for the airline on the Nigerian route, ...

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Kenya Airways, once the “pride of Africa,” is selling off yet another piece of itself

Kenya Airways, once one of Africa’s leading airlines and a symbol of Kenyan pride, is struggling. The company has recorded four consecutive years of losses, the result of a poorly timed expansion strategy. Now, in need of more than 100 billion shillings (about $1 billion) to pull off a complete turnaround, the airline is in talks to sell off a ...

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Air travel to East Africa grows 11.2% in 2016

Analysis of International air travel to East Africa this year (January to August) by ForwardKeys, a company that predicts future travel patterns by crunching and analysing 14m booking transactions a day, reveals strong growth of 11.2% compared with the same period last year. This is an exceptional performance as growth for Africa as whole has been 5.6%, with countries like ...

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Africa’s busiest airports

By Evelyn Masaba When it comes to air travel, Africa is growing very fast, and having some of the top tourist destinations in the world means that there will always be many tourists visiting the continent throughout the year, which keeps majority of our airports very busy. It is important to note that the growth of air travel in Africa ...

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African aviation displays healthy growth

Analysis of international air travel to Africa this year (January to August) by ForwardKeys, a company that predicts future travel patterns by crunching and analysing 14m booking transactions a day, reveals growth of 5.6 per cent compared with the same period last year. However, there is a tale of two Africas – North Africa, comprising Algeria, Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia, ...

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Aviation Africa conference set to boost booming Rwanda

Aviation Africa 2017 will take place February 22-23 2017 in Kigali, Rwanda. The event is a two-day conference and exhibition focused on all aspects of the aviation industry, including commercial, military, business, infrastructure, regulatory and safety. The event is supported by the Rwandan Government, including the Ministry of Infrastructure, Rwanda Civil Aviation Authority and RwandAir. Rwanda has committed to supporting Aviation ...

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Rezidor’s CEO hails inaugural AviaDev conference that will discuss issues facing travel in Africa

The CEO of one of the world’s leading hotel chains has welcomed the launch of AviaDev Africa – the inaugural conference to determine future air connectivity – and called for even closer cooperation between the hotel and airline industries. Wolfgang M. Neumann, President and CEO of The Rezidor Hotel Group, will be participating at the Africa Hotel Investment Forum (‘AHIF’), ...

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