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Qatar Airways 	Reaching Further in EA

Qatar Airways Reaching Further in EA

  Qatar Airways sees potential for expansion of its services after connecting the major commercial centers in the region. “We are in the process of expansion in Africa, especially East Africa, where we see more potential for growth as these countries...
East Africa Hoping For Fly Dubai Interest

East Africa Hoping For Fly Dubai Interest

  Dubai’s low cost airline ‘Fly Dubai’ is eyeing over 40 destinations by the end of 2011. This has raised hopes in Eastern African aviation circles, that after the recent opening of the route between Dubai to Addis Ababa other destinations...
Firstnation Airways Debuts in Nigeria

Firstnation Airways Debuts in Nigeria

  A new carrier, FirstNation Airways, has started operations in Nigeria with an inaugural flight carrying over 200 passengers between Lagos and Abuja on November 3. The flight was conducted with the airline’s A320 aircraft. “It was a very smooth...
Baldwin apologizes to passengers, not airline

Baldwin apologizes to passengers, not airline

Alec Baldwin   Alec Baldwin issued an apology early December to fellow passengers on an American Airlines flight that was delayed by his refusal to stop playing a cellphone game — but stopped short of apologizing to the airline or the flight attendant...
Royal Jordanian Heading to Nairobi

Royal Jordanian Heading to Nairobi

  Kenya will soon see another airline making regular visits to Nairobi. Starting December Royal Jordanian will commence flights to Nairobi, initially 4 times a week every Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday with the respective return flights taking...
Exhibition Fires the Imagination in Salute to Year of People of African Descent

Exhibition Fires the Imagination in Salute to Year of People of African Descent

  An evocative place which scientific and archaeological research identifies as the Cradle of Mankind . . . this is where millions of years ago Man began a migration that has never ended – Italian Ambassador to Kenya Paola Imperiale On 18 December...
Lord of the Kenyan Skies

Lord of the Kenyan Skies

    AVIATION EAST AFRICA- Tell us a little about your family – just as little or as much as you would like to say. LORD ENNISKILLEN: My family emigrated from Cornwall to Ireland in 1600 or thereabouts. My ancestor went over and started a...
Reducing the Footprint in the Sky

Reducing the Footprint in the Sky

SAMUEL KAHIGA of Aviation East Africa   The reality of climate change demands action from all industry sectors that contribute significantly to it. The aviation sector is no exception. Whereas this sector is not considered a major contributor, recent...
Taxi to Airport, Bringing Air Travel to the Masses

Taxi to Airport, Bringing Air Travel to the Masses

    I laughed merrily when I heard that South Africa’s chaotic minibus taxi industry had plans to launch an airline. Even though it was already July, I couldn’t help but think the news was a delayed April Fools day joke. I was not alone...
Catching an Inaugural Flight  the Ugandan Way

Catching an Inaugural Flight the Ugandan Way

Ugandans, like any good Africans, have their mini-cultures and habits, even when it concerns something as modern as taking a ride in an airplane.  Here, we refer to anything beyond our landlocked borders as ‘outside countries’, and any excursion...
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