September 28, 2016


Tanzania: Q400 Manufacturer Upbeat On Its Planes Versatility

The Q400 planes manufacturer, Bombardier Inc, has commented that Tanzania is set to boost air travel after purchasing the "extremely efficient and cost effective planes" also preferred by developed countries.

The national carrier, Air Tanzania Company Limited (ATCL), in recent times, remained a mere spectator as both gigantic and medium-sized airlines battled for the country's skies. The government had signed a firm purchase agreement for two Q400"...

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September 28, 2016


Morocco’s Aeronautics Industry Receives Major Boost from Boeing

Morocco has made a major leap in developing aviation-related industries with the signing of a deal with Boeing to establish an industrial ecosystem offering conditions propitious for attracting component suppliers.

The agreement was signed in the royal palace of Tangier by Moroccan trade and industry minister Moulay Hafid Elalamy and the chief executive of Boeing’s airplane business, Raymond Conner during a ceremony chaired by King Mohammed VI.


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September 22, 2016


Believe it, Kenya’s air travel sector flying higher than most

Kenya’s air travel sector is the most improved in Sub–Saharan Africa from January to August 2016—according to a travel research firm ForwardKeys.

The firm states that Kenya’s air travel grew by 14 per cent in the period under review compared to its Sub-Saharan Africa counterparts Ethiopia 9.6 per cent, Tanzania 10.6 per cent, Mauritius 11.6 per cent and South Africa is up 11.4 per cent.

East Africa region as a whole has grown"...

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September 22, 2016


Analysis of International air travel to East Africa reveals strong growth

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 Algeria, Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia seeing little growth or even a decline.


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September 21, 2016


Air Algerie signs MoU with Honeywell in field of aeronautic maintenance

ALGIERS- the national company Air Algerie signed a memorandum of understanding with global manufacturer Honeywell, on the strengthening of its capacities in the field of aeronautic maintenance, said Monday the company in a communiqué.

It is notably about developing Air Algerie’s capacities in the field of maintenance and the repair of equipment and plane systems made by this manufacturer such as auxiliary power units (APU), equipments and"...

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September 20, 2016


Air Algerie to open aeronautics school by 2019

ALGIERS-Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Air Algerie airline Mohamed Abdou Bouderbala announced Monday in Algiers the opening of a national aeronautics school belonging to the national company by 2019 in order to cover its needs for training and retraining of its staff, particularly pilots.

"Pilots, flight attendants, technicians and other employees will be trained in this school. The decree providing for the establishment of this school has been"...

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September 20, 2016


Jetex Awarded Official FBO and Handler for the MEBAA Show 2016

Jetex Flight Support has been appointed as the official FBO and handler for the Middle East & North Africa Business Aviation Association (MEBAA) Show 2016, organised by F&E Aerospace on behalf of MEBAA at DWC, Airshow Site from 6 to 8 December.

"This agreement is a testament to the quality standards Jetex offers to their valued clients. We have been pleased to partner Jetex for the past two years to successfully curate some of the most significant business aviation shows within the MENA region, including the MEBAA Show 2014"......

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September 17, 2016


Air Algerie: Flight disruptions following Air traffic controllers strike in France

The national airline Air Algerie on Thursday announced disruptions to its flight schedule following French air traffic controllers strike.

"Due to the French air traffic controllers strike, Air Algerie's flight schedule will be disrupted on 15 September," the national airline said in a communiqué.


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September 15, 2016


Seat capacity to Algeria grows by nearly 15%; Hungary and Russia are newest markets; Atlas Atlantique Airlines is latest carrier

Algeria is the largest nation (in relation to land size) in Africa, sitting atop of the continent bordering the Mediterranean Sea. The capital, Algiers, is the nation’s largest city, with it having a population of around 3.5 million people (based on 2011 census). Latest estimates suggest that the nation itself has a total population of 40.4 million, which if true means that the country’s population has grown by 6.6% during the past three years, with it having been 37.9 million in 2013. The nation’s GDP in"...

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September 10, 2016


Emirates Skywards hits over 16 million members

Emirates Skywards, the frequent flyer programme of Emirates airline, marked its 16th anniversary with over 16 million members and the launch of new initiatives to enhance reward options for members.

Since the programme’s inception in 2000, Emirates Skywards members have redeemed 220 billion miles on reward flights, hotel stays, and access to events worldwide.

Most recently,"...

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