November 27, 2014


Air Algerie increases its market share to 51.5%

National airline Air Algerie has raised its market share to 51.5% in 2014 under a the company's five-year plan, its chief executive officer Mohamed Salah Boultif said, adding that the rate is expected to reach 52% next year.

Air Algerie, which intends to further step up its market share in the future, is due to turnover DZD70 billion in 2014 against DZD69.5 billion in 2013"...

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November 26, 2014


Air Algerie General Director: “I will not resign”

General Director of Air Algerie Mohamed Saleh Boultif Tuesday said a final report about the crashed plane in Mali will be submitted by a French office on November 30th.

“Air Algerie will enter many African countries as part of an expansive strategy by opening new lines in Africa and Asia,” Boultif told Algeria’s El Moujahid newspaper.


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November 26, 2014


First Solely African Focused Reinsurer Authorised by UK Regulators

One Re, a newly formed non-life reinsurance company established to focus solely on business emanating from the African continent, has been approved by UK regulators.

The company is the first traditional start-up reinsurance company to be approved under the UK’s new regulatory regime that came into effect in April 2013.


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November 26, 2014


New GSMA Study Highlights Mobile Broadband and Smartphone Momentum in Latin America

The mobile markets of Latin America are seeing accelerating smartphone adoption and a rapid migration to mobile broadband networks, according to a new GSMA study. The new report ‘The Mobile Economy: Latin America 2014’ was published at the GSMA Latin America Plenary Meeting #42 being held in Quito, Ecuador, this week. Among the highlights, the report finds that the move to mobile broadband networks and smartphones is driving mobile data traffic, requiring significant new network investments.


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November 26, 2014


ADP Kick Start 43rd National Day Celebrations

The Abu Dhabi Police GHQ kick started the festivities to mark the UAE 43rd National Day. The Air Wing Department helicopters stood in formation on the tarmac, forming the number 43. The Al Ain Traffic Section also took part in the celebrations, while the Community Police Department, in cooperation with the Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC), the Abu Dhabi Sports Council (ADSC) and the Municipality of Abu Dhabi City, commemorated the huge achievements attained under the Union in a celebration held at the Community Service Center"...

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November 24, 2014


Algeria rejects calls to open up airways to private carriers

Air Algérie (AH, Algier) and Tassili Airlines (SF, Algier) are set to enjoy further government protection after Algeria's Minister of Transport Amar Ghoul last week rejected calls to open the country's airspace up to private carriers.

Speaking in Algiers at a forum organized by Radio Chaine 1, Ghoul said any shift in government policy would"...

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November 19, 2014


Restructuring of Air Algérie as from 2015, announces Ghoul

The national airline company "Air Algérie" will be subject to a major restructuring and development operation at all levels as from 2015, Transport Minister Amar Ghoul said Monday.

The minister said, at the forum of Radio channel I, that "the preliminary report of the investigation conducted by ministry on Air Algérie has been submitted to the Prime Minister,"...

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November 15, 2014


Tassili Airlines opens regular Algiers-Marseille air service

A regular air service linking Algiers and Marseille (southern France), opened Thursday evening by national Tassili Airlines (TAL).

The service is available every Monday and Thursday from Algiers at 19:00 (18:00 GMT) and From Marseille at 21:30 (20:30 GMT), a TAL official has announced.

TAL said it will offer a fifty-percent discount to its customers, a promotion running until March 28.


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November 13, 2014


Tassili Airlines becomes member of African Airlines Association

The national airline Tassili Airlines (TAL) becomes member of the African Airlines Association (AFRAA).

"We have submitted a membership file which was accepted by AFRAA. It is important that TAL become member of this association as it gives us an African dimension," CEO of TAL, Faiçal Khelil told APS on the sidelines of a ceremony organized on that occasion.


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November 12, 2014


Air Algerie signs agreement with Boeing to purchase two 737 cargo aircrafts

The national airline company Air Algerie signed Monday evening in Algiers an agreement with the American aircraft manufacturer Boeing for the purchase of two 737 cargo aircrafts.

The agreement was signed by Air Algerie’s CEO Mohamed Salah Boultif and Vice President of Sales for Africa and the Middle East for Boeing Commercial Airplanes Van Rex Gallard.


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