March 11, 2018


Kenya: Tillerson Affirms U.S. Commitment to Kenya On Trade and Security

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson this evening met President Uhuru Kenyatta at the beginning of his three-day visit in the country and assured him of his Government’s commitment to Kenya on trade and security.

Mr Tillerson said US is interested in widening its investment in Kenya as well as strengthening the bilateral and trade relations between the two countries.


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March 10, 2018


Ethiopian Airlines launches five weekly flights to Argentina

Africa’s largest airline group, Ethiopian Airlines has started flying five times a week to Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Buenos Aires is the world’s capital of Tango, home of centurion old buildings and a vibrant cultural scene. Argentina is one of the largest economies in Latin America and Buenos Aires is the 2nd largest city in South America with a population of over 13 million.


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March 8, 2018


Pretoria, South Africa to lose scheduled pax service in 2Q18

Airlink (South Africa) (4Z, Johannesburg O.R. Tambo) has announced it will suspend flights to and from Pretoria Wonderboom Airport citing poor profitability on its only route - a 4x daily return service to Cape Town using ARJ-85 and ERJ-135 equipment. Airlink is currently the South African capital gateway's only large scale scheduled commercial service. It began operating the route to Cape Town in August 2015 catering to government as well as private sector business and leisure travel. “This was not a decision taken lightly, but after almost three years, the route has not developed as we expected it would and in order to stem losses, we will suspend services from May 8, 2018. “Sadly, the route has not become profitable, despite our collaborative best efforts – including significant marketing initiatives by the City of Tshwane, to promote the connection,” Airlink......

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March 8, 2018


Ethiopian Airlines becomes first African airline to partner with Envirotainer

March 8, 2018 : Envirotainer, the secure cold chain solutions provider for the pharmaceutical supply chain, recently signed a global Master Lease Agreement (MLA) with Ethiopian Airlines. This is the first time Envirotainer partners with an airline that is based in Africa. The partnership will greatly enhance the connectivity for pharmaceutical companies and their customers in Africa.


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March 7, 2018


Air Cote d'Ivoire to raise $111.5 mln in 2018 for new aircraft

Ivory Coast’s national airline Air Cote d’Ivoire aims to raise $111.5 million in the second half of the year to finalise its aircraft acquisition programme, the company’s chief executive told Reuters on Tuesday.

The company is seeking a bank to coordinate with the African Development Bank to co-arrange and structure the debt that will go towards acquiring five new Airbus A320 planes, Rene Decurey said.


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March 7, 2018


As stakeholders await new ‘Nigeria Airways

The Federal Government has recently hinted that the planned national carrier is going to be private sector driven and a dominant carrier in Africa. Many stakeholders in the aviation sector take the government’s move with national carrier with a pinch of salt.

Sirika while speaking with newsmen in Lagos recently said the national carrier which he assured would materialize before President Muhammadu Buhari completes his first term in office"...

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March 6, 2018


ExecuJet Expands African Fleet with Bombardier Challenger 350

ExecuJet, part of the Luxaviation Group, is expanding its managed fleet in Africa with the addition of a Bombardier Challenger 350, to be based in Nairobi, Kenya.

The jet has been registered on Luxaviation’s new San Marino aircraft register, and will be one of the first aircraft to be operated on the Luxaviation San Marino Air Operating Certificate (AOC). The Challenger 350 boasts capacity for up to 10 passengers and, with a range of 3,200nm,"...

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March 6, 2018


ACI World Announces the World's Top Airports for Customer Experience in 2017

(AETOS Wire) -- Airports Council International (ACI) World announces the winners of the prestigious 2017 Airport Service Quality (ASQ) Awards. This year an unprecedented sixteen airports are first time winners, challenging best- in-class airports in top-quality customer service. This phenomenon reflects the increasingly competitive air travel business, where continuous service improvement is a key ingredient to performance. First-time winners this year are: Rome Fiumicino (FCO,) Newcastle (NCL), Athens (ATH), Zagreb (ZAG), Bandung (BDO), Indore (IDR), Ahmedabad (AMD), Casablanca (CMN), George (GRJ), Toronto Pearson (YYZ), San Jose (SJC), Cleveland (CLE), Los Cabos (SJD), Belo Horizonte (CNF) and Medina (MED). Mumbai scoops first place for airports in Asia-Pacific serving over 40 million passengers a year. In North America, the top spot goes to Toronto Pearson and in Europe to Rome Fiumicino. ASQ is the only worldwide programme to survey passengers on their day of travel, measuring passengers’ views of 34 key performance indicators. In 2017, over half of the world's......

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March 3, 2018


Predator XP/RQ-1E Part of “Live-Fly” Airshow at UMEX

(AETOS Wire) -- The Predator XP/RQ-1E Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) flew above the tarmac of Al Ain Airport in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) as part of a “Live-Fly” event. The Live-Fly was held on February 27th and focused on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles that support the defense and security sectors. The event was a part of the Unmanned Systems Exhibition (UMEX) held in Abu Dhabi. UMEX attendees were given access to the Live-Fly as part of their registration.


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March 1, 2018


Ethiopian Airlines launches three weekly flights to Nosy-Be Madagascar

Ethiopia national carrier will start thrice weekly service to Nosy-Be, Madagascar on March 27, 2018.

An island off the northwest coast of Madagascar, Nosy-Be is the largest and busiest tourist resort of the island nation. Its white sandy beaches, blue-green seas and astonishing rich undersea life make it a perfect destination for diving, fishing, cruise trips and much more.


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