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East Africa Tourism Platform calls for embracing regional single visa

The East Africa Tourism Platform (EATP), the umbrella body for the tourism sector in the region on Wednesday urged Tanzania, Burundi and South Sudan to embrace the East African tourist visa regime.

Frank Mugisha, managing director of EATP said that Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda are already part of the single regional tourist visa… read more

  • Miscellaneous

Tanzania to host first East Africa Tourism Expo

Tanzania will host the first East African Regional Tourism Expo (EARTE) 2021, in October. The tourism expo will be held in the northern tourist circuit of Arusha from October 9, to October 16, according to the statement from EAC headquarters.

EARTE 2021, which is the first of its kind to be held in the region, is aimed at pro… read more

  • Flights

Rwandair expanding its DR Congo network

RwandAir will expand its footprint in DRC this month through new routes of Kigali-Lubumbashi and Kigali-Goma, adding to the Kigali-Kinshasa one, which has been one of the busiest these past two years.

The Kigali-Lubumbashi route will be launched on September 29, followed by Kigali-Goma flights, as the airline moves to cement … read more

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Karanja Ndegwa new EO of Jambojet

Kenya Airways subsidiary Jambojet has confirmed Karanja Ndegwa as the airline’s chief executive officer and managing director effective September 2, as per Business Daily Africa.

Ndegwa has held the post in an acting capacity since April 2020 after Allan Kilavuka joined its parent firm Kenya Airways as CEO.

Announcing t… read more

  • Miscellaneous

AFRAA releases African airlines performance updates

Domestic markets across Africa recorded a slight reduction in passenger demand although still outperforming intra-Africa and intercontinental traffic. Domestic traffic for the month under review was 58.9% compared to 22.7% for intra-Africa and 18.4% for intercontinental. On passenger capacity (seats offered), domestic, intra-Africa and intercont… read more

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Africa's airline traffic continues to lag the world

Extremely slow vaccination rates are hindering Africa’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, the continent’s main airline representative body said.

Surging infection rates are cutting into the ability of airlines to increase passenger numbers and reinstate routes, the African Airlines Association (A… read more

  • Flights

Qatar Airways plans to acquire stakes in Air Côte d'Ivoire and International Airport

The African air transport market remains one of the most promising in the world. A potential that Qatar Airways intends to exploit. In addition to the multiplication of commercial agreements with African companies and the opening of routes, the Qatari flagship intends to further strengthen its presence on the continent. And the Rwandan adventure has given it new appetites.

  • Flights

Air Tanzania prepares to return to Lubumbashi in DRC after 23 years of absence

Air Tanzania has traffic rights to thirteen countries of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) including the DRC, in accordance with procedures approved by the Sadc Aviation Safety Organization (SASO). Already present in 3 member countries (Comoros, Zambia, Zimbabwe), the Tanzanian national airline wants to continue its expansion slo… read more

  • Miscellaneous

Aviation Africa 2021 will now take place in Kigali in 2022

Organisers of Aviation Africa 2021 have taken the decision based on the increased cases of the delta variant across the African continent and hope that by moving to 2022, the event can transition to safer times when global travel confidence is back.

Mark Brown, managing director, Times Aerospace, organisers of Aviation Africa said: … read more

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