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On October 9th, Uganda Airlines launched flights to Dubai International Airport. Staff, passengers, and government officials were all ecstatic following the first landing of flight UR 466 from Entebbe International Airport. Those witnessing the launch hoped that the new service would boost trade, investment, and tourism. However, the incr… read more
Despite having roots that date back to the 1970s, the current incarnation of Uganda Airlines is only three years old, having been founded in January 2018. Therefore, with the world its oyster, the flag carrier of Uganda has its eyes on new aircraft. The operator’s leadership wants these planes to bridge gaps between regional and long-haul routes… read more
The bloc's growth is likely to reach an average of 4,1 percent this year, up from 0,4 percent posted last year, according to the African Development Bank's (AfDB) latest economic outlook report for the region
The East African economic growth is projected to recover this year despite COVID-19 setback thanks to sustained public spendi… read more
The return of Jambojet to Entebbe and Kigali is not yet on the agenda. "Both countries still apply strict measures in the fight against Covid-19. Travel restrictions in both countries have reduced demand. Our sister airline (Kenya Airways) is reducing its frequency on these routes," Ndegwa Karanja, the managing director of the Kenyan national ai… read more
In just a few weeks, Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) will be auctioning off a long list of aircraft that have been abandoned at four of its airports. The list of aircraft types is long and diverse, ranging from the Russian An-24 to the classic 737-200. There’s even a 707-300! All of these aircraft have some seriously, seriously, low starting bid … read more
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) recently released its World Economic Outlook Database for October 2021 that features the organisation’s projected gross domestic product (GDP) growth for countries across the world. Here is how African economies are expected to perform over the coming two years, ranked according to anticipated growth in 2022… read more
Prior to the health crisis, Jambojet had started building its regional network by opening services to Entebbe (February 2018), Mogadishu (November 2018) and Kigali (November 2019). The low-cost subsidiary of Kenya Airways also offered flights to Bujumbura on behalf of its parent company. All these routes were suspended last year du… read more
Prior to the health crisis, Jambojet had started building its regional network by opening services to Entebbe (February 2018), Mogadishu (November 2018) and Kigali (November 2019). The low-cost subsidiary of Kenya Airways also offered flights to Bujumbura on behalf of its parent company. All its routes were suspended last year due to the … read more
In early June, Kenya Airways resumed flights to London after a two-month forced halt amid tensions between the UK and Kenya over reciprocal travel conditions.
Kenya Airways is expanding its services to the UK. Since 20 July, the Kenyan national airline has been offering two flights a week (compared to o… read more
Rwanda remains on the red list of countries whose nationals are banned from entering the UK. The list includes more than 50 countries, mainly in South America and Africa, where the risk of coronavirus infection is high, according to the British authorities. Other African countries on the list are: Angola, Botswana, Burundi, Cape Verde, DRC… read more