News Listings for Air Uganda

  • ANALYSIS: How airlines are realising the potential of mobile technology

    News | 12 Aug 2013 13:59

    Airlines are finally waking up to what mobile technology can bring to their businesses by improving operational efficiency, customer service and revenue
  • Meridiana details newly-created maintenance operation

    News | 21 Sep 2009 08:56 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    Italian carriers Meridiana and Eurofly have formally established their joint overhaul company and named it Meridiana Maintenance. The company is being...
  • Reality check: African airlines focus on overseas competition

    News | 22 Jan 2008 17:37 | Gunter Endres

    Africa's obsession with the Yamoussoukro liberalisation initiative is being tempered by more pressing issues as the continent's airlines battle to compete...
  • Mohamed Ghelala – new horizons for Air Burkina

    News | 15 Jan 2008 15:05 | Günter Endres

    <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt"><STRONG>For Mohamed Ghelala, chief executive of Air Burkina since 2002, the recent development of the national carrier holds much promise for the future. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p></STRONG></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt">The rather unremarkable history of the airline, formed by the then <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:country-region><st1:place>Upper Volta</st1:place></st1:country-region> government as Air Volta on <st1:date Month="3" Day="17" Year="1967">17 March 1967</st1:date>, took a decisive step forward on <st1:date Month="2" Day="21" Year="2001">21 February 2001</st1:date>, when, as part of a privatisation policy by the government of the renamed <st1:country-region><st1:place>Burkina Faso</st1:place></st1:country-region> state, the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development (AKFED) acquired a 76% stake th
  • Meridiana plans Ugandan airline

    News | 24 Sep 2007 10:02

    Italy's Meridiana is planning to launch a new Ugandan carrier in November with international development agency the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development...
  • Out of africa

    News | 28 Jan 2003 00:00

    <p>MICHAEL WAKABI / KAMPALA AND MAX KINGSLEY-JONES / LONDON </p> <p>Last year's terrorist attacks in Mombasa have yet to make themselves felt on East African airlines, which instead hope to reap the fruits of liberalisation</p> <p>East African commercial aviation is facing uncertain, but potentially dynamic times. The region - which covers Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda and was once presided over by one of Africa's most successful carriers, East African Airways (EAAC) - is facing up to the possibility that the Kenyan terrorist attacks last November could have a dramatic effect on the tourist industry. However, new airlines are taking advantage of deregulation, providing long-established Kenya Airways with competition, and South African Airways (SAA) is poised to play a major role in the region following its acquisition last year of a stake in Air Tanzania.</p> <p>The airlines are adopting a &quot;wait and see&quot; attitude in the wake of the 28 November 2002 double terrorist attacks in