News Listings for Bujumbura

  • Flydubai adds three more East African destinations

    News | 28 Aug 2014 10:51 | Martin Rivers

    Middle Eastern budget carrier Flydubai is to start three new East African services, bringing its overall network to 80 destinations.
  • Jambo Jet gains domestic and international route licences

    News | 02 Jan 2014 14:02 | Oliver Clark

    Kenya's Jambo Jet has been granted permission to operate on routes from Mombasa and Nairobi to destinations across Africa.
  • IN FOCUS: FastJet outlines African ambitions

    News | 26 Sep 2012 12:57 | Martin Rivers

    FastJet, the new pan-African low-cost carrier backed by Stelios Haji-Ioannou, will launch operations in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania in early November and plans...
  • Manzi Kayihura: Guiding Rwandair Express through privatisation

    News | 21 Jun 2007 14:47 | Brendan Sobie

    <P>Manzi Kayihura may have had the longest journey among the over 100 airline chief executives attending the IATA annual general meeting in <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 /><st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Vancouver</st1:place></st1:City> earlier this month. The Rwandair Express chief executive had to first fly in one of his aircraft to <st1:City w:st="on">Nairobi</st1:City>, one of the carrier’s five overseas destinations, to catch a flight to <st1:City w:st="on">London</st1:City> and eventually <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Vancouver</st1:place></st1:City>.</P> <P>But you don’t have to tell Kayihura about what it takes for Rwandans to travel outside eastern <st1:place w:st="on">Africa</st1:place>. Remarkably, 90% of Rwandair’s passengers connect at one of the carrier’s five overseas stations onto flights by other carriers.</P> <P>“We have very little point-to-point traffic. Interline to us is vital,” Kayihura says.</P> <P>This makes Kigali-based Rwandair heavily depe
  • Routes goes global

    News | 24 May 2006 23:00

    Routes comes to the Middle East for the first time in 10 years as the event becomes increasingly international
  • 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