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  • Precision Air of Tanzania to take six new ATR aircraft

    Deal for both ATR models with Kenya Airways unit continues strong year in turborprop sector

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  • INTERVIEW: Ethiopian Airlines CEO Tewolde Gebremariam

    News | 17 Jul 2014 09:20 | Oliver Clark

    It’s difficult to believe a man as busy as Ethiopian Airlines' Tewolde Gebremariam when he says he sleeps as soundly as a baby each night – but not all is as it seems.
  • Precision Air of Tanzania to take six new ATR aircraft

    News | 07 Aug 2006 13:50

    Deal for both ATR models with Kenya Airways unit continues strong year in turborprop sector
  • SAA approved for Air Tanzania purchase

    News | 29 Oct 2002 00:00

    <p>ACQUISITION The Tanzanian cabinet has cleared South African Airways (SAA) to buy 49% of Air Tanzania for $20 million. Half will go to finance SAA's turnaround plan for the ailing carrier. SAA will now work with Tanzanian government advisers to form the new airline's board and management team and implement the business plan. SAA says the deal means that it has secured an East African hub as part of its strategy to form a "golden triangle" between South, West and East Africa. It also means that SAA gains Air Tanzania's route rights to expand its network to Entebbe, Harare, Kinshasa, Lilongwe and Lusaka. SAA is expected to sign the transaction agreement in early November.</p>
  • Flamingo competition for Kenyan game parks

    News | 13 Feb 2001 00:00

    <p>Chris Jasper/NAIROBI</p> <p>Kenya Airways' low-fare subsidiary Flamingo Airlines has devised a growth strategy that could see it expand Saab 340 operations, adding smaller aircraft in the 20-seat bracket to offer service to rural destinations, and launching an all-new operation to compete with Airkenya on routes into the country's game parks. </p> <p>Flamingo, launched last July, currently operates two Saab 340s and will take a third in the second quarter of this year. Chief executive Stephen Clarke says it may also add a fourth, allowing it to target destinations as far afield as Kilimanjaro and Mwanza in Tanzania. </p> <p>Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta airport-based Flamingo serves Kisumu three times daily, Eldoret and Malindi twice daily (once via Lamu) and Zanzibar, in Tanzania, four times a week. </p> <p>Clarke adds that "tertiary level" destinations, such as Wajir and Garissa in north-east Kenya, offer potential but could not support 35-seat 340 operations. Service with aircraft in
  • SA Airlink signs deal for up to 60 ERJ-135s

    News | 14 Nov 2000 00:00

    <p>Hilka Birns/JOHANNESBURG </p> <p>Regional feeder carrier South African Airlink is to upgrade its fleet with up to 60 Embraer ERJ-135 regional jets. </p> <p>The agreement, which includes firm orders worth R2.5 billion ($332 million) for 30 aircraft, plus options on another 30, has been strongly influenced by recent moves towards 'open skies' in Africa. The 37-seaters will be delivered in eight annual batches, starting with the delivery of four aircraft next year. Later commitments can be converted into the 70-seater ERJ-170. </p> <p>The order will triple the fleet of Johannesburg-based South African Airways (SAA) feeder airline. Its 16 29-seat BAe J41 turboprops will be retained for domestic services. </p> <p>Chief executive Rodger Foster says the expanded fleet and the airline's new relationship with SAA - which recently acquired 10% in SA Airlink - will enable the carrier to increase its presence and use new route opportunities in Africa. </p> <p>He says the fleet expansion wa
  • Booming Comair targets wider African market

    News | 19 Sep 2000 00:00

    <p>Hilka Birns/CAPE TOWN </p> <p>Successful expansion of routes and additional capacity has enabled Comair, British Airways' Cape Town-based franchisee, to post major gains in operating profit and sales. </p> <p>Comair, which operates in South Africa, Namibia and Zimbabwe, now holds 23% of the southern African domestic and intra-regional market. It plans further expansion as it seeks to build on a 53% gain in operating profit to R140 million ($20 million) and a 60% rise in turnover to R977 million in the year to the end of June. </p> <p>Managing director Piet van Hoven attributes the results to increased passenger numbers, which grew from 982,000 to 1.3 million due to regional expansion and the introduction of four daily return flights between Durban and Cape Town. Capacity rose 36%, with three Boeing 737-200s and a 727-200 added. </p> <p>Yields also improved, with increased numbers of business travellers attracted by "an improved route network and a high on-time performance standa