News Listings for Victoria Falls

  • Fastjet expects Zambian and Zimbabwean launches this year

    News | 02 Jun 2015 09:27 | Oliver Clark

    Fastjet's commercial chief Richard Bodin foresees the carrier's planned Zambian and Zimbabwean subsidiaries both starting operations this year.
  • Flyafrica to start operations in July

    News | 19 Jun 2014 11:12 | Oliver Clark

    Zimbabwean start-up Flyafrica will begin operations in July with a maiden flight from Victoria Falls to Johannesburg.
  • Kenya Airways adds flights to Livingstone, Zambia

    News | 12 Mar 2013 16:58 | Martin Rivers

    Kenya Airways will launch thrice weekly flights from Nairobi to the Zambian city of Livingstone on 2 June. The new route will include a stopover in...
  • IATA aims to repeat its southern Africa approach

    News | 27 May 2002 23:00

    <p>CARROLL McCORMICK / MONTREAL</p> <p>Instrument landing and departures model could spread to other developing regions</p> <p>The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is considering global navigation satellite system (GNSS) programmes in parts of Africa, Latin America and elsewhere after the success of its initial project in Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries.</p> <p>Thirty-seven airports in the SADC, Kenya and Cape Verde now have what are believed to be the world's first International Civil Aviation Organisation-endorsed public GNSS lateral navigation (LNAV) and LNAV/vertical navigation instrument approach and departure procedures following completion of the project.</p> <p>The $3 million project, launched in January 2001, was funded and led by IATA using its ICAO-sanctioned, nine-module turnkey package that covers everything from the WGS-84 surveys and procedures design, done by Innovative Solutions International, to flight verifications, performed
  • Booming Comair targets wider African market

    News | 18 Sep 2000 23:00

    <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
  • BA underscores its African presence

    News | 01 Mar 2000 00:00

    ROGER MAKINGS JOHANNESBURG British Airways and its oneworld alliance could be about to strengthen its challenge in sub-Saharan African, following the UK carrier's decision to buy into regional partner Comair. <p>BA plans to take an 18% stake, worth around R168 million ($28 million) in Johannesburg-based Comair, which signed as a BA franchise partner nearly four years ago. </p> <p>Amanda Ryles, BA's newly appointed area commercial manager for South Africa, brushes off suggestions that this is an attempt to strengthen the oneworld alliance's presence in Africa, or to play catch-up with Lufthansa and the rival Star Alliance. That already has access to an extensive network of sub-Saharan destinations through its codeshare agreement with South African Airways (SAA). </p> <p>"We bought into Comair to cement an excellent relationship and to invest in a highly profitable airline, although this obviously has spin-off benefits for oneworld," says Ryles. </p> <p>Comair already carries BA's p