regional carrier Fly540 is expanding its network to include Uganda
and has received clearance to begin cargo flights.
Nairobi-based Fly540, which is 49%-owned by Pan African
investment firm Lonrho,
will launch services to Tanzania
in early 2008.
has also been awarded a three-year air services licence from the Kenya Civil
Aviation Authority which will enable it to serve the freight market.
Lonrho executive chairman David Lenigas
says: “The ability to transport freight within and from Africa
to the world is a great step forward and adds another dimension to Fly540 and
expansion of the Fly540 network to include Uganda
and Tanzania as new
passenger destinations underlines Lonrho’s commitment
to develop a quality pan-African carrier that provides international standard,
safe, flights throughout Africa.”
which operates a mix of jet and turboprop aircraft, is aiming to create an
east-west, north-south African network. It is in the process of creating Fly540 Angola through a joint venture with Angolan investor Sociedade de Gestao e Participacoes Financeiras (GEFI).