Etihad Unveils 2015 Expansion Plans

Etihad Airways has revealed its growth plans for 2015, announcing 6 new routes and equipment adjustments on several existing services. The national airline of the UAE will begin passenger flights between its Abu Dhabi base and Algiers, Edinburgh, Entebbe, Hong Kong, Kolkata and Madrid in the first half of next year, while also serving Brisbane … Continue reading

Fastjet Takes To The Skies

Africa’s newest low cost carrier Fastjet took to the skies yesterday, with ambitions to revolutionize flying in the continent from its base in Tanzania. Promising affordable fares and reliable service, the airline is beginning with double daily domestic services from Dar es Salaam to Kilimanjaro and Mwanza.   The inaugural flights culminate a week of … Continue reading

Boeing 787 Dreamliner Debuts In Africa With Ethiopian Airlines

The Boeing 787 Dreamliner made its African debut with the arrival of Ethiopian Airlines’ first jet in Addis Ababa. Registered ET-AOQ and dubbed “Africa First”, the new aircraft touched down at Bole International Airport yesterday morning from Washington DC with invited guests, media, paying passengers and company executives led by Chief Executive Officer Tewolde Gebremariam.   … Continue reading

Qatar Airways Launches Kigali Flights, Plans Growth In Africa

Qatar Airways today launched its newest destination in Africa with the extension of its Doha – Entebbe flights to Kigali. With Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker, VIPs, media, invited guests and paying passengers onboard, the inaugural flight arrived in the Rwandan capital to celebrations and fanfare, heralding a year of African growth for the … Continue reading

Qatar Airways Adds New Indian Destination To Network

Doha-based carrier Qatar Airways expanded its network in South Asia yesterday with the launch of flights between the Qatari capital and Kolkata, its 12th Indian destination. The inaugural service, carrying a full load of international media and paying passengers, arrived to a traditional water cannon salute at Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport.   Departing … Continue reading