Kenya Airways To Launch Services To Livingstone

African carrier Kenya Airways has revealed plans to begin flights to Livingstone from its base in Nairobi. The new destination joins Lusaka as the airline’s second point in Zambia, boosting its regional network as part of efforts to expand its footprint on the continent.   Beginning 2 June 2013, flight KQ 780 will depart Nairobi … Continue reading

Etihad Partners Kenya Airways, Readies For ‘Big Switch’

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, is preparing for the ‘Big Switch’ – a transition of its passenger service systems onto a single platform. The Abu Dhabi-based carrier has also announced a new partnership with Skyteam member Kenya Airways that will boost its coverage in Africa.   The ‘Big Switch’ – Allow Time … 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

Skyteam To Extend SkyPriority Across All Members

Global airline alliance Skyteam has announced it is to extend SkyPriority, a series of distinctively branded priority airport services offered to its Elite Plus and premium cabin customers, across its member airlines. The move is intended to align the alliance to a common and consistent service standard on the ground.   The SkyPriority services will be distinctively … Continue reading