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Fastjet partners with unnamed individual in fresh Kenya plan

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Low cost carrier Fastjet has partnered with an unnamed Kenyan entity and applied for an Air Service License (ASL) from the Kenyan Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA). Fastjet has long been interested in launching flights in Kenya. In its announcement yesterday, Fastjet says it has incorporated a new company to be known as Fastjet Kenya. 51% […]

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New hotel bets on JKIA growth as it targets more travellers

The 67 Airport Hotel, Nairobi.

Surrounded by middle class homes and a rolling grass plain within sight of Nairobi’s JKIA, the hotel’s environment is far removed from the busy atmosphere at the airport. It won’t be long before the views across the plains are obscured by apartments but the location of the 67 Airport Hotel puts it closer to the […]

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Ebola: Is Kenya Airways doing the right thing?

Kenya Airways CEO, Titus Naikuni.

Kenya Airways announced last evening that it will continue regular flights to four west African countries currently in the grip of an Ebola epidemic. Is the airline making the right decision? Kenya Airways is facing public pressure to suspend flights to Sierra Leone, Liberia, Guinea and Nigeria. Cases of Ebola have been reported in those […]

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Passengers stranded because Jambojet pilot could not fly

A Jambojet Boeing 737-300.

Passengers aboard a Jambojet flight recently found themselves stranded in Eldoret town after a pilot declared he could not fly to Nairobi. Flight KQ8865 was scheduled to leave Eldoret at 7:15pm on 24 July 2014. Passengers were hurriedly shoved into one of Jambojet’s Boeing 737s and pleasantly surprised to be told they would be leaving […]

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Jomo Kenyatta Airport has shaken off trauma of 2013 fire

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A year ago, a fire at Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) destroyed the international arrivals terminal. In the weeks after the fire, passengers were served from tents because airport buildings were damaged. Today, JKIA has undergone such an amazing transformation that last year’s fire seems almost like a blessing in disguise. The fire on […]

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Ebola: No air travel restrictions recommended, says IATA

Medical workers from the World Health Organization (WHO) prepare to cross a river that separates Guinea and Sierra Leone as they deliver medical supplies to areas hit by Ebola.

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has said that no air travel restrictions have been recommended for three West African countries affected by an outbreak of Ebola. The three countries are Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea. There have been calls for travel restrictions to be imposed on countries affected by the current Ebola outbreak. In […]

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East African School of Aviation announces September 2014 training courses

Aeronautical engineering students at the East African School of Aviation examine an airframe.

The East African School of Aviation (EASA) has announced aviation and travel courses that will begin with the September 2014 intake. The courses include aeronautical engineering, aircraft maintenance and flight dispatch courses. EASA is located in Nairobi, close to the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. The school is the training arm of the Kenya Civil Aviation […]

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U.S. Transportation Security Administration visits JKIA for security audit

T.S.A. Representatives, Kenya Airports Authority management and security officers pose for a photo at yesterday's meeting in Nairobi.

The United States Transportation Security Administration (T.S.A.) was in Nairobi this week assessing airport security at J.K.I.A. The audit is part of Kenya government efforts to get J.K.I.A. approved for direct flights to the U.S. Yesterday, T.S.A. officials ended a week-long security audit by meeting senior management of the Kenya Airports Authority and top security […]

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