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RwandAir begins Nairobi – Entebbe direct flights on 29 January

RwandAir staff with one of the airline's Boeing 737-700NG aircraft.

RwandAir’s plans for direct flights between Nairobi and Entebbe seem to have succeeded following a recent inter-state pact that permitted talks over fifth freedom rights by East African carriers. The airline, which is Rwanda’s national carrier, is to begin daily flights between Nairobi and Entebbe starting 29th January 2015. “Flights are scheduled to depart at […]

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Fastjet shows early signs of profitability

A Fastjet Airbus A319 on the company's first commercial flight between Dar es Salaam and Lusaka, 1 February 2014.

December 2014 was Fastjet Tanzania’s first profitable trading month according to a report released by the airline today. Revenues, load factors and total number of passengers are also on the rise. Today’s announcement is great news for Fastjet shareholders. This is the first time since scheduled flights began in November 2012 that Fastjet has announced […]

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JKIA belly landing is latest accident for Skyward International Aviation

Aerial view of the Wilson Airport, Nairobi.

The belly landing of a Fokker 50 at Nairobi’s JKIA yesterday is the latest in a string of accidents affecting the aircraft’s operator, Skyward International Aviation. The F-50 did an almost perfect belly landing after the landing gear reportedly failed to deploy. The F-50 was said to be on a flight from Wajir. There was […]

Photos of Malindi International Airport, January 2015

Privately-owned aircraft parked at the Malindi International Airport.

Malindi International Airport has undergone an amazing transformation of late. The airport is quite busy: not only does it receive scheduled commercial flights, it is also a local hub for general aviation. The airport has new terminal buildings and a control tower recently commissioned by the Kenya Airports Authority. Check out photos of Malindi International Airport […]

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Mini air show to be held in Machakos on 31 December

Mark Ross, flying a Pitts Special aerobatics aircraft, performs aerobatic maneuvers at the Tusker Air Show.

First the good news: A mini air show will be held at the Machakos Peoples’ Park as part of a three-day New Year concert. The air show will consist of sky diving and aerobatic performances. Next comes the bad news: The mini air show will only take place tomorrow, 31st December. Contrary to previous advertisements, […]

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Is Skyaero a sham airline?

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Launched with little fanfare last May, Skyaero airline fizzled out within four months. Recently, it was reported that the airline’s sole DC-9 had been leased to an operator in Somalia. Information from an industry source suggests Skyaero’s style of management was not properly optimized towards commercial viability. Currently, the remaining staff are demoralized but hanging […]

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Training firm to launch Airport Trauma Care Courses in 2015

A section of participants at a 2Gether 4Safety Seminar organized by AviAssist.

Aviassist Foundation, a training firm specializing in aviation safety, is to launch an Airport Trauma Care Course (ATCC) in eastern and southern Africa from 2015. The course will be held in collaboration with UMCG Ambulance Services of the Netherlands. ATCC will be a three-day course aiming at teaching a simple, systematic approach to the management […]

Are air traffic controllers on a “go-slow”?

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A union has claimed that air traffic controllers in Kenya are on a go-slow, saying that flights will be delayed until their grievances are addressed. “Airlines should expect serious delays during this time,” reads a statement by the Kenya Air Traffic Controllers Union. The statement was circulated via social media. The union says air traffic […]

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