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Ethiopian Airlines to Purchase 10 New Aircrafts

    Ethiopian Airlines to Purchase 10 New Aircrafts

Africa’s fast growing carrier, Ethiopian Airlines, has signed a purchase agreement with Bombardier for 10 new Q400 aircrafts. Bombardier Commercial Aircraft said on April 27 that the value of the

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Etihad Airways offers free stopovers to all Economy Class guests from the Middle East, Africa, Pakistan

    Etihad Airways offers free stopovers to all Economy Class guests from the Middle East, Africa, Pakistan

                                        Etihad Airways offers free stopovers to all Economy Class guests

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Air China Makes Maiden Flight To Ethiopia’s Capital

    Air China Makes Maiden Flight To Ethiopia’s Capital

Air China, one of China’s biggest airlines, on Monday made its maiden flightto Addis Ababa, capital of Ethiopia, which has become the second destination of the airline inAfrica, next to South Africa. With its launching flight, Air China touched down at the Bole International Airport in the capitalof the East African country, which is a seat for headquarters of the African Union (AU) and theUN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) among other international and regionalorganizations. With this new route, Air China will make thrice a week flights between Beijing and AddisAbaba. The launching flight of the Airline with Airbus A330 was accorded warm welcome during itslanding at Bole Airport by officials and staff members of the Ethiopian Airports Enterprise, theEthiopian Airlines, Air China and also diplomats among others. The new route of Air China between Beijing and Addis Ababa came few days after the launchof maiden flight between Beijing and Johannesburg in South Africa few days back. Tewolde Gebremariam, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Ethiopian Airlines Group, toldXinhua on the occasion that the launch of flights between Beijing and Addis Ababa by AirChina would be both cooperation and “friendly” competition between Ethiopian and Air China. Reiterating that both Air China and Ethiopian are members of the Star Alliance, the CEO saidthe two airliners would cooperate in the spirit of Star Alliance as Air China flies to 225domestic destinations in China while Ethiopian does to 50 destinations in Africa. “It is going to be both cooperation and competition; we call it a friendly competition. So, weare very happy that Air China has chosen Addis as its hub in Africa,” said Tewolde. “Naturally, Addis is the best gateway to Africa with the Ethiopian Airlines flying to more than50 destinations in Africa. So, Air China is the Star Alliance member and the Ethiopian Airlinesis also a member of Star Alliance, so, within the spirit of Star Alliance we are going tocooperate,” he said. “Air China flies to 225 destinations in China domestically; and Ethiopian Airlines (flies to) morethan 50 destinations in Africa. So, we have a lot of synergy, complementarity; so, we aregoing to cooperate in that line. But, at the same time we are going to compete. So, it iscompetition and cooperation,” he added. Liu Tiexiang, Senior Vice President of Air China, said at the reception held at Sheraton Hotelthat this operation of the flight is a very convenient air bridge between China and Africa. With the increase of exchanges between the two countries and with the increase ofinvestment by Chinese companies in Africa, more and more Chinese people are coming toAfrica, he said. XINHUA

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Russian Airline Blames Egypt Crash on ‘External’ Factors

    Russian Airline Blames Egypt Crash on ‘External’ Factors

  Moscow: The Russian passenger jet that crashed in Egypt killing all 224 people on board came down due to “external” factors, the airline said Monday, as relatives began identifying

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Engine Alert Forces Ethiopian 787 Dreamliner Back to Dublin

    Engine Alert Forces Ethiopian 787 Dreamliner Back to Dublin

Technical experts were trying to discover the cause of an engine problem on an Ethiopian Airlines jet stranded in Dublin after being forced to turn back over the Atlantic on

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Another Major Chinese Airline At The Verge of Launching Flights To Africa

    Another Major Chinese Airline At The Verge of Launching Flights To Africa

AIR CHINA SET TO LAUNCH BEIJING – ADDIS ABABA FLIGHTS   Star Alliance member Air China will by end October launch flights from Beijing to the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa,

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BRUSSELS AIRLINES GETS ‘CLINTON GLOBAL CITIZEN AWARD 2015’

    BRUSSELS AIRLINES GETS ‘CLINTON GLOBAL CITIZEN AWARD 2015’

  Together with a select group of 23 organizations has Brussels Airlines been honoured for its leadership and response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and its continued effort

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AVIC Works To Make Africa Soar

    AVIC Works To Make Africa Soar

The Chinese giant with roots in aviation is looking to help the continent with itstechnology advantages Energy shortages and the lack of technical training in Africa are two problems that

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Belgrade Announced As Venue For The 2016 WYSE Travel Confederation Conference

    Belgrade Announced As Venue For The 2016 WYSE Travel Confederation Conference

(Posted 25th September 2015)The city of Belgrade in Serbia has been announced as the WYSTC 2016 host destination The World

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Loans May Help Kenya Airways Take Delivery of Boeing 787s

    Loans May Help Kenya Airways Take Delivery of Boeing 787s

Two new loans provided to Kenya Airways Ltd could help Kenya’s national carrier complete the financing needed to take delivery

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Ethiopia Launches Space Programme Without Any Aids From The West

    Ethiopia Launches Space Programme Without Any Aids From The West

An electrical engineer pictured during the construction of the observatory The east African country, which is one of the poorest

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Egypt Detains Hamas Official At Cairo Airport: Security Sources

    Egypt Detains Hamas Official At Cairo Airport: Security Sources

Egypt detained a senior Hamas official at Cairo International Airport, security sources said on Tuesday, a day after it reopened

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Dana Air Entry Heats Up Accra-Lagos Competition

    Dana Air Entry Heats Up Accra-Lagos Competition

Passengers travelling on the Accra-Lagos route are expected to enjoy reduced fares and improved services in the coming months, as

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IRON MAIDEN – HORN OF AFRICA NATION DJIBOUTI RELAUNCHES NATIONAL AIRLINE WITH HELP FROM BRUCE DICKINSON

    IRON MAIDEN – HORN OF AFRICA NATION DJIBOUTI RELAUNCHES NATIONAL AIRLINE WITH HELP FROM BRUCE DICKINSON

According to Business Insider, the Horn of Africa nation of Djibouti has relaunched its national airline — a company managed

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MH370: Mauritius Joins Search For Malaysia Airlines Debris in Indian Ocean Waters

    MH370: Mauritius Joins Search For Malaysia Airlines Debris in Indian Ocean Waters

Mauritius says it will do all it can to search its Indian Ocean waters for possible debris from Malaysia Airlines

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Fastjet Launches Latest Low-cost Route In Africa

    Fastjet Launches Latest Low-cost Route In Africa

Fastjet Tanzania’s first flight between Dar es Salaam and Lilongwe in Malawi took off earlier, marking the launch of the

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U.S. To Deliver 8 F-16 Aircrafts To Egypt

    U.S. To Deliver 8 F-16 Aircrafts To Egypt

The United States will deliver eight F-16 fighter jets to Egypt, as part of its ongoing military support to Egypt,

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Egypt Receives 3 Rafale Fighter Jets From France // L’Égypte Reçoit 3 Jet Avion De Combat Rafale De La France

    Egypt Receives 3 Rafale Fighter Jets From France   //  L’Égypte Reçoit 3 Jet Avion De Combat Rafale De La France

Three Rafale fighter jets from France (front) accompanied by warplanes of Egyptian Air Forces fly over downtown Cairo, Egypt, on

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Nigerian President Advised To Merge Airlines To Form National Carrier // Le Président Nigérian A Conseillé Fusionner Airlines Pour Former La Compagnie Nationale

    Nigerian President Advised To Merge Airlines To Form National Carrier    //   Le Président Nigérian A Conseillé Fusionner Airlines Pour Former La Compagnie Nationale

Nigeria should merge its debt-laden airlines and create a national carrier in partnership with a global airline to boost revenue

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Virgin Active Hangs Out In New Markets As It Hopes To Attract Fitness Fanatics in Asia And Africa // Virgin Active Bloque Dans Les Nouveaux Marchés Qu’il Espère Attirer Les Fanatiques De Remise En Forme En Asie Et En Afrique

    Virgin Active Hangs Out In New Markets As It Hopes To Attract Fitness Fanatics in Asia And Africa    //   Virgin Active Bloque Dans Les Nouveaux Marchés Qu’il Espère Attirer Les Fanatiques De Remise En Forme En Asie Et En Afrique

Virgin Active hopes to attract new fitness fanatics in Asia and Africa after the group was snapped up by South

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