By embracing a single African air transport market, the continent could grow the aviation industry, create more jobs and allow people to travel regionally.
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Bole International Airport has struggled to keep pace with the airline’s rapid expansion. But that’s changing.
Carriers in the region have generally taken home a poor safety report card. Don’t write them off yet: there is real hope for the $70-billion industry.
Kenyan investigators are questioning police and workers suspected of taking advantage of a fire at Nairobi’s main airport to steal cash and alcohol.
A court has temporarily stopped Kenya Airways from retrenching its workers until a suit brought by their union challenging the layoffs is heard.
Kenya Airways posted its first annual loss on Friday in 13 years after unrealised losses on jet fuel price hedges hit the bottom line.
Kenya Airways said on Friday its 2007/08 annual profit after tax fell to 3,9-billion Kenya shillings from 4,1-billion due mainly to the impact of the East African nation’s post-election crisis. ”The events post-election had a negative impact on our revenue, especially between January to March,” said Titus Naikuni, the chief executive officer.
Nigeria’s Senate has passed a motion condemning a string of attacks on Nigerians in South Africa and ordered its foreign affairs committee to look into the matter urgently. Senator Grace Bent, who sponsored the motion, noted ”with serious concern the protracted and unabated intimidation, brutalisation and cases of robbery and sundry attacks”.
Four rare gorillas at the centre of a five-year international tussle are due to fly from South Africa just after midnight on Friday to a wildlife sanctuary in Cameroon. Tinu, Izan, Oyin and Abbey were all lightly tranquillised as they were loaded into giant wooden crates on Thursday for the 18-hour journey to their new home.