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London becomes RwandAir’s second intercontinental destination

Following the earlier announcement of flights from Kigali to Harare on the 01st of April and to Mumbai / India on the 03rd of April has RwandAir just confirmed that London Gatwick services will commence on the 26th of May. London will be RwandAir’s second intercontinental destination after Mumbai and is testament to the airline’s expansion ...
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Precision Air Returns to Entebbe from the 1st of July 2017

Tanzania leading airline Precision Air services Plc, has announced to relaunch flights to Uganda through the Entebbe International Airport.The schedule flights are expected to start from 1st July 2017. The announcement ,which was made through a  press release circulated to the media yesterday stated that Precision Air will operate four flights per week with two direct ...
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Ethiopian Launches 3 New Flights to 3 New Destinations in Just 3 Days

Ethiopian Airlines is delighted to announce that it has finalized preparations to launch flights to three new destinations – Victoria Falls, Oslo and Antananarivo – within three days, 26-28 March 2017. Heralding the launch of three new destinations in three days, Group CEO Mr. Tewolde Gebre Mariam said, “Three new flights to three new destinations in ...
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Tanzania orders a new Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner to expand international flights

BOEING Company and Tanzania have confirmed an order for one 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft valued at 224.6 million US dollars (482.89bn/-), the first ever wide-body order for the country’s national carrier. The aircraft will be operated by the country’s flag carrier, Air Tanzania Company Limited (ATCL). According to a statement issued by Mr Keelan Morris of the ...
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RwandAir eyes Victoria Falls route

RwandAir is looking into flying to the new Victoria Falls International Airport in Zimbabwe after taking a recent tour of the facilities. The airline’s CEO, John Mirenge, speaking to Tourism Update said the resort’s airport was state of the art. “We are going back to work with our travel partners to package Harare, Victoria Falls and other ...
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RwandAir acquires 2 new Boeing 737-800NG with inflight connectivity

In December 2015, RwandAir signed a lease agreement with Aircraft Lease Corporation, an American based lessor to acquire two brand new Boeing 737-800 Next Generation. The deliveries of the two aircraft named Kalisimbi and Muhabura are on 16th November 2016 and May 2017 respectively. RwandAir becomes the first airline in Africa and second globally to acquire ...
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More airlines expected to service Uganda

Five international airlines are expected to introduce flights to Uganda. Uganda’s Civil Aviation Authority Marketing Manager, Tom Wasswa, said Air Europa, Iberia, Royal Air Maroc, Air China and Air Arabia were expected to operate flights to Entebbe International Airport soon. Wasswa also revealed that the revival of Uganda Airlines was awaiting a final decision from the Ugandan ...
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Kenya Airways appoints new COO

Kenya Airways has appointed a new chief operating officer, the latest management change that the national carrier has made amid restructuring efforts. KQ, as the airline is known by its international code, has announced that Jan de Vegt will replace Yves Guibert as its COO effective August 1. Mr Vegt joins KQ from Cobalt Ground Solutions in ...
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Wi-Fi to be rolled out across BA aircraft from 2017

IAG, parent company of British Airways has announced plans to install high-speed inflight connectivity across 118 of BA's long-haul aircraft from Q1 in 2017. The agreement between IAG and in-flight connectivity specialist GoGo will also see Aer Lingus and Iberia aircraft fitted with the same next generation satellite–based system, making IAG the first European airline group to use ...
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