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Airlines’ fuel practices feed doubts over climate commitment

Paris, France | AFP |  Airlines have taken steps to reduce their carbon footprints under the gaze of public opinion, but the pressure of the bottom line means some fly with extra fuel, boosting emissions of climate-changing greenhouse gases. As the highly competitive air travel industry is being pushed to reduce …

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Uganda Airlines has landed

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The first two of the newly acquired Uganda Airlines aircraft have landed at Entebbe airport. The Bombardier CRJ900s, flew in from Canada Tuesday morning. The aircraft purchased are the first in the series to have the new cabin enhancements and Uganda Airlines will be the first airline in Africa to operate them. Uganda Airlines will …

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Ethiopian Airlines ups Mogadishu flights

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ethiopia’s national carrier, Ethiopian Airlines, has announced plans to have daily flights between Addis Ababa and Mogadishu starting Dec.01, less than two weeks since the carrier re-launched flights on the route. Presently, Ethiopian Airlines operates three weekly flights. Seeing neighbours Kenya Airways also jump on …

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Ethiopian Airlines to purchase 10 new aircrafts

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | 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 transaction is worth US$332 million. “The Bombardier turboprops continue to deliver unmatched performance to our …

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Kenya’s Jambojet to start flights to Uganda next month

  Kenya’s Jambojet to start flights to Uganda next month Nairobi, Kenya | THE INDEPENDENT | Nairobi based budget airline Jambojet is set to expand its wings in East Africa with the launch of a double daily flight between Nairobi and Entebbe starting Feburary 14, 2018. Jambojet’s chief executive Willem Hondius made …

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IATA: African airlines see 7.9% rise in demand

Geneva – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced global passenger traffic results for November 2017 showing continued robust demand, including in the African region. The outlook for 2018 also looks great, according to IATA’s Director General and CEO Alexandre de Juniac. “The airline industry is in a good place entering 2018. …

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