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Covid-19 pushes African airlines to the brink

Covid-19 pandemic has taken a heavy toll on Africa’s airlines, but some analysts suggest that a more streamlined industry offering better services could emerge | CHARLIE MITCHELL | After gaining independence, the old saying went, African countries first needed a currency, then an anthem, then an airline. Currently, airlines – …

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Airlines ready to fly out of Entebbe Airport

Airlines in all regions are expected to record negative operating income in 2020 Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Coronavirus pandemic nearly brought the aviation industry on its knees, with thousands of flights banned in many countries around the world, but it is picking up again. Several airlines including, Uganda …

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Emirates could take four years to return to normal: chief

Dubai, United Arab Emirates | AFP | It could take up to four years for Emirates airline’s operations to return “to some degree of normality”,  its president said Monday, a day after it announced job cuts over the coronavirus crisis. The Middle East’s largest carrier, which has a 100,000-strong staff and a fleet of 270 …

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Latin America’s stricken airlines facing long haul to recovery

Mexico City, Mexico | AFP |  Latin America’s beleaguered airlines will take up to three years to recover losses due to the coronavirus pandemic, and in the meantime desperately need government help, according to experts surveying the damage to the industry. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) estimates it will take …

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Carbon Emissions: 60 Entebbe Airport taxis laid off

Entebbe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Civil Aviation Authority-CAA has disqualified 60 airport taxis from operating at Entebbe International Airport on account of being old.  The affected taxis, manufactured majorly before 2003, were discontinued between September 2019 and January 7th 2020. This is line with an agreement between taxi operators, Uganda …

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