Kenya Airways extends maintenance contract for EPCOR

EPCOR, the AFI KLM E&M subsidiary specializing in the overhaul and maintenance of APUs and pneumatic components, is to handle maintenance for the APUs equipping Kenya Airways Boeing 737 Next Generation (GTCP131-9B), Boeing 787 (APS5000) and Embraer 190 (APS2300) aircraft under the terms of an exclusive contract signed between the Kenyan carrier and AFI KLM […]

Kenya Airways launches Nairobi-Victoria Falls flights in response to Ethiopian Airways

KENYA Airways on Monday introduced direct flights between Nairobi and Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. The new flights, was introduced after another regional carrier, Ethiopian Airways, announced flights on the same route last month. Kenya Airways will fly three times a week, on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays and will also link with Cape Town in South […]

Kenya Airways announces new CEO

Kenya Airways announces new CEO

Kenya Airways has appointed former LOT Polish Airlines head Sebastian Mikosz as Group MD & CEO, effective June 1. Mikosz replaces incumbent Mbuvi Ngunze, whose departure was announced in November 2016. Ngunze stayed on while the company searched for a successor and continued to steer what the airline described as “the complex capital optimization program” […]

Incoming Kenya Airways CEO Sebastian Mikosz is a ruthless cost manager

Incoming Kenya Airways CEO Sebastian Mikosz is a ruthless cost manager

Sebastian Mikosz, the new Kenya Airways chief executive officer who jets into the country next week to meet KQ’s top management, should be relatively at home with the assignment given his previous postings, reputation and record. The father of three started his aviation career in 2009 when the Polish government tapped him to head the […]

Kenya Airways edges closer to turnaround

Kenya Airways edges closer to turnaround, says chairman

Kenya Airways is about to conclude its capital restructuring, its chairman said Wednesday, edging closer to putting past financial woes behind it, the carrier’s chairman said. The airline, part-owned by the State and AirFrance KLM, sank into the red four years ago after tourism slumped following a spate of attacks in Kenya by militants from […]

Jambo Jet eyes regional flights in expansion plan

Kenya Airways’ owned Jambo Jet eyes regional flights in expansion plan

 Jambo jet plans to stabilize its key routes in the country and extend its services to the East Africa region. Already the company, which is celebrating its second anniversary, intends to acquire two new air crafts in May and November this year so as to ensure their operations are smooth. The airline which is an […]

Race to build ports in Africa is turning out to be too costly

African ports should pursue niche service instead of copying each other say global port experts

African governments have been challenged to identify unique opportunities which they can pursue for growth of their ports instead of engaging in duplicate expansion projects that do not add value to their competitiveness and growth. Speaking during the African Ports Expansion Conference in Mombasa, leading world port and maritime sector managers said that many of […]

Mammoth rail network to put West African economies on the right track

Extensive West African rail network planned to connect regional resource rich mines

When it comes to minerals found in our phones, laptops, cars and planes, most are found in the resource-rich mines of West Africa. Mineral exports are a major economic driver of nations such as Nigeria, Burkina Faso and Niger, and are predicted to rise from 109,000 tonnes a year to 3.4 million tonnes a year […]

Zimbabwe: Imported Used Vehicles Drive Air Pollution

The huge demand for used imported vehicles and poor restrictions are causing traffic congestion and worsening air quality in most cities in Africa, environmental experts say. Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) director Anumita Rayochowdhury told African journalists at the first India-Africa Dialogue on air quality and mobility that the unfettered importation of used vehicles […]

Regional Airlines Merge as Somali Airspace Draws Competition

Regional Airlines Merge as Somali Airspace Draws Competition

Daallo Airlines staff usher in passengers from Jeddah after their airline, Daallo Airlines operated by Air Mediterranee, arrived at the Aden Abdule International Airport in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu, February 17, 2015. NAIROBI— Regional carriers Daallo Airlines and Jubba Airways profited independently for years in one of the world’s toughest markets, competing on routes to war-torn […]