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Fastjet to restructure its loss-making Fly 540 Angola and Ghana, aiming to increase shareholder value.

Fastjet, Africa’s low cost airline, has confirmed that as previously announced, two of its loss-making Fly540 businesses are being restructured with the objective of increasing shareholder value. The Fly540 businesses operate on a traditional airline model and not the fastjet low cost model. After a detailed evaluation of the potential of Fly540 in both Ghana and Angola, fastjet has concluded that, although these countries present very significant long-term opportunities for the fastjet low cost model, in the short term fastjet intends to fully focus on the considerable potential of opportunities in East and Southern Africa.  As a key part of the restructuring, two group-owned ATR aircraft previously operating in Ghana and Angola have been taken out of service and are currently in the process of being sold.  While a leased aircraft continues to operate in Ghana, the Angolan operation has been temporarily suspended, pending the return to service of two leased aircraft on completi

Flightlink introduces EMB120ER Operations to its Network

Flightlink Announces EMB120ER Operations to its Network of Domestic Flights from 1st June 2014, Complimenting its Fleet of Caravan 208B & C206 Aircrafts Embraer 120ER has the Capacity of Carrying 30 passengers & 3 Crew. Its a Twin Engine,  Pressurized Stand up Cabin Aircraft, with 2 Flight-deck Crew and 1 Cabin Crew This aircraft will serve DODOMA, ARUSHA & ZANZIBAR routes to start with.


Flightlink Cabin Crew Requirements: • At least 21 years of age at the time of joining  • High school graduate (Grade 12) • Fluency in English & Kiswahili (Written and Spoken) • Physically fit Flightlink Cabin Crew must deliver exceptional customer services experience on every flight. Thus, in addition to the Flightlink Cabin Crew requirements above, you should demonstrate: • A positive attitude and empathy for others • Strong cultural awareness and the ability to adapt to new environments and people • Flexibility and the motivation to manage a demanding work schedule • Qualities necessary to live up to the mission and values that Flightlink holds in high regard – Professional, Empathetic, Progressive, Visionary, Cosmopolitan Rated Cabin Crew will be advantageous. Non Rated Cabin Crew must be in a position to pay for the rating. MALE and or FEMALE May apply Application (CV) with recent Full Photograph sent to:


2nd June 2014 to 22nd August 2014 Air transport is by far the safest, reliable and most efficient mode of transportation.  In many developing countries it has proved to be the major catalyst of socio-economic development. Services provided by Flight Operations Officers / Flight dispatchers have a bearing on aircraft flight economics, safety of passengers, equipments and cargo. The Tanzania Civil Aviation Training Centre (CATC) will run a 12-week course in Flight Operations and Dispatcher from 2 June 2014. The College invites applications from qualified persons for admission into the above program. CATC was established in 1985 and is accredited by TCAA, NACTE, ICAO TRAINAIR and ISO 9001-2008 Certified. Course Aim: The course is geared towards producing skilled, knowledgeable and disciplined graduates capable of providing aircraft flight operations and dispatcher services with level of performance commensurate with ICAO standards and CAA regulatory bodies’ requirements.

Helicopter crashes in DAR injuring Tanzania's Vice President and others.

A helicopter has crashed in Dar es salaam today injuring Tanzania's vice president Dr. Mohamed Gharib Bilal . On board there were also Dar's Regional commissioner Said Meck Sadik , Minister of works Dr. John Pombe Maguful i,     Dar es salaam Police special zone commander  Suleiman Kova , journalists and the pilot. The helicopter was on DAR's tour to see the damages caused by floods as a result of heavy rains currently in Dar es salaam region. The crash happened at Julius Nyerere International Airport, military wing. Photos credit to  This story will be updated accordingly as more info pours in. Update: The Chief of Defence Forces, General Davis Mwamunyange, told  The Citizen   by telephone that the helicopter hit a wall and crashed as it was about to take Dr Bilal and his entourage on a tour of Dar es Salaam areas hit by floods following three days of heavy rains. He described the accident as an “unfor

Fastjet aims to raise additional funding of UKBP £11 million through placing.

African budget airline Fastjet Plc,  yesterday has released a business update with regards  to raising additional funding of UKBP £11 million.  The announcement made in London also speaks to Fastjet plc senior management and Sir Stelios Haji-Iannou of easyGroup being involved in the fundraising,the termination of the Equity Financing Facility ('EFF') with Darwin Strategic Ltd, and an update on current trading and prospects. Here below is the full announcement. fastjet plc - Placing, Open Offer, EFF, Trading & Brand Licence 11 April 2014 - Fastjet Plc. (AIM:FJET) is pleased to announce a placing with institutional and other investors to raise gross proceeds of £11 million, an amendment to the terms of the Company's brand licence with easyGroup Holdings Ltd. ("easyGroup"), an open offer to shareholders of up to £4 million, an update on current trading, and the termination of the Company's Equity Finance Facility ('EFF') wi

New Jet Lifts ATCL's Performance

AIR Tanzania has recorded 57 per cent rise in passenger traffic in just a few days after receiving the leased 50-seater CRJ-200 aircraft and stepped up on-time performance to 98 per cent. The airline also boasts of its Easter Holiday Special fares for Mtwara-bound passengers who will now be paying 250,000/- for a return ticket. This was revealed in Dar es Salaam by ATCL Acting Chief Executive Officer, Captain Milton Lazaro, while reviewing performance of the newly leased aircraft. Capt. Lazoro said that generally, the arrival of CRJ- 200 aircraft earlier last month has catalyzed the performance graph to shoot to appealing standards. "I have to admit that the aircraft has been well received by our esteem customers. Within the few weeks after being in operation, we have realised significant growth in passenger traffic. "We have now managed to enhance our credibility before our customers. Equally the feedback has been very encouraging," said

Boeing Delivers First 787 Dreamliner to Kenya Airways

Kenyan flag carrier set to add a total of nine Dreamliners to its fleet.  Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Kenya Airways celebrated the delivery and flyaway today of the Kenyan flag carrier's first 787 Dreamliner. The airplane departed Paine Field in Everett for a 7,800 nautical mile (14,456 km) nonstop flight to Kenya Airways' home base in Nairobi at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. The 787 will form the backbone of the airline's future long-haul fleet, providing greater range, improved efficiencies and outstanding passenger comfort. "The delivery of our first ever 787 Dreamliner not only opens a new chapter for our airline, but also for Kenya," said Dr. Titus Naikuni, chief executive officer, Kenya Airways. "The 787 will enable Kenya Airways to explore new markets, improve its economic performance, provide passengers with revolutionary comfort, while continuing to contribute towards the sustainable development of Africa." The 787 is the world&#

Afreximbank says in second phase of $1.9 bln Kenya Airways financing

The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) said on Tuesday it was in the second phase of a $1.9 billion financing for Kenya Airways, providing funding for 10 Boeing aircraft as the national carrier ramps up its fleet. Kenya Airways, which is 26.73 percent owned by Air France-KLM, picked Afreximbank in May 2012 to arrange financing for the purchase of ten Embraer-190 planes, nine Boeing 787-800 Dreamliners and one Boeing 777-300ER. The first phase of the financing, which consists of pre-delivery payments to the aircraft manufacturers, was concluded last November with the delivery of all the Embraer jets. The first of the Boeing Dreamliners is due to arrive next month, and the rest by July 2015. Kenya Airways will deploy the first on its Paris route as part of a strategy to expand its European routes currently being served by ageing Boeing 767s [ID:nL5N0MN2SX] Among the largest carriers in Africa, Kenya Airways is ramping up its fleet as part of a 10-year strategic plan premis

Fastjet signs connection agreement with Proflight Zambia

Low cost airline fastjet  and regional carrier Proflight Zambia have signed a connection agreement for their destinations across Africa. Passengers of the two airlines will now be able to fly to 15 places in Zambia, Malawi and Tanzania. “The alliance not only will see both airlines expand in reach but also establish Lusaka as a regional aviation hub,” fastJet said.  From May, fastjet will link Proflight's route network to its hub in Dar es Salaam and other Tanzanian domestic routes, while Proflight will connect fastjet flights into Lusaka to its domestic routes within Zambia, and to Lilongwe in Malawi. Richard Bodin, chief commercial officer of fastjet, said: "This collaboration with Proflight Zambia adds momentum to fastjet's vision of democratising air travel on the African continent, while boosting growing trade relationships between Zambia and Tanzania.” Captain Philip Lemba, director of Government and Industry Affairs at Proflight, added:  "The agr