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Ifuatayo ni sehemu ya bajeti ya wizara ya uchukuzi kwa upande wa usafiri na uchukuzi kwa njia ya anga kwa mwaka 2015/2016 kama ilivyowasilishwa na waziri Samueli Sitta katika bunge la bajeti mjini Dodoma. 4.0 USAFIRI NA UCHUKUZI KWA NJIA YA ANGA 4.1 Udhibiti wa Usalama wa Usafiri wa Anga 90. Mheshimiwa Spika, Wizara kupitia Mamlaka ya Usafiri wa Anga (TCAA) imeendelea kuhakikisha kuwa viwanja vya ndege na huduma za usafiri wa anga nchini vinakidhi masharti na kanuni zilizowekwa. Ili kuhakikisha kuwa kanuni hizo zinazingatiwa, katika mwaka 2014/2015, viwanja vya ndege vya Kimataifa vya Julius Nyerere (JNIA), Abeid Amani Karume na Kilimanjaro (KIA) vilikaguliwa na kupata vyeti vya ubora kulingana na matakwa ya vigezo vya Kimataifa ya viwanja vya ndege. Aidha, viwanja vya ndege vya Arusha, Mwanza, Kigoma, Tabora, Bukoba, Mtwara, Tanga, Lindi na Iringa pia vilikaguliwa na kupewa vyeti vya ubora. Utekelezaji wa uboreshaji wa viwanja vya ndege nchini ni mzuri kiwango cha

Malaysia Airlines 'technically bankrupt', to cut 6,000 jobs

The newly appointed chief executive of loss-making Malaysia Airlines said on Monday that the carrier is 'technically bankrupt,' as he announced a restructuring programme and plans that will cut about 6,000 jobs. The newly appointed chief executive of loss-making Malaysia Airlines said on Monday that the carrier is 'technically bankrupt'. “We are technically bankrupt...the decline of performance started long before the tragic events of 2014,” Christoph Mueller said, speaking at a news conference.  Already squeezed into years of losses by stiff regional competition, the carrier was seriously affected last year by the loss of two jets in separate disasters. Mueller was making his first public appearance as CEO since being hired last month by the carrier's owner, Malaysian state fund Khazanah, to lead the restructuring. The airline on Monday  The airline said it had "offered jobs" to 14,000 of its 20,000 workforce. The airline is operating as no

fastjet announces its financial results for the year ended 31 December 2014.

Low-cost African airline Fastjet  has  announced its financial results for the year ended 31 December 2014, posting an   increased operating losses of   $72  million as compared to  $55.2 million in 2013.   The loss came despite a  106%  rise in full year revenues to  US$53.8 million  ( 2013 US$26m)    with a  64%  rise in passenger numbers in its Tanzanian operations. Here below is a summary of fastjet’s results for the year to 31 December 2014. Summary highlights ·           Significant improvement in operational and financial KPIs ·           Material corporate structure changes and improvements ·           35% first time fliers on fastjet in 2014 - African growth potential evident ·           95% customer satisfaction level 2014 Operational highlights fastjet Tanzania ·           85% increase in aircraft utilisation (from 5.5 to 10.2 block hours per aircraft per day) ·           62% increase in total seats flown ·           92% punctuality - SAA 84%

Kenya Airways is going through turbulence, but stays focused

Kenya Airways has released a statement admitting that the airline is going through business challenges at the moment but it stays focused in delivering the best services possible and  measures are instituted to put the business on a recovery path and ultimately on a sound footing. The following is the full statement as quoted from KQ. Kenya Airways GMD & CEO -  Mbuvi Ngunze. Kenya Airways is only going through normal turbulence All businesses have challenges, more so in our aviation industry, which is cyclical in nature and fraught with many risks.These include fuel price volatility, intense competition and more recently the threat of terrorism and epidemics that have adversely impacted global travel. There is also political instability, natural disasters and an increasingly tight regulatory environment and  KQ  is not isolated from any of these. KQ has expanded its global footprint across multiple jurisdictions flying to 52 destinations. As a global airline,

Fastjet expands its fleet to four planes with plans for more.

African budget airline,  Fastjet  ( LON:FJET ) ,  has signed a letter of intent with ICBC International Leasing Company Limited in respect of the leasing of one A319-131 aircraft.  The airline plans to increase its fleet this year as it seeks to expand its operations and add further routes to its network. With fastjet's current fleet of three aircraft almost fully utilised, additional aircraft will be required to support the planned expansion of fastjet Tanzania and to facilitate the start-up of planned new fastjet operations in both Zambia and Zimbabwe. This Aircraft is the first of a number that fastjet is planning to add to its fleet this year, with each additional aircraft able to make up to 1,000 more seats per day available to fastjet's customers. Based on the 75% load factors currently being projected by fastjet, each aircraft in the fleet is expected to carry approximately 275,000 passengers per annum. fastjet expects to put the Aircraft into servic

FastJet PLC Announce New Board Member

FastJet PLC LON:FJET has announced this week that Bryan Collings has been appointed to the Board as Non-Executive Director with immediate effect. Bryan holds a number of other high profile positions including at HEXAM Capital Partners LLP, Coppin Collings Limited and Ohmworx Limited.  He previously held a position with Hexagon Asset Management LLP. Between 2006 and 2012, Bryan was Managing Partner of HEXAM Capital Partners LLP, during which he increased company assets from some $13 million seed investment to a peak of almost $2 billion. He purchased a 52% stake in HEXAM from Standard Life Investments, inter alia, in December 2014. Bryan, aged 49, is a previous recipient of investment awards in the UK, and holds a M.Sc. in Economics and a CFA. The appointment comes off the back of a strong April performance, where FastJet PLC LON:FJET operations in Tanzania carried a total of 68,088 passengers and achieved a load factor of 73%, the highest monthly passenger total reco

Precision Air resumes flights to Tabora

Tanzania’s premier airline,  Precision Air  ( DSE :PAL)  is resuming its operations into Tabora effective May 15 th , 2015. A note from Precision Air read that "Please take note that starting from May 15 th   this year, we shall start our flight operations between Dar-es-Salaam –Tabora and Tabora – Kigoma." According to Precision Air, flights will be operating every Monday, Wednesday and Friday with special opening fares of just TZS 267,000 (one way and tax inclusive) or TZS 399,000 ( Return and tax inclusive).  This is great news for the people of Tabora and the travel community at large. Tanzania as a country is blessed with ample opportunities in travel trade and tourism but still a big part of this country remains excommunicated though rich with tourist attractions.  Tabora and Kigoma regions are located in western Tanzania and counted as tourist hot spots due to their historical attractions and the presence of chimpanzees there, but for years t

Kenya Airways to sell assets, seeks loan to navigate cash crunch

Kenya Airways is to sell some older planes and land and is negotiating a bridging loan to help it through a cash crunch caused by a drop in passenger numbers. The carrier, part-owned by AirFrance-KLM, made a big loss in the half-year to September after a spate of Islamist militant attacks drove tourists away from Kenya and made it tough to fill its fleet of new Boeing 787 Dreamliners. Chief Executive Mbuvi Ngunze said the outlook for the peak holiday season in July and August was steady for now but could be hurt by the latest attack in Kenya. An assault on Garissa university in the northeast killed 148 people.Some beach hotels and safari lodges have already reported cancellations. The company reported first-half losses of 12.5 billion shillings ($134 million), while passenger numbers were down to 64 percent of capacity in the period from 69 percent in the prior year period. The airline's shares have plunged by almost a fifth in 2015. Ngunze, who took over in 2014, to