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Ethiopian Goes Fully Digital

Flying even more greener; Ethiopian Airlines Group, the largest airline in Africa, is pleased to announce that it has fully digitalized all its business processes like aircraft maintenance and Flight Operations, Commercial Operations, Finance, HRM, Customer Services, Procurement and supply Chain Management, Online learning, management approvals and authorizations etc… by removing paper from the entire system as of September 28, 2017. Group CEO Ethiopian Airlines, Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam, said; “Although we started the digitization project in the last few years, today marks an important milestone in our history as we are removing paper from our entire business processes. Leading in the Digital Revolution and leveraging on the latest advancement in the Information and Communication technology of the global airline industry, Ethiopian will scale up its operational Excellence, Customer intimacy and cost leadership strategies. ICT will enable us to deliver customized global standard c

New Board Chairman appointed for Kilimanjaro Airports Development Company (KADCO).

President John Magufuli has just overhauled the Board of Directors in charge of managing the Kilimanjaro Airports Development Company (KADCO), the public firm responsible for handling the Kilimanjaro International Airport (KIA). According to an official dispatch signed on Monday by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Works, Transport and Communications, Dr Leonard M. Chamuhiro, the directive to that effect came through the Minister in charge of the portfolio, Prof Makame Mbarawa, who has appointed, Mr Gregory George Teu the new KADCO Board Chairman. "The new appointment is in accordance with the 'Public Corporation Act Cap 257 R.E. 2002/ sect 9(1) and (2)' and therefore Mr Teu's recruitment takes immediate effect," reads part of the statement from the Permanent Secretary, Dr Chamuhiro sent on 16th of October 2017. Under the changes, Mr Gregory George Teu (66) replaces Ambassador Hassan Gumbo Kibelloh, who headed the former Board of Directors at K

Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

Airbus to acquire majority stake in the C Series Aircraft Limited Partnership ·         Partnership brings together two complementary product lines, with 100-150 seat market segment expected to represent more than 6,000 new aircraft over the next 20 years ·         Combination of Airbus’ global reach and scale with Bombardier’s newest aircraft family to create significant value for customers, suppliers, employees and shareholders ·         Significant C Series production costs savings anticipated by leveraging Airbus’ supply chain expertise ·         Commitment to Québec: C Series Aircraft Limited Partnership headquarters and primary assembly to remain in Québec, with the support of both companies’ global supply chains ·         Airbus’ global industrial footprint expands with the C Series Final Assembly Line in Canada, resulting in a positive impact on operations in Québec and across the country ·         Growing market for C Series results in second Final Assembly Line i

Fastjet gets ready to welcome new aircraft Embraer E190 and launches Asante Tanzania campaign and better customer service.

Team fastjet is looking forward to launching its new Embraer E190 fleet soon. The new, modern aircraft arrives in Tanzania this week and will await regulatory approvals after which its launch flight will take place. The aircraft replaces the Airbus A319 which has now gone out of service. The second Embraer E190 is expected toward mid-November. In-between the first flight of the new aircraft and the exit of the old, fastjet will be flying an interim schedule that impacts flights between Mbeya and Dar es Salaam. In addition, fastjet has also launched a plan to greatly improve its customer service. “We are really looking forward to welcoming the new Embraer E190 aircraft,” says fastjet Tanzania spokesperson Lucy Mbogoro. “It is modern, comfortable and very reliable.” Mbogoro adds that fastjet intends to reclaim its position as one of the continent’s most on-time airlines following the recent cancellations due to

Precision Air to fly Scheduled Flights to Serengeti effective from 1st October 2017

Tanzania leading airline Precision Air Services PLC, has announced the launch of scheduled flights to Serengeti National Park effective from 1st October 2017. The flights will be from Zanzibar or Dar es Salaam direct to Serengeti every Monday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday. The announcement comes few weeks after the airline announced the  launch of scheduled flights to Kahama  effective from 5th September 2017. The announcement found on the airline's website is here quoted: "Dear Customer, Effective from 1st October 2017, Precision Air will start operating scheduled flights to Serengeti National Park. Fly from Zanzibar OR Dar es Salaam direct to Serengeti every Monday,Wednesday,Saturday and Sunday. Enjoy your time in the park or at the beach and let us worry about your flight." End of quote; Precision Air seems to spread its wings all over the Tanzanian space providing affordable and reliable air travel services to its customers. The

The government of Tanzania to purchase a second B787 Dreamliner

For those who were wondering about ATCL being able to run smoothly it's long-haul operations with a single Boeing 787 Dreamliner currently on order...here is what you didn't know,...apparently the government of Tanzania through the ministry of works and transport has set aside the down payment for a second Boeing 787 Dreamliner. Here bellow is an extract of the 2017/18 budget for the ministry of works, transport and communications as presented in the parliament by the minister prof. Makame Mbarawa in which TZS 500,000 million is allocated for finalizing the payment for qnty 2 Bombardier CS300, qnty 1 B787-8 Dreamliner, insurance, training for personnel, start up cost and as well the down payment for another (the second) Boeing 787 Dreamliner. Quote: 174.Mheshimiwa Spika, ujio wa ndege hizo mbili aina ya Bombardier Dash 8 – Q400 pamoja na ile iliyokuwepo aina ya Dash 8 - Q300 umeiwezesha ATCL kutoa huduma za uhakika za usafiri wa anga katika maeneo ya Dar es Sal

Precision Air to launch scheduled flights to Kahama (KBH) starting september 2017.

Tanzania leading airline Precision Air Services PLC, has announced the launch of scheduled flights to Kahama effective from 5th September 2017.  The announcement was made after a successful test flight to the Kahama airstrip in Shinyanga region. The test flight performed by Precision Air’s ATR42-500 reg. 5H-PWF took off from Mwanza (MWZ) at around 16:2 5 hrs LT and landed at Kahama (KBH) at 17:00 hrs LT on Sunday 16 th July 2017. Kahama’s District Commissioner, Hon.Fadhili Nkurlu was one of the passengers accompanied the 3 5 min flight from Mwanza. At Kahama, the flight was received by the management of Acacia, invited guests and the press.  Addressing the public, Precision Air’s Corporate Affairs Manager Mr. Hillary Mremi said, Precision Air will start its commercial operations effective from 5th September 2017, initially with three flights a week, every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday and strategically increasing the frequency to daily depending on the demand. Mr.

Sabena technics and Precision Air Extend Their Collaboration

Precision Air, the Tanzania-based airline, has renewed its trust in Sabena technics for the component support of its entire fleet of ATRs. This selection marks the extension of an existing contract signed with Sabena technics in 2010. Since 2010, Sabena technics has been servicing Precision Air’s ATR fleet from its Dinard site which benefits from a recognized expertise in regional aircraft support. Solutions under the renewed contract include component repair and overhaul as well as pool access with advanced standard exchange components service on the airline’s fleet of nine ATR aircraft (42-500 and 72- 500). “We would like to thank Precision Air for the renewed trust they placed in our company. We are proud to be a partner to one of the largest operator of ATR aircraft in Africa and we look forward to keep supporting their growth and development”, commented Nasser Skalli Housseini, VP Sales of Sabena technics. « We are delighted to extend our well-established partnership with Sabena

Demand drives flydubai to launch Kilimanjaro flights and increase Zanzibar capacity in Oct-2017

flydubai  announced (15-Jun-2017) plans to commence three times weekly  Dubai -Dar Es Salaam- Kilimanjaro  and  Dubai -Kilimanjaro services on 29-Oct-2017. The carrier will also increase  Zanzibar  frequency from three to eight times weekly on 29-Oct-2017, increasing total  Tanzania  frequency to 14 times weekly and increasing Tanzania capacity by 133% year-on-year.  Kilimanjaro will be the airline's third destination in Tanzania and its 12th in  Africa  and flydubai will be the first carrier to operate directly between Kilimanjaro and the  UAE . SVP commercial GCC, Subcontinent and Africa Sudhir Sreedharan said: "We expect to see healthy flows of trade and tourism on this route from the GCC and Eastern  Europe ".  flydubai began operations to Tanzania in 2014 and has seen a steady growth in passenger numbers. Kilimanjaro will be served with six flights a week three of which are via a stop in the capital, Dar es Salaam. In addition, the carrier w

Hitit CS is the shining star in Africa: Seven new airlines in two years.

Hitit CS  had a strong presence at  Aviation Festival Africa 2017 . During the conference Hitit CS made two presentations about future airline distribution and passenger service trends. Hitit CS has a proven track record for serving African airlines. Recent customer gains of Hitit in Africa were  Air Tanzania, Precision Air, Nouvelair, Tunisie  and  Air Namibia . Today over 70,000 travel agencies worldwide are using Hitit’s distribution system and more than 50 billion flight queries are being processed each year. In 2016 Hitit’s reservation system counted more than 55.5 million passenger bookings. In 2016 and 2017 Hitit CS, the IT provider from Turkey has convinced seven African airlines to benefit from its innovative airline solutions. Among these new customers were Air Namibia, Air Tanzania, Precision Air and Nouvel Air. Hitit CS has planned to strengthen its efforts in Africa. One step is the sponsorship of Aviation Festival Africa 2017 in Johannesburg. The company has bee

Flight Price Index 2017: Tanzania among the most expensive countries for flights

Online travel agency Kiwi.com have produced their annual ranking detailing the cost of air travel in 80 countries. As a company which prides itself on offering the best value ticket prices for customers, Kiwi.com undertook the research in order to help make travellers aware of countries that offer good opportunities for affordable travel. Following on from the findings of last year’s Flight Price Index, this round also tracks the changes in the industry, providing a compelling insight into the fluctuating price of air travel around the world. To calculate the rankings, Kiwi.com analysed over a million flights to find an average price of short-haul and long-haul flights on low cost and full service airlines from each of the countries. Domestic flights were calculated by finding an average airfare from the country’s capital to up to five major cities within the country, or to a major city nearby in a neighbouring country when no domestic flights were available. The price of int