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Mauritius welcomes the Emirates A380. Emirates to launch flights to Bamako, Mali. Emirates airline will connect Bamako to its global network from 25th October 2015.

Emirates to launch flights to Bamako, Mali

Emirates airline will connect Bamako, the capital and largest city of Mali, to its global network from 25th October 2015. Bamako is one of the fastest growing cities in the world with a population of about 2.3 million people, and is located in the south western part of Mali on the Niger River. Once services commence, it will become Emirates’ 28th destination in Africa and 6th in West Africa, further strengthening the region’s connectivity with the world through the airline’s global network of more than 140 destinations across six continents.

Flydubai Airline Plans To Launch Flights To Eritrea. Flydubai touches down in Hargeisa, Somaliland. AirlinesVicky Karantzavelou - 10 June 2015, 09:44 Dubai-based carrier is the first airline outside of Africa to launch direct flights to Hargeisa.

flydubai touches down in Hargeisa, Somaliland

HARGEISA, SOMALILAND - Dubai-based flydubai’s inaugural flight to Hargeisa landed yesterday at Hargeisa Egal International Airport marking the launch of a direct four times weekly service to Hargeisa. flydubai’s delegation was headed by Ghaith Al Ghaith, Chief Executive Officer of flydubai, and Sudhir Sreedharan, Senior Vice President Commercial (GCC, Subcontinent and Africa) of flydubai. Upon landing in Hargeisa Egal International Airport, the delegation was greeted by H.E Abdirahman Abdillahi Ismail, the Vice-President of Somaliland and H.E Mohamud Hashi Abdi, the Minister of Civil Aviation and Air Transport of Somaliland. Emirates airline to launch operations in Cameroon in June. Bientôt une liaison aérienne entre les Emirats Arabes Unis et le Burkina Faso » économie » Actualités - - Actualités –

La compagnie aérienne émirati, Emirates, va bientôt exploiter le ciel burkinabé, a appris APA auprès du ministère burkinabè des Infrastructures, du Désenclavement et des Transports.

Bientôt une liaison aérienne entre les Emirats Arabes Unis et le Burkina Faso » économie » Actualités - - Actualités –

Cette décision fait suite à une mission effectuée en mars aux Emirats Arabes Unis, par le ministre de tutelle burkinabé, Daouda Traoré. La mission a permis la signature d’un accord relatif aux services aériens au nom de leurs gouvernements respectifs, qui consacre l’exploitation commerciale des droits de trafics par les compagnies aériennes de deux Etats. Pour les autorités burkinabé, cette liaison (qui devrait être opérationnelle avant octobre 2015) permettra de renforcer la coopération entre les deux pays et d’offrir des opportunités aux hommes d’affaires burkinabé, qui de plus en plus s’orientent vers la destination du monde arabe. Les relations d’amitié et de coopération entre le Burkina Faso et les Emirats Arabes Unis datent des années 70.

Signature : APA. Kenya Airways first African carrier to fly to Vietnam. Kenya Airways will partner with Vietnam Airlines to gain access to other Southeast Asian countries.

Kenya Airways first African carrier to fly to Vietnam

(Image source: AndrewWSieber/Flickr) According to the airline, three weekly flights to Hanoi will ply from Kenya. Mbuvi Ngunze, CEO of Kenya Airways stated that the airline would fly the Boeing 787 Dreamliners to provide “strong connections to key markets in Africa”. “Vietnam has shown stable economic growth over the recent years, including an increase in trade with Africa. Vietnam, Egypt cooperate in logistics — Vietmaz. Emirates expands Asia to East Africa services. Jump to navigation JOC › Maritime News › Container Lines › Emirates Shipping Line Emirates expands Asia to East Africa services Emirates Shipping Line on Monday said it will expand its services connecting Asia and East Africa into two fixed-day weekly services that will ensure that “port delays do not impact the quality of service on either loop.”

Emirates expands Asia to East Africa services

Maritime News›Container Lines›Emirates Shipping Line Please consider registering in order to access the full article. Qatar Airways Cargo adds two African destinations to its network. Follow @SamJermy and @AfricaBizReview on Twitter.

Qatar Airways Cargo adds two African destinations to its network

Qatar Airways Cargo has commenced operations to two new freighter destinations in Africa; Lagos in Nigeria and Accra in Ghana, with both routes being served by the Airbus A330 freighter. Freighters to Lagos and Accra commenced on December 6. Qatar Airways to fly to Ghana. CMA CGM développe son offre de service entre l'Inde et l'Afrique. La compagnie maritime française annonce la création d'une nouvelle escale à Nhava Sheva (Inde).

CMA CGM développe son offre de service entre l'Inde et l'Afrique

La compagnie CMA CGM vient en effet d'ajouter une nouvelle escale au terminal NSCIT de Nhava Sheva, sur le service Swahili. Cette escale permettra de relier chaque semaine de manière directe l’Inde et l’Afrique. Le service Swahili offrira ainsi des temps de transit rapides permettant de rallier chaque semaine et de manière directe le plus gros marché est Africain, Mombasa, à l’Inde en 14 jours, mais aussi Nacala au Mozambique à l’Inde en 13 jours, et Zanzibar en Tanzanie à l’Inde en 18 jours, grâce au seul service direct disponible sur le marché pour les exports entre ces destinations.

UAE Investors Want More Direct Flights To Namibia. DP World to develop free zone in Senegal. DP World, one of the world's largest port operators, is looking to develop a free zone in Senegal, chairman Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem has announced, Reuters reports.

DP World to develop free zone in Senegal

Sulayem was speaking at an African investment event in Dubai. He did not provide specifics on the firm's Senegal plans, but said it was very bullish on Africa in general. Gulf entities have funded at least $30 billion of African infrastructure projects over the past decade, according to a new study by the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry revealed this week. The report said the funding amounts to between seven and 10 percent of total inflows, of which approximately $15 billion was in the form of loans and grants from Gulf development agencies and $15 billion in direct investments.

The study, developed in collaboration with the Economist Intelligence Unit, also said that annual contributions are likely to average $5 billion in the coming years. Le Moyen-Orient à l'assaut du ciel africain. Basée à Dubaï, Emirates dessert 26 villes du continent.

Le Moyen-Orient à l'assaut du ciel africain

Emirates offers discount to Ethiopian travellers. Emirates, a global connector of people and places, offers Ethiopian travellers upto 25% discount on Business Class and Economy Class fares to selected and exciting destinations around the world.

Emirates offers discount to Ethiopian travellers

The special fares will apply when booked between October 13th and October 21st2014 for travel period starting October 13th 2014 until March 31st, 2015. Emirates Airline predicts rising demand in Africa despite Ebola scare. Emirates Airline expects to add at least 10 new routes in Africa by 2025 and predicts a strong demand for flights to the continent despite the outbreak of the Ebola disease, it said. “There are indications that demand in the east is coming off a little bit because of a perception that Ebola is Africa-wide, but it certainly isn’t,” said Tim Clark, the Emirates president, in Dubai at the Global Africa Forum yesterday.

“There are segments of our business in China, Taiwan and Vietnam that are fairly cautious about what they do, but for every one of those that we lose we fill it with something else. Emirates inks deal to manage Angola's airline. DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Emirates airline — the Middle East's largest carrier — has signed a 10-year management deal with Angola's national airline in a move that could bolster the Dubai-based carrier's foothold in Africa. The deal signed Tuesday does not include an equity investment by Emirates. Rather, Emirates will appoint four senior executives to implement a new business plan for TAAG Angola Airlines. Emirates will also conduct crew training. Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Ahmad bin Saeed Al Maktoum said in a statement the company sees "huge potential in Africa. " He says that Emirates wants to provide "deeper reach and better connectivity" for its passengers in Central and South Africa.

The agreement includes code-sharing and participation in frequent flyer programs. Kenya, Qatar ink maritime cooperation deal. World Bulletin / News Desk Kenya and Qatar on Friday signed a major agreement to step up bilateral maritime cooperation, the Kenyan presidency has said. The signing of the agreement, according to a statement from the presidency, had followed a meeting between Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and Qatari Transport Minister Jassim Saif Al-Sulaiti. "Under the maritime deal, there will be direct shipping between [Kenya's Indian Ocean port of] Mombasa and Doha, which is set to boost trade in Kenya and the East Africa region," the Kenyan presidency declared. The agreement, it added, would also pave the way towards giving Kenyan seafarers priority in terms of employment opportunities in Qatari shipping lines. Qatari Airways, the presidential statement read, would soon begin operating cargo flights from Kenya's Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.

Flydubai says to add three new routes to East Africa. Dubai-based flydubai has announced the addition of three new East African routes, bringing the total number of destinations in the carrier’s network to 80. With the launch of fights in September to Bujumbura in Burundi, Entebbe in Uganda and Kigali in Rwanda, flydubai will fly to a total of nine destinations in Africa, the airline said in a statement. Ghaith Al Ghaith, CEO of flydubai, said: “We are delighted to announce the launch of three new East African destinations which also sees flydubai become the first national carrier from the UAE to fly to Rwanda and Burundi, underlining our commitment to opening up underserved markets.” flydubai said it will make Business Class available for the first time between Dubai and Burundi. “We have announced 17 new destinations since the start of 2014, matching the total number of destinations flydubai launched last year. Rwanda and Burundi are home to some of the most biodiverse places.

African failure opens the skies to Gulf airlines. IT IS HARD to believe that the chaotic green fuselage on the floor of aircraft maker Airbus’s assembly line in Toulouse will be delivered to South African Airways (SAA) as a fully functional passenger jet in less than eight weeks. Wires and cladding protrude everywhere. Even as French workers move busily up and down what will eventually be the passenger cabin, not much seems to be happening. But Airbus officials say there is no doubt the aircraft will be ready for SAA in July. Saudia carried 557,089 Africa-bound passengers in Q1. East Asia to Africa Brochure for web.pdf. Africa Air Cargo Supplement in March issue. The past two to three years have witnessed a significant growth in air cargo traffic between Asia and Africa due to investment in African infrastructure. At the same time, global demand for Africa’s oil/gas resources, minerals, and other commodities has soared, generating more wealth in various parts of the African continent.

The result has been an increase in African consumer spending on imported goods from Asian countries. China’s trade with Africa of US$116 billion is double that between India and Africa presently, which stands at about $51 billion. Microsoft PowerPoint - UNECA_session3.ppt - 3.4.UNECA.pdf. Ethiopian Airlines and Oman Air Enter in to Code Share Agreement.

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – Ethiopian Airlines, the national carrier of Ethiopia, has entered into a codeshare partnership with Oman Air, the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman, on the Addis Ababa and Muscat sectors, which will offer greater choice for customers of the two airlines. This codeshare agreement will cover flights between the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa and the Omani capital of Muscat. The service will be operated using Ethiopian Airlines aircraft and will build on the airline’s four flights per week between the two cities. It will be marketed by Oman Air. The flights will be operated as per the below schedule: Operating Flight No. DP World Plans Expansion in Latin America, Africa, Chairman Says. DP World Ltd. (DPW), the world’s third- largest port operator, wants to expand in Latin America and Africa as cost of investment in the U.S. remains high, the Dubai-based company’s chairman said.

Samsung, Hyundai in Nigeria LNG carrier ship deals. Saudia Cargo signs deal to grow West Africa services - Transport. Etihad Cargo targets West Africa. Route to strengthen trade ties with Africa Etihad Cargo, a division of the Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways, is re-introducing a weekly freighter service from the emirate to the Nigerian city of Lagos. The service will be launched on 15 November. Qatar to start Mozambique flights.