TOP 5 LONGEST RUNWAYS IN AFRICA

“Build 3 kilometres of rail or road you will only go 3 kilometres but 3 kilometres of runway will go anywhere.” This was brought to the fore by the Regional Director of ADB Safegate Alexander Herring during the Africa Tomorrow Virtual Conference on Hospitality, Tourism and Travel. This is particularly true with the ultra-modern aircraft that can fly for long distances off short runways. But what is the critical length of an international airport runway

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AIR ZIMBABWE PLANS TO ADD SMALLER AIRCRAFT

Zimbabwean national carrier Air Zimbabwe is planning to purchase smaller aircraft to service local destinations. Speaking at an online tourism stakeholder’s engagement hosted by the Hospitality Association of Zimbabwe (HAZ), the airline`s Head of Marketing Tafadzwa Zaza said, “We have plans to acquire smaller aircraft so that we can service those smaller airports that we cannot reach right now.” Currently Air Zimbabwe serves three domestic destinations in Zimbabwe namely Harare, Bulawayo and Victoria Falls. Previously

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AFRICAN AIRLINES REPORT 13,8% CONTRACTION IN AIR CARGO: IATA

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has released data for global air freight markets in June showing an improvement, but at a slower pace than some of the traditional leading indicators would suggest.  Global demand, measured in cargo tonne-kilometers (CTKs*), fell by 17.6% in June (-19.9% for international operations) compared to the previous year. That is a modest improvement from the 20.1% year-on-year drop recorded in May.  Global capacity, measured in available cargo tonne-kilometers (ACTKs), shrank by 34.1% in

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LAM MOZAMBIQUE TO RESUME DAR ES SALAAM FLIGHTS

Mozambican national carrier, Linhas Aereas de Mozambique (LAM) Airlines will from 30 July 2020 resume flights to Tanzania capital Dar es Salaam. The flight will have a stopover either way in the Mozambican northern city of Pemba. Before the Covid19 travel restrictions LAM used to offer the flight Nairobi, Kenya using a Boeing 737 aircraft. According to LAM the flight schedule will be as follows: Maputo-Pemba-Dar-Es-Salaam 08:00am Dar-Es-Salaam-Pemba-Maputo 14:20pm This flight allows passengers to connect

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AFRIJET ATTAINS IOSA CERTIFICATION

AFRIJET ATTAINS IOSA CERTIFICATION Gabonese airline Afrijet (6F) has obtained the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Operational Safety Audit certification commonly referred to IOSA Certification. The IOSA certification was awarded to the airline after an audit was conducted by IATA auditors. With a two-year validity period the IOSA certification helps in cementing Afrijet as a competent operator, through adhering and complying to international standards. The IOSA audit covers eight areas of operations for the airline

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