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  • African Airlines revenues for January 2024 were $ 1.83 billion compared to $1.56 billion in November 2023
  • Available seats per kilometre (ASKs) also exceeded the level of March 2019 by 7.7 per cent.
  • Open skies will boost intra-African connectivity and drive down airfares.

Investments among the continent’s carriers have begun to pay off as African Airlines Revenues and seat numbers hit a record high, a new report by African Airline Association (AFRAA) has shown.

The number of airline seats offered in the region has increased by 12.6 per cent to 16.1 million in March 2024, thanks to new routes and flight frequencies.

For the first time in four years, the industry surpassed pre-COVID-19 monthly figures of 14.3 million, recorded in March 2019.

The year 2024 is shaping up to be a significant year of recovery for the aviation industry. Airlines have regained their pre-Covid levels of capacity and traffic and …

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  • Luxury Tourism in East Africa has been on an upswing following the reopening of air travel.
  • Marriott and Radisson Blu are leading the line in Investments in Luxury Tourism in East Africa.
  • American hotel brand Marriott International is eyeing over 30 hotel openings  in Africa by the close of 2024

 East Africa has emerged as a magnet for luxury tourists seeking unforgettable experiences, as evidenced by the increasing investments in high-end travel and accommodation in the region.

This region, comprising countries Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, and castelli gabba decathlon bmx castelli gabba custom maple leafs jersey custom maple leafs jersey adidas yeezy boost 350 turtle dove keyvone lee jersey asu football jersey sac eastpak dallas cowboys slippers mens jordan air force 1 nike air max 90 futura blundstone uomo sit top kayak fsu football jersey others, has witnessed a surge in high-end tourism from global hotel chains pumping investments in …

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  • Kenya Airways Cargo introduced a pair of Boeing 737-800 converted freighters two months ago to expand its cargo capacity.
  • Kenya Airways will also resume direct passenger flights between Nairobi and Mogadishu starting 15th February 2024.
  • KQ already operates the passenger version of the 737-800.

Kenya Airways Cargo (KQ Cargo) has expanded its route network to include direct cargo flights between Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Mogadishu in Somalia.

The new route will be served weekly, effective 09th February 2024, and is expected to grow to two (2) weekly frequencies in April 2024. KQ Cargo has partnered with GSA Global Cargo LLC, a global cargo sales and service agent based out of UAE, as the cargo logistics partner to service the route.

KQ Cargo recently increased its freight capacities with the entry into service of a B737-800F, which offers an extended range, connecting vital cargo hubs and opening …

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To understand the new politics stance and other pro nationals of recent times, we should look to Silicon Valley and the quantified movement of the latest generation.

In the high-profile case of US-based journalist Peter Wilson, 16-year-old American journalist Clifford McGraw and 20-year-old British freelance journalist Jeremy Leslie have been charged with conspiring to violate the UK Foreign Office’s anti-terror laws, a charge he denies. On Monday, UK attorney Andy McDonald revealed that he had spoken.

“Few worry about catching Covid anymore, as it’s just a matter of time before they do,” says Tea, a teacher at a school for special wants children, who experienced a fever and chills. “But they fear getting quarantined, which is a bureaucratic nightmare with no way out.”

Speaking to The Andrew Jackson Society, he added: “I want to express to the people of Scotland: as you know, we are a country of …

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To understand the new politics stance and other pro nationals of recent times, we should look to Silicon Valley and the quantified movement of the latest generation.

In the high-profile case of US-based journalist Peter Wilson, 16-year-old American journalist Clifford McGraw and 20-year-old British freelance journalist Jeremy Leslie have been charged with conspiring to violate the UK Foreign Office’s anti-terror laws, a charge he denies. On Monday, UK attorney Andy McDonald revealed that he had spoken.

“Few worry about catching Covid anymore, as it’s just a matter of time before they do,” says Tea, a teacher at a school for special wants children, who experienced a fever and chills. “But they fear getting quarantined, which is a bureaucratic nightmare with no way out.”

Speaking to The Andrew Jackson Society, he added: “I want to express to the people of Scotland: as you know, we are a country of …

An Airbnb property. The company defied the pandemic to quadruple revenues to US$2.2 billion in 2021. www.theexchange.africa

In Africa, South Africa has the biggest Airbnb market, accounting for half the listings in Africa.
In 2021, Airbnb registered 2.9 million hosts, with 100,000 of those coming from Africa. Approximately 14,000 hosts are now joining every month. It has reported 7 million listings and has spread to over 100,000 cities in 220 countries and regions.
South Africa boasts 43,400 listings and an income of above US$95 million; Morocco has 21,000 listings and an income of above US$22 million; Kenya has 5900 listings and a US$3.9 million income. …

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  • The region had drawn a number of important lessons from the pandemic especially in relation to the economic sectors that were hard hit such as tourism
  • EAC citizens should be charged local rates while entering public tourist sites such as national parks and reserves that are distributed across the region
  • EAC Partner States should also diversify their tourism products by developing other products

East African Community Partner States lost 92% of revenues in the tourism sector due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with arrivals to the region falling from 6.98 million arrivals before the pandemic to 2.25 million arrivals occasioning the losses.

EAC Secretary General Hon. (Dr.) Peter Mathuki however noted that the region was now open again for business, and urged EAC Partner States governments and other stakeholders to work together to market the region’s tourist attractions and products as part of efforts to ensure speedy recovery for the sector.…

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There has been growth in searches and bookings to East African Community countries with Tanzania leading as a leisure destination.

This is according to data by the Kenya Association of Travel Agents (KATA) and Amadeus search and agency booking which shows a very slight improvement in both outbound and inbound search demand and booking volumes for 2021 year to date, while compared to the same period in 2020.

The booking agency indicates that travel demand remains significantly below pre-COVID-19 levels owing to international travel restrictions in key markets in Europe, North America and Asia.

According to KATA, there has been a growing demand for inbound travel into Kenya from USA, Germany and UK.

“Domestic travel searches remain high as people are looking to travel more within the country. However, overall travel demand to and from Kenya stands at -69.9% in June 2021 compared to same time in 2019,” the travel …

Kenya Airways PLC (KQ) implementing contactless transactions

Kenya Airways PLC (KQ) says it is implementing contactless transactions to enhance customer and staff health and safety priorities, at a time when touchless payments are witnessing tremendous growth in usage.

In a statement, the Kenyan carrier says it is implementing the service, in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The service will be effective from 1st September 2021.

“The contactless transactions align with the airline’s strategy to develop  sustainable business operations through investing in innovative processes and technologies for customer safety and security throughout the customer journey,” KQ said.

KQ says it will encouraged its customers to use mobile money, credit or debit cards to make any transactions at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA), including purchasing tickets and paying for checked-in baggage.

Commenting on the development, Julius Thairu, Acting Chief Commercial and Customer Experience Officer said the aviation industry is increasingly adopting touchless technologies to keep passengers safe, …

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