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October 19, 2017 3:01 PM Ethiopian Airlines to make Addis Ababa a global aviation hub: CEO

ADDIS ABABA, Oct. 19 (Xinhua) -- Ethiopia's flag carrier Ethiopian Airlines (ET) plans to make Addis Ababa Bole International Airport a global aviation hub in line with its ambition of becoming a world class airline. Speaking exclusively to Xinhua on Thursday Tewolde Gebremariam CEO of ET said the airline is working on boosting lagging facilities such as in-customer 124

October 19, 2017 8:30 AM Air ticket sales dip Sh1.5bn on travel restrictions, polls

Air ticket sales dropped by Sh1.5 billion over the past two months following travel restrictions in government and the prolonged election period that has seen cautious travellers reduce cross-border movement. The Kenya Association of Travel Agents (KATA) air ticket bookings dropped 10 per cent to 1.5 million in September, a month marked by the Supreme 38

October 18, 2017 9:08 PM Have a few extra hours in Instanbul? Why not go on a FREE tour!

Istanbul is waiting to greet you with streets steeped in history and brimming with mystique! As part of Turkish Airlines mission to provide passengers with the best service possible, they are offering anyone who flies through İstanbul with them, and has a waiting time of at least six hours before their connecting international flight, to a free tour of the city. After 95

October 18, 2017 10:07 AM Deadly explosion in Somali capital Mogadishu brings shock, outrage, and resilience

More than 300 people were killed and at least 500 injured on October 14 when a truck bomb exploded in a crowded intersection in Mogadishu, Somalia’s capital. The attack is being called the worst in the history of the city, a particularly alarming statistic considering that the capital has regularly been the scene of violent conflict since the collapse 83

October 16, 2017 5:45 AM Githae: Cargo traffic to solidify trade between America, East Africa region

Non-stop flights between Kenya and the US could grow trade, tourism and the hotel sectors two-fold in the first year of commencement. According to Kenya’s Ambassador to the US Robinson Githae, direct flights will increase Nairobi’s cargo traffic and solidify trade between America and East Africa, with volumes of top exports such as fresh-cut flowers 96

October 3, 2017 12:42 PM Kenya eyes budget airlines to attract more foreign tourists

NAIROBI, Oct. 3 (Xinhua) -- Kenya plans to attract low-cost airlines in order to increase the number of international tourists visiting the country, a senior government official said on Tuesday. Cabinet Secretary in the Ministry of Tourism Najib Balala told a media briefing in Nairobi that an increasing number of tourists are using low-cost airlines 65

September 30, 2017 8:40 AM MY STORY: I rose above disability to become a globetrotter

Maria Njeri, 24, has cerebral palsy. It is a condition caused by injury to the parts of the brain that control our ability to use our muscles and bodies. Njeri has difficulty walking due to the condition which affected the movement of her legs, hands, coordination and speech. She suffered brain damage due to lack of oxygen at birth during her mother’s 42

September 26, 2017 2:48 AM Kenya: KQ Seeks State Protection to Ward Off Rivals

Kenya Airways is seeking government protection to ward off competition from African and Middle East air carriers flying into Nairobi. In a press conference on Thursday, Kenya Airways chief executive Sebastian Mikosz said the state subsidies extended to carriers such as Ethiopian, RwandAir, and Gulf airlines like Etihad meant that they were not competing 95

September 26, 2017 12:27 AM Africa Travel Association’s 41st Annual World Tourism Conference showcases African tourism

eTN is sharing this article without copyright claim with journalists and publications interested in travel and tourism news. The Africa Travel Association (ATA) hosted the 41st Annual World Tourism Conference in Kigali, Rwanda, from August 28-31, 2017. The conference, which was developed to promote tourism as an engine for economic growth across Africa 61

September 22, 2017 9:05 PM Why KQ will take longer to fly to New York despite clearance

Kenya Airways Chairman Michael Joseph consults with Company Secretary Catherine Musakali during an annual general meeting in Nairobi. [Wilberforce Okwiri, Standard] National carrier Kenya Airways (KQ) will take longer before it can fly directly to the US despite having received the green light to do so. According to the Chief Executive Sebastian Mikosz 94