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Old August 7th, 2011, 02:20 AM   #41
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Here is a larger view of what JKIA's expansion plan looks like:

Looks great but these people are taking too long!
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Old August 7th, 2011, 06:20 PM   #42
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Rwanda to revise budget for proposed Bugesera airport

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The Rwanda government is considering revising the $600 million budget for the construction of a new airport to attract investment from the private sector.

There is concern that raising finance for the project might be difficult if prospective donors feel the project is too expensive.

There is a way of lowering the overall total cost by looking into the type of materials they want to use and using phased model approach rather than trying to do everything at the same time, said Infrastructure Minister Albert Nsengiyumva.

The proposed New Bugesera International Airport was estimated to cost $600 million and be opened in the next five years.

Building a bigger international airport has been one of the countrys top priorities as it moves to decongest Kigali International Airport.

Rwanda Civil Aviation Authority announced that KIA will be upgraded to international standards at an estimated cost of $14 million. A detailed technical study on the airport will be released before the end of the month.

According to a report by TPS, the new airport would handle one million passengers and 150 million tonnes of cargo annually during its first phase, 2015- 2025.
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Old August 11th, 2011, 03:14 PM   #43
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in addition to that the airport's two terminals.. is undergoing modernisation that's suppose to be completed this year:


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This is such a piece of crap....30 planes an hour? The people who write this junk in newspapers are morons I wouldnt dare call them journalists. Dar Es Salaam airport has 52 flight departures in a whole day 24hrs which comes to 2.16 planes an hour. Even Johannesburg doesnt have 30 flights an hour and Joburg is the busiest in the Sub-Saharan Africa.
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Old August 15th, 2011, 03:15 AM   #45
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(KGL) Kigali International

New VIP Lounge Inaugurated At Kigali International Airport
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A new VIP Lounge was unveiled at Kigali International Airport one month after works began on the project.

The lounge, named the Pearl Lounge Kigali, was put up at a cost of US$250,000.

The restructuring works were carried out by Kuwaiti-based National Aviation Services (NAS), a globally renowned provider of ground handling services contracted by Rwanda Civil Aviation Authority (RCAA).

Dr Richard Masozera, the Director General of RCAA said that the reconstruction of the VIP Lounge was aimed at providing top quality service to clients similar to those offered at other modern airports.

"Certain high standards have been established which we have been looking forward to. The VIP Lounge is now spacious than before with a capacity of 54 seats. It will be providing 24 hour service for VIP and business class clients," he said.

He also noted that the number of passengers has also greatly improved with the airport expected to receive over 400,000 passengers this year compared to the annual average of 280,000 passengers over the last three years.

He attributed the surging number of passengers using the airport to the country's stable economy, improved services and the fact that Rwanda has progressively positioned itself as a preferred tourism destination.

The Minister of Infrastructure, Albert Nsengiyumva, who presided over the event, said that the restructuring of the lounge is in line with the government's vision to have a service-oriented economy.

"This facility will boost the tourism industry in Rwanda through boosting customer confidence and quality service," the minister added.

Hassan El-Houry, the CEO of NAS stated that Rwanda has a rapidly growing economy thereby attracting many tourists.

"Rwanda is endowed with a government that works hard to build the economy, they have a fast growing economy and we are proud to be working with them. We have a whole spectrum of services we are going to offer and also plan to build our headquarters here which will benefit Rwanda," El-Houry said.

He also disclosed plans to start an aviation training centre in Rwanda that will attract students from neighbouring countries.
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Old August 20th, 2011, 11:53 AM   #46
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First B737-800 for RwandAir :

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Old August 24th, 2011, 04:16 PM   #47
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Rwandair expanding fleet amid promising passenger growth

Wednesday, 24 August 2011 09:04 Bosco Hitimana


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RwandAir, Rwanda’s flag carrier is in the final moments of embracing delivery of its new fleet as it continues to see passenger growth soaring to new heights.
The carrier, which is in the hands of CEO John Mirenge, one of the strongest business executives in the country recently inked a US$60 million financing agreement with the PTA Bank paving way for the acquisition of two Boeing 737 – 800.
This comes adding to the news that the public airline had recorded an increase of passengers between April and June. The company targets 160,000 passengers in 2011 from 112,000 in 2010.
Mr. Mirenge is optimistic that the carrier will see more passenger growth with delivery of the two Boeing 737-800. RwandAir is expanding its fleet size and introducing new routes amidst of tough competition from regional airlines such Kenya Airways and Ethiopian Airlines and International carriers on regional destinations.
Recently Turkish Airlines announced they would open Europe-Kigali route. They also signed an agreement with the Rwandan carrier.
Meanwhile, Rwandair has more growth opportunities on domestic traffic as Rwanda seeks to boost horticultural exports. The airline recently launched daily direct flights to Rubavu, western Rwanda. The US$60 million deal with PTA comes adding to other agreements, which also facilitated the national carrier to acquire a fleet of two used airlines.

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Old August 24th, 2011, 04:20 PM   #48
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Gulf Air launches services to three new destinations- Rome, Entebbe and Juba

Bahrain: 1 hour, 32 minutes ago
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Bahrain's national carrier Gulf Air, announced the launch of services to three more new destinations - Rome, the Italian capital, Entebbe, the hub of Uganda's commercial sector and Juba, the capital of newly independent country, South Sudan. Services to Rome will begin from 30 November - with four flights per week, Entebbe on 05 December, with four weekly flights and to Juba from 07 February 2012 with three flights per week.









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Gulf Air Chief Executive Officer Samer Majali said, "The launch of services to these new destinations demonstrates once again Gulf Air's long-term strategy to connect Bahrain and the region with new and unexplored markets having sound business potential. It is one more example of our pioneering tradition, establishing our leadership position to gain commercial advantage in new markets."

Announcing the news at a press conference held in Dubai, UAE, Gulf Air Chief Commercial Officer Mr. Karim Makhlouf said, "By resuming services to Rome, we are expanding our Italian operations after Milan, which we launched in March this year that has proved to be very successful. Now with the addition of Rome, we are connecting Northern and South Central parts of Italy to the Middle East."

He continued, "The commencement of our services to Entebbe and Juba firmly establishes our renewed focus in the emerging markets of the African continent, where we see a huge potential. It also opens up new business opportunities between Bahrain and these fast-developing countries."

"As the Middle East's largest network carrier, we are well positioned to connect these three countries to the vast MENA, Far East and Indian subcontinent markets. With nearly 700 flights per week within the region, our customers will be able to find a flight to their destination in the shortest possible connecting time via our efficient hub Bahrain," Mr. Maklouf said.

On the occasion, Mr. Maklouf also unveiled the airline's new commercial initiatives designed to target every customer segment in the GCC. "Gulf Air will be introducing Falcon Corporate Plus, designed exclusively for corporate travellers, offering a range of benefits that include exclusive price discounts, free upgrades from economy to Falcon Gold class, free lounge access for economy class passengers."

"For families, Gulf Air will be introducing 'Family First' - a series of competitively priced packages for customers travelling with their spouses and kids, offering special privileges both on the ground and in the air. We will also be creating an incentive programme specifically for small and medium enterprises (SME's). Our popular Frequent Flyer programme is also undergoing a major change offering our customers even more attractive privileges and value added benefits."

He further added, "GCC has always been very important to Gulf Air where we see encouraging traffic indicating the need to augment our fleet and frequency. Therefore, in our winter schedule we have added 14 flights per week to Dubai and seven additional flights to Abu Dhabi making a total of 98 flights per week. This also includes hourly shuttle- service flights from 4 to 8 pm daily from Dubai, providing onward connectivity to over 40 destinations on the airline's network via our efficient Bahrain hub - a great advantage for corporate travellers."

"Customers have become more discerning these days and their travel preferences and needs keep changing. Our commercial initiatives and the launch of new routes are aimed at meeting their expectations," Mr. Makhlouf concluded.


Rome:

Gulf Air will be operating four flights week to Rome using an A320.

Rome has always been a popular destination among tourists for its history and heritage besides as a shopping destination, not to mention the thousands of religious travellers visiting the Vatican City. The economy of Rome is characterized by commercial activities especially tourism-related, banking and fashion. The direct Rome flights provide best two-way connectivity to destinations in the Indian sub-continent and the Far East via its efficient Bahrain hub.


Entebbe

Gulf Air will operate four flights per week to Entebbe with an A320.

Entebbe is the largest city in Uganda and the commercial focal point of the country to where Gulf Air used to fly until 2001. Uganda has emerged from difficult times to become a role model for other developing African nations. Its economy has grown from strength to strength especially after the discovery of crude oil and natural gas in 2002. With the Entebbe service, Gulf Air will be connecting greater Uganda markets to the Middle East via Bahrain with its vast MENA network.


Juba

Juba will be served three times a week with an E90 aircraft in a two class configuration.

Juba is Gulf Air's latest and fourth destination in the African continent after Khartoum, Addis Ababa and Nairobi. As the capital of the newly independent South Sudan, Juba is attracting lots of international focus and support with its huge untapped potential. With 75% of the former Sudan's oil reserves now coming under South Sudan, the country is all set for major investment in social and infrastructure development - from road network, housing, banking, education to manufacturing. In addition to oil, the country also has vast deposits of copper, iron and zinc which will help generate foreign exchange revenue in the long run.

source:http://http://www.ameinfo.com/273709.html
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SAA to boost services to Rwandan capital
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South African Airways (SAA) aims to expand its services to Kigali, Rwanda, from October this year, aviation authorities confirmed the move.
Media reports say that the airline intends to commence flights from Johannesburg to Kigali via Bujumbura, three times a week in October this year.

The South African flag carrier had opted to call off its operations along the Kigali route a few years ago and had left flights to RwandAir through a code sharing arrangement, which enables the national carrier to presently operate a four times a week schedule between Rwanda and South Africa.

Mr Michael Otieno, RwandAirs head of marketing and corporate communications, said the agreement stands until both companies agree on how they would operate on the same route. (Agencies)
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Nice Pics Eddeux Keep It Up!!!!Btw I Love NBO
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(NBO) Jomo Kenyatta Intl Airport

New airport terminal in Kenya attracts interest across the world
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Information received overnight from Nairobi talks of over 100 international and regional construction companies expressing interest in the tender documents available from the Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) for the re-development of Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) into a first-class international airport with the capacity to handle an intermediate 9 million passengers a year. Groundbreaking is due for early 2012, and the construction of the new terminal and surrounding facilities should be completed within 24 months.

Built in the late 70s and opened officially in 1978, taking over from the old Embakasi airport, which now serves as Kenya Airways' head office and maintenance base, the airport at the time was state-of-the-art, but the maximum capacity of only 2.5 million passengers has long been exceeded.

Congestion now marks all facilities at the airport, as over 6 million travelers are crowded through departure and arrival lounges, while the single runway is seen as a major capacity and operational constraint.

National carrier, Kenya Airways (KQ), set to double its fleet over the next few years, is said to be very keen to see construction of the new terminal and final planning for a second runway completed on the fast track, and there has long been speculation if KQ would not eventually be compelled to build their own integrated terminal where international and domestic departures and arrivals could be handled under one roof without having to change terminals.

International airlines also continue to have a keen eye on flying to Nairobi, especially from the Far and South East where there are vast gaps in the route network of direct flights to Nairobi. Japan, Australia, or Singapore are just three countries with the potential to uplift passengers and cargo on scheduled flights to Kenya. Other airlines already flying to Nairobi also regularly complain about their working conditions and their problems to add more flights in view of the ever tighter slot regime now in place for Nairobi. Recent power outages and runway blockages have added further pressure on the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) to press ahead with the airports modernization and expansion.
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Direct flights from Kenya to US next?
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Delta Airlines is expected to resumes talk with Kenya on introducing a direct flight from Nairobi to the United States.

Tourism minister Najib Balala said on Tuesday, the United States Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood will arrive in Nairobi on September 30 to spearhead the talks.

The government will be hosting him at the end of this month and we are upbeat that this will be the final meeting, said Mr Balala.

In June 2009, a similar plan for direct flights between the two countries was shelved because the US government decided Kenya was not safe.

Kenya has since ironed out the security fears and the on going renovation of the airport is part of the move to address those fears.

Under the earlier plans, Delta flights would leave Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in Atlanta to the Jomo Kenyatta International in Nairobi, via Dakar, Senegal.

A direct flight will be a shot in the arm for tourism which is seeking to increase visitors from the US. The US is among Kenyas key source of tourists that had declined, even as other regions recovered.

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