Boeing, among others, participated in ‘Aviation Cup Africa Golf Tournament’

  (Posted 27th September 2023)       Organized in collaboration with Aviation Africa Summit,the second edition of the premier, Pan-African golf tournament conceptualized to celebrate the common aerodynamic nature of aviation and golf, and how aviation aides sports tourism, was held the day after the summit. The tournament which was held in IBB International […]

#Airbus nominates new Commercial Aircraft business CEO

  (Posted 26th September 2023)   Christian Scherer to become new Commercial Aircraft business CEO, reporting to Airbus CEO Guillaume Faury. Nomination will ensure dedicated operational focus for this business in challenging times, enabling the Airbus CEO to focus on the strategic, global and transformational agenda of Airbus. Airbus SE  has announced a leadership evolution […]

#Kenya set to host 3rd East African Regional Tourism Expo

  (Posted 26th September 2023)     The Kenya Tourism Board will this year host the 3rd East African Regional Tourism Expo, alongside their traditional Magical Kenya Travel Expo, aka MKTE. The dates have been set from 20th to the 22nd of November with the venue the Kenyatta International Conference Centre in the heart of […]

World Tourism Day is here once again

  (Posted 26th September 2023)   By Alain St. Ange for    Alain St.Ange, the former Seychelles Minister for Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine was speaking as he prepares to leave Seychelles for a Tourism Summit in Bali. He said that if the world values tourism as an industry it need to be […]

#AeroTrail – Answering your questions about the what, where, how and who

  (Posted 26th September 2023)   Curious about the intricate details of scheduled passenger #airline operations in EAC member countries? Interested in exploring the airport flight operations, destinations, weekly airline ASK, RPK, approximate total airline seats, and revenue? Or perhaps you’d like to compare the average ticket costs per kilometer traveled?     Discover all this and […]

Qatar Airways Cargo: Two decades in air freight

  (Posted 26th September 2023)   Qatar Airways Cargo has evolved and grown into the world's leading air cargo carrier, with an extensive fleet and a robust network. To commemorate this remarkable journey, the carrier reflects on its major achievements and innovations. In 2003, Qatar Airways Cargo took delivery of its very first freighter, an […]

Rolls-Royce Hydrogen Research Sets World Industry First

  (Posted 26th September 2023)   Rolls-Royce announced a further key milestone, a world industry first, has been achieved in its hydrogen research project. Both Rolls-Royce and its partner easyJet are committed to being at the forefront of the development of hydrogen combustion engine technology capable of powering a range of aircraft, including those in […]

#Capa’s Corporate Travel Community News

  (Posted 26th September 2023)   ATCNews readers continue to have daily access, courtesy of #CAPA, to their relaunched Corporate Travel Community news, by simply clicking on – Namibia launches a new online tourist visa application service!

  (Posted 26th September 2023)     The Namibian Minister of Home Affairs, Immigration, Safety and Security, Dr. Albert Kawana, announced on the occasion of the commemoration of International Identity Day on 22 September 2023, that Namibia has launched an online tourist visa application. The new online service will enable those wishing to visit Namibia to apply for tourist/ holiday visas online […]

Tourism Invest Africa Workshops – now just days away

  (Posted 24th September 2023)   Meet the industry leaders shaping the conversation on African travel and tourism investment. Join them live at the ATHW2023 High-level Industry Panel Discussion presented by Tourism Invest Africa in partnership with ZaNiheza where industry experts will discuss on the theme “Investment Opportunities for Tourism Businesses in Africa – The power of investors […]

#Capa’s Corporate Travel Community News

  (Posted 25th September 2023)   ATCNews readers continue to have daily access, courtesy of #CAPA, to their relaunched Corporate Travel Community news, by simply clicking on

#Entebbe International Airport changes security check point location

  (Posted 25th September 2023)   Effective immediately – the Uganda Civil Aviation Authority gave but a few hours notice yesterday evening when posting the message on Twitter – will the security check point, when approaching the international airport, be relocated from the present position to a new location near the Protea Hotel. ( 8:28 […]

East African Airshow Takes Flight: Celebrating Aviation Excellence and Tourism Splendor

  (Posted 24th September 2023)   The skies are set to ignite with passion and excitement as the East African Airshow takes center stage from the 5th to the 7th of December 2024.   This eagerly awaited event promises a spectacular showcase of aviation prowess, innovative technologies, and the seamless integration of aviation and tourism, […]

#AeroTrail publishes statistics of leading routes out of East Africa’s airports

  (Posted 24th September 2023)   Aerotrail is an aviation consultancy, market research and data analytics solution provider for the African air transport and logistics market. The company was incepted in early 2021 by a group of aviation enthusiasts as a result of the lack of availability of reliable data pertaining to the African aviation […]

Pyne Awards 2024 dates announced

  (Posted 24th September 2023)     The dates have now been announced for the 2024 edition of the Pyne Awards, one of Africa’s great recognition events for talent and achievements in the tourism, hospitality and aviation industry. The organizers wrote to ATCNews and said this: ‘We’re taking everything you loved about Pyne Africa Events […]

Celebrating World Rhino Day

  (Posted 23rd September 2023)     Dear ATCNews Readers,   Returning rhino to the wild gives us renewed hope for the long-term survival of healthy eco-systems that benefit both wildlife and people. African Parks recently became the custodian of 2,000 southern white rhino where we have one clear objective: to rewild these rhino to safe, […] – One of Johannesburg’s busiest roads to be renamed Winnie Mandela Drive!

  (Posted 23rd September 2023)   One of Johannesburg’s busiest roads, the William Nicol Drive, is set to get a new name. The road, which is connecting the suburbs in the north to Sandton, will be renamed Winnie Madikizela-Mandela (1936 – 2018). Former President Nelson Mandela’s (1918 – 2013) second wife was a South African anti-apartheid activist, Politician and Member of Parliament. […]

ALAIN ST.ANGE A LIFE IN TOURISM – A Biography to be launched on 30th September in Bali

  (Posted 22nd September 2023)   Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles former Minister responsible for Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports & Marine remains the known tourism personality who has had a succesful working life in tourism. He is known and respected both in Seychelles and across the tourism fraternity right across the world. Last year he announced […]

Recognizing 20 Years of Safety Improvements with IOSA

  (Posted 22nd September 2023)   The International Air Transport Association (IATA) marked the first 20 years of the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) at the IATA World Safety and Operations Conference taking place in Hanoi, Vietnam. “Over the past two decades, IOSA has made a major contribution to improving safety, while reducing the number […]

Curious about the latest aviation training updates?

  (Posted 22nd September 2023)   Sofema became an accredited member of ARTSA   In September 2023, the Aviation Regulatory Training Standards Organization (ARTSA), was established. This non-profit entity aims to unite EASA-compliant regulatory training providers worldwide by encouraging a cooperative and shared learning environment. Its mission is to introduce, promote, and maintain a uniform […]

#IATA – Exploring Accessibility: Mobility Aids Handling

  (Posted 22nd September 2023)   IATA invites members of the aviation fraternity to their webinar “Exploring Accessibility: Mobility Aids Handling”. Joining Linda Ristagno, Assistant Director External Affairs at IATA  on the webinar will be John Kirn, Manager Accessibility Programs, International Planning & Regulatory Affairs at United Air Lines, Mouza Saeed Rumaihi, Special Handling Manager at dnata, Eric […]

FAAN team concludes Aviacargo Benchmarking visits to Nairobi and Addis Ababa

  (Posted 22nd September 2023)     In order to grow aviacargo business in Nigeria, a team led by FAAN visited the leading air cargo airports in Africa to benchmark their services. Kenya currently leads Africa in air cargo business while Nigeria is number 5. FAAN set up the Aviacargo Roadmap committee to design a […]

Join #AviaDevAfrica2024 in #Windhoek #Namibia

  (Posted 22nd September 2023)     AviaDev, the premier platform dedicated to growing connectivity to, from, and within the African continent will take place on 19th – 21st of June at the Movenpick Hotel, Windhoek, Namibia, hosted by the Namibia Airports Company. This year, the theme reflects what is intendedt to be achieved through the […]