New cargo airline set to be launched from South African port

Dube TradePort CEO Saxen van Coller and Khuphuka Kings Airways Chairman Musa MdluliKhuphuka Kings Airways will be launched in February 2014 to begin regular cargo and passenger flights from South Africa’s Durban port into other African nations

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Air Algerie inks aircraft deal worth US$760 million

boeingAlgeria’s national carrier Air Algerie has signed deals worth US$760mn with US-based Boeing, European aerospace consortium Airbus and ATR, a French-Italian aircraft manufacturer, for the purchase of 14 aircraft

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Construction starts on Greenfield Terminal at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport

Jomo Kenyatta International Airport JKIA in 2010The government of Kenya has annnounced that work has started on the construction of a new US$654mn terminal at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) in Nairobi

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Airbus awards manufacturing contract to South Africa’s Aerosud

airbus A400MEuropean aircraft manufacturer Airbus has awarded a contract to South African aeronautical engineering firm Aerosud to manufacture parts for its A400M military airplane

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Nigeria's air ambulance pioneer

Dr Ola Orekunrin air ambulance NigeriaWhile the idea of flying doctors and air ambulances in East Africa is almost taken for granted, in West Africa the concept has only just taken off thanks to the work of the African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF) and Dr Ola Orekunrin, who Stephen Williams met with recently to find out more about her life in the air

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