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Transportation in Mauritius

  • Namibia Scraps Visas for Africans

    BOTSWANA, 2017/11/01 Namibia has gotten the ball rolling on plans to scrap visa requirements for African passport holders next Cabinet authorised the implementation of this process - to be carried out in line with diplomatic procedures. Namibia will any minute at this time start issuing African passport holders with visas on arrival at ports of entry as a initial step towards the eventual abolition of all visa requirements for all Africans.
  • Uber and African’s economic transformation

    BOTSWANA, 2017/10/16 WHEN Uber was initial established in 2009, its mission was to help people everywhere get a ride, safely, quickly and at the push of a button. Eight years later, that mission remains the same and Uber’s innovative, technology-driven business model is still fundamentally changing the way people think about conference their transport needs. For the completed four years, Uber has been delivering this same level of transformation across sub-Saharan Africa, SSA, and with additional than 1.8 million active riders using the app, Uber certainly has reason to celebrate its fourth anniversary on the continent this September. Uber And it’s not just Uber that has benefited from the stellar uptake of its convenient offering in Africa.
  • As it expands in Africa, Uber adapts to local markets and adopts cash payments

    BOTSWANA, 2016/07/24 While Uber continues its push into Africa the company is making allowances to local markets and testing incomparable service models users wouldn’t see in other parts of the globe. Anyone can presently use the mobile app to hail a car in 12 cities across South Africa, Nigeria,Uganda, Kenya, Morocco and Egypt…. And in all of those nations users can pay drivers in hard cash. The expansion, and adaptation to the realities of doing business on-the-ground in Africa, are in line with CEO Travis Kalanick’s commitment late last year to “a large push in Africa.”
  • Routes Africa forum aims to improve African air connectivity

    BOTSWANA, 2016/05/15  An event dedicated to the development of the African aviation industry will take place next month in Tenerife (26-28 June) to encourage the launch of new air services to, from and within the African continent. Routes Africa 2016 will help to improve African connectivity by bringing together airlines, airports and tourism authorities to discuss next air services. Around 250 route development professionals are expected to attend the forum which was founded ten years ago to stimulate increase in the industry.
  • Air Mauritius made history when check-in of flight MK120

    MAURITIUS, 2013/09/09 Air Mauritius made history this morning at the same time as check-in of flight MK120 started at the Domestic Terminal of the New Terminal Building (NTB). There were 68 passengers and 2 infants on board the ATR72, 3B-NBN Ile aux Aigrettes. The initial passengers to check-in were honeymoon couple Mr. and Mrs. Armance – they were checked in by Check-In Officer Sheena Meghoo. The team working at Check-In as well included Lovena Veeramootoo, Michael Lim Kee and Supervisor Anjoo Bhagirutty, on the ramp were Tarmac Coordinator Guyto Anthony, Loading Supervisor Rajeev Lallbahadoor and Load Controller Lyndon Coopamah. Attendants were led by Senior Attendant Addivigadoo, driver Lutchmeeah and attendants Raboude, Seeluckhun, Luchmun and Rungadoo.
  • Mauritius state of tourism lower than expected

    MAURITIUS, 2013/08/25 Amid a festering deficit crisis and stagnant economic increase, Europeans have cut down on the number of long-haul holidays taken to exotic destinations like Mauritius. Mauritius has for the second time this year cut its 2013 arrival estimate next tourist numbers grew marginally in the initial half and earnings fell, the statistics office said on Thursday. Mauritius, best known for its azure waters, white beaches and luxury spas, said it expects 980,000 tourists this year from its previous estimate of a 2.5 % rise to 990,000. 
  • CEO Andre Viljoen airline was to return to full profitability by the 2015/16

    MAURITIUS, 2013/08/12 The reported losses of 33.87 million Euros for the last financial time(2012) of Air Mauritius have presently been put in some perspective as the airline recently reported an increase in revenues by 33.9 million Euros, giving hope that the tide has finally turned and the often harsh cost cutting and route rationalization measures finally can generate the gain needed to from presently on turn the bottom color on the balance sheet from red to black again. CEO Andre Viljoen, at the same time as presenting results, suggested that the airline was to return to full profitability by the 2015/16 financial year until which further consolidation and cost saving measures will be pursued. Starting in 2011 was a 7-year recovery plan put in place aimed to ensure the financial survival of Air Mauritius in the face of significant losses, though it has not been ruled out that the Mauritius government may from presently on bring a strategic investor on board similar to what neighbors Air Seychelles have done.
  • The global air cargo market growth

    ANGOLA, 2013/07/03 The International Air Transport Association (IATA) says the world air cargo market increase continued to flat line in May, broadly following the trend of the last 18 months. World freight tonne kilometers increased just 0.8 % in May compared to a year ago, IATA said in an official release on Wednesday. Capacity, however, increased by 2.1 % causing load factors to fall to 44.9 % — their lowest level since the post crisis recovery. As about 60 % of world air cargo utilizes capacity in the belly of passenger aircraft, managing capacity at a time at the same time as increase in air travel is outpacing that of cargo is particularly challenging.