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Transportation in Seychelles

  • Ethiopian Airlines pilot who led all female intra-African flight happy over feat

    BOTSWANA, 2017/12/20 Amsale Gualu, the Ethiopian Airlines pilot who a led a historic an all-female inter – Africa flight last weekend has expressed joy at the feat her team chalked. She was speaking next the five-and-half hour flight from the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa landed at the Lagos International airport on Saturday, December 16, 2017. She told pressmen who gathered at a short ceremony at the airport about how she developed love for flying planes: “I guess I developed my passion for flying at the same time as I was young, my father used to take my sister to the airport to see airplanes take off and land.
  • 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 Seychelles Inaugural Flight to Mumbai Connects a Regional Diaspora to the Indian Subcontinent

    INDIA, 2014/12/05 After officially re-opening a regional thrice-weekly route to India\'s capital city of Mumbai on Wednesday, Air Seychelles\' CEO Manoj Papa promised that this time the Seychelles to India air link was here to remain . Air Seychelles briefly flew between the country\'s major inhabited island of Mahe and Mumbai in 1995 and again between 1998 and 2005, at one time with a stopover in the Maldives. Both times, the routes were halted due to low occupancy levels. This time, however, coupled with the commencement of a new direct regional flight to the east African city of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania which commenced Tuesday, and existing direct flights to Johannesburg, Air Seychelles hopes to tap into the large Indian diaspora living in Eastern and Southern Africa to sustain its connecting Mumbai link in the long term. The national carrier of the Seychelles arrived in India\'s commercial hub in its brand new Airbus A320, named Amirantes next an atoll within the outer reaches of the archipelago of 115 islands.
  • Seychelles - Madagascar: New air service

    MADAGASCAR, 2014/09/14 Why Air Seychelles chose September 11, a dark day in aviation history considering the events of 13 years ago, to announce the launch of flights to the Madagascar, capital of Antananarivo, may remain a mystery, but the essence is that next the proposed flights to Dar es Salaam, Madagascar, one of the Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands Organization founder members, will be next. The inaugural flight is due on December 3, still subject to regulatory approvals apparently, and the route will be served initially twice a week with a two class Airbus A320 which offers 16 Business Class and 120 Economy Class seats. The new route is bound to increase inter-island travel between the various Vanilla Islands and comes in the wake of Air Austral, Reunion’s home airline launching twice weekly flights between the island’s capital of St. Denis and Mahe at the end of June. From Reunion, all neighboring islands will be served - Mauritius, Madagascar with in fact three destinations on the island, Mayotte, the Comoros, and, of course, the Seychelles, too.
  • 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.