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Transportation in Gabon

  • 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.
  • Seizure on 11 April of the B757-200 belonging to ECAir was illegal.

    GABON, 2015/07/23 On 11 April 2015, an aircraft with registration HB-JJE belonging to ECAir was seized at Roissy Charles de Gaulle Airport. This seizure had been deemed manifestly illegal by ECAir given that it was based on a judgment against third parties, none of which was ECAir, and the all awarded under the judgment was in any case not owed by ECAir. In the judgment handed down on 22 April 2015, the enforcing judge in Bobigny had declared the seizure of the aircraft carried out on 11 April 2015 against ECAir, to be invalid, allowing ECAir to put its HB-JJE aircraft back into service.
  • The opening of flights between Tunis and Libreville,

    GABON, 2014/06/11 The opening of flights between Tunis and Libreville, the cancellation of entry visas for their citizens and the opening of embassies in the two capitals, were some of the issues discussed here Monday by the Tunisian and Gabonese ministers of foreign affairs, Mongi Hamdi and Emmanuel Ngondet, respectively. Speaking on the occasion, the chief of the Tunisian diplomacy said that his country was turning towards African markets, stressing that Gabon has, over the completed few years, recorded significant economic increase.
  • Gabon’s aviation sector earmarked for growth

    GABON, 2014/01/04 Air travel in Africa can be a complicated affair, but with the continent’s current spurt in economic increase has come a push to improve aviation links – and Gabon is no exception. The country has seen international carriers strengthening their presence and passenger numbers on the rise, and two new airline ventures are beginning to take shape, although it may be some time before flights commence. Flights in Africa follow a hub-and-spoke system centred around Cairo, Johannesburg and Nairobi, but like a lot of Central African economies, Gabon is keen to establish itself as an aviation hub and play a key part in regional integration efforts. While the country is benefiting from improved indicators, to achieve that goal will required additional improvements in the in general operating environment.
  • 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.