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Transportation in Malawi

  • 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.
  • Malawi intended to obtain authorization from Mozambique to start shipping

    MALAWI, 2015/09/29 Mozambique rejected the Malawi’s government’s intention to use the Chinde and Zambezi rivers for commercial shipping, announced the Minister of Transport and Communications of Mozambique, cited by Radio Mozambique. Wednesday, representatives from Mozambique, Malawi and Zambia met in Lilongwe to analyze the results of a study commissioned from independent consultants on the navigability of those two rivers. Malawi intended to obtain authorization from Mozambique to start shipping in the two rivers for river transport of imports and exports to the port of Chinde in Zambezia province, a distance of 240 kilometers.
  • Malawi airport closed because of potholes

    MALAWI, 2014/03/18 Chileka International Airport in Malawi's commercial capital, Blantyre, has been closed indefinitely because its major runway is littered with potholes, the Department of Civil Aviation has announced. 'We have alerted all airlines that there will be restricted landing at the airport because of major repair works on the major runway,' Transport Minister Ulemu Chilapondwa said on sunday. Chilapondwa said two potholes developed on the major runway and the Department of Civil Aviation hired a contractor to fill them. 'But what we discovered is that because of the consistent heavy rains there is major damage underneath so much that once one pothole is filled an extra develops instantly,' he said.
  • 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.
  • Kenya Airways Suspends All Flights to Malawi

    KENYA, 2013/03/27 Kenya's national carrier Kenya Airways has suspended amount flights to and from Malawi in the wake of a crippling strike by public sector in the southern African country. The ongoing strike, one of the majority critical, has paralyzed operations in major economic and social installations in the country.