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Transportation in North Africa

  • 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.
  • East Africa: Etihad Airways Increases Frequency to Nigeria, Egypt

    EGYPT, 2017/07/16 Etihad Airways is adding year-round flights between its Abu Dhabi hub and both Cairo and Lagos later this year to cater to growing request to and from the United Arab Emirates. A new Saturday flight to Nigeria's commercial capital of Lagos, beginning December 2, 2017, adds to the weekend travel option, increasing frequency from four to five services each week, and offering better flexibility and convenience to local travellers. The early morning service from Abu Dhabi and return mid-morning flight departing Lagos will as well ensure convenient connections to and from Asia and the Indian Subcontinent. Popular feeder cities include Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Mumbai and Kuala Lumpur.
  • Libya unity forces take control of Tripoli airport

    LIBYA, 2017/06/02 Forces loyal to Libya's UN-backed unity government on Thursday took control of Tripoli International Airport, which was largely destroyed in 2014, next the withdrawal of rival militias from the site. "This is the beginning of the reconstruction of national of institutions" and the return to policy of law, said General Najmi Al Nakoua, leader of the newly formed presidential guard.
  • Rabat’s cable-stayed bridge to have big effect on Morocco

    MOROCCO, 2016/09/01 The 950-metre, cable-remained bridge inaugurated by King Mohammed VI in Rabat is going to have a major result economically and environmentally on Morocco, business owners and residents said. The Mohammed VI Bridge, which connects Rabat with Sale, is the longest cable-remained bridge in Africa. It has six traffic lanes, two 200-metre towers and 160 cables. It was constructed by the China Railway Major Bridge Engineering Group at a cost of $32.45 million, funded by the European Investment Bank (EIB) and Morocco’s Autoroutes du Maroc (ADM).
  • 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.
  • Tunisia to benefit from improved shipping links

    TUNISIA, 2016/03/25 A new regional shipping agreement is set to bolster Tunisia’s links to key hubs in the Mediterranean, as part of the country’s efforts to improve the performance of its maritime sector. The “Motorway of the Sea” (MoS) project will take the form of a high-frequency, roll-on/roll-off (ro-ro) freight service connecting the Tunisian ports of La Goulette and Radès with facilities in Turkey and Italy. The initiative, which has been in the planning stages since 2008, is expected to support regional development by facilitating concentrated, intermodal freight movement by integrating short-sea shipping with road and rail transport.
  • Ryanair flies to the Red Sea resort of Eilat in southern Israel

    ISRAEL, 2015/12/16 Ryanair could benefit from an expected increase in the number of Russian and Eastern European tourists travelling to sun holidays in Israel as a result of geo-political instability. Turkey and Egypt are entirely off-limits for Russian tourists particularly next the downing of a Russian commercial jet in Egypt, and tensions next a Russian military jet was shot down by Turkish forces last month. About 3.3 million Russians visited Turkey last year, and 2.6 million Russians visited Egypt. Over 500,000 visited Israel.
  • Moscow bans Egyptian national carrier from flying to Russia

    EGYPT, 2015/11/15 Russia's national aviation agency on Friday banned Egypt's national carrier from flying to Russia, a move that follows the suspension of all Russian flights to Egypt next a deadly crash. Rosaviatsiya on Friday formally notified Moscow's Domodedovo airport, where Egypt Air flights arrive, that the ban is effective starting Saturday, said the airport spokesman Alexander Vlasov. The aviation agency didn't give any immediate reason for the ban on flights. The move follows Russian President Vladimir Putin's decision to suspend all Russian flights to Egypt next the Oct. 31 crash of a Russian passenger jet in Egypt that killed all 224 people on board.
  • Egyptian Sisi Imposes New Tax On Airline Tickets

    EGYPT, 2015/10/10 Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi issued a decree amending the tax law to impose new levies on airline tickets, according to the government's official Gazette. The amendment taxes Egyptians traveling abroad who buy tickets in the local currency. An additional EGP 400 will be charged on initial and business class tickets , while economy class passengers will pay an additional EGP 150. The tax will as well apply to complimentary tickets.