The travelers needs updates on matters of air transport on nearly  a monthly basis to be able to plan for their holidays .Many events do take place and thus the need for the stakeholders to be informed and no which steps to take for whichever event.

Travelers Within East Africa States To Pay For Safety Fees

The  Civil Aviation Safety & Security Oversight Agency (Cassoa), are proposing for a safety fee to be charged on air travel within East Africa state countries namely, Kenya,Uganda,Tanzania,Rwanda and Burundi of usd 0.7  in order to strengthen the organization, whose activities are expected to include those of the civil aviation authorities of the blocs five member countries. The member states have up to March this year to decide on the proposed charge. This charge is likely to marginally raise air travel costs in the region at a time when it is seeking to attract more tourists while competing with cheaper destinations. This proposal has to be approved by finance ministers of each of the five countries. They have already agreed that everything should be done to support the two-year-old EAC institution, the first regional civil aviation safety oversight in Africa, whose creation has been hailed by the aviation fraternity world over. The fee will be charged on every embarking passenger by the respective CAA in each country on behalf of the agency, which was established by the East Africa Community in 2007 to oversee the development of effective civil aviation safety and security oversight in the region. The measure is intended to raise the budget of the institution, whose current financing strategy that includes contributions from the partner states, is seen as unsustainable. The agency, temporarily hasted at the East African Community headquarters in Arusha, will soon be relocating its permanent head office to Uganda and its establishment makes the community the only region in Africa to have harmonized civil aviation regulations.

New Flights To Florida And The West Coast of The United States

Alitalia will be offering two new intercontinental routes: Milan Malpensa-Miami, from 3rd June 2010: and Rome Fiumicino-Los Angeles, as from 5th June 2010.This means that the Italian airline will be connecting Italy to the West Coast of the United States and Florida with direct flights.

New exclusive services will be reserved for passengers travelling in magnifica class on the ground and on board, such as dedicated check-in counters and exclusive lounges. The airline has also extended its European network by opening two new international routes: from Rome Fiumicino to Vienna and Malaga. As from March twelve flights a week on the Rome-Vienna route have been available and on 31st May 2010 this will increase up to fourteen flights a week. The Rome-Malaga route will be served by daily flights.

Airline  News

Air Algerie Includes One of The new ATR 72-500 of The 4 Ordered In 2009.

The National airline Air Algerie took delivery recently of the first ATR 72-500 of the 4 ordered in 2009.This aircraft was delivered during a ceremony organized in Toulouse.

Air Algerie, which already operates 8 ATR 72-500s, will increase the size of its fleet to 12 with the delivery, during 2010, of the remaining 3 aircraft order. Consequently .Air Algerie will become the largest operator of ATRs on the African continent.

The 4 new ATR 72-500 are configured in the 66 seat version will enable the national airline to propose an optimized service to its passengers, by offering more frequent flights and by opening new routes, in particular to certain regions in the South of the Mediterranean basin.

The manufactures of ATR aircrafts will assist Air Algerie with the commissioning, installation and operation of anew flight simulator, which is part of the plans of the airline to open a training center for pilots in Algeria.

Signing of Boeing Maintenance Tool Attracts Key African Clients.

Kenya Airways and TAAG Linhas Aereas de Angola have signed up for the Boeing Maintenance Performance Toolbox, as part of each airlines program to enhance efficiency and improve dispatch reliability through the use of e-enabled technologies.

Toolbox comprises six different tools in one easy-to-use suite of software products that an airline can employ to tailor an efficient solution to its specific need.TAAG and Kenya Airways each ordered Toolbox for use on multiple Boeing jetliner models.

The Managing Director/CEO Kenya Airways Mr. Naikuni said with this new technology of Toolbox it will enable Kenya Airways to improve efficiency and quality in maintenance processes. He further stressed the Toolbox will improve the accuracy of the documentation on Kenya Airways fleet to benefit the entire maintenance team.

Kenya Airways next Generation 737,767, and 777 fleets will be equipped with Toolbox .The airlines 737,767 fleets will utilize three modules each (library, Authoring Systems) while its 767 will use the Library module.

TAAG will employ Toolbox on its Next-Generation 737 and 777 fleets. Each fleet type will utilize four modules: Library, Authoring, Systems and Structures.

SAA Called On To Draw Crowds

South Africa Airways should play  a major role in stimulating tourism in order to counter indications that  visitors to the FIFA  World Cup would be fewer than expected  , by offering return fares of usd999(R7372.15) to this country from anywhere in the world., Marion Ambrosini, a member of the parliamentary portfolio committee on public enterprises, suggested recently.

According to Ambrosini  this would result in the huge increase in international tourists hoped for when it was decided to host the World Cup 2010  and justify the multibillion-rand investment in infrastructure by the government and local authorities, and the millions spent by private investors in hotels and other tourism accommodation.

A  research done on internet reveals  that the fares available  from London to New York on June 5 and returning July 15 would cost less than R5,000.There is very little difference in price between carriers. Whereas fares from London to Johannesberg on the same dates could cost between R7006 on KLM to over R12000 on Emirates with SAA coming in at R8347.

Checking on internet on accommodation sites it shows that the prices are in many instances being trebled or more for the duration of the World Cup. A guest house in Bloemfontein advertises accommodation in March at R500 per night per person, in June this rockets to R5000 per person per night.

Mr. Ambrosini further suggested that subsidized fares on SAA would be one way that South Africa would get its money back. The national carrier is currently under pressure to remain profitable and has been refused recapitalization for a new fleet when the leases on its domestic and regional aircraft began to expire this year. Thus forcing it to arrange short-term leases.

At present domestic airlines are maintaining that airfares will not be increased over the June/July period despite reports to the contrary.

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You can combine your safari to Africa and watching of FIFA World Cup in South Africa don’t miss on this it is the only chance that you have to combine safari and sporting events.