Tag: airport

Is East Africa winning the race to scale their airports to international standard?

Major international airports in the region are either going through an uplift, have recently been refurbished or in some countries are being scrapped for new ones, a move experts think is a race for the title of regional hub. CNBC Africa's Arnold Kwizera spoke to Bwambale Daniel, an Aviation Expert for more.

Qatar Airways to take 60% stake in this East African country’s new international airport

Qatar Airways has agreed to take a 60% stake in a new $1.3 billion international airport in the East African country.

The president of this West African country has opened bids for 7 km airport bridge

The president of the West African nation opened a tender process on Wednesday for building a 7 km bridge at a cost of up to $2 billion.

Britain’s Heathrow says BA still experiencing some disruptions

London's Heathrow Airport said early on Monday that there were still some disruptions to British Airways flights from the airport following a global computer system failure at the airline. BA said on Twitter...

South Africa’s taxis block roads to main airport in Uber protest

South African taxi drivers on Friday blocked roads to Johannesburg's airport, holding up thousands of travellers in the latest protest against ride-hailing app Uber. Uber Technologies Inc's service has triggered protests by taxi...

Nigeria to open up government airports to private investment

Nigeria will open up its government-owned airports to private investment, the minister of aviation said on Monday, as the capital's airport prepares to close for repairs after years of neglect. All government-owned airports...

Former PM Farmajo wins Somalia's presidential vote

Celebratory gunfire erupted across the city at his victory.

Somali lawmakers gather to vote for president

The protracted vote began with 14,000 elders and prominent regional figures choosing 275 members of parliament and 54 senators.