OUR MANAGING EDITOR FOUNDED THE AIR AND MARINE TOURISM EXPO IN 1997. OUR NEXT AIR AND MARINE EXPO WILL BE IN AFRICA. Details to come.Speakers and sponsors are invited to write: airhwy@smartt.com


Webtrends Results

Yes! Africans are reading our magazine articles more than ever!


Travel to Tanzania will be more convenient than ever starting in May, 2009, when South African Airways (SAA) launches its new non-stop service to Johannesburg, South Africa, with same day connections to Tanzania. The early departures from New York's JFK Airport to O.R. Tambo International Airport (JNB), then on to Dar es Salaam, will boost business and leisure travel to Tanzania.   

Peter Mwenguo, Managing Director, Tanzania Tourist Board (TTB), applauded SAA's move to provide same day connections to Dar es Salaam on their New

York Flights. "The timing is excellent. Tanzania tourism is booming, and in 2007, we had more visitors from the US than any other country worldwide. This new schedule from New York on SAA will be a big boost for American tour operators and travel agents who often find it difficult to get air lift into Tanzania for their clients at peak times. TTB looks forward to working with SAA to promote this new route and the SAA Tanzania vacation packages."

"SAA considers Tanzania to be a key market with optimal growth opportunities," said Marc Cavaliere, Executive Vice President, North America for SAA. "We believe that our new non-stop flights from JFK that allows for easy and seamless same day connections to Tanzania can only benefit the destination. We look forward to working with our partners at the Tanzanian Tourism Board in an effort to continue to grow travel to the market."

Prior to the new schedule, SAA travelers to Tanzania had to spend a night in Johannesburg. With the launch of the new schedule, SAA's flight to Tanzania will leave JFK at 11:35 am EST and arrive in Johannesburg at 8:45 am (next day): the flight to Tanzania will then depart at 2:55 p.m and arrive in Dar at 7:25 pm.

SAA flights to New York will depart from Dar at 7:25 am and arrive at O.R. Tambo International Airport (JNB) at 10:10 am. Departure from JNB to New York will take place at 7:45 pm, with arrival at JFK at 7:40 pm.   

About Tanzania

Tanzania, the largest country in East Africa, is focused on wildlife conservation and sustainable tourism, with approximately 28 % of the land protected by the Government. It boasts 15 National Parks and 32 game reserves. It is the home of the tallest mountain in Africa, the legendary Mt. Kilimanjaro; The Serengeti, named in October, 2006, the New 7th Wonder of the World by USA Today and Good Morning America; the world acclaimed Ngorongoro Crater, often called the 8th Wonder of the World; Olduvai Gorge, the cradle of mankind:  the Selous, the world's largest game reserve; Ruaha, now the largest National Park in Africa; the spice islands of Zanzibar; and seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Most important for visitors, the Tanzanian people are warm and friendly, speak English, which together with Kiswahili, are the two official languages; and the country is an oasis of peace and stability with a democratically elected and stable government.

For more information about Tanzania visit www.tanzaniatouristboard.com.  

Editorial Contact:

Karen Hoffman/Fran Levine

The Bradford Group

(212) 447-0027




Business Links
Buy and Sell
Real Estate
Investment Forums

See update and news release.


by Prof. Wolfgang Thome
his column is known to advocate for years now towards the introduction of a single Visa for visitors from abroad to the region, to stimulate more traffic and attract more tourist and business travellers to East Africa. Added to this is the outstanding issue of NOT charging Visa fees to expatriates duly registered in one of the East African member states and allow them and their families too unrestricted travel across the region, many of whom are now spending their holiday time in places where no Visa are required by them.

Airlines in the region have now caught on to this demand, seeking to fill their planes with more passengers, and notably the Uganda country manager of Brussels Airlines Mr. Pierre Declerk is quoted in the media of having in fact challenged the scribes to join the cause and demand action from the responsible ministers through their newspapers. Other airline sources, while also supporting the idea, have however not gone on public record yet, a situation which ought to change if they want to succeed in having a single Visa become a fast reality.

In Dubai: World's Leading Hostess Training Institute


The airfields data base initiated by the Aero Club of East Africa is taking shape on the Club's web site www.aeroclubea.net. It is effectively acomputerized airfields manual, showing mainly Kenyan airfields, including details like co-ordinates, runway headings and lengths/widths, operator details, any cautions, as well as photographs. So far some three hundred Kenyan airfields and airports are available 'on line'. The service is free. All pilots are requested to assist in particular with aerial photos of the airfields. Please forward any pictures of the runways and also 'ground shots' to Alexander Galley who is actively assembling the latest airfield data for the Manual on behalf of the Aero Club. His email address is: alex_galley@hotmail.com. The Aero Club wishes to acknowledge the kind assistance by Capt. Tad Watts of Boskovic Air Charters in providing details of many airstrips in Kenya. The hard work of site moderator Daniel Szlapak, and of Alexander Galley, is also greatly appreciated by the Club.

Emirates Airlines Expands Middle Eaat Schedule

Delta Expands Africa Presence with First-Ever Flight between Atlanta and Monrovia, Liberia
Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL), the only U.S. network carrier to serve Africa, today announced it will expand its service to the African continent with the introduction of the first and only flight between Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport and Monrovia's Roberts International Airport, Liberia*.  The service, which will make a stop at Amilcar Cabral International Airport on Sal Island, Cape Verde*, will start in June, 2009.Continued.

Gobena Mikael. Ethiopian Airlines Regional Director for the Americas

Marketing Africa Travel, Trade and Tourism Texas Style . details
Africa Travel Magazine Readers. Visit our Air Highways Magazine Website for an added perspective on international travel, trade, tourism, careers and investment



Flight Safety Foundatio


Homeland Security at FOSE

Who flies where and when? The World's Major Airlines
Review by Jerry W. Bird, Editor. From my early experience with bush pilots in the far Yukon to service in the Royal Canadian Airforce and my more recent work with Transport Canada and our airport network, flying has always been in my blood. Little wonder I can hardly wait for our next long haul to Africa. W ith our biggest aviation edition in ten years well underway, serendipity played its familiar role in my life when I received THE WORLD'S MAJOR AIRLINES by David Wragg. It arrived by mail last week courtesy of the MBI Publishing, St. Paul, MN and was presented by John Wurm, Publicist for Military and Aviation. I plan to write this book review in installments, since my first reading was to get an overall position on how valuable this timely and well researched book will be in my evaluation of Africa's airlines and others serving the continent. Here are some comments from MBI that help set the stage. "Today there are so many airlines operating throughout the world that even the most knowledgeable enthusiast can soon become confused about which airline flies from where to where. This new, fully illustrated edition has been revised and updated to include the major advances in the aviation industry since 1998." More->

Flight News from East Africa by Prof. Wolfgang Thome

Delta Airlines, a partner of Kenya Airways through their mutual Sky Team membership, has now reportedly moved their intended flights to Nairobi further into the future. Prior to the post election violence in Kenya, the inaugural flight was due to have taken place already, but owing to the market down turn in the wake of the violence, Delta then decided to launch a few months later than initially planned. This however has now, according to aviation sources in Nairobi, been postponed once more and the launch of the much expected flights, said to be initially three a week between a yet to be confirmed gateway in the US and Nairobi, will now not take place before some time well into 2009.. This sectionnow has its own page.

Do you enjoy Aviation and Air Shows? Ed Anderson
Working in partnership with Air Highways Magazine, originators of the Supemap

Kenya Airways latest Fleet Expansion news. Go

Flight Network - Search for Airfare Bargains
Travelers have been saving 10 - 70% on cheap flights from Canada to the USA and International Destinations since 1998.

Air Transat has been admitted as an official member of the International Air Transport Association (IATA), becoming the second Canadian passenger carrier currently part of this organization. Yesterday morning, IATA's Doug Lavin, Vice-President for North America, and Gunther Matschnigg, Senior Vice President Safety, Operations and Infrastructure gave the official membership certificate to Air Transat's President and CEO Allen B. Graham. IATA has 230 members in 125 countries, representing 93 percent of scheduled international air traffic.is y

"Aerial Highway" Critical for poor countries
From Airline Industry. Without a rational "Aerial Highways" system lifting tourists in and flying goods and services out to global markets, the world's poorer countries will be "sentenced to abject poverty," said the head of a development agency. Speaking this week to European aviation chiefs assembled in Oslo, Lelei LeLaulu, president of Counterpart International, observed terrestrial highways, roads and bridges are recognised as essential components of infrastructure responsible for turning new frontiers into thriving communities as goods and commodities were transported to markets. More-> ea

Emirates adds Toronto Flight.
Visit Middle East on your way to Africa.
Oneworld Humanitarian Mission to South Africa

African American Pioneers in Aviation

Safest Year on Record for Air Transport
Africa's Future in the Air
Etihad Guest soars to 100,000 membership mark
Quick Now! Name the Top 10 Africa Vacations!

Is the Passenger Bill of Rights necessary? Or does the current regulatory framework provide adequate protection for the consumer? What does the Department of Transportation's Final Order mean for airports and airlines? What is the future of examining airline industry practices for predatory pricing given current case law?

Larry Berg, president and CEO, Vancouver Airport Authority, says, "Routes 2010 will give our marketing team a key vehicle for promoting new routes for both passengers and cargo. Not only will delegates be able to enjoy the facilities and cultural legacies of the Olympic Games, but they will also be able to experience firsthand the new International Terminal facilities and the Canada Line rapid transit link to downtown."

Introducing Wings Over Africa Aviation Limited, Nairobi,(Kenya). More->

Pioneer Aviators Inspired Today's Long Haul Flights . Travel from Vancouver to Africa via Asia Pacific recalls the vision of Edmonton's Grant MacConachie, former bush pilot and founder of Canadian Pacific Airlines. Grant dreamed of an air bridge to the Orient and across the pole. The Aviator, Howard Hughes was another famous visionary. See our item about his famous Spruce Goose. More

Air Highways to Africa
What most readers and ATA members don't know is that our first step in publishing was a series of travel maps showing various modes of transportation. Several hundred thousand copies were printed and distributed for our clients Best Western Hotels and Avis Rent A Car to their customers in North America. This led to an assignment by the Government of Canada to create a unique "Supermap" of Air Routes. Travelers wanted to know how to get from here to there - and most still do, judging from the e-mail inquires we receive. From this foundation we met with Transport Canada and regional Airport Managers to arrange distribution and develop a monthly series of articles. In 1995, we launched "Air Highways Magazine" and organized an Air Highway Day event to showcase member airports and communities to the travel trade. This success was followed by an Air and Marine Tourism Expo (continued).

Visit Mombasa Air Safaris ...
at the General Aviation Terminal at Mombasa's Moi International Airport and you will step out of bright tropical heat into cool efficiency. With its separate terminal building with hard stand for aircraft parking just outside the window, you can be ticketed and through the passenger lounge for screening and then board your flight in minutes. Mombasa Air Safari has staff based at Diani Beach, Mombasa, Malindi and Lamu all along the Kenya Coast to provide friendly and efficient services on their daily flights to LAMU, AMBOSELI, TSAVO and the MASAI MARA. Owned and operated by two Kenyans, Christine Cronchey and John Cleave since 1974, they can claim to be the best known Kenya Coast airline More->

African Airlines Association
While conducting a series of interviews with government, businesses and industry associations in Kenya for our coming edition, "Air Highways to Africa." we were fortunate to have arranged a meeting at the head office of the African Airlines Association (AAFRA). Much more information about this organization will follow on this website and in print. (continued)
Flight to the Land of Diamonds
It is common knowledge that when you mention diamonds and Angola in the same sentence, people are all ears and their eyes grow wider. This beautiful, bountiful country ranks high on the world scene for this precious gem in addition to its rich oil reserves. Host Country Day, Wednesday November 2 began with a flight via Fokker 50 to the Province of Lunda Sul Saurimo, organized by the National Diamond Company, Endiama E.P.. (Continued)