News Listings for Kilimanjaro International

  • Airports

    News | 27 Nov 2001 00:00

    Sofreavia has been awarded two European Investment Bank-funded contracts by the Tanzanian Government to upgrade air navigation, communication and safety equipment at Dar-es-Salaam International Airport and Kilimanjaro International Airport. The contract at Dar-es-Salaam calls for new radio navigation, communication and meteorological equipment, including Sofreavia's ATALIS 2 aeronautical information system, with flight data processing and billing subsystems. The control tower at Kilimanjaro will be refurbished, while another ATALIS 2 system will be installed, connected to the Dar-es-Salaam system. The work is due for completion by the end of next year. Croatia's Osijek-Klisa Airport is to be re-opened for commercial traffic, according to local press reports. General manager Darko Markovic says that €2.7 million ($2.4 million) has been invested in infrastructure at the airport, which was formerly Yugoslavia's main cargo hub. Scheduled services to Belgrade, Pula and Zagreb are being
  • East African Alliance merger moves ahead

    News | 15 Apr 1997 23:00

    <p>Criticism has begun to emerge over the proposed merger of the national flag carriers of Tanzania and Uganda into Alliance, the joint-venture carrier led by South African Airways (SAA). Alliance is pressing ahead with plans for fleet and network expansion, however. </p> <p>Ministers from Tanzania and Uganda agreed "in principle" to the merger in March, but the deal has already been condemned by the chief executive of Air Tanzania, who says that he can foresee "difficulties" if it is to go ahead. </p> <p>Alliance, set up two years ago with a single Boeing 747SP, is 40% owned by SAA, with the other national carriers each holding a further 10% and their respective governments 5%. The remaining 30% is held by private investors. </p> <p>Alliance remains optimistic that the merger plans will go ahead rapidly and should be completed over the next couple of years. It also denies that the merger has been proposed for political, rather than commercial, reasons. </p> <p>International servic