TUI and Boeing have agreed a “comprehensive package” of measures to offset the consequences of the grounding of the 737 MAX. The 737 MAX fleet was grounded in March last year following two crashes that killed 346 people. As a result of this less than half of the originally planned 737 MAX aircraft will be delivered to TUI in the next two years. On average, compared with the original scheduling, the 737 MAX deliveries will be delayed by approximately two years. “The agreement provides TUI with compensation for a large part of costs that were incurred due to the grounding of the 737 MAX.
June 03, 2020 09:45 UTC
African airlines had been piling on debt long before the pandemic but government bailouts allowed them to limp on for years. Now, as sub-Saharan Africa faces its first recession in a quarter-century, some airlines will find it harder to survive. Another major African airline, South African Airways, hasn’t been profitable since 2011 and has been under bankruptcy protection since December. The airline’s business model and market approach will need to change, he said. Times are even harder for Air Zimbabwe, the one-plane national carrier of the southern African nation, saddled with debt of more than $300 million even before the pandemic.
June 03, 2020 09:11 UTC
KAMPALA, Uganda: A “new baby” was born with the revival of Uganda Airlines, the country’s president announced last year. African airlines had been piling on debt long before the pandemic but government bailouts allowed them to limp on for years. Another major African airline, South African Airways, hasn’t been profitable since 2011 and has been under bankruptcy protection since December. The revived Uganda Airlines barely had the chance to get started. The airline’s business model and market approach will need to change, he said.
June 03, 2020 08:37 UTC
KAMPALA, Uganda — A “new baby” was born with the revival of Uganda Airlines, the country’s president announced last year. African airlines had been piling on debt long before the pandemic but government bailouts allowed them to limp on for years. Another major African airline, South African Airways, hasn’t been profitable since 2011 and has been under bankruptcy protection since December. The revived Uganda Airlines barely had the chance to get started. The airline’s business model and market approach will need to change, he said.
June 03, 2020 08:03 UTC
A screengrab from the trailer of 'Scales' Image Credit: YouTubeAbu Dhabi: The Abu Dhabi International Book Fair, ADIBF, has hosted Saudi filmmaker Shahad Ameen in its latest Virtual Session, during which the celebrated filmmaker talked about her cinematic works and her inspirations that follow the 'magical realism' style. Ameen kicked off the session by examining her latest film 'Scales' (Sayidat Al Bahr), which won the Verona Award for 'Most Innovative Film' at the 2019 Venice Film Festival. The session explored the mythological elements in the film, which are largely inspired by the ancient Arab heritage. Ameen noted that her use of Arab mythology is meant to engage the audience and motivate them to reflect on these symbols and the underlying issues, instead of presenting these issues through coordinated answers and unilateral statements. The accomplished filmmaker chose to produce the film in black and white to represent the adversities of living in such a community.
June 03, 2020 07:41 UTC
If your answer is affirmative, then you trust your government; perhaps with a blind faith by accepting its fantasy narratives. But if you respond in the negative, perhaps you don’t trust or at least have doubts about your government. And even now, we find it difficult to trust any political party or even the media. Following the coronavirus pandemic, the role of the government has become so important that people have no choice but to trust their government. COVID-19 has presented world leaders with an opportunity to regain trust.
June 03, 2020 06:33 UTC
An Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737-800 landed at the Kilimanjaro International Airport, the country’s portal into major tourism sites in the northern circuit. The plane was received by the usual ‘water salute’ befitting airliners in their maiden voyages. The coronavirus global lockdown is slowly but surely being lifted, he said. United Nations World Travel Organization (UNWTO) Secretary General Zurab Pololikashvili said elsewhere that the global travel industry is now slowly opening up though great caution still needs to be taken. Tanzania has reinforced safety and health precautions in the northern tourism circuit with specially designated treatment centres in Arusha, Karatu and Serengeti.
June 03, 2020 05:48 UTC
Ethiopian Airlines was making $120 million a month at a time when many airlines were seeking rescue packages and subsidies. But the way Ethiopian airlines responded to the situation rather turned out to be a new opportunity. It was then that the airlines ventured into cargo service in a bid to withstand an economic disaster. There were some opportunities in the passenger’s business too as Ethiopian Airlines was selected to evacuate stranded citizens of some countries. In consequence, Ethiopian Airlines managed not only to survive under the circumstances of the economically affected aviation industry but also it managed to support the Ethiopian economy.
June 03, 2020 03:11 UTC
For those of you who are a little wary about minimal-waste, communal dining – wash your hands. If you don't want to share, Saba's is now serving individual bowls during lunch service on Fridays to Sundays. These lunch bowls are built on either a bed of rice, injera (fermented teff seed flatbread) or salad leaves and you can top it with any combination of vegetables (beetroot, pumpkin, potatoes), legumes (lentils) or meats (slow-cooked lamb, spicy chicken, lamb and okra stew). Bookings for Saba's can be made via its Facebook page or by calling 03 8589 0442. Takeaways will still run for those who cannot be seated and you'll also get a 15 per cent discount off your bill.
It is believed that earliest human ancestors first came from the fertile land of Ethiopia. Meanwhile, Ethiopia recorded 87 new cases of the coronavirus and two deaths on Tuesday. Accordingly, the total number of confirmed cases in the horn African nation now stands at 1,344 and the death toll at 14. The new cases were identified out of the 3,932 laboratory tests conducted in and of the total new confirmed cases, 59 are male and 28 are female with the youngest being 10 years old and the oldest 70 year. All the confirmed cases are Ethiopian nationals and 67 of them are from Addis Ababa, two from Tigray, six from Oromia, seven from Amhara and one from Harari regional states.
AMMAN: Palestinian leaders would be open to a resumption of talks with Israel if they were brokered by Russia, Palestinian Foreign Affairs Minister Riyad Al-Maliki said on Tuesday. Al-Maliki said Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had twice derailed Russian plans to hold discussions in Moscow. “Palestine is willing to have talks with Israel via video conferencing and under Russian auspices,” he said. It is not enough to agree on the channel of the talks, be it Russia or another one. The substance of the talks is important.”Zalzberg said opponents of annexation were waiting for Palestinian leaders to propose their own peace plan and agenda for talks, and were frustrated that neither was forthcoming.
Retirement teems with mystery, murder and even mayhem for 78-year-old Cumberland, R.I. resident Julien Ayotte. Ayotte is a self-published author with seven books, Amazon bestsellers among them, and four first-place book festival awards to his credit. “I just love to write,” Ayotte says. “My mother was born in Belgium, and her nickname was Lily,” he says, adding, “All my books have strong female characters, too. Writing “Flower of Heaven,” his first book, Ayotte said his full-time job offered him limited time at his manual typewriter (he actually writes in longhand and then types the pages up on his manual).
June 02, 2020 18:22 UTC
“We don’t think there is an organized poaching in Ethiopia. Last year we documented up to 10 elephant killings,” said Daniel Pawlos, director for trafficking and control at the Wildlife Conservation Authority, a government entity. “But whenever there’s demand, that triggers illegal poaching. What makes the latest poaching different is the high number of elephants killed within a day.”
June 02, 2020 18:21 UTC
CAIRO — Sudan on Tuesday swore in a new defense minister more than two months after the death of the former defense chief and amid tensions with neighboring Ethiopia. Maj. Gen. Yassin Ibrahim Yassin was sworn in before Gen. Abdel-Fattah Burhan, head of the ruling sovereign council, according to a statement from the council. The swearing-in came amid tensions with neighboring Ethiopia over a cross-border attack allegedly conducted by a militia backed by Ethiopia’s military. Another Sudanese officer and three civilians were wounded in the incident, according to the Sudanese statement. The Sudanese military said Tuesday that rebel fighters attacked its troops in the Jebel Marra area in the Darfur region.
June 02, 2020 17:37 UTC
The Canadian PressSudan on Tuesday swore in a new defence minister more that two months after the death of the former defence chief and amid tensions with neighbouring Ethiopia. Maj. Gen. Yassin Ibrahim Yassin was sworn in before Gen. Abdel-Fattah Burhan, head of the ruling sovereign council, according to a statement from the council. He retired in 2010, according Sudan’s official SUNA news agency. The swearing-in came amid tensions with neighbouring Ethiopia over a cross-border attack allegedly conducted by a militia backed by Ethiopia’s military. The Sudanese military said Tuesday that rebel fighters attacked its troops in the Jebel Marra area in the Darfur region.
June 02, 2020 17:37 UTC