Tunis-Carthage airport: Tunisair reports no flight cancellation [Show Video]
November 26, 2015
“No flight of Tunisair has been cancelled in Tunis-Carthage airport in the wake of Tuesday’s terrorist attack on a presidential guard bus,” the company’s communication officer Amal Bourguiba told TAP on Wednesday.
She also noted that the flights schedule of the national carrier has proceeded normally from Tuesday until Wednesday morning.
International air defence exercise takes place in Tunisia [Show Video]
November 10, 2015
An international air defence exercise is taking place in Tunis on Tuesday, in which the Algerian, French, Portuguese, Spanish and Tunisian airforces are taking part. The event is part of the "5+5 Dialogue" or Western Mediterranean Forum, which was set up in 2004 to foster cooperation in joint matters such as security and defence such as marine surveillance, training, civil protection, search and rescue and the surveillance and defence of the airspace. A Tunisian military transport plane will be used to simulate a "renegade" civil plane, technical jargon for civil planes arriving or leaving national...
The Latest: British Minister: Jet Likely Downed by Explosive [Show Video]
November 10, 2015
The latest on the crash of a Russian plane in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula over a week ago that killed all 224 people onboard. (All times local.)
British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond says the crash of a Russian airliner heading from the Egyptian resort of Sharm el-Sheikh was "more likely than not" caused by an explosive device smuggled on to the plane by "operatives" either inspired or related to the Islamic State extremist group.
YPO Survey: African Business Confidence Plummets to All-Time Low [Show Video]
November 3, 2015
Confidence amongst business leaders in Africa declined in the third quarter of 2015, falling to its lowest recorded level in six years. The YPO Global Pulse Confidence Index for Africa, which tracks CEO confidence levels in the region on a quarterly basis, slipped 3.1 points from 57.4 to 54.3, its lowest level since the inception of the survey.
Having consistently recorded the greatest levels of confidence in the world throughout"......
Profits surge but shares stall at British Airways owner [Show Video]
October 31, 2015
Agreeing to pay its first dividend and raising its profit forecasts was not enough to prevent British Airways’ owner’s shares plummeting to the bottom of the FTSE 100 index.
The City, which has driven IAG shares up by 27 per cent in the past two months, was disappointed the airline owner could not beat expectations as much as its rivals after a bumper summer"...
UPS statement on pan-African airline [Show Video]
October 28, 2015
United Parcel Service has issued a statement regarding African press reports that it is to launch a Tunisia-based pan-African airline with its local Tunisian partner, Express Logistics.
In a statement to Air Cargo News, UPS said: “Contrary to recent media reports, UPS has not currently partnered with Express Logistics in Tunisia to create a new air company carrier.
“UPS is currently engaged with Express Logistics"......
New Tunisian cargo airline eyes routes across Africa [Show Video]
October 24, 2015
A new Tunisian cargo airline, Express Air Cargo (EAC), is planning to introduce routes across the African continent from 2016.
Interviewed earlier this week at the official launch of the carrier, the airline’s CEO, Anis Riahi, said the aim was to provide parcel and cargo distribution services from Tunis’ Enfidha-Hammamet airport, ultimately to more than 50 African"...