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Kenya: Uhuru, Ruto travel bill up Sh203 million in six months

President Uhuru Kenyatta (left) with his deputy William Ruto as he left for a State visit to the US in the past President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto increased their travel expenditure by 62.4 percent or Sh203 million in the six months to December 2019 despite the government’s austerity drive to curb spend.

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KQ suspends flights to Bangkok, Mogadishu and Djibouti over coronavirus

Earlier, Kenya Airways’s CEO Allan Kilavuka agreed to a 35 per cent pay cut to reduce costs in a bid to optimise operations. Also, daily flights from Nairobi to Kigali Rwanda has been reduced from two to one. Kenya Airways has suspended its flights on four routes in the wake of coronavirus. In a statement

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UK’s biggest airports ask for help as possible closure looms

A British Airways Airbus A321-200NX plane taxis near Terminal 5 at Heathrow Airport in London, Britain March 14, 2020. REUTERS/Simon Dawson Britain’s biggest airports including Heathrow and Gatwick have written to Prime Minister Boris Johnson to ask that any government support for the aviation industry should include help for airports, which they said could have

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UK airline Flybe collapses as virus hits weakened company

This Jan. 13, 2020, photo, shows a Flybe flight departing from Manchester Airport in London. The struggling British airline Flybe has collapsed, leaving passengers stranded and told to find their own way home. UK Civil Aviation Authority said in a statement Thursday, March 5, 2020, that financially troubled Flybe had entered administration. (Peter Byrne/PA via

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Coronavirus: ‘No worry’ about flights from China to Kenya

Photo Credit/ Daily Nation/ A China Southern Airlines plane lands at the airport in Guangzhou, in southern China’s Guangdong province, There will be more flights from China to Nairobi in the coming weeks, the Chinese embassy has confirmed, amid fears of a coronavirus outbreak in Kenya. Planes carrying Chinese expatriates, workers and traders are expected

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Saudi Arabia halts travel to Islam’s holiest site over virus

In this Aug. 13, 2019, file photo taken with a slow shutter speed, Muslim pilgrims circumambulate the Kaaba, the cubic building at the Grand Mosque, during the hajj pilgrimage in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020, halted travel to the holiest sites in Islam over fears

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Plane skids off runway in Istanbul, killing three and injuring 179

A Pegasus Airlines plane flying into Istanbul’s Sabiha Gokcen airport skidded off the end of a wet runway and broke into three pieces after landing on Wednesday, killing three people and injuring 179, Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said. The three had died in hospital, with 179 of the 183 aboard wounded, Koca told reporters in

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Israel approves travel to Saudi under limited circumstances

Muslims pray at the Grand Mosque during the annual Hajj pilgrimage in their holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia August 8, 2019. REUTERS/Waleed Ali/File Photo Israel on Sunday announced that it would permit Israeli citizens to travel to Saudi Arabia for the first time, under certain conditions. Israeli Interior Minister Aryeh Deri, after consulting with

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Gulf carriers fly over Iraq, Iran after military action deters others

Photo Credit Reuters Qatar Airways, Emirates and several other Gulf airlines still fly in Iraqi and Iranian airspace and to cities in both countries, even as other international carriers have rerouted planes since the United States and Iran traded military strikes. Executives and analysts said carriers in the Gulf, a major transit stop between European

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Charter plane crash-lands in Kajiado

Photo Credit/ Daily Nation/The aircraft belonging to Yellow Wings Air Services after the crash landing. A light aircraft en route to the Amboseli National Park on Thursday morning crash-landed at Mashuru area in Kajiado County. The plane that came from Wilson Airport in Nairobi was ferrying three tourists. The pilot and passengers escaped with minor

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