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Uber and Taxify are going head-to-head to digitize Africa’s two-wheeled taxis

    Global ride-hailing rivals Taxify and Uber have launched motorcycle passenger service in East Africa. Customers of both companies in Uganda and Taxify riders in Kenya can now order up two-wheel transit by app. uberBoda, as its branded, is Uber’s first motorcycle service offering in Africa, and second globally after Asia. For Taxify, it’s

Cathay Pacific ends skirts-only rule for female staff

Female cabin crew at Cathay Pacific have won a battle to scrap a rule forcing them to wear skirts. The Hong Kong airline has agreed flight attendants can choose to wear trousers, after intense union pressure. Some crew had complained that wearing short skirts had made them feel uncomfortable - especially when

Arms-bearing aviation personnel ready for Nigerian airports

The Nigerian government on Thursday stated that adequately trained aviation security personnel, who would bear arms, were ready to start showing up at selected airports across the country. It stated that with the support of the United Nations and the European Union, young men and women had been trained in counter-terrorism

Lufthansa Cargo to sell Brussels Airlines’ belly space

  Brussels Airlines is the flag carrier and largest airline of Belgium. Operates to over 90 destinations in Europe, North America, Africa and Asia and also offers charter services, maintenance and crew training. Covers 17 African destinations. Lufthansa Cargo will market the cargo capacities of Brussels Airlines, owned by the Lufthansa Group, from September, a move the two airlines claim will benefit

New service from Cargolux, Nippon Cargo takes off

Cargolux on Wednesday operated its first 747-8 freighter service from Luxembourg Airport (LUX) to Tokyo’s Narita International Airport (NRT), putting its new deal with Nippon Cargo Airlines (NCA) into action. The weekly flight will depart from LUX every Tuesday evening and arrive in NRT on Wednesday at 16:25 Japan Standard Time, and return