Kenya’s Premier Beach And Bush Airline Joins The African Airline Association
AFRAA, the Nairobi based African Airline Association, has confirmed that Kenya’s Safarilink, based at Wilson Airport, has joined the association.
Safarilink is also the only such airline in Eastern Africa to now be a member of AFRAA and also the only one to hold the coveted ISSA certification, standing for IATA Standard Safety Assessment. This is the equivalent of IATA’s IOSA certification for their membership.
Safarilink is presently looking at additional routes after taking delivery of more aircraft and it is understood that regional routes, to be served out of Nairobi’s Wilson Airport, may be part of the airlines’ expansion plans.
IATA Reports Soft Start To Peak Travel Season
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced slowing global passenger demand growth for July. Total revenue passenger kilometers (RPKs) rose 3.6%, compared to the same month in 2018. This was down from 5.1% annual growth recorded in June. All regions posted traffic increases. Monthly capacity (available seat kilometers or ASKs) increased by 3.2% and load factor rose 0.3 percentage point to 85.7%, which is a new high for any month.
“July’s performance marked a soft start to the peak passenger demand season. Tariffs, trade wars, and uncertainty over Brexit are contributing to a weaker demand environment than we saw in 2018. At the same time the trend of moderate capacity increases is helping to achieve record load factors,” said Alexandre de Juniac, IATA’s Director General and CEO.
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