jambo
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Africa's First Low Cost Airline -

Sat Jan 14, 2006 8:58 pm

Well, Karibu Airways as they say based in DAR ES SALAAM is Africa's first low cost Airline (except South Africa).

The Airline to be Based at DAR - Julius Nyerere Airport will be flying to:
Lusaka
Harare
Lubumbashi
Asmara
Nairobi
Mombasa
Entebbe
Bujumbura
Kigali
Moroni
Kilimanjaro
Mwanza
Zanzibar

Paris
Frankfurt
Dubai
Beijing
Shanghai
Bangkok
Kuala Lampur
Jakarta
Sydney


See:- http://www.karibuairways.aero
 
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RE: Africa's First Low Cost Airline -

Sat Jan 14, 2006 9:02 pm

Quoting Jambo (Thread starter):
Well, Karibu Airways as they say based in DAR ES SALAAM is Africa's first low cost Airline (except South Africa).

Well as South africa is most definitely in Africa they are NOT Africa's first low cost airline. Besides RAM has had a low cost subsidary for a little while now.

what they mean is they are Africa's first sub-saharan, non-south Africa low cost airline  Yeah sure
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RE: Africa's First Low Cost Airline -

Sat Jan 14, 2006 9:12 pm

Fascinating! Their website shows a 757 but they say their fleet will be 1 737-200 and 1 TriStar. Any idea where these planes are coming from or who is backing this venture?

They seem to have big ideas but what are the chances it'll do any better than numerous other short-lived East African startups?

Fingers crossed. I wish them well. But I won't be booking my DAR-SYD ticket just yet...
 
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RE: Africa's First Low Cost Airline -

Sat Jan 14, 2006 9:30 pm

Great news for Tanzania airlines. Are they going to operate all their routes with only 3 aircrafts, or do they have plans to extend their fleet? I hope, and I think that they will have success: Tanzania has a lots of opportunities for tourism.
Aren't kulula and 1time from South Africa also low cost?
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RE: Africa's First Low Cost Airline -

Sat Jan 14, 2006 9:35 pm

Quoting Cornish (Reply 1):
what they mean is they are Africa's first sub-saharan, non-south Africa low cost airline Yeah sure

Not quite as catchy is it?

As for all those destinations I will bet my right nut that not all of those will ever come online. NB I can no longer bet my left nut as a I already lost in in another bet.

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RE: Africa's First Low Cost Airline -

Sat Jan 14, 2006 9:54 pm

I think that they will need more than 1 L1011, especially for the new far east routes.
 
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RE: Africa's First Low Cost Airline -

Sat Jan 14, 2006 10:12 pm

I think they are trying to be a bit too ambitious with their international routes.
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RE: Africa's First Low Cost Airline -

Sat Jan 14, 2006 10:15 pm

This is all looking a bit familiar. Their logo and livery is exactly the same as a proposed Dubai based airline that was thrown about last year, flying to places like Barcelona as I recall. Will never work!

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RE: Africa's First Low Cost Airline -

Sat Jan 14, 2006 10:46 pm

Maybe I'm slow, but what on earth does the percent sign in the centre of the sun mean?

I doubt this is an airline that will work either, I see forseeable cancellations and bankruptcy -- let alone it not even getting off the ground.
 
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RE: Africa's First Low Cost Airline -

Sat Jan 14, 2006 11:38 pm

Quoting Fly2YYZ (Reply 8):
Maybe I'm slow, but what on earth does the percent sign in the centre of the sun mean?

From the website:
The logo incorporates our pleasing and Smart insignia, with the "Smart visage" added to symbolise the gladness. The Smart stroke that completes the logo represents the joy of paying less and because we care, we're always happy to have you onboard with us.

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RAFVC10
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RE: Africa's First Low Cost Airline -

Sun Jan 15, 2006 12:07 am

Sorry but the first low cost airline in Africa isn't Afriqiyah Airlines???
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RE: Africa's First Low Cost Airline -

Sun Jan 15, 2006 12:17 am

Afriqiyah isn't a LCC !!!

A quiet ambitious start for this new east-african airline...what about Air Tanzania then ?!  Wink
 
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RE: Africa's First Low Cost Airline -

Sun Jan 15, 2006 12:30 am

Quoting HUYfan (Reply 7):
Their logo and livery is exactly the same as a proposed Dubai based airline that was thrown about last year,

And when you click on their destinationsmap and click on a destination east of Dubai, you'll see that all flights are routed via Dubai.
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RE: Africa's First Low Cost Airline -

Sun Jan 15, 2006 1:02 am

A photo of their 737 on Airliners.net

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RE: Africa's First Low Cost Airline -

Sun Jan 15, 2006 1:32 am

Quoting Jambo (Reply 13):
A photo of their 737 on Airliners.net

Isn't the 732 banned from UAE airspace? I'm almost 100% sure of this.

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RE: Africa's First Low Cost Airline -

Sun Jan 15, 2006 1:56 am

Is this for real? I dont think the international destinations put here are accurate. From the route map, I think Asian destinations are using EK via DXB. Also, interesting to note no connections to places like LHR and BOM. And the booking calendar is 4 months behind times ...

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RE: Africa's First Low Cost Airline -

Sun Jan 15, 2006 4:02 pm

Quoting Abrelosojos (Reply 15):
And the booking calendar is 4 months behind times

Yep. The disfunctional web site is a worry for an industry that needs to show precision in its operations and provide security for its prospective clients. The booking facility does not appear to be operable for 2006, i.e. now. Further, when one checks flight schedules, there is only a "TBA" for flights east of Dubai. "Sydney" etc are obviously but a wish list, which would have to be provided by third parties. Their picture of an aircraft in their livery looks like neither a B737 nor Lockeed L1011 they list as their fleet.

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