Touchdown East Africa:The Rapid growth of aviation in East Africa

Kenyan business journalist Terryanne Chebet has been hosting an interesting four part series into aviation in East Africa on Citizen TV.

Her first episode shows "Who is who" in the aviation sector in East Africa.Here is a quick summary:
Rwandair: 100% owned by the government of Rwanda
Precision Air:34% owned by Kenya Airways and 52% owned by Michael Shirima and 15% by investors after an IPO issue
Air Uganda:Owned by Aga Khan through his Meridian flagship
Jetlink:Captain Elly Aluvale,Kiran Patel,Raila Odinga(Kenyan PM) and Musalia Mudavadi(Kenyan Deputy PM)
Fly540The first Kenyan LCC:majority owned by Lonrho Africa
Kenya Airways: 23% owned by the Kenyan government,26% by KLM and 51% by investors through shares
OneJetOne:To fly from July 2011 after clinching a $55 million deal with a Chinese aviation investor HNA Aviation Group

Watch the first three episodes on YouTube:



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