Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material “In addition to the strong demand for flights from expatriate South African nationals, business and leisure travellers, many thousands of football fans are expected to travel there next year when South Africa hosts the 2010 Fifa World Cup,” Hogan added. 2 October 2009 The airline will make use of an Airbus A330 on the route. Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has launched daily flights between its Abu Dhabi home base and Cape Town. Many more South African nationals live across the Middle East region and also will be able to connect quickly and easily back home via Abu Dhabi, the airline said. “South Africa is a leading global destination of choice for tourism and commerce and we are thrilled to launch a daily service to Cape Town, our second city in the country,” Etihad Airways CEO James Hogan said in a statement this week. Etihad started flights to Johannesburg in December 2005, and has since then established itself as one of the airline’s most successful destinations. According to the statement, the new Cape Town service is expected to be welcomed by the South African expatriate community living in the UAE, which now stands at approximately 40 000 people. Expatriate community SAinfo reporter Cape Town becomes Etihad’s second destination in South Africa, after Johannesburg, and joins Cairo, Casablance and Khartoum as the airline’s fifth destination on the African continent.
richard macmanus Listened to the latestGillmor Gang Show, with Jonathan Schwartz as guest. Sun’s Schwartz is one very smartcookie and a very effective speaker. The following quote in particular stood out forme:“We [Sun] want a world where there are tons and tons of interesting, interactive iPodequivalents – where people are doing interesting things with their devices attached to anetwork. Why? Because that creates more demand for network services, where we[Sun] can actually come in and do a good job at monetizing it with more scalablehardware, more affordable storage or better infrastructure software.” [at about 46 minmark]He goes on to talk about “lots of added value” on the network, citingtelecommunications carriers / network operators who give away mobile phones in order tosell services. He used the phrase “cost compression” several times near the end toemphasize that businesses (like Sun and Microsoft) need to find new business models onthe network.A lot of what Schwartz said (especially that last point) complementsthe ideas that came out of myinterview with Tim O’Reilly. Web services business models is a fascinating subject,but rather than focusing on the bigco’s I prefer to look at how the little companies arecreating new opportunities in this Web 2.0 world. Companies like Bloglines, Flickr, Feedburner, TheRobot Co-op.And by the way (as Jonathan might say), an eBook Reader is one device beggingto be attached to the network. One problem is that there’s noiPod-equivalent for eBook Readers. There are many reasons for that, which I won’t gointo right now. My point for this post is that there are many potentialbusiness opportunities for new companies to create network services around eBooks, shouldthe right platform ever be put in place (in the same sense that the iPod is a platform formusic services). 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#E-Books#web A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts