Tunisair, Tunisia's state-owned carrier, plans to lay off 1,000 employees, or more than 12 per cent of its full-time workforce, as part of reform plans, the Transport Minister told Reuters on Monday.
Transport Minister Anis Gu
Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, has won an order worth $200 million at list prices from Tunisair for Trent 700 engines to power three Airbus A330 aircraft.
The order, the first time the airline has selected Trent engines, al
Tunisair has placed a $180 million order for CFM56-5B engines to power 10 firm A320 family aircraft.
The airline, which also took options on two additional aircraft, is scheduled to begin taking delivery in June 2010.
Tunisair, the national airline of Tunisia, has chosen Mercator, a Dubai-based software solutions provider, to supply their RAPID accounting system for the airline, a report said.
Mercator will tailor its RAPID airline passenger interline r
Tunisia flag carrier Tunisair's revenue rose 12 percent in the first three months this year from the same period last year on strong passenger traffic and lower financial costs, it said.
Its revenue stood at 161.19 million dinars ($140 mil
Tunisian flag carrier Tunisair's second-quarter passenger traffic fell by 7 per cent but turnover per passenger grew, helping maintain overall revenues close to last year's level, the airline said.
Revenue per passenger from scheduled and