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South African Express placed placed into liquidation

South African Express was finally placed in final liquidation by the South African High Court on Wednesday, a long-awaited decision since the cancellation of the airline’s licenses and operating rights by the International Air Services Council (IASC) of South Africa last July, due to the failure of a second sale attempt. The state-owned regional carrier had filed for bankruptcy protection in February 2020, and has not flown since its provisional liquidation in April 2020. The bankruptcy of South African Express was due to a combination of rampant corruption, fraud and…

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President Weah Makes Appointments at Liberia Airport Authority (LAA), Dismissing its Technical Services Director

The President of the Republic, H E. Dr. George Manneh Weah, has made two appointments at the Liberia Airport Authority (LAA) and, at the same time, effecting a dismissal at the entity. President Weah expressed hope that the two appointees will justify the confidence he has reposed in them Those appointed today, September 14, 2022 are Mr. Musa Shannon as Acting Chairman of the Board of Directors and Mr. Akoi Sowogie as Acting Deputy Managing Director for Technical Services. President Weah expressed hope that the two appointees will justify the…

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OPENING OF THE SECOND SESSION OF THE REGIONAL SEMINAR ON “INNOVATION AND CYBERSECURITY” IN CIVIL AVIATION

On Monday, September 5, 2022, the Moroccan Minister of Transport and Logistics, Mr. Mohammed Abdeljalil, launched the second session of the regional seminar on “innovation and cybersecurity”, organized by the Arab Civil Aviation Organization, the European Civil Aviation Summit, the African Civil Aviation Commission and the Directorate of Air Transport of the United States. This seminar organized in Marrakech was attended by more than a hundred officials and experts in aviation safety and security, representing more than 40 African and Arab countries.  ”In his opening address, the Minister stressed that…

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High salaries, recruitments at Uganda Airlines concern Members of Parliament

Officials from Uganda Airlines led by their Chief Executive Officer, Jennifer Bamuturaki appeared before the committee on Tuesday, 16 August 2022 KAMPALA, Uganda, August 17, 2022/ — The Committee on Commissions Statutory Authorities (COSASE) has given Uganda Airlines one month to come up with a staff structure after it emerged that several officers are being paid exorbitantly.Officials from Uganda Airlines led by their Chief Executive Officer, Jennifer Bamuturaki appeared before the committee on Tuesday, 16 August 2022 to answer concerns raised by the Auditor General on the operations of the…

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Air Seychelles – The first airline receiving rights to overfly Saudi Arabia airspace to the Indian Ocean

THURSDAY, AUGUST 4, 2022 – Air Seychelles today achieved another important milestone in its flights between Israel and Seychelles. The carrier became the first airline to receive permission from the Saudi Arabian authorities to overfly their territory on flights between the two countries. Saudi Arabia announced last month that flights operating to and from Israel would be allowed to use this airspace, which previously was highly restricted with few exemptions. Sandy Benoiton, acting CEO of Air Seychelles said: “The granting of this airspace is very significant for the airline. The…

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Agility Completes £763 Million Acquisition of Menzies Aviation and creates the world’s largest aviation services provider

The combined company will be the world’s largest aviation services company by number of countries and second largest by number of airports served. Agility Logistics a Kuwait-based supply chain, infrastructure and innovation services company, announced in a release that it has acquired John Menzies plc, the Scotland-based holding company of Menzies Aviation plc, which it will combine with its National Aviation Services (NAS) company to create a global leader in aviation services across 58 countries. According to the release, Menzies Aviation the combined company will provide air cargo services, fuel…

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Ethiopian Airlines Orders Africa’s First A350-1000

Addis Ababa, 28 July 2022 Ethiopian Airlines Group, the flag carrier of Ethiopia, Africa’s largest airline group, has upsized four of its A350-900 on order to the largest variant of the A350 Family, the A350-1000, becoming Africa’s first customer for the aircraft. Ethiopian Airlines has already ordered 22 A350-900s, of which 16 aircraft have been delivered. With the A350-1000 upsizing, Ethiopian Airlines’ backlog consists of four A350-1000s and two A350-900s. Ethiopian Airlines Group CEO Mr. Mesfin Tasew said, “We are delighted over the upsizing of the A350-900 on order to the…

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AFRAA-Boeing Airline Economics, Planning & Management Workshop, 15-16 Sept 2022, Nairobi – Kenya

AFRAA, in partnership with Boeing will hold a Workshop on Airline Economics, Planning & Management from 15-16 September 2022 at the Emara Ole Sereni Hotel in Nairobi – Kenya, in-person format. Held under the theme: “Strategies for Sustainable Airline Growth in Africa”, the Workshop is an extraordinary airline industry event designed to give African airlines highly-experiential learning, with a clear focus on the underlying dynamics and decision drivers that influence the airline business. Participants will gain a global perspective on airline strategy, planning and management to enhance understanding of airline operations.…

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Ethiopian Airlines Group Signs Proposal with De Havilland Canada for up to Four Dash 8-400 Freighter – Large Cargo Door Kits

Farnborough, United Kingdom, July 20, 2022 – De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited (“De Havilland Canada”) and Ethiopian Airlines Group (“Ethiopian”) announced today that Ethiopian has signed a proposal for the purchase of two Dash 8-400 Freighter – Large Cargo Door (F-LCD) conversion kits. The proposal provides an option for an additional two F-LCD conversion kits. The parties are working to finalize a definitive and binding agreement. “Cargo has played a pivotal role in Ethiopian Airlines’ operations over the past couple of years, and will remain a key growth pillar of…

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South African Airways And Kenya Airways Sign Codeshare Agreement; Customers Can Enjoy Seamless Connections In Africa

Nairobi, KE, 19th July 2022– Kenya Airways (KQ), Kenya’s national carrier, and South African Airways (SAA) have signed a codeshare agreement that opens more destinations for seamless travel opportunities. As demand for air travel rebounds, the code-sharing agreement will see each airline sell, under its own code, flights operated by each other; South African Airways or Kenya Airways. SAA’s customers will continue to have the ability to earn Voyager Miles on these new codeshare flights. The deal enables travelers to combine flight segments and baggage on a single ticket. Passengers…

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