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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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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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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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EMIRATES AND ROYAL AIR MAROC LAUNCH CODESHARE PARTNERSHIP, FOR MORE ENHANCED JOURNEYS BETWEEN DUBAI, CASABLANCA AND BEYOND

Emirates and Royal Air Maroc have today launched a codeshare partnership, providing more travel options and connection choices for customers of both airlines between Dubai and Casablanca, and beyond.   Effective later this month, both airlines will place their marketing codes on each other’s flights between Casablanca and Dubai to a total of 209 combined destinations. The new partnership will offer customers from both airlines more ways to book and connect their travel between the two airlines’ networks. The codeshare agreement will also provide customers with more competitive single-ticket, multi-journey…

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Nigeria’s domestic airlines to continue normal operations, FG assured foreign airlines of unhindered services

The Airline Operators of Nigeria, AON, has backtracked on its decision last Friday for members to shut down operations from tomorrow, Monday 9th May 2022 until further notice. A media statement from the AON claimed that the intervention of well-meaning Nigerians in and out of government and the promise to intervene in the geometrical increase of aviation fuel compelled members to put on hold its earlier promise to deny Nigerians air transport. AON media statement stated thus, “further to numerous calls from the highest echelons in government with promises to…

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AIR TRAVEL IN NIGERIA WILL CEASE FROM MONDAY, 9TH OF MAY, UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE- airline operators announced

It is with a great sense of responsibility and patriotism that the Airline Operators of Nigeria (AON) have carried on deploying and subsidizing their services to our highly esteemed Nigerian flying public in the last four months despite the steady and astronomical hike in the price of JetA1 and other operating costs. Over time, aviation fuel price (JetA1) has risen from N190 per litre to N700 currently. No airline in the world can absorb this kind of sudden shock from such an astronomical rise over a short period. While aviation…

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