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MK’s future at stake: the watershed meeting with creditors postponed

Posted 14 June 2021

The administrators of Air Mauritius announced that the watershed meeting of the national airline’s creditors initially scheduled for the end of June has been postponed to January 2022 following a Supreme Court decision. Anuradha Deenapanray Chappard reports.

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Dakar MRO centre boosts emerging Senegal plan

Posted 11 June 2021

Air Senegal and Blaise Diagne International Airport (AIBD) have jointly signed an agreement to open a maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) centre in Dakar.

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African airlines’ traffic fell 78.3% in April

Posted 10 June 2021

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced that domestic travel demand improved in April 2021 compared to the prior month, although it remained well below pre-pandemic levels, while recovery in international

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African airlines see 30.6% rise in demand for air cargo transport in Apr 2021

Posted 9 June 2021

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released April 2021 data for global air cargo markets showing that air cargo demand continued to outperform pre-COVID levels (April 2019) with demand

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AFRAA: African airlines cumulatively lost $10.21b in Q1 of 2020

Posted 7 June 2021

AFRAA has released African airlines’ performance update as the Covid-19 pandemic continues.

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Ghana national airline takes another step forward

Posted 4 June 2021

EgyptAir’s help has been enlisted to help dream become a reality. Alan Dron reports.

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ACIA Aero delivers ATRs to boost Green Africa's launch

Posted 4 June 2021

ACIA Aero Leasing announced today that it had completed the mandate to deliver a fleet of three ATR 72-600 aircraft to support the commercial launch of Nigeria’s Green Africa, writes Vincent Chappard.

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IATA: Governments should make data-driven decisions

Posted 3 June 2021

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has urged governments to make data-driven decisions to manage the risks of COVID-19 when reopening borders to international travel.

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Evonik enhances safe transport of hydrogen peroxide

Posted 2 June 2021

Evonik has developed a container made of pure aluminum with a 220-litre capacity for the safe transport of highly concentrated hydrogen peroxide.

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Air Austral operates a direct humanitarian cargo flight from Reunion Island to Kigali

Posted 2 June 2021

Air Austral today operated a Boeing 777-300ER (F-OLRE) to deliver medical equipment that will be used to set up an emergency camp in Rwanda.

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ACIA Aero Leasing acquires two Embraer ERJ145s from Jetcraft

Posted 27 May 2021

ACIA Aero Leasing (ACIA), a provider of regional aircraft leasing and lease management services, has purchased two Embraer ERJ145 aircraft from Jetcraft Commercial (Jetcraft).

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Airbus provides suppliers with update on production plans

Posted 27 May 2021

Airbus said it continues to expect the commercial aircraft market to recover to pre-COVID levels between 2023 and 2025, led by the single-aisle segment.

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IATA: Optimism when borders reopen

Posted 27 May 2021

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and Tourism Economics released a long-term view for post-COVID-19 passenger demand recovery which demonstrates that people remain eager to travel in the short and long-term.

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IATA urges adoption of digitalisation for efficient restart

Posted 27 May 2021

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has warned of potential airport chaos unless governments move quickly to adopt digital processes to manage travel health credentials (COVID-19 testing and vaccine

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CVA growth may hinge on intercontinental gateway

Posted 26 May 2021

Linking four continents through its hub offshore from west Africa remains Cabo Verde Airlines’ target as it emerges from Covid-19 shutdown.

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RwandAir awarded Diamond status rating for COVID-19 prevention measures

Posted 25 May 2021

RwandAir has become the first African airline to be awarded the top Diamond status rating for COVID-19 prevention measures.

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Chapman Freeborn appoints Sharon Vaz-Arab as IMEA regional director

Posted 25 May 2021

Chapman Freeborn has appointed Sharon Vaz-Arab, aviation expert with 30+ years of experience, as its new Director – IMEA (India, Middle East & Africa).

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SAA gearing up to take-off by August

Posted 20 May 2021

South African Airways (SAA) has said it will resume operations again in July or by the second week of August.

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Accepting vaccinated passengers should be best practice

Posted 20 May 2021

IATA has applauded the growing number of countries making data and evidence-driven decisions to open their borders to vaccinated travellers.

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BestFly takes over intra-island flights for Cape Verde

Posted 20 May 2021

Angola’s expanding BestFly has begun operations providing inter-island services in Cape Verde.

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Air Seychelles flies australian skies

Posted 18 May 2021

Air Seychelles has for the first time ever made history by operating into the capital of New South Wales and one of Australia’s largest cities, Sydney, as part of a special charter.

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Azman Air resumes flight operations

Posted 17 May 2021

Nigeria’s Azman Air has announced it will resume flight operations from May 16, 2021.

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Tunisair in turmoil

Posted 17 May 2021

Tunisair is in crisis. Its latest CEO, appointed in January, lasted just seven weeks before she was sacked. The country’s minister of transport has admitted the airline is “in great financial difficulty”, salaries are not being paid, union members are up in arms, and debts

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Airbus resumes work on modernisation of its A320 Family

Posted 12 May 2021

Airbus has resumed work on the modernisation of its A320 Family industrial capabilities in Toulouse.

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Miles ahead

Posted 10 May 2021

Looking over the ‘bloodbath’ of domestic competition, South African carrier, CemAir, is preparing to add its first narrow-body aircraft and branch out into regional flights. Victoria Moores talks to CEO, Miles van der Molen, about the opportunities.

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African airlines’ traffic sank 73.7% in March

Posted 7 May 2021

IATA announced that passenger traffic fell in March 2021 compared to pre-COVID levels in March 2019 but rose compared to the immediate month prior to February 2021.

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Azman Air cleared to resume 737 flights

Posted 7 May 2021

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has lifted a suspension order against local carrier Azman Air after it implemented a corrective plan to address safety matters on the B737.

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IATA: High testing costs could stall recovery

Posted 5 May 2021

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on governments to ensure that high costs for COVID-19 testing don’t put travel out of reach for individuals and families.

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Ethiopian wins gold award for cargo volume

Posted 30 April 2021

Ethiopian Airlines Group has been honoured with gold award for the volume of cargo transported to and from Guangdong Airport in 2020.

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Oman Air and EgyptAir sign codeshare agreement

Posted 28 April 2021

Oman Air has signed a codeshare agreement with EgyptAir. The codeshare agreement on flights between Muscat and Cairo was signed as part of both airlines’ commitment to work toward a strong restart for air travel to overcome the effects of the

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Air Cairo receives its first Airbus A320neo

Posted 26 April 2021

Air Cairo has taken delivery of its first A320neo aircraft. The new aircraft will join Air Cairo’s all Airbus fleet of seven aircraft.

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Kenya Airways and Congo Airways Sign MOU for Strategic Cooperation

Posted 23 April 2021

Kenya Airways has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Congo Airways to collaborate, strengthen, and bolster aviation ties between Kenya and The Democratic Republic of Congo.

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AFRAA and ACI Africa sign MoU to support Air Transport Industry in Africa

Posted 23 April 2021

The African Airline Association (AFRAA) and Airports Council International Africa (ACI Africa) have signed an MoU to materialise their cooperation.

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Ethiopian launches COVID-19 testing lab at its Addis Ababa hub

Posted 22 April 2021

Ethiopian Airlines Group has joined hands with BGI Health Ethiopia, a subsidiary of China's biotech giant, the BGI Genomics Co., Ltd, to launch a high-end COVID-19 testing laboratory at its main hub and the continent’s

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IATA: Reduced losses but continued pain in 2021

Posted 22 April 2021

IATA expects net airline industry losses of $47.7 billion in 2021 (net profit margin of -10.4%). This is an improvement on the estimated net industry loss of $126.4 billion in 2020 (net profit margin of -33.9%). African carriers will see slow

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United Nigeria Airlines looks to expand

Posted 20 April 2021

The chairman of United Nigeria Airlines, Obiora Okonkwo, has said the airline plans to consolidate its domestic operations with two more EMB-145LRs.

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EgyptAir and Sudan Airways sign strategic partnership

Posted 20 April 2021

EgyptAir and Sudan Airways have signed a strategic partnership MoU.

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IATA and Eurofins partner to boost travel with testing

Posted 19 April 2021

IATA has entered an agreement with Eurofins to incorporate its worldwide COVID-19 testing network into IATA Travel Pass.

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100th flight between Europe and Africa via Bolloré WARA services

Posted 15 April 2021

Bolloré Logistics has chartered its 100th weekly freight cargo flight between Europe and West Africa, one year after the air bridge was put in place to compensate for the restrictions on transport resulting from

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Cally Air takes delivery of first aircraft, a B737

Posted 13 April 2021

Nigerian startup Cally Air has taken delivery of its first aircraft, a B737-300 bought through Magnetic Leasing.

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IATA and AFRAA meet for collaborative support

Posted 13 April 2021

With a clear goal of meeting the key players in the African aviation industry, the new IATA regional vice president, Kamil Al Awadhi has met up with AFRAA secretary-general Abdérahmane Berthé, to discuss key priorities for

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South Africa needs to start planning for the safe restart of aviation

Posted 8 April 2021

IATA has urged South Africa to start planning for the safe resumption of international air travel to help repair its decimated business and leisure tourism industry.

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African airlines’ traffic dropped 68.0% in February

Posted 8 April 2021

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that passenger traffic fell in February 2021, both compared to pre-COVID levels (February 2019) and compared to the immediate month prior (January 2021).

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Travelport+ launches next-generation platform for a new era of travel

Posted 7 April 2021

Global travel retail platform, Travelport, has launched its next-generation platform, Travelport+.

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Ethiopian Airlines reaches 91% on-time performance

Posted 5 April 2021

Ethiopian Airlines has reached 91% On-Time Performance of all global flight departures for the last three months while the industry average stands around 85%.

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AviAssist Foundation announce new Board Member

Posted 1 April 2021

AviAssist Foundation are thrilled to welcome Christopher McGregor onto their board in the year the aircraft manufacturer ATR celebrates its 40th anniversary.

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IATA outlined three priorities for African governments

Posted 1 April 2021

These priorities are: continued financial relief and the release of committed aid and blocked funds, Safe reopening of borders and Planning for the safe restart of operations.

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Ethiopian transports over 1m COVID-19 vaccines in a single flight

Posted 1 April 2021

Ethiopian Airlines has transported 1,056,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines in a single flight, from Beijing to Harare.

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IATA releases 2020 safety report

Posted 31 March 2021

(IATA) announced the publication of the 2020 Safety Report and released data for the 2020 safety performance of the commercial airline industry which showed airlines based in sub-Saharan Africa experienced six accidents last year.

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Research backs rapid testing for safe and efficient restart of air travel

Posted 30 March 2021

IATA has urged governments to accept best-in-class rapid antigen tests in fulfilment of COVID -19 testing requirements following the publication of new research by OXERA and Edge Health.

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Malawi Airlines suspends services until March 31

Posted 29 March 2021

Malawi Airlines this week suspended all flights between March 26 to 31st citing unspecified operational reasons.

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Uganda Airlines in it for the long haul

Posted 29 March 2021

While the rest of the world grapples with the Covid-19 traffic downturn, Uganda Airlines will branch out into long-haul operations in early 2021 after receiving its first Airbus A330-800neo.

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iPADIS and AFCAC sign cooperation agreement

Posted 26 March 2021

The International Partners for Aviation Development, Innovation and Sustainability (iPADIS) and the African Civil Aviation Commission (AFCAC) have signed an MoU that establishes a framework for mutual cooperation on the future

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Aberdairing to do…

Posted 22 March 2021

While many African aviation businesses were grounded during the pandemic outbreak, one Kenyan airline was taking time out to restructure and revise its strategy for growth. It has now come out of the blocks with action rather than words, as Alan Peaford discovers.

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West African governments meet to map out recovery for aviation

Posted 20 March 2021

Government ministers across West Africa have jointly issued a 15-point post-covid recovery plan for the air transport industry in the region.

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IATA Travel Pass successfully trialled on first flight

Posted 18 March 2021

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced the arrival at London’s Heathrow Airport of the first traveller using the IATA Travel Pass app to manage their travel health credentials.

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ATR outlines plan for recovery in 2021 and beyond

Posted 18 March 2021

ATR is determined to emerge stronger from the COVID crisis by strengthening its global presence in the next decade and by continuing to offer the most sustainable and modern option for regional air travel.

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Ethiopian Airlines joins African Union to launch test and vaccine passport

Posted 17 March 2021

Ethiopian Airlines has partnered with the African Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (Africa CDC) for the implementation of the African Union Trusted Travel Pass to make continental travel

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IATA: Updated ICAO recommendations support industry restart

Posted 15 March 2021

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has welcomed the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Council’s approval of the latest recommendations from its Aviation Recovery Task Force (CART).

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Rolls-Royce and Tecnam to deliver all-electric passenger aircraft

Posted 11 March 2021

Rolls-Royce and airframer Tecnam are joining forces with Widerøe – the largest regional airline in Scandinavia, to deliver an all-electric passenger aircraft for the commuter market, ready for revenue

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IATA: Travellers are gaining confidence

Posted 9 March 2021

IATA has announced results from its latest poll of recent travellers, revealing growing confidence in a return to air travel, frustration with current travel restrictions, and acceptance of a travel app to manage health credentials for travel.

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Safari tracks a new flightpath

Posted 8 March 2021

International tourism dropped by 72% between January and October 2020, compared with the same period in 2019, according to Kenya’s Tourism Research Institute. It was a body blow for the airlines that focus on supporting the industry.

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African airlines’ traffic dropped 66.1% in January

Posted 5 March 2021

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that passenger traffic fell in January 2021, both compared to pre-COVID levels (January 2019) and compared to the immediate month prior (December 2020).

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Flexjet orders 20 Aerion supersonic jets

Posted 4 March 2021

Aerion, the supersonic jet, maker has announced that the flight-service provider Flexjet has placed an order for 20 examples of the Aerion AS2 supersonic jet, reports Robb Report.

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Air Austral operates EVASAN flights between Reunion Island and Paris

Posted 3 March 2021

Air Austral has obtained technical and regulatory approvals to operate Medical Evacuation flights (EVASAN).

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Nigeria's Allied Air receives first converted 737 for vaccine deliveries.

Posted 27 February 2021

West Africa’s biggest cargo airline, Allied Air, has taken delivery of its first Boeing 737-800 converted freighter. The aircraft is the first for airlines in Africa and the freighter -MSN 36846- is the

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The airline industry is expected to remain cash negative throughout 2021

Posted 26 February 2021

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has released new analysis showing that the airline industry is expected to remain cash negative throughout 2021.

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Zambia banks on a long-term strategy

Posted 26 February 2021

Keith Mwanalushi assesses the airline scene in Zambia, looking at latest developments and the challenges of the past year.

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ACIA Aero Leasing delivers two aircraft to Air Express Algeria

Posted 24 February 2021

ACIA Aero Leasing (ACIA) has completed the transition of two aircraft to Air Express Algeria (AEA).

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Kenya and Nigeria authorise return of 737 MAX

Posted 23 February 2021

Both Kenya’s Civil Aviation Authority and Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) have announced the lifting of the ban on Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, following two deadly crashes in Ethiopia and Indonesia.

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Newly appointed Chairman and CEO of Tunisair revoked

Posted 22 February 2021

Olfa Hamdi who was appointed Chairman and CEO of Tunisair early January has been revoked today.

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Air Côte d’Ivoire receives its first Airbus A320neo

Posted 19 February 2021

Air Côte d’Ivoire, Ivory Coast’s flagship carrier based in Abidjan, has taken delivery of its first A320neo, becoming the first operator of the type in the West-African region.

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Rolls-Royce signs TotalCare agreement with Uganda Airlines

Posted 18 February 2021

Rolls-Royce has signed a TotalCare agreement with new customer Uganda Airlines for their two new Airbus A330neo aircraft powered exclusively by Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 engines. Uganda Airlines received their two A330neo,

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IATA’s new leaders face a turbulent introduction

Posted 16 February 2021

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is undergoing changing leadership globally and regionally. Alan Peaford reports on developments that will affect Africa.

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Nigeria’s NG Eagle receives first two aircraft

Posted 16 February 2021

Nigeria’s NG Eagle has received its first two Boeing 737-700 aircraft. The aircraft, from the fleet of Arik Air, were delivered to Lagos airport from Addis Ababa.

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Air Namibia ends operations

Posted 11 February 2021

Air Namibia has announced on Twitter all flight operations will be suspended from February 11, 2021, this is following the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

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2020 worst year in history for air travel

Posted 4 February 2021

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced full-year global passenger traffic results for 2020 showing that demand (revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) fell by 65.9% compared to the full year of 2019, by far the sharpest

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IATA: The industry is in a severe situation

Posted 4 February 2021

Alexander de Juniac, CEO of IATA, has delivered a briefing updating the global air transport industry saying the industry ‘clearly shows the severe situation it is in’.

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ASECNA, NIGCOMSAT and Thales Alenia Space to accelerate SBAS for aviation in Africa

Posted 1 February 2021

The Agency for Air Navigation Safety in Africa and Madagascar, ASECNA, the Nigerian Communications Satellite Ltd, NIGCOMSAT and Thales Alenia Space - a joint venture between Thales (67 %) and

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Ethiopian Airlines and CemAir implement interline agreement

Posted 28 January 2021

Ethiopian Airlines and CemAir have started implementing an interline agreement which allows passengers enjoy seamless travel with a single ticket and lower cost between points within the carriers’ networks.

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IATA: We can see the light at the end of the tunnel

Posted 28 January 2021

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on governments to partner with the air transport industry to devise plans to safely re-link people, business and economies when the COVID-19 epidemiological situation

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Air Peace takes delivery of the first E2 for Africa

Posted 28 January 2021

Air Peace, Nigeria and West Africa’s largest airline, took delivery of their first E195-E2 aircraft yesterday. The aircraft is now due to fly from Embraer’s facility in São José dos Campos to join the Air Peace fleet in

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Boeing 737 Max cleared to fly again

Posted 27 January 2021

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has cleared the Boeing 737 MAX to fly again in European skies, 22 months after the plane was grounded following two fatal crashes.

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Boeing: Aircraft flying on 100% sustainable fuels by 2030

Posted 25 January 2021

Boeing is setting an ambitious target to advance the long-term sustainability of commercial aviation, committing that its commercial aircraft are capable and certified to fly on 100% sustainable aviation fuels by 2030.

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ACIA transitions four aircraft to Sahel Aviation Service

Posted 20 January 2021

ACIA Aero Leasing (ACIA) has completed the transition of four aircraft to Sahel Aviation Service in Mali.

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IATA CEO speaks at The World Tourism Organisation

Posted 19 January 2021

IATA CEO Alexandre de Juniac said during a speech at The World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) that we will not be able to eliminate the risk of Covid-19 in any foreseeable timeline, so we must learn to manage the risk of it.

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Lesotho bans passenger flights

Posted 13 January 2021

Airlink has announced the suspension of its daily service between Johannesburg and Maseru from tomorrow, following the Lesotho government’s ban passenger flights to and from Moshoeshoe I International Airport.

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IATA: A more balanced public policy approach is needed during Covid-19

Posted 13 January 2021

IATA’s Alexander de Juniac has delivered his first briefing of 2021 regarding Covid-19 saying safety is aviation’s number one priority and ‘our’ greatest success. However, governments are not interested in

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Congo Airways orders two E195-E2

Posted 13 January 2021

Six months after their first E2 order, Congo Airways has placed a firm order for two E195-E2 jets.

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IATA suspends Fly540 from using its BSP

Posted 8 January 2021

IATA has said it has suspended Kenya’s local low-cost carrier Fly540 from using its electronic Billing and Settlement Plan (BSP) with immediate effect, due to undisclosed reasons.

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African airlines’ traffic sank 76.7% in November

Posted 8 January 2021

IATA has said that the recovery in passenger demand which had been slowing since the Northern hemisphere’s summer travel season, came to a halt in November 2020.

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Azman Air adds three B737-800s to its fleet

Posted 7 January 2021

Nigeria’s Azman Air has commenced its growth strategy plan of 2021 by adding three B737-800s to its fleet.

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Aircraft in Somalia's Bay area under attack from Al Shahbab

Posted 3 January 2021

Al-Shahbab militants have stepped up anti-aircraft attacks in the Bay area of Somalia close to the Ethiopian and Kenyan borders. The latest attack on a transport aircraft on approach to Diinsoor Airport was reported

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Kenya's Aberdair lines up for expansion with new ventures

Posted 23 December 2020

Kenyan ACMI operator Aberdair Aviation is to re-fleet following a restructuring which will extend its multi-AOC business model.

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Uganda Airline’s receives its first widebody aircraft

Posted 21 December 2020

Rolls-Royce has joined Airbus and Uganda Airlines to celebrate the delivery of the airline’s first widebody aircraft, an Airbus A330neo powered by Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 engines.

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ICAO calls for coordination towards recovery of air travel and tourism

Posted 16 December 2020

Speaking at the 7th Meeting of the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Global Tourism Crisis Committee last week, ICAO Secretary General Dr Fang Liu emphasised that a combination of measures, coordinated

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Gambia launch is no gamble

Posted 16 December 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic could prove to be an opportunity for aviation entrepreneurs and one company in The Gambia has firm plans in place.

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Airbus awards Ethiopian for agility and resilience during COVID–19 pandemic

Posted 16 December 2020

Airbus has given Ethiopian Airlines Group an award for the unique agility and resilience that it displayed amid the COVID-19 global crisis.

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IATA asks governments to consider aviation workers as essential for vaccination

Posted 16 December 2020

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) renewed its call on governments to ensure that employees in the aviation sector are considered as essential workers during the impending COVID-19

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ICAO urges agility and partnership to hasten aviation innovation

Posted 16 December 2020

Addressing the ICAO Global Symposium on the Implementation of Innovation in Aviation today, ICAO’s leaders highlighted the sector’s high reliance on innovation to address pandemic recovery and future

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ACIA Aero Leasing acquires two Embraer ERJ145s from Jetcraft

ACIA Aero Leasing (ACIA), a provider of regional aircraft leasing and lease management services, has purchased two Embraer ERJ145 aircraft from Jetcraft Commercial (Jetcraft).

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The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released April 2021 data for global air cargo markets showing that air cargo demand continued to outperform pre-COVID levels (April 2019) with demand up 12%.

Dakar MRO centre boosts emerging Senegal plan

Air Senegal and Blaise Diagne International Airport (AIBD) have jointly signed an agreement to open a maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) centre in Dakar.

EgyptAir and Sudan Airways sign strategic partnership

EgyptAir and Sudan Airways have signed a strategic partnership MoU.

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AFRAA and ACI Africa sign MoU to support Air Transport Industry in Africa

The African Airline Association (AFRAA) and Airports Council International Africa (ACI Africa) have signed an MoU to materialise their cooperation.

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