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 youngest 737-800 in the world that has been converted to-date.

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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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Embraer’s Phenom 300 becomes world’s best-selling light jet

Posted 25 February 2021

For the ninth consecutive year, Embraer’s Phenom 300 series has become the world’s best-selling light jet according to numbers released today by the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA).

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Kenya Airways launches economy max seat-blocker

Posted 25 February 2021

Kenya Airways has unveiled, Economy Max, a product that allows customers to create additional personal space by booking a seat or a row next to them.

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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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Travelport rebrands and reveals new identity

Posted 24 February 2021

Worldwide travel retail platform Travelport, which operates in Africa, has launched a new visual identity, which has been created as part of the company’s first ever end-to-end rebrand.

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Covid-19 changes the IT spending priorities for airports and airlines

Posted 24 February 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has refocused IT spending priorities for airlines and airports in 2020 as revenue plunged and the industry faced new health and operational requirements needed to keep flying, according to

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RwandAir to be the first African airline to trial IATA Travel Pass

Posted 23 February 2021

RwandAir will become the first African airline to trial IATA Travel Pass to enable safe and seamless international travel. The airline will begin a three-week trial in April for customers travelling between Kigali

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IATA’s chief economist to retire

Posted 23 February 2021

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced that its chief economist, Brian Pearce, will retire from the organisation in July 2021. A recruitment process has been launched to find a successor in time for a smooth transition.

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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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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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