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Cameroon Airline Corporation said, one of its airplanes, a MA60 aircraft, has been shot with firearms approaching Bamenda Airport from Douala. As per airline statement, the incident took place on December 1st around 10am.
The crew was able to land the airplane safely even there was some damage at the fuselage; as a consequence, the aircraf… read more
SAA is in problems; after the strike, the problems are even larger as the negative financial impact of the strike hit an already weak airline. According to an internal document, written by one of the former SAA CEO's, one of the best chances to recover would be to absolutely governement-free and to merge with another major airlines.
Today, on the 2nd of December 2019, Air Zimbabwe did not operate any flights. The airline said that this was because of "operational limitations beyond its control". Air Zimbabwe said that they would resume operations, tomorrow, the 3rd of December 2019.
Kenya is planning to bring all airline related business under one state roof; airports, handling agents and of course the Kenyan Airlines as well.
To achieve this plan, Kenya's Finance Minister plans to buyout Air France-KLM, local banks and more than 80,000 individual shareholders from Kenya Airways and delist the national carrier from the Nai… read more
Soft openeing has just started for the newly built Johari Rotana hotel located in Dar es Salaam, the first hotel of the Rotana Group in East Africa.
253 rooms, which include 60 fully-serviced apartments, are located in DAR's central business district, located at the MNF square. The five-star-property offers facilities on 15 floors, but sta… read more
Flight Centre Travel Group, the international travel agency, has stopped selling tickets in SAA South African Airways as per media report on businesslive.co.za. Reason for this was that a travel insurance company said, it would no longer cover SAA tickets against insolvency.
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Ten years of absence have ended last week: Air India operated its first scheduled flight into Nairobi. Coming from Mumbai, the aircraft carried 100 passengers on board.
Flights will operate now four (4) flights per week and is willing, as per customer demand, to increase the frequency. Of course Air India is connecting Kenya through their … read more
This last week, Jambojet commenced daily operations between the capital of Kenya, Nairobi and Kigali in Rwanda, being now the third airline operating on this city pair.
Jambojet codeshares with parent company Kenya Airwarys, but Kenya Airways itself is operating already eleven (11) weekly flights on own metal between the both cities. On the oth… read more
As of mid of december, 2019, TAAG Angola Airlines will connect the capital of Angola, Luanda with Lagos in Nigeria.
From 16DEC19, this route will be served twice weekly and operated on a Boeing B737-700
Last week, two more brand-new aircrafts reached the Ethiopian Airlines' home base Addis Abeba:
120. That's now the size of Ethiopians Airlines fleet, making it the largest all over Africa. With the arrival of another Boeing B787-9 and the 27th De Havilland Q400 last week, the fleet grew to 120 airplanes, having an average fleet age now of 6.4 years.