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  • Destinations

Mauritian borders remain closed until October 31, 2020

The Mauritian government  has made a decision to extend the closure of the country’s borders until October 31, 2020. The decision will be announced by the Prime Minister during a television address this evening.

The country's borders were to be reopened to international air traffic at midnight tonight, at the end of Augu… read more

  • Flights

Edelweiss Air aircraft changes into the Seychelles

Edelweiss Air in winter 2020/21 season plans operational aircraft changes for Seychelles flights. From 30OCT20 to 27MAR21, the one weekly Zurich – Mahe Island service will be operated by Airbus A330-300, instead of A340-300 aircraft.

WK074/LX8074 ZRH1830 – 0655+1SEZ 333 5
WK075/LX8075 SEZ2355 – 0640+1ZRH 333 6


  • Flights

Kenya Airways international network changes

Kenya Airways last week filed operation changes for International network, for Northern winter 2020/21 season, between 25OCT20 and 27MAR21. As of 28AUG20, planned operation as follows.

Additional changes, including possible further reduction, remain likely in the next few weeks.

Nairobi – Abidjan – Dakarread more


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Ethiopian Airlines is looking into the Airbus A220

Ethiopianhas been rumored to be eyeing the Airbus A220 for its future fleet. The airline has been diversifying its fleet for the past few years, and give the painful experience with Boeing’s narrowbody, it wouldn’t be entirely surprising to see the baby Airbus joining the fleet. Simple Flying caught up with Acting Chief Commercial … read more


  • Flights

South Africa: New regional routes in the pipeline

On Friday, the Department of Transport indicated that official applications have been received from local airlines to operate flights on certain regional routes which would be inoperable because the airlines that operate on those routes are currently unable to provide flights. The airlines which traditionally operated flights outsi… read more


  • Flights

Precision Air's traffic rights to Kenya not nullified

Kenya will not cancel the traffic rights for Tanzanian-based Precision Air that will resume flights to Nairobi Thursday amid a standoff that has seen Dar es Salaam stop three Kenyan airlines from flying there. Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) director-general Gilbert Kibe said Precision Air has an existing traffic right… read more


  • Flights

Qatar Airways returns to Mogadishu

Qatar Airways is pleased to announce the resumption of three-weekly flights to Mogadishu, Somalia from 06th of September 2020. Service to the capital city of Somalia will be operated by an Airbus A320 featuring 12 seats in Business class and 120 seats in Economy class.

The award-winning airline will operate this service as a … read more


  • Destinations

Akanu Ibiam International Airport Ready For Flight Resumption

The Minister of Aviation, Mr Hadi Sirika says the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu is ready for resumption of flights.

Sirika said this on Saturday in Enugu after the final round of inspection of rehabilitation works in the airport prior to the official reopening of the complex. The Federal Government had in August 20… read more


  • Beyond Africa

El Al to operate first commercial flight between Israel and the UAE today

A commercial flight will link Tel Aviv and Abu Dhabi on Monday 31 August

An Israeli-American delegation will travel to the United Arab Emirates on Monday on the “first direct commercial flight” between Tel Aviv and Abu Dhabi, several sources said on Friday. “An official Israeli delegation will travel to Abu Dhabi on a direct … read more


  • Miscellaneous

SAA unions want to see the money

The majority trade union alliance at SAA has called on members not to sign voluntary severance agreements until the department of public enterprises can show them it has the money.

The department negotiated generous voluntary severance packagesfor which 3,110 out of 4,661 employees applied. But there has a… read more


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