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Nigeria Green Africa Airways Green Africa leases three more A220

Green Africa has added three more Airbus A220 to its fleet plans as per announcement by GTLK Europe, an aircraft Leasing company.

These three airplanes serve to kick off operations of the new airline in 2020. This news pops in just after Green Africa had announced the order 50 planes of the same type, straight from Airbus. This step now is… read more

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Mozambique LAM Mozambique Mozambique Airlines to connect Pemba and JNB

Effective 30 March 2020, LAM - Mozambique Airlines will connect Pemba (POL) and Johannesburg three times per week with a nonstop service. These flights will be offered Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays to OR Tambo International.

At the moment, the only competitor is the South African Airlink, currently still operating un… read more

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SouthAfrica Airlink AIRLINK takes over SAA routes

Airlink, the privately-owned South African airline, will continue to operate services between Johannesburg and Port Elizabeth, Entebbe, Ndola and Luanda after 29 February 2020.

Business as usual, this is what Airlink communicates on all channles. And yes, this is basically true as there are no changes on the already published … read more

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SouthAfrica SAA Flight Centre restarts selling SAA tickets again

The Flight Centre Travel Group in South Africa has decided to sell again South African Airways tickets as its preferred travel insurer has reinstated travel supplier insolvency cover to the state-owned airline. Six weeks ago, Flight Centre had stopped selling tickets for SAA as the insurance had issued a warning. SAA's acting chief financial off… read more

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UK British Airways British Airways will increase flights to Cape Town

As of 10 January 2021, next European winter, British Airways will operate two extra flights every week from London Gatwick Airport to Cape Town in South Africa. These new services added, customers can choose from 19 flights a week to Cape Town from London UK.

With outbound and inbound overnight nights, travellers can m… read more

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Nigeria Green Africa Airways Nigeria's Green Africa Airways goes shopping

Not even airborne, but Nigeria's Green Africa Airways is currently in the second stage of fleet planning. If you have a closer look into that, it becomes very clear: something very big might happen in Nigeria.

The Lagos-based start-up airline - already in 2018 - had announced plans to buy 100 Boeing 737 MAX. The B737 MAX is not… read more

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Ethiopian ET increases capacity to Oslo

As of 25th of June 2020, Ethiopian Airlines will increase the frequencies of flights between Addis Ababa and Oslo in Norway.

Instead of 4 weekly flights, as of June Ethiopian Airlines will offer five (5) weekly flights between both cities, all operated with Boeing B787 Dreamliner. ET is the only airline offering regula… read more

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Press rellease from today:

Airlink, the privately-run South African airline, will operate services linking Johannesburg with Port Elizabeth, Entebbe, Ndola and Luanda after 29 February 2020, even though its franchise partner, SAA, will stop serving those destinations from that date.

“We want to reassure travellers that as far as Airlink is … read more

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SouthAfrica SAA SAA major changes - business rescue

South African Airlines SAA operates under "Business Rescue" since the end of 2019. Before that, the former CEO had already announced to cut 944 jobs. As it turns out, it will come even worse.

SAA has announced to cut the domestic network in complete; only the route between Capetown and Johannsburg remain, but even here with lower frequency… read more

  • Miscellaneous

Economic Outlook for Africa 2020

The African Development Bank has published the 2020 edition of its African Economic Outlook (AEO) report. Bank's economic experts have been workinmg on this report and it serves as a tool for policymakers, academics, investors, as well as, development and financial industry professionals. Africa’s economic growth stabilised at 3read more

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