Africa – Page 6

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    Spare parts shortage still challenging Kenya Airways


    Kenya Airways continues to face the impact of aircraft remaining grounded for longer than planned during maintenance checks because of a global shortage of spare parts.

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    New IATA chair recalls ‘mind-boggling’ first exposure to aviation’s lack of gender diversity


    The new chair of IATA’s board of governors has described as “mind-boggling” her first experience of aviation’s lack of gender diversity, stating that the industry still has lots of work to do on the issue.

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    Capital raise next step as Kenya Airways chief eyes growth


    Kenya Airways chief executive Allan Kilavuka believes the operational fundamentals of the carrier are strong after its restructuring efforts, but that raising capital is key to it moving back onto a growth path.

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    RwandAir examining CRJ and Dash 8 replacement options


    RwandAir is examining options to update its regional aircraft fleet amid moves to phase out its Bombardier CRJ900s and De Havilland Canada Dash 8-400s.

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    RwandAir expects Qatar Airways to finalise stake ‘in coming months’


    RwandAir expects Qatar Airways to finalise its 49% stake in the carrier in the coming months, clearing the way for the African operator to launch a new business plan.

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    Nigeria tops list as blocked airline funds rise nearly 50% in year


    The airline industry has seen blocked funds rise by nearly 50% in the past 12 months, posing an increasing risk to connectivity, according to IATA.

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    Air Algerie seals A330neo and A350 order


    Air Algerie has finalised an order for five Airbus A330-900s and a pair of A350-1000s as part of the carrier’s wider fleet modernisation plans

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    United Nigeria ERJ-145 suffers excursion during Lagos landing


    Nigerian investigators are probing an incident in which an Embraer ERJ-145 suffered a runway excursion during landing at Lagos. The aircraft, operated by United Nigeria Airlines, was arriving on a domestic service from Abakaliki which lies some 280nm (520km) east of the Nigerian hub. United Nigeria says the regional jet ...

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    Togo’s ASKY to add first 737 Max jets


    Togolese carrier ASKY is to add its first Boeing 737 Max 8s after reaching agreement to lease a pair of the jets from AerCap.

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    Air Algerie signs for Max 9s as part of fleet modernisation


    Algerian flag-carrier Air Algerie has reached an agreement with Boeing to acquire eight 737 Max 9 aircraft. The airline signed an agreement with the US airframer about three weeks after it disclosed that it had provisionally selected the type for its single-aisle fleet renewal. All 737 Max jets are powered ...

  • Airline Business Insight web
    In depth

    Airline Business Covid-19 recovery tracker: May 2023 update


    Our regular examination of the latest global data for several key airline market indicators, including traffic and capacity in passenger and cargo markets, in-service and stored fleets, jet fuel costs, and share price trends for the world’s largest groups.

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    SAA merger set for competition green-light after Takatso shareholders agree divestment


    Investors with interests related to South African operator Lift have agreed to divest their involvement in the Takatso consortium that is to take a controlling interest in South African Airways, clearing a path for competition authorities to approve the deal. South Africa’s Competition Commission says it is recommending the country’s ...

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    South African Airways granted authorisation to expand fleet


    South African Airways has been granted clearance by the country’s government to expand its fleet with the lease of six additional aircraft. The airline says the “significant” increase will enable it to relaunch international routes and provide extra regional and domestic capacity. SAA says the six aircraft – all Airbus ...

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    Air Algerie opts for A350, A330neo, 737 Max and plans lease of additional jets


    Air Algerie has provisionally selected a mix of Airbus and Boeing jets to meet a 15-aircraft fleet requirement, after seeking offers last year. The Algerian flag-carrier states, in a tender document, that it has tentatively opted for two Airbus A350-1000s and five A330-900s. It is also planning to take eight ...

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    Zambia orders Enstrom 480Bs in air force training deal


    Zambia has ordered a pair of Enstrom Helicopter 480Bs, with the rotorcraft to be employed by the nation’s air force.

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    UK long-haul start-up Sentra seeks operating licence


    UK long-haul start-up Sentra Airways has formally applied for an operating licence with the country’s aviation regulator. Sentra is intending to open services to West Africa – identifying an initial route from Manchester to Accra in Ghana – and last year agreed to acquire an Airbus A330-200 from US lessor ...

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    RwandAir to open services to Paris by mid-year


    African carrier RwandAir is to open services to Paris Charles de Gaulle towards the middle of this year. The airline is to commence the flights on 27 June, operating the route from Kigali three times per week. Addition of the Paris link with expand the carrier’s network to 25 destinations. ...

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    Sudanese airspace closed as armed conflict erupts


    Sudan’s civil aviation authority has notified that airspace over the country is closed, with a suspension of air navigation services within the Khartoum flight information region. The measure follows the conflict between government and paramilitary forces which broke out on 15 April and which has included attacks at Khartoum airport ...

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    Saudia A330 and SkyUp aircraft caught up in assault on Khartoum airport


    Saudi Arabian flag-carrier Saudia and Ukrainian operator SkyUp Airlines have confirmed that aircraft in their fleets have been caught up in hostilities at Sudan’s Khartoum airport. Saudia states that one of its Airbus A330s has suffered an “accident” prior to take-off from Khartoum on 15 April. The aircraft was “shot ...

  • Airline Business Insight web
    In depth

    Airline Business Covid-19 recovery tracker: April 2023 update


    Our regular examination of the latest global data for several key airline market indicators, including traffic and capacity in passenger and cargo markets, in-service and stored fleets, jet fuel costs, and share price trends for the world’s largest groups.