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    Airline Business Covid-19 recovery tracker: July 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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    Royal Air Maroc sets out ambitious plan for fleet of 200 aircraft


    Royal Air Maroc has outlined plans to expand its fleet to 200 aircraft over the next 15 years, under a partnership programme with the country’s government. The programme covers the period to 2037. The carrier signed an agreement with the Moroccan prime minister, Aziz Akhannouch, on 11 July in Rabat, ...

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    Nigerian regulator urges tighter refuelling procedures after water-contamination incidents


    Nigerian regulators are urging tighter adherence to refuelling procedures, over concerns centred on water contamination incidents. The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority states that it has been receiving mandatory occurrence reports from carriers relating to water being found in fuel tanks. These include a “recent” event in which a “significant amount” ...

  • Airline Strategy Award Winners 2023
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    The Airline Strategy Awards 2023: winning stories


    Alaska Airlines’ Ben Minicucci, Pegasus’ Guliz Ozturk and Singapore Airlines’ Goh Choon Phong were among those recognised at this year’s Airline Strategy Awards on 16 July in London, alongside former American Airlines chief executive Doug Parker.

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    Nigeria’s Max Air forced to suspend 737 operations pending safety audit


    Nigerian authorities have suspended the Boeing 737 operations of Max Air over safety concerns with the carrier. The Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority says the suspension takes “immediate effect”. Max Air’s fleet includes six 737s – a mix of -300s and -400s – alongside Boeing 747-400s and a 777-200, according to ...

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    Green Africa gradually expands fleet with European ATR lease


    Fledgling operator Green Africa is expanding its turboprop fleet with an ATR 72-500 damp-leased from specialist Jump Air. Green Africa, based in the Nigerian city of Lagos, commenced services on local routes just under two years ago. It says it has agreed a partnership with Lithuanian charter carrier Jump Air, ...

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    Halla EMB-120 occupants survive landing accident at Mogadishu


    All the occupants of an Embraer EMB-120 turboprop have survived after the aircraft crashed during landing at Mogadishu. The Somali civil aviation authority states that the Halla Airlines aircraft “crash landed” on runway 05 at the capital’s Aden Adde international airport on 11 July. Video images circulating on social media, ...

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    Maldivian seeks lease arrangements for additional ATR 42s


    Indian Ocean carrier Maldivian is seeking to acquire a pair of new ATR 42-600 turboprops under a finance lease as part of a fleet upgrade. The acquisition is being undertaken through Island Aviation Services which has invited interested parties to submit proposals by the end of 22 July. Island Aviation ...

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    Global airline passenger traffic closes to within 4% of pre-Covid levels


    Global airline passenger traffic was at 96.1% of 2019 levels in May this year, as the industry neared parity with pre-Covid levels of demand after three years of deficit.

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    TAAG picks up more A220s from leasing sector


    Angolan flag-carrier TAAG is adding to its Airbus A220 leasing agreements by taking a pair of aircraft from Nordic Aviation Capital. The lessor is to supply -300 variants to the African operator. NAC says the jets are the first of its portfolio of A220s to be leased out. It has ...

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    Angolan carrier TAAG to lease batch of A220s


    Angolan flag-carrier TAAG is to introduce three Airbus A220-300s which will be acquired through a lease agreement. US-based lessor Azorra will supply the twinjets to the airline next year. “We are deeply committed to growing the company by leveraging our market share and destination portfolio,” says TAAG chief Eduardo Fairen. ...

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    Air Algerie firms up 737 Max 9 order and plans 737 freighter deal


    Air Algerie has finalised with Boeing an order for eight 737 Max 9s and signalled its intention to acquire two 737 Boeing Converted Freighters, with the new Boeing jets scheduled to be delivered starting in 2027.

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    Air Mauritius expanding long-haul fleet with A350 agreement


    Indian Ocean carrier Air Mauritius has confirmed an order for three more Airbus A350s, all of which are the -900 variant. Air Mauritius already operates four A350s. The airline has received two of four A350-900s on direct order with the airframer. All A350s are powered by Rolls-Royce Trent XWB engines. ...

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    Kenya Airways losses under scrutiny by parliamentary committees


    Kenya’s parliament has been questioning Kenya Airways and the country’s transport ministry over concerns regarding the flag-carrier’s financial position. The senate standing committee on trade, industrialisation and tourism met on 13 June to discuss the operational and financial status of the carrier, and understand whether steps were being taken to ...

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    Air Tanzania unveils initial cargo services after receiving 767-300F


    Air Tanzania has outlined initial cargo services including cities in the Middle East and India, after introducing a Boeing 767-300 freighter to its fleet. The airline states that its cargo network will include flights to Dubai and Mumbai, as well as the African destinations of Kinshasa and Lubumbashi from 26 ...

  • Airline Business Insight web
    In depth

    Airline Business Covid-19 recovery tracker: June 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 emerges profitably from ‘holding pattern’: CEO


    South African Airways chief executive John Lamola believes that the Star Alliance carrier emerging profitably from its first full-year of operations since resumings flights almost two years ago underlines it is in good shape to expand.

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    SAA aims for long-haul return by year-end, sets sights on aircraft order


    Revamped South African Airways expects to embark on a wider fleet expansion once its strategic investor is on board, as it prepares to resume international widebody flights by year-end

  • Qatar Rafales

    How France's Rafale fighter evolved into an export champion


    Dassault is enjoying huge success with its ever-versatile fighter, with seven export customers having signed up for the type since 2015 and an additional domestic order on the near-horizon.

  • Kenya Airways, SAA memorandum

    ​SAA and Kenya Airways step up work on deepening pan-African tie-up


    Kenya Airways and South African Airways are looking to accelerate development of their pan-African airline strategic partnership after completing the first phase of their link-up.