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    EU safety regulators concerned over rise in findings from Egyptian carrier inspections


    European safety regulators have expressed unease over an apparent deterioration in the results of ramp inspections conducted on Egyptian airlines. Egyptian carriers have never been blacklisted by the European Commission. But in the latest blacklist revision, the Commission states that ramp inspections under its foreign-aircraft safety assessment programme have revealed ...

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    Airline Business Covid-19 recovery tracker: December 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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    Kenya Airways faces peak-travel schedule disruption over spares shortage


    Kenya Airways is experiencing a shortage of aircraft spares and has cautioned passengers that its flight schedule over the next few weeks could be disrupted. The airline is embarking on a “busy holiday season”, it says, with an increase in air travel demand. But it states that there are “challenges” ...

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    Why airline industry focus is on the margins of profitability


    Confirmation from IATA that the airline industry will return to collective profitability this year and that passenger volumes will shortly surpass pre-Covid levels is an indication that the sector has finally normalised.

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    IATA raises 2023 profit expectations for airlines to $23bn and sees small rise for 2024


    IATA expects the airline industry to post a collective net profit of $23.3 billion for 2023, more than doubling its expectations from six months ago.

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    Which types retired in our latest World Air Forces review?


    We detail some of the most notable national fleet retirements recorded in the 12 months since we published our last World Air Forces directory at the end of 2022.

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    2024 World Air Forces directory: how major conflicts impacted global fleet


    Air forces are maintaining a high operational tempo, including performing combat duties in Europe and the Middle East. Our annual review details the global military fleet and nations’ procurement plans.

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    Two Unity Air EMB-120s suffer separate serious accidents, hours apart, at same airport


    Tanzanian regional carrier Unity Air Zanzibar has been involved in a bizarre occurrence during which two of its Embraer EMB-120 turboprops were involved in separate accidents at the same airport within hours. According to conservation organisation Tanzania National Parks, one of Unity Air’s EMB-120s “encountered a technical problem” while landing ...

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    Nigeria’s Ibom takes first A220 from order for 10


    Nigerian operator Ibom Air has received its first new Airbus A220-300, one of 10 ordered by the carrier. Ibom Air has already gained experience with A220s operations after it temporarily leased a pair from EgyptAir in 2021. It subsequently disclosed an order for 10 of the twinjets during the Dubai ...

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    Angolan government invites proposals to manage new Luanda airport


    Angola’s government is seeking interested parties to manage the new Luanda Antonio Agostinho Neto international airport under a 25-year concession. The ministry of transport recently opened a formal tender process for the concession, and has set a deadline of 16 February next year for proposals. Parties aiming to obtain the ...

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    Kenya Airways introducing 737-800 freighters to enhance cargo capacity


    Kenya Airways is introducing a pair of Boeing 737-800 converted freighters in order to expand its cargo capacity. The flag-carrier says the freighters will contribute to its “diversification strategy” and address a “growing demand” for cargo carriage in the region. Kenya Airways currently operates a pair of older 737-300 freighters. ...

  • Airline Business Insight web
    Airline Business

    Airline Business Covid-19 recovery tracker: November 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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    Ethiopian commits to additional A350-900s


    Ethiopian Airlines has followed-up its order for additional Boeing jets with a commitment to take another 11 Airbus A350-900s. The carrier disclosed the agreement, currently in the form of a memorandum of understanding, during the Dubai air show. It would take Ethiopian’s orders and commitments for the A350 to 33, ...

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    Angola’s TAAG picks GEnx to power 787 fleet


    Angolan flag-carrier TAAG has selected General Electric GEnx engines for its Boeing 787 fleet, in an agreement which will also include a spare powerplant. TAAG disclosed in October that it was ordering four 787s although it did not indicate a delivery schedule. Boeing’s official backlog figures indicate that the TAAG ...

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    Ethiopian Airlines chief in the market for more aircraft after Boeing order


    Ethiopian Airlines chief executive Mesfin Tasew expects to place further aircraft orders as part of its Vision 2035 growth strategy after commiting to up to 67 Boeing aircraft at the Dubai air show.

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    Kenya’s Advantage Air to have quick-change Dash 8-400 kit


    Kenyan cargo specialist Advantage Air Travel is to receive a quick-change freighter kit to support its De Havilland Canada Dash 8-400 operation. The agreement, disclosed at the Dubai air show, is intended to provide the company with greater flexibility while operating the turboprop type. It enables the operator to convert ...

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    Royal Air Maroc revealed as customer for another pair of 787s


    Royal Air Maroc has placed a follow-on order for a pair of Boeing 787-9s as part of the airline’s development of long-haul operations. The Casablanca-based carrier already has nine 787s, a mix of the -8 and -9, all fitted with General Electric GEnx engines. Boeing has disclosed that the airline ...

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    EgyptAir to take 737 Max 8s under Air Lease agreement


    EgyptAir is to lease 18 new Boeing 737 Max 8s from US-based Air Lease as part of the airline’s fleet-expansion plans. It marks EgyptAir’s first Max jets. The Star Alliance carrier is already an operator of Boeing 737-800s and Airbus A320neos. Delivery of the Max aircraft will run from 2025 ...

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    Madagascar Airlines suspends long-haul flights as financial situation becomes ‘critical’


    Madagascar Airlines has declared that its financial situation is “critical” and it intends to implement urgent measures including withdrawing long-haul services and focusing on its domestic network. The carrier emerged in April last year, in the post-pandemic period, but accumulated losses of $25 million over the course of nine months ...

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    Egyptian prime minister indicates plans for private sector to run airports


    Egypt’s prime minister has stated that the government intends to open the management and operation of airports to the private sector. Mostafa Madbouly made the declaration during a roundtable at the transport and logistics event Trans MEA in Cairo, which opened on 5 November. The roundtable included more than 20 ...