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  • Airline Business Insight web
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    Airline Business Covid-19 recovery tracker: September 2023 update

    2023-09-12T15:18:00Z

    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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    Second United Nigeria ERJ-145 skids off Lagos runway in three months

    2023-09-09T13:51:00Z

    Nigerian investigators have opened an inquiry after a United Nigeria Airlines Embraer ERJ-145 suffered a runway excursion at Lagos, the second such occurrence involving the carrier in about three months. The aircraft had been arriving from Owerri, with 51 passengers and four crew members, on 8 September. Nigeria’s Safety Investigation ...

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    Madagascar Airlines becomes initial lease customer for A340 start-up USC

    2023-09-08T06:32:00Z

    German long-haul start-up operator USC has conducted an initial wet-lease assignment for Madagascar Airlines, having recently secured approval for flights. Frankfurt-based USC carried out the flight, MD51, between Paris Charles de Gaulle and Antananarivo on 5 September using an Airbus A340-300. The aircraft (D-AUSC) operated the return service, MD50, the ...

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    Revenues power airlines above 2019 benchmark despite lagging traffic and capacity

    2023-09-04T14:27:00Z

    The latest Airline Business Index shows the second quarter of this year was marked by soaring revenue and a jump in passenger numbers, as the industry exceeded the 2019 benchmark index score for the first time since the pandemic.

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    Weak currency and legacy debt hampering Kenya Airways’ recovery: chief

    2023-08-29T14:09:00Z

    Kenya Airways has turned in a half-year operating profit, but foreign-exchange effects overwhelmingly wiped out the improvement and led to heavy losses in the six-month period. The airline says it generated an interim KShs998 million ($6.8 million) operating profit which contrasted with a previous KShs5 billion loss. Revenues for the ...

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    Ethiopian Airlines reaches industrial agreement to produce aerospace components

    2023-08-18T14:50:00Z

    Ethiopia’s government has unveiled a co-operation agreement through which a division of Ethiopian Airlines will produce aerospace components for Boeing. Through its official social media channels, the Ethiopian Investment Commission – an autonomous promotional institution – states that it has signed a memorandum of understanding regarding the project with the ...

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    SAA restoring Star codeshares with Lufthansa Group carriers

    2023-08-18T06:39:00Z

    South African Airways is restoring its Star Alliance codeshare relationship with Lufthansa Group, with a new agreement centred on Frankfurt services. The African carrier says the codeshare will provide access to the German hub as well as connections to several European destinations. SAA adds that it aims to introduce a ...

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    Royal Air Maroc to take more 737 Max jets under lease agreement

    2023-08-17T06:39:00Z

    Royal Air Maroc is to introduce another batch of Boeing 737 Max jets, as part of a package of aircraft acquired through US-based Air Lease. The Moroccan flag-carrier is to take four 737 Max 8s and a single 737-800 under the long-term lease agreement. Air Lease says the twinjets will ...

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    Tunisian air force launches pilot training with complete T-6C fleet

    2023-08-16T15:13:00Z

    Tunisia’s air force has received its eighth and final T-6C Texan II trainer from Textron Aviation Defense, with the asset now operational with its 13 Sqn at Sfax air base.

  • South African C-130B in UK
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    Marshall Aerospace launches ADS-B Out update for South Africa’s C-130B fleet

    2023-08-16T11:59:00Z

    South Africa’s first veteran Lockheed Martin C-130 to undergo a key avionics update has arrived in the UK for adaptation by Marshall Aerospace. The B-model Hercules touched down at the MRO specialist’s Cambridge airport site on 11 August. Cirium fleets data shows that the South African Air Force (SAAF) tactical ...

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    Ethiopian to complement London Heathrow service with revived Gatwick route

    2023-08-15T06:00:00Z

    Star Alliance carrier Ethiopian Airlines is to reinforce its operations to the UK, with a new service to London Gatwick which will commence in winter this year. Ethiopian Airlines says it will serve the route from Addis Ababa three-times weekly from 21 November. The carrier will use Airbus A350-900s on ...

  • Airline Business Insight web
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    Airline Business Covid-19 recovery tracker: August 2023 update

    2023-08-14T12:00:00Z

    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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    Niger airspace closes as political unrest continues

    2023-08-07T08:24:00Z

    Authorities in Niger have closed the country’s airspace, as the African state experiences continuing political unrest. The closure has been confirmed in a NOTAM for the Niamey flight information region which took effect on 6 August. It states that the republic’s airspace is “closed for all flights”, from the ground ...

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    ITA and MedSky A320 flights mark reinstatement of Italy-Libya air links

    2023-07-26T12:54:00Z

    Italian and Libyan carriers have conducted services between their countries’ respective capitals, to mark a reinstatement of air links absent for a decade. ITA Airways operated the Rome Fiumicino-Tripoli route with an Airbus A320 on 24 July, while Libya’s MedSky Airways carried out a reciprocal service on the same day, ...

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    Vinci takes over Cape Verde airports after financing agreement reached

    2023-07-25T14:36:00Z

    Seven airports in the Cape Verde archipelago have come under the management of specialist Vinci Airports, after financing arrangements for the 40-year concession were finalised. The finalisation follows a provisional concession agreement reached with the government a year ago. Vinci Airports says it has secured €60 million ($66 million) in ...

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    Iraqi Airways to auction old 747s parked at Tunisian airport

    2023-07-25T06:40:00Z

    Iraqi Airways is putting up for auction a pair of Boeing 747s which have been parked at Tozeur-Nefta airport in western Tunisia. One of the two is a 747SP (YI-ALM) while the other is a 747-200 (YI-AGP). Both aircraft were manufactured in 1982 and are fitted with Pratt & Whitney ...

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    Cabo Verde Airlines receives first 737 Max

    2023-07-21T09:56:00Z

    African operator Cabo Verde Airlines has taken delivery of its first Boeing 737 Max, to support post-pandemic restoration of its network. The airline operates from hubs at Praia and Sal in the Cape Verde archipelago off the West African coast. Chief executive Sara Pires says the Max 8 twinjet will ...

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    Nigeria’s Max Air and fuel supplier clash over contamination allegations

    2023-07-20T06:17:00Z

    Nigerian operator Max Air is claiming it was supplied with contaminated fuel before the suspension of its Boeing 737 operations, a claim which fuel provider Octavus is firmly denying. Max Air says it conducted an internal investigation which revealed the carrier was supplied with “adulterated fuel”, prompting an in-house audit. ...

  • Airline Business Insight web
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    Airline Business Covid-19 recovery tracker: July 2023 update

    2023-07-18T11:18:00Z

    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

    2023-07-17T15:25:00Z

    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, ...