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    Congo Airways enhances Embraer order with a pair of E195-E2s

    2021-01-13T09:36:00Z

    African carrier Congo Airways has ordered another pair of Embraer E2 regional jets, with an agreement to take two E195-E2s. Congo Airways had previously ordered two of the smaller E190-E2. Embraer values the overall package of four aircraft at $272 million, at catalogue prices. The Congo Airways ...

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    Airline bookings weaken as IATA warns recovery ‘some way away’

    2021-01-12T16:40:00Z

    Forward airline bookings have weakened going into the first quarter of 2021, as IATA warns that the situation is likely to get worse before it gets better.

  • Airline-data
    In depth

    Airline coronavirus recovery tracker: January 2021 update

    2021-01-12T09:50:00Z

    Our regular examination of the latest global data for several key airline market indicators, including international and domestic travel restrictions, 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.

  • Covid testing
    Analysis

    Does shift towards pre-flight Covid-19 testing spell disaster for airlines?

    2021-01-08T13:10:00Z

    The tightening of border controls is an emerging theme in the early days of 2021, as governments react to concerns about new variants of Covid-19 and soaring infection rates in many regions.

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    Air travel demand flatlined in November: IATA

    2021-01-07T16:58:00Z

    Air travel demand remained sharply down in November, IATA’s latest industry statistics show, as resurgent Covid-19 cases and renewed travel restrictions battered passenger confidence.

  • Tunisair
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    Tunisair names Hamdi as new chief executive

    2021-01-07T13:34:00Z

    North African carrier Tunisair has appointed Olfa Hamdi as its new chief executive, replacing Elyes Mnakbi, who left the state-owned airline in July 2020.

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    Government urged to direct SAA rescue funds to vaccine resource

    2020-12-30T07:57:00Z

    South Africa’s political opposition is urging the country’s finance minister, Tito Mboweni, to abandon the R10 billion ($680 million) funding plan to restructure South African Airways and plough the capital into a vaccination programme. The Democratic Alliance has written to Mboweni claiming that the government should “divert” the SAA ...

  • Uganda A330neo-c-Airbus
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    Uganda Airlines takes delivery of its first A330-800

    2020-12-22T07:03:00Z

    Airbus has delivered to Uganda Airlines the operator’s first A330-800, which subsequently departed Toulouse and is due to arrive at Entebbe on 22 December. The aircraft (5X-NIL) is the first Airbus to be introduced by the African carrier, and the third -800 to be handed over after Kuwait Airways ...

  • Cancelled flights
    Opinion

    How might new Covid-19 strains affect the airline industry’s outlook?

    2020-12-21T15:53:00Z

    The emergence of more infectious strains of Covid-19 and the consequent restrictions placed on travel to and from the UK, Denmark and South Africa could have significant implications for the airline industry’s recovery path.

  • Grounded AA jets
    In depth

    In pictures: The airline industry’s crisis year

    2020-12-18T12:23:00Z

    A year that began with plenty of reasons for optimism about the industry’s prospects quickly turned into 12 months of unprecedented challenges, dominated by the Covid-19 pandemic

  • Airline-data
    In depth

    Airline coronavirus recovery tracker: December 2020 update

    2020-12-14T11:56:00Z

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

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    Opinion

    Bubbles, testing, vaccines, quarantines: airlines brace for complicated 2021

    2020-12-04T16:58:00Z

    There is a high risk that a reduction in the threat posed by Covid-19 might only further expose a messy operating environment for international travel, stymieing the sector’s ability to take advantage of the virus’s reduced prevalence. 

  • Mali air force Airbus Defence & Space C295
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    Mali orders second C295 transport, for 2021 delivery

    2020-12-02T13:47:00Z

    Mali will introduce a second C295 transport to operational use in 2021, after signing a repeat order for the type with Airbus Defence & Space.

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    Air Djibouti 737-500 suffers landing accident at Somali airport

    2020-12-02T09:41:00Z

    Air Djibouti has disclosed that a Boeing 737-500 has suffered an accident upon landing in north-eastern Somalia. The aircraft (EY-560) experienced a “tyre problem” during the landing at Garowe Puntland airport on 2 December, the airline states. As a result the twinjet “left the runway”, it adds, although ...

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    Airlink loses case to retrieve revenues held by former partner SAA

    2020-12-01T10:20:00Z

    South African carrier Airlink has failed to convince the country’s Supreme Court of Appeal that it is owed R510 million ($33 million) in ticket funds held by South African Airways. The court has upheld a Gauteng high court decision rejecting Airlink’s claim to the ticket revenues collected by SAA ...

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    Ethiopian Airlines wins Decade of Airline Excellence Award for Africa region

    2020-12-01T09:59:00Z

    Recipient of the Decade of Airline Excellence Award for the Africa region, sponsored by Eways Aviation.

  • Kulula Boeing 737-800 (c) Bob Adams
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    Comair chief Stander steps down ahead of restart

    2020-11-30T15:40:00Z

    Comair chief executive Wrenelle Stander has stepped down ahead of the South African carrier’s resumption of services tomorrow after its grounding because of the global pandemic and a subsequent formal restructuring.

  • Aero Contractors incident title-c-Nigeria AIB
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    Nigerian operators warned to preserve cockpit-voice recordings

    2020-11-27T09:07:00Z

    Nigerian regulators have disclosed that they had to warn airlines against overwriting of cockpit-voice recorders, after being hampered during inquiries by absence of data. The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority sent an all-operators letter to carriers in July last year alerting them to the issue. “[We have] noticed that ...

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    Embraer to allow ERJ-145 operators to install HEPA filters

    2020-11-27T02:30:00Z

    Embraer has issued a service bulletin allowing operators of its 50-seat ERJ-145 regional jet to install high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters, with the first kits to be delivered by next month. The Brazilian airframer, which took five and a half months to develop the kit, adds that it is ...

  • Kabo 747-c-via Twitter
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    Kabo 747-200 short-landed after crew opted against ILS approach

    2020-11-26T22:02:00Z

    Nigerian investigators were unable to access information from either flight recorder of a Kabo Air Boeing 747-200 which touched down 100m short of the runway during a non-precision night landing at Sokoto. The aircraft (5N-JRM) had been operating a Hajj charter flight from Kano to Jeddah on 4 October ...