All Africa news – Page 6

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    In depth

    Airline coronavirus recovery tracker: November 2020 update

    2020-11-04T15:59:00Z

    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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    News

    Landing 747 crew unaware of short runway before striking construction vehicles

    2020-11-04T12:45:00Z

    Nigerian investigators have disclosed that the crew of a Boeing 747-200 freighter did not receive critical information about reduced available landing distance at Abuja before the aircraft landed, veered off the runway and collided with construction equipment. The Armenian-registered Veteran Avia aircraft (EK-74798) had been operating a wet-lease cargo ...

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    Poorly-maintained Air Namibia scissor-lift collapsed while overloaded

    2020-11-03T08:01:00Z

    Investigators in Namibia have concluded that poor maintenance of a scissor-lift passenger assistance vehicle, and possibly its overloading, resulted in its collapsing during disembarkation of an Air Namibia aircraft at Windhoek. The vehicle was offloading people from flight SW708, which had arrived from Cape Town on 13 December last ...

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    Comair restart hopes boosted by competition commission backing

    2020-10-30T10:53:00Z

    Comair’s efforts to resume operations have been bolstered after competition regulators backed a consortium’s proposed bid to acquire the South African carrier from business rescue.

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    Government defends public funding of SAA rescue plan

    2020-10-29T14:27:00Z

    South Africa’s government has defended its R10.5 billion ($640 million) funding of South African Airways’ rescue plan, insisting that the financing will help finalise the restructuring and assist the selection of a strategic equity partner. It is dismissing criticism of the plan from the Democratic Alliance, its political opposition, ...

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    South Africans urged to boycott SAA over government bailout

    2020-10-28T20:37:00Z

    South African citizens are being urged to boycott flag-carrier South African Airways by an anti-maladministration organisation which focuses on the country’s state-owned enterprises. The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse has sharply criticised the South African finance ministry’s bailout of SAA in its mid-term budget, after months of uncertainty over the ...

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    Finance minister castigated as state bails out SAA

    2020-10-28T16:53:00Z

    South African Airways is to be allocated R10.5 billion ($642 million) to implement its business rescue plan, the country’s finance minister has disclosed in a speech to parliament. Tito Mboweni outlined the funding in a medium-term budget policy statement on 28 October. He said that R10.5 billion would ...

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    Airline cash burn to continue throughout 2021: IATA

    2020-10-27T14:57:00Z

    Airlines will struggle to cut unit costs sufficiently to prevent cash burn continuing throughout 2021, based on current demand assumptions, according to IATA.

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    News

    ​IATA downgrades Africa and Middle East traffic forecasts

    2020-10-21T13:29:00Z

    IATA has sharply lowered its 2020 guidance for air traffic in the Middle East and Africa, citing “weaker-than-expected recovery” in each region.

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    Uganda Airlines’ first A330-800 emerges in full colours

    2020-10-16T21:56:00Z

    Airbus has rolled out the first A330-800 for Uganda Airlines, following completion of the twinjet’s livery painting. The aircraft, MSN1977, has been shown off in the full colour scheme. Uganda Airlines ordered two of the aircraft last year. The A330-800 is the smaller of the two A330neo variants. ...

  • Airline-data
    In depth

    Airline coronavirus recovery tracker: October 2020 update

    2020-10-09T13:09:00Z

    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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    News

    Person ‘more likely to be hit by lightning’ than catch Covid-19 in aircraft

    2020-10-08T16:11:00Z

    Data suggests that an individual has a much greater chance of being hit by lightning over a 12-month period than they would of catching Covid-19 during a commercial flight, according to IATA.

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    SAA maintenance arm lifts service suspension against house carriers

    2020-10-04T16:14:00Z

    South African Airways’ maintenance arm, SAA Technical, has started reinstating its services after suspending them to four customers over outstanding payments. It says it has reached an agreement with two of these customers – SAA itself and sister carrier Mango – but is still holding talks with the other ...

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    SAA suspends operations as rescuers seek to preserve finances

    2020-09-30T08:48:00Z

    South African Airways has suspended all airline operations while its rescuers assess options to obtain urgent funding for the embattled flag-carrier. While the government has been claiming continuous engagement with potential funding sources, SAA’s rescue practitioners have warned of dwindling reserves, and have been keeping creditors updated over the ...

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    Opinion

    South Africa’s airline sector can overcome challenges

    2020-09-24T09:21:00Z

    The country has been hit hard by Covid-19, exacerbating connectivity challenges created by SAA’s retrenchment, but there is hope that the sector will recover, writes Zuks Ramasia, chief executive of the Board of Airline Representatives of South Africa

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    In depth

    Where the airline industry was when the music stopped

    2020-09-23T09:23:00Z

    Another year of strong profit and traffic growth in 2019 for leading carriers illustrates the highs the industry had reached before the coronavirus pandemic, but offered no warning of the crisis to come that has pushed airlines to the brink.

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    News

    RwandAir seeks to acquire freighter

    2020-09-22T09:16:00Z

    The African carrier is “looking at acquiring a cargo freighter in the near future”, its chief executive Yvonne Makolo tells FlightGlobal.

  • Yvonne-MAKOLO-c-RwandAir
    Interview

    RwandAir chief Makolo on recovery, Qatar and pan-African aims

    2020-09-21T09:35:00Z

    The Covid crisis may have created numerous immediate challenges, but RwandAir chief Yvonne Makolo says the carrier has many reasons for optimism about its long-term future

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    Silverstone Fokker 50 wrecked in Mogadishu excursion

    2020-09-19T15:30:00Z

    Images circulating on social media indicate that a Kenyan-registered Fokker 50 turboprop has been substantially damaged in a 19 September accident at Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia. The aircraft (5Y-MHT) has come to rest apparently after striking a concrete wall off the right side of runway 05, suffering severe ...

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    South African Airways will not be liquidated: government

    2020-09-18T16:53:00Z

    South Africa’s government is insisting that flag-carrier South African Airways will not be liquidated, and that it will detail measures relating to funding the airline in upcoming legislation. Its department of public enterprises gave the reassurance as creditors met to discuss the airline’s future, after its rescue practitioners warned ...