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    Airline Business Covid-19 recovery tracker: May 2023 update

    2023-05-16T06:30:00Z

    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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    SAA merger set for competition green-light after Takatso shareholders agree divestment

    2023-05-12T15:37:00Z

    Investors with interests related to South African operator Lift have agreed to divest their involvement in the Takatso consortium that is to take a controlling interest in South African Airways, clearing a path for competition authorities to approve the deal. South Africa’s Competition Commission says it is recommending the country’s ...

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    South African Airways granted authorisation to expand fleet

    2023-05-09T06:07:00Z

    South African Airways has been granted clearance by the country’s government to expand its fleet with the lease of six additional aircraft. The airline says the “significant” increase will enable it to relaunch international routes and provide extra regional and domestic capacity. SAA says the six aircraft – all Airbus ...

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    Air Algerie opts for A350, A330neo, 737 Max and plans lease of additional jets

    2023-04-28T12:23:00Z

    Air Algerie has provisionally selected a mix of Airbus and Boeing jets to meet a 15-aircraft fleet requirement, after seeking offers last year. The Algerian flag-carrier states, in a tender document, that it has tentatively opted for two Airbus A350-1000s and five A330-900s. It is also planning to take eight ...

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    Zambia orders Enstrom 480Bs in air force training deal

    2023-04-24T12:11:00Z

    Zambia has ordered a pair of Enstrom Helicopter 480Bs, with the rotorcraft to be employed by the nation’s air force.

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    UK long-haul start-up Sentra seeks operating licence

    2023-04-19T06:29:00Z

    UK long-haul start-up Sentra Airways has formally applied for an operating licence with the country’s aviation regulator. Sentra is intending to open services to West Africa – identifying an initial route from Manchester to Accra in Ghana – and last year agreed to acquire an Airbus A330-200 from US lessor ...

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    RwandAir to open services to Paris by mid-year

    2023-04-17T11:59:00Z

    African carrier RwandAir is to open services to Paris Charles de Gaulle towards the middle of this year. The airline is to commence the flights on 27 June, operating the route from Kigali three times per week. Addition of the Paris link with expand the carrier’s network to 25 destinations. ...

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    Sudanese airspace closed as armed conflict erupts

    2023-04-16T18:45:00Z

    Sudan’s civil aviation authority has notified that airspace over the country is closed, with a suspension of air navigation services within the Khartoum flight information region. The measure follows the conflict between government and paramilitary forces which broke out on 15 April and which has included attacks at Khartoum airport ...

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    Saudia A330 and SkyUp aircraft caught up in assault on Khartoum airport

    2023-04-15T20:00:00Z

    Saudi Arabian flag-carrier Saudia and Ukrainian operator SkyUp Airlines have confirmed that aircraft in their fleets have been caught up in hostilities at Sudan’s Khartoum airport. Saudia states that one of its Airbus A330s has suffered an “accident” prior to take-off from Khartoum on 15 April. The aircraft was “shot ...

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    Airline Business Covid-19 recovery tracker: April 2023 update

    2023-04-12T07:00:00Z

    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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    Kenya Airways stays in the red despite 2022 revenue jump

    2023-03-27T15:20:00Z

    Kenya Airways remained loss-making in 2022 as foreign exchange headwinds hit the carrier’s performance, countering a jump in revenues to within 5% of pre-pandemic levels.

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    Crew hurry cited after Twin Otter seaplane hit villas during take-off abort

    2023-03-22T08:55:00Z

    Maldivian investigators believe time pressure contributed to an accident in which a Viking Air DHC-6-300 Twin Otter seaplane collided with accommodation structures after aborting take-off. The crew of the Trans Maldivian Airways turboprop, operating a charter flight from Kanifushi island to Velana airport, had decided to take off from a ...

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    RwandAir reinforces long-haul fleet with third A330

    2023-03-20T09:24:00Z

    RwandAir has introduced a third long-haul aircraft, receiving an Airbus A330-200 at its hub in Kigali. It was transferred from the French airport at Chateauroux on 18 March. The aircraft is a Rolls-Royce Trent 700-powered airframe (9XR-WX) and was originally delivered to Colombia’s Avianca in 2011. RwandAir already has an ...

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    Passenger demand steps up in encouraging start to 2023

    2023-03-17T07:00:00Z

    Global demand for passenger travel has undoubtedly stepped up in the early months of 2023, as the recovery from Covid-19 continues.

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    Airline Business Covid-19 recovery tracker: March 2023 update

    2023-03-15T11:52:00Z

    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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    Ethiopian Airlines to return to Karachi after 20-year hiatus

    2023-03-09T14:47:00Z

    Ethiopian Airlines will resume flights between Addis Ababa and Karachi in Pakistan from the start of May, almost 20 years after it axed the route for a second time.

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    ​Mango administrator appeals decision to cancel grounded carrier’s operating licence

    2023-03-08T14:21:00Z

     Mango Airlines’ administrator is seeking to overturn a decision to cancel the grounded South African budget carrier’s operating licence.

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    South African start-up Suid Cargo ties up with Kenya’s Astral for fleet capacity

    2023-03-02T08:37:00Z

    South African start-up Suid Cargo Airlines is intending to commence services in the second quarter of this year, initially leasing a Boeing 727-200 freighter. The airline says it will lease the trijet from Kenyan company Astral Aviation, but also use other freighters in its fleet – including a Boeing 757, ...

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    EgyptAir claims Africa’s first A321neo introduction

    2023-02-28T10:47:00Z

    EgyptAir is has received the first Airbus A321neo for the African continent, following delivery of its latest twinjet at the airframer’s Hamburg Finkenwerder plant. The airline is introducing the variant with a two-class configuration comprising 16 business-class and 166 economy-class seats. Airbus has identified the airframe as SU-GFR, with MSN11164, ...

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    State funds to tackle historic debts as SAA covering operating costs

    2023-02-24T16:27:00Z

    South African Airways (SAA) has flagged that it is now covering its operating costs after the country’s finance ministry set aside R1 billion ($55 million) to deal with a portion of its historic debts.