Imagine if Kenya clawed back on ET's 4x per week frequency into Nairobi in the name of supporting its own airline? Until September, it seems that ET will fully enjoy a profitable monopoly on the ADD-NBO route ( when borders will open) as Kenya Airways now expects international passenger flights to ...Jump to post
Since the government plans a merger between Air Burundi and SOBUGEA ((SOciété BUrundaise de Gestion des Entrepôts et d’Assistance des avions en escale), in order to boost local air transport, this 744 will be converted into this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nd_JTRtP9FE https://www.iwacu-burundi....Jump to post
CEO of Ethiopian Airlines has conformed they are in talks with Air Madagascar(who is struggling due to the pandemic). I heard this during an interview that CEO Tewlde had. What do you mean? Does ET have spare cash to inject in MD? ******************************************** Qatar, Turkish, Ethiopi...Jump to post
A news that Berari will appreciate for sure :smile: "Ethiopian Airlines in early discussions on potential partnership with Air Mauritius" How did I miss this? And to think of it, what would ET gain from this unless it intends to feed its hub at ADD, which is in competition with what Air M...Jump to post
As I look through Ethiopian Airlines fleet, what's flying and what's parked, I can't help but put my speculative hat on just for the sake of it. Current demand has the following aircraft parked: A350: 2 parked out of total 14, with additional two awaiting delivery from Airbus B73s: 15 parked out of...Jump to post
If your country travel restrictions are lifted soon, say before July or August, would you take the moderate risk to vacation there? There were never any restrictions on leaving my country, the state doesn't have the rights to do that. We just had several days of traffic jams on the bridge from Swed...Jump to post
Tanzania first country to welcome all (international) tourists again with open arms without condition: The country's airspace opened for international arrivals on May 18. Among the six East African Community member countries, Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda have the strictest travel restrictions while Buru...Jump to post
Air Senegal "hopes" to resume Spanish and French destinations on the 1st of July. Obviously, BCN, MRS and CDG should welcome the nifty A339 again. https://www.air-journal.fr/2020-05-21-air-senegal-marseille-et-paris-le-1er-juillet-5220314.html It is very surprising since the French Governm...Jump to post
Ibom Air has taken delivery of another CRJ-900 to bring its fleet size to 4. See the link to the press release below. https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1401337293400375&id=223506687850114 Are they still operational, during these harsch times? If yes, good for them but to replace a def...Jump to post
All but two involve the Balearic Islands. One of them is a French domestic, Montpellier (MPL) to Figari (FSC) - its 3rd destination in Corsica. https://www.midilibre.fr/2020/05/20/montpellier-volotea-ouvre-une-ligne-vers-figari-en-corse,8896296.php I guess this service might happen on Friday or Sat...Jump to post
Tanzania lifts ban on international flights: - By March 25th, 13 airlines flying into Tanzania had suspended commercial flights. - As long as their body temperatures don't point to anything unusual, I will allow them to proceed and view Tanzania's wildlife without being quarantined, said Head of Sta...Jump to post
Planned to fly for the very first time 1) in a real First Class cabin on Air France 2) to Abidjan - Ivory Coast. No, long sectors have not been (and probably won't be) cancelled at all, but the quarantine measure in Ivory Coast prevents from going there anyway. So at the end, it's pointless! It real...Jump to post
DAR and KGL can be reached by foot.
For the latter the pedestrian entrance is different than main one.
Jutlander wrote:You cannot walk from MPL to the city, no way to cross the highway on foot.
A news that Berari will appreciate for sure :smile: "Ethiopian Airlines in early discussions on potential partnership with Air Mauritius" https://www.lexpress.mu/node/376455 https://centreforaviation.com/news/ethiopian-airlines-in-early-discussions-on-potential-partnership-with-air-mauriti...Jump to post
Simply dreaming about mountain bike downhill in Pyrénées or Alps for August!
For the rest we shall see what next...
A massive national carrier carrier across all states only looks good until you realise it would be run by the same types of cronies that failed to run Kenya Airways, Air Tanzania, South African Airways, Uganda Airlines, East African Airways and so on. It would be like an African Alitalia or Sabena....Jump to post
SR380 wrote:the fleet would comprise the following:
If this would come to fruition in 3-5 years, this could be a threat to the giant Ethiopian right next door, isn't it? This idea seemed much better imho: " Kenya Airways believes a merger between itself, Ethiopian Airlines and South African Airways is necessary to create a single large carrier ...Jump to post
The real value of our blue "home" planet reaches this outstanding : $5,000,000,000,000,000 net... Is it true compared to 2018 situation? The simple questions are: - Will the amount of money of our planet decrease slowly or sharply after Covid-19? - If yes, about how much? - When will local...Jump to post
A meaningless news from East Africa: Brussels and London are aimed at supporting exports to Europe while Guangzhou will allow access to medical supplies and other essentials required in the country. “We’re doing cargo flights to Brussels and London to support our exports. We’re also going to Guangzh...Jump to post
The Air France website is showing departures scheduled for Illulissat from CDG today and tomorrow with B772 a/c. Does anyone know what these flights are? AF is operating some rescue flight for stranded European pax in several countries...but these flights to Greenland seem odd or are they positioni...Jump to post
...all on long haul sectors except Fly540 obviously. Why obviously? Many times something is obvious only to the person referencing it. Yes you've a valid point indeed :smile: What is obvious: - Fly540 (fiveforty) only operates on domestic or nearby regional airports from JKIA/ NBO. What may seem ob...Jump to post
A few trip reports of mine include photos with myself posing with the cabin crew (SN, KQ, EK, BA, 5H), all on long haul sectors except Fly540 obviously.
KL crew are often good natured too.
Honestly, among all my requests, it was only refused once onboard Saudia (JED-JNB).
It makes sense.
One can only dream that (AF) Dom Tom flights remain at CDG for good.
More cancelations I see for ET: ... there's more City Effective Dates ANGOLA – LUANDA 14 MAR – Until further notice BAHRAIN – BAHRAIN 18 MAR – 04 APR CHAD – NDJAMENA 19 MAR – 04 APR CAMEROON – DOUALA/YAOUNDE 18 MAR – Until Further Notice CONGO REPUBLIC – BRAZZAVILLE/POINTE NOIRE 19 MAR – Until Furt...Jump to post
Heard that Rwandair is shutting down entirely for a month starting 20 March. Many thanks AF022 for this thrustworthy news. My friends in aviation got confirmation about what you posted 3 hours later. Local media published this info only yesterday morning - when the last commercial service to BRU/LG...Jump to post
Kenya would suffer far more from a collapse of KQ than South Africa would from SA, but that is because of a much larger capital domestic capital deficit and protectionist skies. Yes, no doubt about these facts. Forget the size and density, both domestic markets are economically mature with many com...Jump to post
A lot of suspended destinations due to Covid-19: - Kenya Airways suspends GVA, I really thought FCO would be the first axed: https://newsaero.info/airlines/coronavirus-kenya-airways-abandonne-la-suisse-cabo-verde-airlines-suspend-porto-algre-au-brsil-?true=2656 - RwandAir halts temporary Tel Aviv se...Jump to post
As of today, citizens of countries members to the African Union , the Commonwealth and La Francophonie get visa upon arrival and are waived visa fees for a stay of 30 days. “The Commonwealth is a community of values, with continued relevance for today’s world. More than one-third of its member state...Jump to post
Is it true that Ethiopian government is planning to sell a minority stake in Ethiopian Airlines?
https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news ... n-airlines
Guys, who do you think will be more likely to purchase a share in ET?
RwandAir launches assault on KQ, ET, in battle for Africa’s skies: Kigali has thrown down the gauntlet in its plan to expand its national carrier RwandAir across the continent, and challenge the dominance of regional leaders, Kenya Airways and Ethiopian Airlines. With the airline signing as many as ...Jump to post
What are the diffrence about KQ and SAA, now? Functionally nothing, just that the South African government has chosen to or been forced to stop supporting the vanity project. They're both massively corrupt and mismanaged, running massive losses and requiring consistent bailouts to keep flying. OK, ...Jump to post
TK is adding 4 weekly flights to TUN on days 1246 using a mix of A330 and A32S. Also Ukraine International Airlines returns to Tunisia, four years after its departure! It could have been a great news for TS-IOR, but these recent attacks near the US embassy will unfortunately calm down every one inv...Jump to post
Royal Air Maroc (RAM) resumes flights to China despite the Covid-19: (In French) https://newsaero.info/airlines/royal-air-maroc-relance-ses-vols-destination-de-la-chine-?true=2640 From March 12, the Casablanca - Beijing route will again be served three times a week (Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays). I...Jump to post
Is Kenya Airways going down the same path that South African went? I'd argue that they went down the SAA path a long time ago. The difference is that Kenya doesn't quite have the same institutional oversight to push back at it, and the broader fiscal situation has allowed the government to continue...Jump to post
Looks like Kenyan has received more funding from government to service their E190. https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/86931-kenya-airways-secures-49mn-govt-loan Is Kenya Airways going down the same path that South African went? I truly hope not, :worried: Very good friends of my mine are still...Jump to post
Qatar Airways in negotiations to acquire 49% of RwandAir
As also discussed in the thread below:
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Flying for the VERY first time in one of the World Best First Class airlines: Air France in its Private Suite * :smile: * Does anyone know if JNB provides a intl lounge for flights leaving before at 9 am? And if premium services are 1) available at this time and then 2) offered for (free) to Europea...Jump to post
:arrow: KQ signs new codeshare deal with Italian airline Alitalia To retired old Italian diaspora in Malindi or shall we say " who's going burst off first?" deal :lol: https://www.businessdailyafrica.com/corporate/companies/KQ-signs-new-codeshare-deal-with-Italian-airline/4003102-5434072-9...Jump to post