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by eastafspot
Tue Jul 07, 2020 11:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which month have you flown the most?
Replies: 1
Views: 26

Re: Which month have you flown the most?

In segments rather than miles for 2020:
January: 4
February: 16
March: 5

Planned (if situation keeps improving):
September: 6
November: 3
December: 6

For the previous years, usually on average, March, June and September are the busier months.

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by eastafspot
Tue Jun 16, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East African Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 80
Views: 7456

Re: East African Aviation Thread - 2020

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 ...

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by eastafspot
Tue Jun 16, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Burundi 747-400F New Operator?
Replies: 3
Views: 1748

Re: Burundi 747-400F New Operator?

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....

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by eastafspot
Sat Jun 13, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East African Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 80
Views: 7456

Re: East African Aviation Thread - 2020

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...

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by eastafspot
Thu Jun 11, 2020 6:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East African Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 80
Views: 7456

Re: East African Aviation Thread - 2020

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...

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by eastafspot
Thu Jun 11, 2020 5:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East African Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 80
Views: 7456

Re: East African Aviation Thread - 2020

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...

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by eastafspot
Tue May 26, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Tanzania to become the first country in the world to welcome tourists after Covid-19
Replies: 5
Views: 604

Re: Tanzania to become the first country in the world to welcome tourists after Covid-19

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...

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by eastafspot
Mon May 25, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Tanzania to become the first country in the world to welcome tourists after Covid-19
Replies: 5
Views: 604

Tanzania to become the first country in the world to welcome tourists after Covid-19

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...

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by eastafspot
Fri May 22, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West and Central African Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 138
Views: 12922

Re: West and Central African Aviation Thread - 2020

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...

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by eastafspot
Fri May 22, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West and Central African Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 138
Views: 12922

Re: West and Central African Aviation Thread - 2020

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...

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by eastafspot
Wed May 20, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Volotea announces 15 new routes for Summer 2020
Replies: 17
Views: 3479

Re: Volotea announces 15 new routes for Summer 2020

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...

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by eastafspot
Wed May 20, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East African Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 80
Views: 7456

Re: East African Aviation Thread - 2020

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...

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by eastafspot
Sat May 09, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Have your summer vacation flights been cancelled?
Replies: 13
Views: 1245

Re: Have your summer vacation flights been cancelled?

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...

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by eastafspot
Thu May 07, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports that can be accessed on foot vs airports that can only be accessed by car / train
Replies: 70
Views: 3781

Re: Airports that can be accessed on foot vs airports that can only be accessed by car / train

DAR and KGL can be reached by foot.
For the latter the pedestrian entrance is different than main one.

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by eastafspot
Thu May 07, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports that can be accessed on foot vs airports that can only be accessed by car / train
Replies: 70
Views: 3781

Re: Airports that can be accessed on foot vs airports that can only be accessed by car / train

Jutlander wrote:
You cannot walk from MPL to the city, no way to cross the highway on foot.

The round about (under the highway) leading to the airport gets an easy access by foot or bike from the nearby Zone Commerciale.

To Maugio or Perols in the other hand, in 15 min the job is done.

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by eastafspot
Thu May 07, 2020 6:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East African Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 80
Views: 7456

Re: East African Aviation Thread - 2020

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...

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by eastafspot
Sat May 02, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Future Trips In Your Mind For "After This Is All Over"
Replies: 5
Views: 677

Re: Future Trips In Your Mind For "After This Is All Over"

Simply dreaming about mountain bike downhill in Pyrénées or Alps for August! :pray:
For the rest we shall see what next...

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by eastafspot
Sat May 02, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East African Federation's national airline
Replies: 17
Views: 1448

Re: East African Federation's national airline

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....

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by eastafspot
Sat May 02, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East African Federation's national airline
Replies: 17
Views: 1448

Re: East African Federation's national airline

https://www.yaga-burundi.com/2020/air-b ... e-exister/
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SR380 wrote:
the fleet would comprise the following:


Have you included Air Burundi fleet?
- 1 Beechcraft 1900 C
- 1 Xian MA60

https://www.yaga-burundi.com/2020/air-b ... e-exister/

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by eastafspot
Sat May 02, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East African Federation's national airline
Replies: 17
Views: 1448

Re: East African Federation's national airline

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 ...

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by eastafspot
Fri May 01, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What is the Earth worth now? ...And after C9?
Replies: 5
Views: 546

What is the Earth worth now? ...And after C9?

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...

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by eastafspot
Thu Apr 30, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SAA shrinks even further, laying off staff
Replies: 218
Views: 44297

Re: SAA to be liquidated!

737max8 wrote:
If the SAA name is NOT reused, what do y'all think would be a nice name to use?


Good Hope Airlines :duck:

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by eastafspot
Wed Apr 15, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East African Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 80
Views: 7456

Re: East African Aviation Thread - 2020

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...

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by eastafspot
Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France in Illulissat, Greenland
Replies: 7
Views: 3175

Re: Air France in Illulissat, Greenland

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...

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by eastafspot
Sat Mar 28, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Asking for pictures with Flight Attendants?
Replies: 3
Views: 621

Re: Asking for pictures with Flight Attendants?

...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...

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by eastafspot
Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Asking for pictures with Flight Attendants?
Replies: 3
Views: 621

Re: Asking for pictures with Flight Attendants?

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).

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by eastafspot
Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 335649

Re: Paris Orly Airport / ORY to close starting March 28th

It makes sense.
One can only dream that (AF) Dom Tom flights remain at CDG for good.

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by eastafspot
Sat Mar 21, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East African Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 80
Views: 7456

Re: East African Aviation Thread - 2020

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...

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by eastafspot
Sat Mar 21, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East African Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 80
Views: 7456

Re: East African Aviation Thread - 2020

berari wrote:
Something interesting. Flights outbound to China and Hong Kong next week are zero'd out. Either planes are full, or cancelations coming. Inbound still looks fine however.


Has Ethiopia closed its borders to Chinese citizens/travellers?

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by eastafspot
Sat Mar 21, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East African Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 80
Views: 7456

Re: East African Aviation Thread - 2020

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...

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by eastafspot
Fri Mar 13, 2020 12:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East African Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 80
Views: 7456

Re: East African Aviation Thread - 2020

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...

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by eastafspot
Fri Mar 13, 2020 12:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East African Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 80
Views: 7456

Re: East African Aviation Thread - 2020

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...

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by eastafspot
Tue Mar 10, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rwanda scraps visa fees for over 90 countries
Replies: 2
Views: 364

Rwanda scraps visa fees for over 90 countries

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...

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by eastafspot
Tue Mar 10, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East African Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 80
Views: 7456

Re: East African Aviation Thread - 2020

https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news ... n-airlines

Guys, who do you think will be more likely to purchase a share in ET?
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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?

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by eastafspot
Tue Mar 10, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East African Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 80
Views: 7456

Re: East African Aviation Thread - 2020

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 ...

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by eastafspot
Mon Mar 09, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East African Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 80
Views: 7456

Re: East African Aviation Thread - 2020

:arrow: Apparently Air Tanzania will re-introduced the DHC Q 300...

The fokker 50 is/was a good idea for the nostalgic people (only on domestic route).. Has anyone flown it BTW?
When will their 737-200 or vintage A/C be back to the air then :lol:

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by eastafspot
Mon Mar 09, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East African Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 80
Views: 7456

Re: East African Aviation Thread - 2020

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, ...

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by eastafspot
Mon Mar 09, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East African Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 80
Views: 7456

Re: East African Aviation Thread - 2020

HaulSudson wrote:
Uganda is imposing 2 weeks of (self) quarantine on passengers from germany italy etc.

That must kill the EBB schedule for klm sn ek etc.

Really ?? even Germany?
Where did you get this news from? :shock:

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by eastafspot
Mon Mar 09, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Maghreb & North African Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 18
Views: 1891

Re: Maghreb & North African Aviation Thread - 2020

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...

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by eastafspot
Mon Mar 09, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Maghreb & North African Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 18
Views: 1891

Re: Maghreb & North African Aviation Thread - 2020

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...

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by eastafspot
Sun Mar 08, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Saudia at CDG
Replies: 2
Views: 1435

Re: Saudia at CDG

KQ used to be at this same old terminal until Oct 2018 iirc.
Also, I wonder why ET doesn't use T1, but is still at T2C...

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by eastafspot
Sun Mar 08, 2020 12:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East African Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 80
Views: 7456

Re: East African Aviation Thread - 2020

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...

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by eastafspot
Thu Mar 05, 2020 12:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East African Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 80
Views: 7456

Re: East African Aviation Thread - 2020

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...

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by eastafspot
Thu Mar 05, 2020 12:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East African Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 80
Views: 7456

Re: East African Aviation Thread - 2020

Air Djibouti wants to take its place in the sky of the Horn of Africa

The company is gradually expanding its fleet, which currently includes two Embraer E145s, a Boeing 737-500 and an Airbus A320, recently acquired on leasing.

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by eastafspot
Tue Feb 18, 2020 12:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East African Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 80
Views: 7456

Re: East African Aviation Thread - 2020

Did a quick transit RwandAir to Egyptair transit at Entebbe Airport - Uganda
First time to do so!
All went fine!

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by eastafspot
Thu Feb 06, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways have an eye on RwandAir
Replies: 11
Views: 5265

Re: Qatar Airways have an eye on RwandAir

AF022 wrote:
Why do they even have a hub at COO?

Mostly because Benin did not want (could not afford) to set up their own airline, thus they ask WB to operates new/essential routes!

I'm also curious to know how the hub is performing so far ...

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by eastafspot
Thu Feb 06, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways have an eye on RwandAir
Replies: 11
Views: 5265

Re: Qatar Airways have an eye on RwandAir

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1440471

Qatar Airways in negotiations to acquire 49% of RwandAir
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As also discussed in the thread below:

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1440471

Qatar Airways in negotiations to acquire 49% of RwandAir

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by eastafspot
Thu Feb 06, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SAA shrinks even further, laying off staff
Replies: 218
Views: 44297

Re: SAA shrinks even further

AF086 wrote:
EBB


Uganda Airlines must be pleased about this news...

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by eastafspot
Fri Jan 31, 2020 11:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 115
Views: 11512

Re: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2020

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...

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by eastafspot
Fri Jan 31, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East African Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 80
Views: 7456

Re: East African Aviation Thread - 2020

: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...

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