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by B747-437B
Sun Dec 15, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West African Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 245
Views: 27689

Re: West African Aviation Thread - 2019

https://www.gh-aviation.com/11/452/afri ... owth-award
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Africa World Airlines is the recipient of the 2019 Routes Africa Airline Excellence Award for "Innovation and Capacity Growth".

https://www.gh-aviation.com/11/452/afri ... owth-award

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by B747-437B
Sat Dec 14, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West African Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 245
Views: 27689

Re: West African Aviation Thread - 2019

grjplanes wrote:
SAA currently codeshares with AWA on most of it's routes?


SAA codeshares on AWA flights between Accra and Lagos, Abuja and Kumasi for now.

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by B747-437B
Fri Dec 13, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West African Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 245
Views: 27689

Re: West African Aviation Thread - 2019

This is a very competitive market. With AW in the market, there will be HF, EK, AW, MS, and SA. It going to be hard to break into this market when EK has a 77W on the route daily and AW is operating with an ERJ-145.. 1) AWA flights are timed to provide connections between ABJ and ABV/LOS/FNA/ROB as...

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by B747-437B
Fri Dec 13, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West African Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 245
Views: 27689

Re: West African Aviation Thread - 2019

I'm curious about TACV's loads. Their schedule at Lagos is pretty bad. It appears they had a flight depart Lagos at 04.25 this morning. From flightradar24 this was the only passenger flight departure between 23.55 and 06.00. 106 pax on the inaugural flight, including 1 immigration refusal and about...

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by B747-437B
Thu Dec 12, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West African Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 245
Views: 27689

Re: West African Aviation Thread - 2019

Effective from Friday, 14th February 2020, Africa World Airlines will offer 6 weekly flights each way between Accra and Abidjan, linking the major cities of the world's two largest cocoa producing countries. Passengers will also benefit with convenient onward connections to and from Lagos, Abuja, Fr...

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by B747-437B
Tue Nov 19, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West African Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 245
Views: 27689

Re: West African Aviation Thread - 2019

On the infrastructure side, I noticed a few carriers do not use boarding bridges during evening rush. Remember a gate could be added on either end of the terminal with longer jet bridges during the design phase of new terminal. Any plans to add those? What is the long term plan for adding boarding ...

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by B747-437B
Sat Nov 09, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 289
Views: 40937

Re: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019

Connecting wise, South Africans/expats/travellers heading off to the east (IST, TLV and Asia) might benefit from this new timing.. I'm surprised they didn't do this years ago. With the KLM flight arriving and departing in the evening at JNB, they could easily redirect traffic over the AMS/CDG hubs ...

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by B747-437B
Sun Oct 27, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 289
Views: 40937

Re: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019

Africa World Airlines and South African Airways have announced the launch of a codeshare partnership effective 27th October 2019. The codeshare agreement will initially apply on AWA operated flights between Accra - Kumasi, Accra - Lagos and Accra - Abuja, with more destinations planned once necessar...

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by B747-437B
Sun Oct 27, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West African Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 245
Views: 27689

Re: West African Aviation Thread - 2019

Africa World Airlines and South African Airways have announced the launch of a codeshare partnership effective 27th October 2019. The codeshare agreement will initially apply on AWA operated flights between Accra - Kumasi, Accra - Lagos and Accra - Abuja, with more destinations planned once necessar...

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by B747-437B
Sat Oct 19, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West African Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 245
Views: 27689

Re: West African Aviation Thread - 2019

Africa World Airlines has operated the first scheduled commercial flight to Wa Airport (WZA) in the Upper West Region of Ghana on 15OCT19. https://www.myjoyonline.com/news/2019/october-17th/wa-airport-opens-for-commercial-flight-operations.php https://www.modernghana.com/news/961818/local-boy-fly-fi...

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by B747-437B
Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IATA code for an airport
Replies: 40
Views: 6154

Re: IATA code for an airport

If only the airlines can apply for the code, then when a large airport is built, which airline submits the application for the code? As per IATA protocol, the seniormost member airline headquartered in the country of the new airport is responsible for this. Sounds pretty simple. How long the proces...

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by B747-437B
Sun Oct 13, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IATA code for an airport
Replies: 40
Views: 6154

Re: IATA code for an airport

The airport itself is not permitted to apply for a code. The application has to be submitted by an airline who intends to start operations to that airport. Some documents must be provided - for example evidence of certification of the airport (eg. AIP extracts, NOTAMs, etc..), photos of the faciliti...

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by B747-437B
Thu Oct 10, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West African Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 245
Views: 27689

Re: West African Aviation Thread - 2019

Coincidence or not, the patern of AWA directs them straight to like (or favour) Star Alliance members over any other (regional) partners! (ET, SA and now SN, what next???). More coincidence than otherwise. AWA also partners with Qatar Airways (feeding ACC-LOS) and Emirates, neither of whom are part...

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by B747-437B
Tue Oct 08, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West African Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 245
Views: 27689

Re: West African Aviation Thread - 2019

Africa World Airlines and Brussels Airlines have signed a partnership agreement to better connect passengers traveling through their respective hubs in Accra and Brussels. https://voyagesafriq.com/2019/10/08/africa-world-and-brussels-airline-interline-to-provide-seamless-travel-for-passengers/ https...

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by B747-437B
Tue Oct 08, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 289
Views: 40937

Re: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019

Why did Air Tanzania suspend the 3 months old flight DAR - JNB yesterday Supposedly this step has been taken to protect innocent Tanzanian passengers from xenophobic violence that they may become random victims of in case they travel to Johannesburg. “You are aware that there is ongoing violence in...

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by B747-437B
Fri Oct 04, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East African Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 332
Views: 38523

Re: East African Aviation Thread - 2019

Some interesting Q1 2019 stats from AFRAA: These figures are quite delusional. AFRAA is doing themselves and their member airlines a disservice by associating their name with tripe like this. Anyone who thinks that Djibouti is more expensive than Addis to operate into has never actually operated ou...

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by B747-437B
Wed Sep 18, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Cuts Addis Ababa-Lome-Houston Before It Starts?
Replies: 61
Views: 12789

Re: Ethiopian Cuts Addis Ababa-Lome-Houston Before It Starts?

I was not aware of challenges that ET has at ABJ. What sort of commitment does the agreement with Air Cote d'Ivoire come with? Can they revert back to LFW? What are the specific interlining challenges they have? I don't know the specifics of ET's challenges there first hand, but as you are aware I ...

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by B747-437B
Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Cuts Addis Ababa-Lome-Houston Before It Starts?
Replies: 61
Views: 12789

Re: Ethiopian Cuts Addis Ababa-Lome-Houston Before It Starts?

Some comments : 1) ET always plays the long game when it comes to route development. They are perfectly happy to take short term losses on a route, so long as there is a positive trend on the route. They also aren't too proud to pull the plug if a route doesn't work to expectations. Los Angeles is a...

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by B747-437B
Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West African Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 245
Views: 27689

Re: West African Aviation Thread - 2019

Africa World Airlines will increase services between Accra and Lagos to 34 weekly roundtrips effective from 27OCT19, as well as between Accra and Abuja to 11 weekly roundtrips from the same date. AW210 1234567 ACC LOS 0620 0820 AW212 1234567 ACC LOS 0920 1120 AW216 ---45-7 ACC LOS 1140 1340 AW218 12...

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by B747-437B
Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Peace Plans to Launch Johannesburg, London, Houston, Guangzhou and Mumbai; Most Likely from Lagos.
Replies: 112
Views: 17462

Re: Air Peace Plans to Launch Johannesburg, London, Houston, Guangzhou and Mumbai; Most Likely from Lagos.

Ziyulu wrote:
Will their 777s be 3-3-3 or 3-4-3?


3-4-3

They have retained the Emirates interiors.

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by B747-437B
Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 289
Views: 40937

Re: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019

Looks like SAA is in search of a new Chief Restructuring Officer.https://www.businesslive.co.za/bd/national/2019-09-04-saa-in-search-of-new-turnaround-boss/ The CRO position is currently filled by Peter Davies (who has a stellar track record of turning around other basket case national airlines - h...

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by B747-437B
Wed Sep 04, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West African Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 245
Views: 27689

Re: West African Aviation Thread - 2019

Africa World Airlines will launch the first commercial flights into the newly commissioned airport in Wa, Upper West region of Ghana, on 15 October 2019. The airport has recently been allocated the identifier code "WZA" by IATA, signifying its readiness for scheduled flight services. The f...

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by B747-437B
Sun Sep 01, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 289
Views: 40937

Re: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019

Superboi wrote:
Seems SAA has downgraded JNB - ACC/ABJ (SA056/057) to an A320. Is the A320 able to do ACC without penalties?


No, there is a small payload penalty tradeoff on the northbound flight but not so much as to make it unviable.

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by B747-437B
Mon Aug 26, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West African Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 245
Views: 27689

Re: West African Aviation Thread - 2019

- On your last point, to sum up things: * High end Nigerians travellers would only fly to Paris, LON, NYC and DXB. * Business and religious flyers would go to JED, MED, LON & NYC * VFR pax would choose JNB, ACC, NBO + evenly spread to US & UK. Considering these guesstimate facts, as not kno...

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by B747-437B
Mon Aug 26, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West African Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 245
Views: 27689

Re: West African Aviation Thread - 2019

But this is a function of the market in South Africa vis-à-vis West Africa and Ghana. The South African domestic market is a relatively open market with lot more competitive putting pressure on yields and unit revenue, so shifting revenue to a lower cost base is the way to survive. In West Africa a...

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by B747-437B
Sat Aug 24, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East African Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 332
Views: 38523

Re: East African Aviation Thread - 2019

https://atcnews.org/2019/08/24/air-tanz ... annesburg/
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One of Air Tanzania's brand new A220s has been impounded in Johannesburg for non-payment of a $4.1m debt

https://atcnews.org/2019/08/24/air-tanz ... annesburg/

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by B747-437B
Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West African Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 245
Views: 27689

Re: West African Aviation Thread - 2019

True, but SAA in South Africa have moved their domestic capacity to Mango, their LCC carrier to enable them to compete effectively. The group still makes the revenue No argument with this. However, the fact that SAA is adding mainline capacity to Accra rather than to domestic stations simply reiter...

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by B747-437B
Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East African Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 332
Views: 38523

Re: East African Aviation Thread - 2019

Why did they cancel the LAX route? Last time I saw they were adding additional frequencies. LAX via DUB had woeful utility on the aircraft which they had to improve (aircraft used to sit 14 hours in LAX from 0930 to 2330). LAX via LFW lasted all of 2 months before the abysmal loads let to the scrap...

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by B747-437B
Sun Aug 18, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East African Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 332
Views: 38523

Re: East African Aviation Thread - 2019

Ethiopian to launch new service to Houston via Lome. https://simpleflying.com/ethiopian-airlines-houston-lome/ These flight timings in LFW are suicidal – it doesn’t feed any of the ASKY banks in Lome and the Houston-Lome O&D is approximately negative three pax per week. If they want to make the...

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by B747-437B
Fri Aug 16, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West African Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 245
Views: 27689

Re: West African Aviation Thread - 2019

Africa World Airlines (AWA), ASKY Airlines and Ethiopian Airlines have teamed up to provide passengers with seamless and stress-free air travel within the West Africa sub-regional and various international routes they serve. http://www.myjoyonline.com/business/2019/august-16th/awa-asky-ethiopian-air...

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by B747-437B
Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West African Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 245
Views: 27689

Re: West African Aviation Thread - 2019

If SAA could recover swiftly and quickly about its terrible current troubles, maybe a base in West Africa (Ghana probably) could be implemented. SAA's Long Term Turnaround Strategy is very clear that they need a strong second hub outside of the Southern Africa region to be able to grown their traff...

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by B747-437B
Sat Aug 10, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East African Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 332
Views: 38523

Re: East African Aviation Thread - 2019

Is there a specific reason as to why many expat pilots didn't renew ? Also, what was misjudged ? I don't know the specifics of why people wouldn't renew, but I know from various colleagues who have worked there that the expats on the 737 fleet are worked to the absolute maximum. They had an excess ...

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by B747-437B
Thu Aug 08, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA increases IAD-ACC to daily nonstop A330
Replies: 15
Views: 3711

Re: SAA increases IAD-ACC to daily nonstop A330

My question is about the local numbers: IAD-ACC, ACC-JNB, and IAD-JNB. When the plane takes off from JNB for ACC, how much of that traffic is going just to ACC on this flight? How many are going on to IAD? And how many people disembark/embark at ACC for IAD? SAA's press release on this service chan...

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by B747-437B
Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West African Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 245
Views: 27689

Re: West African Aviation Thread - 2019

South African Airways (SAA) is further strengthening its presence in Ghana by increasing weekly frequencies from 9 to 10 flights between Johannesburg and Accra, and by launching a daily service between Accra and Washington DC, with effect from 5th September 2019. These two additional weekly services...

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by B747-437B
Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 289
Views: 40937

Re: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019

South African Airways (SAA) is further strengthening its presence in Ghana by increasing weekly frequencies from 9 to 10 flights between Johannesburg and Accra, and by launching a daily service between Accra and Washington DC, with effect from 5th September 2019. These two additional weekly services...

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by B747-437B
Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 289
Views: 40937

Re: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019

How's the runway work at BLZ (Blantyre) going? Wasn't it supposed to reopen to jet aircraft on July 24? The work has barely started. Supposedly most of the construction materials were "washed away" in heavy rains and they do not have budget to acquire new ones. So the main runway will pro...

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by B747-437B
Wed Aug 07, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East African Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 332
Views: 38523

Re: East African Aviation Thread - 2019

Schedules to JNB show that the mid afternoon flight will only operate 4x per week until mid September. It could be a number of things including aircraft shortage or weak demand. Huge crew shortages on the 737 fleet. A lot of expats did not renew contracts and they misjudged recruitment requirements...

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by B747-437B
Thu Aug 01, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 289
Views: 40937

Re: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019

Is it confirmed that MK will lease the 2 A350s to SA? Actually both aircrafts which are to be delivered to MK by the end of this year already have their tails in Air Mauritius' livery. This news was originally spread by media from Reunion island before being taken by other media. Neither Air Maurit...

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by B747-437B
Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West African Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 245
Views: 27689

Re: West African Aviation Thread - 2019

Africa World Airlines has reiterated its commitment to operate into any new airport in Ghana on condition that they meet the required international standards. https://gh-aviation.com/11/390/africa-world-airlines-ready-to-fly-ho-and-wa-routes-head-of-commercial The Chief Operations Officer of Africa ...

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by B747-437B
Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Lounge Access policy for Star Alliance Gold for flights operated by Airlink
Replies: 3
Views: 377

Re: Lounge Access policy for Star Alliance Gold for flights operated by Airlink

Officially, there are no Star Alliance benefits on Airlink operated flights. Enforcement is inconsistent however.

Airlink is NOT a Star Alliance affiliate. It is a codeshare partner/franchisee of SAA. Only Voyager benefits apply in theory.

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by B747-437B
Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 289
Views: 40937

Re: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019

https://www.moneyweb.co.za/news-fast-ne ... rman-quit/
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Government of South Africa confirms new bailout funds for SAA after CEO, Chairman resign over delays

https://www.moneyweb.co.za/news-fast-ne ... rman-quit/

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by B747-437B
Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East African Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 332
Views: 38523

Re: East African Aviation Thread - 2019

This should see ET keeping the six 767s around for a while longer (of which 5 fly on its commercial routes) Actually, it looks like they have only been deploying ALO/ALP/ALJ on commercial routes recently. ALH (in UN colours) as well as AMF/AMG are doing UN and other charter work. ALJ/ALP have been ...

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by B747-437B
Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West African Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 245
Views: 27689

Re: West African Aviation Thread - 2019

AWA is to start ACCRA-LONDON soon according to a recent interview with the Ghana's minister of aviation. Anyone got anymore info? AWA has zero plans to start Accra-London soon. The issue came up because AWA has applied to modify its operating license from "regional" to "worldwide&quo...

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by B747-437B
Mon Jul 08, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West African Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 245
Views: 27689

Re: West African Aviation Thread - 2019

Why not simply rename it West/Central African Aviation?

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by B747-437B
Sat Jul 06, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Peace Plans to Launch Johannesburg, London, Houston, Guangzhou and Mumbai; Most Likely from Lagos.
Replies: 112
Views: 17462

Re: Air Peace Plans to Launch Johannesburg, London, Houston, Guangzhou and Mumbai; Most Likely from Lagos.

behramjee wrote:
More importantly will be to see how the flight loads are for next few weeks.


The inaugural flight was supposedly almost totally full.

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by B747-437B
Sat Jul 06, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Peace Plans to Launch Johannesburg, London, Houston, Guangzhou and Mumbai; Most Likely from Lagos.
Replies: 112
Views: 17462

Re: Air Peace Plans to Launch Johannesburg, London, Houston, Guangzhou and Mumbai; Most Likely from Lagos.

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flig ... 7#212b525f
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Air Peace inaugural flight to Sharjah operates, albeit 5 hours late.

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flig ... 7#212b525f

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by B747-437B
Fri Jul 05, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 289
Views: 40937

Re: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019

The clear end of Fastjet SA? To the contrary. The fact that it will be Mark Hurst taking over (who is the brother of Paul Hurst, Group CEO of Solenta) shows that the focus is more likely to be on developing the Federal Air AOC for their South African operations. As I wrote on the East African threa...

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by B747-437B
Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA Leasing A350
Replies: 211
Views: 47679

Re: SAA Leasing A350

Might still be shorter than flying via the US though. Why'd anyone go via US when they can save hours going via EU and without needing a transit visa ? Shortest directional elapsed time online connections between GRU-HKG vv are actually with QR, TK, ET and EK with elapsed time in the sub-28 hour ra...

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