it is a very profitable route that needs to return quickly There was absolutely nothing Air Tanzania did that was profitable. Zero things, period. Certainly that route may have caused less losses than some of their other antics, but calling it "profitable" is a bit of a stretch :lol: :lol...Jump to post
It will be interesting to see what kind of "base" it is...potentially, I could direct flights from Cologne or Dubai with Fedex aircraft to some sort of regional sort facility. DHL has really stolen a beat over FedEx in Africa by inking their exclusive partnership with Ethiopian. So FedEx ...Jump to post
Our crew technically timed out in Khartoum. They started flying at 8:30pm in Milan and finally landed in Addis at 11:46am Rome time. That’s a 15+ hour duty when they apparently time out at 13.5 according to our crew. They can extend up to 3 additional hours with discretion and more with ECAA consent.Jump to post
In deed, but i have just saw that some planes were diverted to JIB and Karthoum Yes, those were flights where they were confident that crew had enough duty time to recover the diversion without having to layover. The ULH flights from North America will usually be sent to Nairobi in case accommodati...Jump to post
It's like thaht planes which are a few minutes to land at CDG which cannot go to Paris are diverted to ... Madrid or Rome, while London, Brussels and Luxembourg are not far away. But 1500km in Africa, it's like 200-300km in Europe :mrgreen: Not quite that simple nowadays. Usually ET will divert the...Jump to post
eastafspot wrote:ET must also enjoy this deadlock situation.
CMN and KGL are obvious, which assets or partnership do they have in Ivory Coast? AWA maybe? They are in talks with Air Cote D'Ivoire. A perfect fit with their Rwandair investment as loss making entities with capacity to suck up unlimited state subsidy. :) AWA and Qatar have already been partners s...Jump to post
eastafspot wrote:Not willing to derail this thread, but do you know why ?
eastafspot wrote:Why don't they send the A330 ?
SAA To be privatised. Massively good news for South Africa and the South African aviation market. https://www.reuters.com/article/safrica-saa/update-1-consortium-to-take-51-stake-in-south-african-airways-minister-idUSL5N2NT1FN This is basically re-arranging the deck chairs on the Titanic. While a 5...Jump to post
I think one of our fellow posters was interviewed...
Also, now that Air Namibia is no more, LGW-ACC-WDH could be quite the route. Astute observers would notice the plane would not have to carry as much fuel for the full journey so route economics can be vastly improved from a weight savings perspective. Namibia is a smaller country with smaller VFR t...Jump to post
United has re-launched its flights to Ghana after a break of 9 years
The Minister of Transport and Works in Uganda, Gen. Katumba Wamala, has supposedly terminated CEO Cornwell Muleya and suspended the entire management team and board of directors of Uganda Airlines due to allegations of corruption, mismanagement and poor performance. https://www.monitor.co.ug/uganda/...Jump to post
Blerg wrote:Do we know what equipment they plan on using?
Sentra Airways, a British start-up airline, intends to commence 6x weekly flights from Manchester to Accra from September 2021.
Africa World Airlines has completed the first demonstration flight by a jet to the new airport in Ho, Ghana
https://newsghana.com.gh/africa-world-a ... o-airport/
The Board of Directors of Malawi Airlines have recommended an orderly winding up of the company.
https://www.mwnation.com/malawi-airline ... quidation/
Apparently ET871 operating from ADD to Ndola, Zambia mistakenly landed at the new Copperbelt International Airport which is still under construction, instead of its intended destination of NLA. The new airport is probably about 15-20km from NLA. It was ET3971 that actually landed there (ET-AYL frei...Jump to post
Former SAA CEO Vuyani Jarana has paid up on a ZAR 100,000 bet he made in 2018 that SAA would be profitable within 3 years.
https://mybroadband.co.za/news/business ... ailed.html
Most likely a handback flight to the lessor following the cancellation of the leases. From today's paper. https://www.namibian.com.na/100137/read/AirNam-airbuses-still-in-Namibia The weekend flights (Sat for ANO, Mon for ANP) were indeed for return-to-lessor checks. The ferry out of Namibia is sche...Jump to post
Kenya Airways has reported the worst ever annual financial performance by a Kenyan company with losses of Ksh 36 billion (US$330m) for 2020.
https://www.businessdailyafrica.com/bd/ ... on-3332624
PM wrote:(Yesterday was Namibia's independence Day and today is a public holiday. Coincidence?)
I just have checked on Emirates Airlines website. You can aslo find Kigali (but for the moment you fly both with Ethiopian and Emirates), Antananarivo, Douala and Monrovia. Interesting to see theses cities on both FlyDubai and Emirates websites Emirates served Freetown and Monrovia over Accra in pa...Jump to post
https://www.flightglobal.com/airlines/uganda-airlines-prepares-for-long-haul-services-as-auditor-details-losses/142916.article Uganda Airlines financial performance has been revealed by a national auditor to be the worst performing state owned enterprise in 2019-20. Revenue fell short of target by 9...Jump to post
AF022 wrote:Soory if I missed this but are there links to these documents?
African financial statements, in my experience can be rather...opaque, so those numbers, even in a place like Rwanda should be taken with grain of salt. Usually I would concur, but these numbers are from Rwandair's filing with US DOT and have been filed under penalty of perjury. Furthermore, consid...Jump to post
Is Uganda just copying what Rwandair is doing? The network seems to have tremendous overlap. If there's enough local traffic then great but is there? Isn't the proven model for a loss making national carrier pretty standard around the world? Just in East Africa you have Rwanda, Tanzania, and now Ug...Jump to post
https://www.primenewsghana.com/general- ... today.html
General workers at Kotoka International Airport in Accra will supposedly go on strike indefinitely to demand the removal of the Managing Director for alleged mismanagement and abuse of office.
What destinations could work for them in the US? I suppose New York is the single biggest market but the area around DC has a large African population. The top 10 US markets from Senegal are New York and Washington by a long way, then Atlanta comfortably in third, followed by Cincinnati (that surpr...Jump to post
Air Senegal plans to launch flights to the USA in September 2021
Uganda Airlines supposedly recorded UGX 40b ($10.5m) in revenue for 2020 with 35% load factors. Losses appeared to be UGX 89.5b ($23m).
https://thetowerpost.com/2021/02/12/uga ... -2020-ceo/
Only Bangui (CAR), Cotonou (Benin), Douala (Cameroon), Brussels, Brazzaville (Rep of Congo), Dubaï, Libreville (Gabon), Lagos & Abuja (Nigeria), Bujumbura (Burundi), Nairobi (Kenya), Entebbe (Uganda), Kinshasa (DR Congo), Kilimanjaro and Dar Es Salaam (Tanzania) and Kamembe (Rwanda) are now ser...Jump to post
If people are interested to get more infos about RwandAir (financial situations between 2016 and 2019 ), you can get maany infos from this document. The most interesting thing in the filing is their updated financials from 2019. $221m revenue $169m losses $143m Government subsidy Effectively the Go...Jump to post
ASKY has suspended their recently relaunched flights to Johannesburg until 31May21, citing reduced demand due to the current COVID situation.Jump to post
eastafspot wrote:Are they still among the Celestair group ?
https://simpleflying.com/air-burkina-airbus-a220/ Air Burkina to order A220s? With the financial support of an American company? I would imagine Air Burkina has lots of problems and more aircraft are not going to solve these problems. Anyone with any insight? Honestly, nobody seems to have heard of...Jump to post
https://citinewsroom.com/2021/01/africa ... pril-2021/
Africa World Airlines plans to introduce 2 weekly flights from Accra to the newly built airport in Ho by April 2021.
It comes with direct aisle access in Business Class. https://simpleflying.com/air-peace-e195-e2-business-class/ I tested out this seat on board the E2 Profit Hunter demonstrator when they were first marketing it and I wasn't overly impressed. The seat narrows significantly at the hip and makes it q...Jump to post
That's a lot for the Senegal government, how can they afford it ?
Air Peace has (finally) taken delivery of its first E2-195 after months of delays due to financing issues.
https://www.embraercommercialaviation.c ... air-peace/
Air Senegal receives EUR 68m bailout in 2020 to cover losses.
https://www.jeuneafrique.com/1110450/ec ... e-les-usa/
https://www.myjoyonline.com/ghana-rejects-british-airways-decision-to-switch-london-accra-london-route/ The Government of Ghana has "rejected" British Airways' plans to launch flights between London Gatwick and Accra in March, insisting that all flights must be from London Heathrow instea...Jump to post
https://www.myjoyonline.com/ghana-rejec ... don-route/
The Government of Ghana has "rejected" British Airways' plans to launch flights between London Gatwick and Accra in March, insisting that all flights must be from London Heathrow instead.
Forgive my ignorance, what are these COVID restrictions? Netherlands is requiring the crews returning from South Africa layovers to quarantine, so instead they will layover in DAR and operate a shuttle from DAR-South Africa-DAR. The crew unions have also threatened to refuse flights with SA layovers.Jump to post
eastafspot wrote:Will they stick with those 50 A223?
ET had scheduled double daily service starting mid-2020 to LLW prior to CoVID, so they obviously felt the market was doing decent enough. ET has actually grown their capacity to Malawi from just under 30,000 seats per year in 2012 to nearly 90,000 seats per year in 2019 - and that is independent of...Jump to post
Passion Air in Ghana has returned 3 of their 4 Dash8 Q400s to lessor and is now operating with only 1 Q400 (9G-DIA) on their own AOC, supplemented by a wetleased Q300 (5Y-IAI) from ALS Kenya. Two of the three aircraft ferried back to Canada last week and the remaining one has been grounded since 201...Jump to post
aytdxb wrote:I hope at least Air Nam resumes FRA flights.