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by B747-437B
Mon Jul 26, 2021 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East African Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 181
Views: 25898

Re: East African Aviation Thread - 2021

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.

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by B747-437B
Mon Jul 26, 2021 10:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East African Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 181
Views: 25898

Re: East African Aviation Thread - 2021

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...

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by B747-437B
Sun Jul 25, 2021 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East African Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 181
Views: 25898

Re: East African Aviation Thread - 2021

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...

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by B747-437B
Sat Jul 10, 2021 12:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West and Central African Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 125
Views: 16197

Re: West and Central African Aviation Thread - 2021

eastafspot wrote:
ET must also enjoy this deadlock situation.


All passengers are banned from entering the UAE if they have been in Nigeria within the preceding 14 days, so nobody is really benefitting with regards to UAE-Nigeria traffic.

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by B747-437B
Mon Jun 21, 2021 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East African Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 181
Views: 25898

Re: East African Aviation Thread - 2021

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...

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by B747-437B
Sat Jun 19, 2021 10:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 113
Views: 17111

Re: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2021

eastafspot wrote:
Not willing to derail this thread, but do you know why ?


In brief, they failed to complete the local certification process with Uganda CAA. So they now have the world's most expensive paperweights.

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by B747-437B
Fri Jun 18, 2021 10:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 113
Views: 17111

Re: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2021

eastafspot wrote:
Why don't they send the A330 ?


Both the A330s have been grounded since they were delivered last year and haven't flown a single flight.

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by B747-437B
Mon Jun 14, 2021 9:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 113
Views: 17111

Re: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2021

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...

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by B747-437B
Fri Jun 11, 2021 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West and Central African Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 125
Views: 16197

Re: West and Central African Aviation Thread - 2021

AF022 wrote:
https://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2021/06/11/why-poor-air-connectivity-in-africa-may-persist/

I think one of our fellow posters was interviewed...


Haha. You think correct. :lol:

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by B747-437B
Sat May 22, 2021 10:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West and Central African Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 125
Views: 16197

Re: West and Central African Aviation Thread - 2021

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...

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by B747-437B
Tue May 04, 2021 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East African Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 181
Views: 25898

Re: East African Aviation Thread - 2021

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/...

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by B747-437B
Wed Apr 28, 2021 11:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West and Central African Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 125
Views: 16197

Re: West and Central African Aviation Thread - 2021

Blerg wrote:
Do we know what equipment they plan on using?


On social media, they claim A330-200.

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by B747-437B
Wed Apr 28, 2021 7:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West and Central African Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 125
Views: 16197

Re: West and Central African Aviation Thread - 2021

http://sentraairways.com/
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Sentra Airways, a British start-up airline, intends to commence 6x weekly flights from Manchester to Accra from September 2021.

http://sentraairways.com/

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by B747-437B
Sat Apr 17, 2021 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West and Central African Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 125
Views: 16197

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https://newsghana.com.gh/africa-world-a ... o-airport/
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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/

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by B747-437B
Sat Apr 10, 2021 10:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 113
Views: 17111

Re: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2021

https://www.mwnation.com/malawi-airline ... quidation/
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The Board of Directors of Malawi Airlines have recommended an orderly winding up of the company.

https://www.mwnation.com/malawi-airline ... quidation/

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by B747-437B
Mon Apr 05, 2021 10:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 113
Views: 17111

Re: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2021

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...

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by B747-437B
Wed Mar 31, 2021 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 113
Views: 17111

Re: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2021

https://mybroadband.co.za/news/business ... ailed.html
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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

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by B747-437B
Wed Mar 24, 2021 7:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 113
Views: 17111

Re: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2021

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...

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by B747-437B
Tue Mar 23, 2021 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East African Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 181
Views: 25898

Re: East African Aviation Thread - 2021

https://www.businessdailyafrica.com/bd/ ... on-3332624
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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

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by B747-437B
Mon Mar 22, 2021 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 113
Views: 17111

Re: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2021

PM wrote:
(Yesterday was Namibia's independence Day and today is a public holiday. Coincidence?)


Most likely a handback flight to the lessor following the cancellation of the leases.

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by B747-437B
Tue Mar 16, 2021 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East African Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 181
Views: 25898

Re: East African Aviation Thread - 2021

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...

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by B747-437B
Tue Mar 16, 2021 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East African Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 181
Views: 25898

Re: East African Aviation Thread - 2021

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...

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by B747-437B
Fri Mar 12, 2021 7:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East African Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 181
Views: 25898

Re: East African Aviation Thread - 2021

https://www.regulations.gov/docket/DOT-OST-2017-0049
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AF022 wrote:
Soory if I missed this but are there links to these documents?


The documents are available via the US Government dockets - you need to read through them to find the financial info.

https://www.regulations.gov/docket/DOT-OST-2017-0049

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by B747-437B
Tue Mar 09, 2021 8:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East African Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 181
Views: 25898

Re: East African Aviation Thread - 2021

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...

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by B747-437B
Mon Mar 08, 2021 9:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East African Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 181
Views: 25898

Re: East African Aviation Thread - 2021

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...

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by B747-437B
Fri Feb 26, 2021 8:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West and Central African Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 125
Views: 16197

Re: West and Central African Aviation Thread - 2021

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.
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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.

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by B747-437B
Wed Feb 17, 2021 10:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West and Central African Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 125
Views: 16197

Re: West and Central African Aviation Thread - 2021

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...

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by B747-437B
Mon Feb 15, 2021 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West and Central African Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 125
Views: 16197

Re: West and Central African Aviation Thread - 2021

https://onemileatatime.com/air-senegal-washington/
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Air Senegal plans to launch flights to the USA in September 2021

https://onemileatatime.com/air-senegal-washington/

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by B747-437B
Sun Feb 14, 2021 10:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East African Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 181
Views: 25898

Re: East African Aviation Thread - 2021

https://thetowerpost.com/2021/02/12/uga ... -2020-ceo/
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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/

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by B747-437B
Mon Feb 08, 2021 8:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East African Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 181
Views: 25898

Re: East African Aviation Thread - 2021

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...

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by B747-437B
Thu Feb 04, 2021 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East African Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 181
Views: 25898

Re: East African Aviation Thread - 2021

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...

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by B747-437B
Tue Feb 02, 2021 1:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West and Central African Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 125
Views: 16197

Re: West and Central African Aviation Thread - 2021

ASKY has suspended their recently relaunched flights to Johannesburg until 31May21, citing reduced demand due to the current COVID situation.

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by B747-437B
Sat Jan 30, 2021 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West and Central African Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 125
Views: 16197

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eastafspot wrote:
Are they still among the Celestair group ?


No, they were re-nationalised in 2017.

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by B747-437B
Sat Jan 30, 2021 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West and Central African Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 125
Views: 16197

Re: West and Central African Aviation Thread - 2021

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...

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by B747-437B
Thu Jan 28, 2021 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West and Central African Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 125
Views: 16197

Re: West and Central African Aviation Thread - 2021

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.
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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.

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by B747-437B
Thu Jan 28, 2021 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West and Central African Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 125
Views: 16197

Re: West and Central African Aviation Thread - 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...

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by B747-437B
Thu Jan 28, 2021 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West and Central African Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 125
Views: 16197

Re: West and Central African Aviation Thread - 2021

eastafspot wrote:

That's a lot for the Senegal government, how can they afford it ?


How does any African government afford a subsidised national airline? Relative to Air Cote D'Ivoire and Rwandair, this seems to be a good deal for the poor taxpayer. :lol:

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by B747-437B
Wed Jan 27, 2021 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West and Central African Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 125
Views: 16197

Re: West and Central African Aviation Thread - 2021

https://www.embraercommercialaviation.c ... air-peace/
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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/

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by B747-437B
Wed Jan 27, 2021 7:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West and Central African Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 125
Views: 16197

Re: West and Central African Aviation Thread - 2021

https://www.jeuneafrique.com/1110450/ec ... e-les-usa/
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Air Senegal receives EUR 68m bailout in 2020 to cover losses.

https://www.jeuneafrique.com/1110450/ec ... e-les-usa/

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by B747-437B
Fri Jan 22, 2021 7:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West and Central African Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 125
Views: 16197

Re: West and Central African Aviation Thread - 2021

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...

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by B747-437B
Thu Jan 21, 2021 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West and Central African Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 125
Views: 16197

Re: West and Central African Aviation Thread - 2021

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.
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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.

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by B747-437B
Wed Jan 20, 2021 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East African Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 181
Views: 25898

Re: East African Aviation Thread - 2021

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.

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by B747-437B
Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West and Central African Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 125
Views: 16197

Re: West and Central African Aviation Thread - 2021

https://www.gh-aviation.com/11/562/nige ... operations
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eastafspot wrote:
Will they stick with those 50 A223?


No, it looks like they will be operating ATR-72s instead.

https://www.gh-aviation.com/11/562/nige ... operations

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by B747-437B
Tue Jan 05, 2021 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East African Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 181
Views: 25898

Re: East African Aviation Thread - 2021

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...

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by B747-437B
Fri Jan 01, 2021 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West and Central African Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 125
Views: 16197

Re: West and Central African Aviation Thread - 2021

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...

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by B747-437B
Wed Dec 30, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 143
Views: 17024

Re: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2020

aytdxb wrote:
I hope at least Air Nam resumes FRA flights.


Considering that pretty much 100% of their losses were linked to the Frankfurt operation, that would really be the death knell for them.

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by B747-437B
Mon Dec 28, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West and Central African Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 198
Views: 22907

Re: West and Central African Aviation Thread - 2020

I think I read somewhere that they are planning on setting up an airline in Liberia. Anyone have more information on that? https://frontpageafricaonline.com/editorial/liberia-civil-aviation-authority-putting-lives-at-risk-by-ignoring-red-flags-lone-star-air/ https://frontpageafricaonline.com/news/f...

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by B747-437B
Sun Dec 27, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West and Central African Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 198
Views: 22907

Re: West and Central African Aviation Thread - 2020

Mon dieu. Do you have a link for that? https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/85193-ivorian-govt-to-optimise-air-cte-divoire-competitiveness https://centreforaviation.com/news/air-cte-divoire-loses-usd86m-due-to-grounding-targeting-60-of-2019-traffic-levels-by-end-of-2020-1030424 Are there any air...

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by B747-437B
Sun Dec 27, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West and Central African Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 198
Views: 22907

Re: West and Central African Aviation Thread - 2020

Air Cote d'Ivoire has loaded new flights to JNB (not sure if mentioned already). ABJ-JNB daily, 4 weekly with a stop in Kinshasa and 3 weekly with a stop in Luanda, starting in the spring. Any news on how this airline is doing? They announced losses of approx. 120 million Euro for the last 5 years ...

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