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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: 1902

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: 1440

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: 86
Views: 8165

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: 86
Views: 8165

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: 86
Views: 8165

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: 86
Views: 8165

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: 5275

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: 5275

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: 256
Views: 54184

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: 127
Views: 13160

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: 86
Views: 8165

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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by eastafspot
Fri Jan 31, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East African Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 86
Views: 8165

Re: East African Aviation Thread - 2020

nairobby wrote:
Really great to see KLM is still using the 78X to NBO. Is this permanent? Initially it was a winter season change

Good you confirmed this glitch! Because on some of my bookings, it does show a 737 to AMS or CDG legs to NBO, yeah seriously to EU with a 737 from NBO... :rotfl:

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by eastafspot
Fri Jan 31, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Maghreb & North African Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 18
Views: 1902

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. Which A/C is sent daily to TUN ? What are the chances for TK or any ME3 carriers to open up new routes to hot tourist spots in Tunisia like Djerba - even seasonal? *************************************** :arrow: Morocca...

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by eastafspot
Fri Jan 31, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: If you could visit any country tomorrow, what country would it be?
Replies: 66
Views: 3824

Re: If you could visit any country tomorrow, what country would it be?

Somalia is my dream! Really? Why? I might be going there for work in the next few months. It's just for a week, and I must say, I find it quite scary to travel there and within the country. Because this looks like the real Somalia, not the one depicts in the media! Warsheikh, Middle Shabelle region...

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by eastafspot
Fri Jan 31, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What former carriers have you flown?
Replies: 102
Views: 3312

Re: What former carriers have you flown?

eta unknown wrote:
Europe: Air Inter


So true! How did I miss this one???
Especially with their Mercure Dassault, Thanks for the reminder :bigthumbsup:

Do you remember which route(s) you've flown with them?

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by eastafspot
Thu Jan 30, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: If you could visit any country tomorrow, what country would it be?
Replies: 66
Views: 3824

Re: If you could visit any country tomorrow, what country would it be?

Somalia is my dream!

But for skiing, Chile or Japan must be great :smile:

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by eastafspot
Wed Jan 29, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What former carriers have you flown?
Replies: 102
Views: 3312

Re: What former carriers have you flown?

Air Liberté
Alliance Express Rwanda
AOM
Silverstone Air (Kenya)

But the one I miss the most is of course BMI/ BMI Regional :cry2:

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by eastafspot
Tue Jan 28, 2020 1:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France to launch domestic Business Class offering
Replies: 11
Views: 4421

Air France to launch domestic Business Class offering

From the 4th of February 2020: - No curtain on CR7 - No curtain on A321 until end of 2020 - 6 XP per segment - 8 XP per segment for Abonné card holders https://www.afklm-biztravel.com/nos-actualites/offres-et-services/cabine-business-a-bord-des-vols-court-courriers/ https://corporate.airfrance.com/f...

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by eastafspot
Sat Jan 25, 2020 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LYS traffic grew +6,4% in 2019
Replies: 33
Views: 2625

Re: LYS traffic grew +6,4% in 2019

If you don't think Lyon warrants a thread of its own then why visit it or write such pointless comments? Let us who are interested in discussing it. Personally I find these threads far more interesting than those endless aviation forums for each state in the US or for their college sports tournamen...

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by eastafspot
Tue Jan 21, 2020 1:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Maghreb & North African Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 18
Views: 1902

Re: Maghreb & North African Aviation Thread - 2020

They can even deploy an A330 to Djerba and won't struggle to fill it. They come back and forth for a number of affairs. Lately for some political misunderstanding between the Eastern half governed by General Haftar and the Western side managed by the so called official and worldwide recognized gove...

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by eastafspot
Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:49 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: The Crane soars again at latitude 0° ~ Uganda Airlines to Burundi
Replies: 21
Views: 6439

Re: The Crane soars again at latitude 0° ~ Uganda Airlines to Burundi

Hello Michael, Hope you are well, sorry for the long time! Seoul-Jeju-Seoul is a scheduled a mix of A220, A330, 737-800, 737-900, and 777-200 in February. Occasionally, the 747 is subbed due to operational reasons. Eishhh, what an embarrassment of riches, lucky you :bouncy: ! February is already com...

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by eastafspot
Sat Jan 18, 2020 2:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East African Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 86
Views: 8165

Re: East African Aviation Thread - 2020

:arrow: Ethiopia set to construct new mega airport in Bishoftu - near Addis Abeba. Given the completion of the new ultra large terminal at Bole International Airport last year has the confirmation by Tewolde GebreMariam, that the country will embark on the construction of an entirely new mega airpor...

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by eastafspot
Sat Jan 18, 2020 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East African Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 86
Views: 8165

Re: East African Aviation Thread - 2020

Rwandair is apparently considering FRA for its next European destination. If the airline follows thru, it will be the second East African carrier with service to FRA aside from ET. Article is in Dutch https://www.luchtvaartnieuws.nl/nieuws/categorie/2/airlines/rwandair-laat-oog-vallen-op-frankfurt ...

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by eastafspot
Sat Jan 18, 2020 12:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West and Central African Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 139
Views: 13292

Re: West and Central African Aviation Thread - 2020

Some news from West Africa ( if it was announced before, please correct/delete this post) :arrow: AWA and Air Burkina strengthen sub-regional connectivity with the launch of an interlining partnership! https://www.agenceecofin.com/transports/1301-72703-awa-et-air-burkina-renforcent-la-connectivite-s...

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by eastafspot
Sat Jan 18, 2020 12:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West and Central African Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 139
Views: 13292

Re: West and Central African Aviation Thread - 2020

On a bright note as noted above (finally) QR to start after being announced over 6 years ago! Hopefully with time it might become a destination on its own, as EK have got 11 weekly flights to DXB soon. QR1415 DOH0120 – 0820LOS0930 – 0930ACC 788 x246 QR1417 DOH0705 – 1405LOS1515 – 1515ACC 788 246 QR...

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by eastafspot
Sat Jan 18, 2020 12:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West and Central African Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 139
Views: 13292

Re: West and Central African Aviation Thread - 2020

Some comments to clarify questions/comments in the above few posts : - First of all, many thanks for all your advices, accurate posts and valuable corrections on all African Aviation threads - mostly appreciated by all of us! - Then, please accept my sincere apologies for incorrectly writing your A...

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by eastafspot
Thu Jan 16, 2020 2:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East African Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 86
Views: 8165

Re: East African Aviation Thread - 2020

:arrow: A new gift - most welcome - from the Chinese Government after the visit of the Chinese Foreign Minister on the 13th of Jan 2020: Bujumbura airport (Burundi ) to be renovated soon: "The government of Burundi has just received funding through a donation for the construction / rehabilitati...

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by eastafspot
Sun Jan 12, 2020 12:05 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Saudia Unveiled: IST-RUH-BOM in J and a peek of newly-open Saudi Arabia
Replies: 18
Views: 6815

Re: Saudia Unveiled: IST-RUH-BOM in J and a peek of newly-open Saudi Arabia

A perfect report for the right country!
You did what was planned to be a trip in future... grrrrrr :cry2:
Hope to read more reports from you buddy! :smile:

Can anyone confirm than the new JED terminal welcome pax?

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by eastafspot
Fri Jan 10, 2020 12:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 127
Views: 13160

Re: South African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2020

Btw...the thread's name should probably be changed to "Southern Africa & IO..." and not "South African..." Thread title has been updated accordingly. Again, thanks a ton SQ22 for the correction! :smile: **************************** :arrow: Has anyone else read this Uganda Ai...

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by eastafspot
Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 127
Views: 13160

Re: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2020

Today's Namibian Sun newspaper is reporting that only one out of Air Namibia's eleven (11) routes is profitable. Which one it is, is not identified. It reports that the airline is desperate to drop the Windhoek-Frankfurt route but that it cannot get out of the leases for two A330-200s till 2025. ht...

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by eastafspot
Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 127
Views: 13160

Re: South African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2020

Air Mauritius highlighted that in those conditions, it may not be able to transfer passengers to hotels due to lack of transport services and fully booked hotels, though it catered for ALL passengers who were stuck at the airport, irrespective of the airline they were travelling with, in terms of f...

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by eastafspot
Thu Jan 09, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East African Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 86
Views: 8165

Re: East African Aviation Thread - 2020

:arrow: The other day, when looking at the timings of new service to MAA - India flight, I stumbled accross the fact that Ethiopian Airlines will launch Kisangani in DRC non stop on 737 before May. Their route network in DRC looks like this (without KP - Asky) which is quite impressive: Copyright © ...

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by eastafspot
Thu Jan 09, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East African Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 86
Views: 8165

Re: East African Aviation Thread - 2020

:arrow: These two NBO JKIA airport upgrade simulations are worth what they are since no official news have been released so far: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gSd4-aqfbCs&feature=emb_title https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=poyqyl1HIYA&feature=emb_title :arrow: Here are Kenya Airways ' figure...

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by eastafspot
Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Tag on flight-who still have them
Replies: 22
Views: 1516

Re: Tag on flight-who still have them

There's also KQ, with routes like NBO-LVI/VFA-CPT According to OP, these routes do not qualify as they are equally long (roughly 3h+3h each), however KQ offers other options in West or Southern Africa that could be included (despite being operated in 737/E90 and not in a WB) - like your BKK-CAN in ...

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by eastafspot
Tue Jan 07, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Tag on flight-who still have them
Replies: 22
Views: 1516

Re: Tag on flight-who still have them

Given improvement in airliner's range and popularity of P2P bought in by 787, A350 et al, who still operates a short haul tag from long haul flight, I know KLM does KUL-CGK, SIN-DPS and TPE-MNL, but who else does this? Why such tag became unpopular bar improvement in aircraft? We had AF, SR, BA to ...

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by eastafspot
Tue Jan 07, 2020 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East African Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 86
Views: 8165

Re: East African Aviation Thread - 2020

What can you expect this year 2020 from East Africa: Addis & Ethiopian: more routes to EU/Asia and more frequencies to SS Africa! Nairobi & Kenya Airways: New CEO and consolidating its stronghold like West & Central Africa - Beijing the only future launch! Entebbe & Uganda Airlines: ...

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by eastafspot
Mon Jan 06, 2020 11:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East African Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 86
Views: 8165

Re: East African Aviation Thread - 2020

Ok guys, I'm starting posting - feel free to correct me anytime: Here is the first trip report about Uganda Airlines: https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=1437263 Great Trip report my friend! Cheers! Please, tell me more about what happened yesterday in Lamu airport attack? Is it...

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by eastafspot
Mon Jan 06, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 127
Views: 13160

Re: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2020

https://businesstech.co.za/news/lifesty ... -revealed/
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Some news:

:arrow: Africa’s most on-time airline revealed:

Low-cost carrier Safair was named as the airline with best OTP score in Africa and the Middle-East. Replacing Mango - another SA carrier!

https://businesstech.co.za/news/lifesty ... -revealed/

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by eastafspot
Mon Jan 06, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 127
Views: 13160

Re: South African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2020

MK had to shut down ops for a few days: https://atcnews.org/2019/12/30/mauritius-forced-to-halt-air-traffic-as-cyclone-calvinia-approaches/ Hope that codeshares were suggested! Flights to Reunion and Rodrigues were those mainly affected at start but on the 30th all flights were cancelled due to the...

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by eastafspot
Mon Jan 06, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 127
Views: 13160

Re: South African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2020

Let's hope 2020 will be a much better year for the carriers of this region, as it seems almost every national airline of these countries and some other airlines had some issues, mostly due to financial problems and/or mismanagement: SAA being the obvious big one standing out, Air Namibia with conti...

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by eastafspot
Mon Jan 06, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 127
Views: 13160

Re: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2020

Main runway at Chileka Airport in Blantyre, Malawi (BLZ) has apparently re-opened after several months of delays and Malawian Airlines has re-opened its B737 service to JNB (LLW-BLZ-JNB). Malawi Airlines is pleased to announce resumption of Boeing operations into Blantyre effective 2nd January, 202...

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by eastafspot
Mon Jan 06, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Maghreb & North African Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 18
Views: 1902

Re: Maghreb & North African Aviation Thread - 2020

Nouvelair Tunisie goes non-charter to Gatwick, twice a week and to Manchester, three times a week. Tunisair schedules only three flights a week to London, two to LGW and one LHR. Weird. Interesting, is it to compete with Easyjet new link to Hammamet? Do you know more about Jasmin Airways ? on the M...

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by eastafspot
Mon Jan 06, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West and Central African Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 139
Views: 13292

Re: West and Central African Aviation Thread - 2020

:arrow: As now all Gabonese airlines aren't U.E. blacklisted (since December but from 2008), Government is planning to launch its carrier. It could be great since Camair-CO struggles to survive. As a matter of fact which West/C African countries have similar projects for 2020 or 21? Ghana for sure, ...

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by eastafspot
Mon Jan 06, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West and Central African Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 139
Views: 13292

Re: West African Aviation Thread - 2020

Thank you very much SQ22 for starting this new thread and happy new year 2020 to you and all West African contributors! However, as it was cleverly suggested by the respectul and frequent a.net member B747-247ER : Is it possible to rename this thread the " West and Central African Aviation Thr...

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by eastafspot
Wed Jan 01, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West and Central African Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 139
Views: 13292

Re: West African Aviation Thread - 2020

Advice needed guys :white: A travel from Abidjan to Dakar return this year but the airline's choice is so impressive that it's impossible to make up the mind. It will be purely leisure so don't advise KQ, WB or Air Côte d'Ivoire direct flights. Does anyone know how Air Burkina or Asky are performin...

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by eastafspot
Wed Jan 01, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Maghreb & North African Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 18
Views: 1902

Re: Maghreb & North African Aviation Thread - 2020

At some point, let's start discussing about will happen in th near future; Transavia opens 14 routes to 2 countries from Montpellier - France! In Morocco : o Marrakech: 2 flights per week from € 54, 1st flight on April 3, 2020 in front of Air Arabia Maroc o Agadir: 2 flights per week from € 44, 1st ...

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by eastafspot
Wed Jan 01, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 127
Views: 13160

Re: South African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2020

SouthAmericaAM wrote:
There are some rumors that the new TAAG destination for 2020 would be ACC. Probably combined with the new LOS service.

It would be an interstering addition since West Africa can be reached via ways - non stop (1 one stop) or direct!

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by eastafspot
Wed Jan 01, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 127
Views: 13160

Re: South African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2020

https://atcnews.org/2019/12/30/mauritiu ... pproaches/

Hope that codeshares were suggested!
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MK had to shut down ops for a few days:
https://atcnews.org/2019/12/30/mauritiu ... pproaches/

Hope that codeshares were suggested!

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by eastafspot
Wed Jan 01, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East African Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 86
Views: 8165

Re: East African Aviation Thread - 2020

viewtopic.php?f=9&t=1437263
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Ok guys, I'm starting posting - feel free to correct me anytime:
Here is the first trip report about Uganda Airlines:

viewtopic.php?f=9&t=1437263

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by eastafspot
Wed Jan 01, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West and Central African Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 139
Views: 13292

Re: West African Aviation Thread - 2020

Advice needed guys :white: A travel from Abidjan to Dakar return this year but the airline's choice is so impressive that it's impossible to make up the mind. It will be purely leisure so don't advise KQ, WB or Air Côte d'Ivoire direct flights. Does anyone know how Air Burkina or Asky are performing...

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