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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
Qatar Airways in negotiations to acquire 49% of RwandAir
As also discussed in the thread below:
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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...Jump to post
: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...Jump to post
nairobby wrote:Really great to see KLM is still using the 78X to NBO. Is this permanent? Initially it was a winter season change
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
Somalia is my dream!
But for skiing, Chile or Japan must be great
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
: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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
: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...Jump to post
A perfect report for the right country!
You did what was planned to be a trip in future... grrrrrr
Hope to read more reports from you buddy!
Can anyone confirm than the new JED terminal welcome pax?
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
: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 © ...Jump to post
: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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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: ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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/
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
: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, ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
SouthAmericaAM wrote:There are some rumors that the new TAAG destination for 2020 would be ACC. Probably combined with the new LOS service.
MK had to shut down ops for a few days:
https://atcnews.org/2019/12/30/mauritiu ... pproaches/
Hope that codeshares were suggested!
Ok guys, I'm starting posting - feel free to correct me anytime:
Here is the first trip report about Uganda Airlines:
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...Jump to post