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Re: West African aviation thread - 2019

Mon Feb 18, 2019 1:08 am

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Rumours that Air Malta is awaiting to secure 737max as they are interested to fly to Accra and Addis Ababa

Any ties between Malta and Ghana? It would be nice a new European airline at ACC, after AF.

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Is TAP dropping Abidjan? I am coming up with no flights after March 10th......Are they doing other changes to flights in West Africa?

That's what TP website says or OTA? If AF can send the Whale there, TP can earn some money on EU-LIS-ABJ routes, no?

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LOS-CKY nonstop with a Q400 seems extremely long, almost 1900km. And is there any demand between these cities?

You're right, Q400 range should be 1100nm and Gcmap shows a distance of 1178nm... Go figure!
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Mon Feb 18, 2019 1:14 am

Africa World Airlines, the main airline of Ghana will receive this Monday, February 18th a new Embraer E145 aircraft.
The aircraft registered 9G-AFR is expected this afternoon at the Kotoka-Accra International Airport from Tianjin in China.

The aircraft that will enter service in the coming days is configured with 50 seats in Economy Class. With this acquisition, Africa World Airlines now has an exclusive fleet of 8 Embraer E145s.

From its Accra base, the Ghanaian private company offers three domestic routes (Kumasi, Tamale and Takoradi) and connects four cities in West Africa: Monrovia (Liberia), Lagos and Abuja (Nigeria) and Freetown (Sierra Leone).

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Re: West African aviation thread - 2019

Mon Feb 18, 2019 1:21 am

eastafspot wrote:
soups wrote:
Rumours that Air Malta is awaiting to secure 737max as they are interested to fly to Accra and Addis Ababa

Any ties between Malta and Ghana? It would be nice a new European airline at ACC, after AF.

Puissance wrote:
Is TAP dropping Abidjan? I am coming up with no flights after March 10th......Are they doing other changes to flights in West Africa?

That's what TP website says or OTA? If AF can send the Whale there, TP can earn some money on EU-LIS-ABJ routes, no?

AF022 wrote:
LOS-CKY nonstop with a Q400 seems extremely long, almost 1900km. And is there any demand between these cities?

You're right, Q400 range should be 1100nm and Gcmap shows a distance of 1178nm... Go figure!


Air France are withdrawing the A380 from Abidjan from 31 March 2019 and the aircraft will be deployed on a daily CDG-Atlanta rotation.

Air France will be flying 10 times a week from CDG to Abidjan from March 31 2019, daily with a B777W and additional flights with a B789 on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

I'm rather surprised that TAP can't make Abidjan work and that the destination is being cancelled!
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Re: West African aviation thread - 2019

Mon Feb 18, 2019 6:41 am

Cunard wrote:
eastafspot wrote:
soups wrote:
Rumours that Air Malta is awaiting to secure 737max as they are interested to fly to Accra and Addis Ababa

Any ties between Malta and Ghana? It would be nice a new European airline at ACC, after AF.

Puissance wrote:
Is TAP dropping Abidjan? I am coming up with no flights after March 10th......Are they doing other changes to flights in West Africa?

That's what TP website says or OTA? If AF can send the Whale there, TP can earn some money on EU-LIS-ABJ routes, no?

AF022 wrote:
LOS-CKY nonstop with a Q400 seems extremely long, almost 1900km. And is there any demand between these cities?

You're right, Q400 range should be 1100nm and Gcmap shows a distance of 1178nm... Go figure!


Air France are withdrawing the A380 from Abidjan from 31 March 2019 and the aircraft will be deployed on a daily CDG-Atlanta rotation.

Air France will be flying 10 times a week from CDG to Abidjan from March 31 2019, daily with a B777W and additional flights with a B789 on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.


I'm rather surprised that TAP can't make Abidjan work and that the destination is being cancelled!


I looked for press coverage and found none. I was trying to book a ticket for March/April and got back no flights available on the TAP website. I tried different days, and found that there were no flights listed after March 10, 2019.
 
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Mon Feb 18, 2019 5:16 pm

ABJ is an extremely expensive airport for handling.
 
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Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:06 pm

AF022 wrote:
soups wrote:
Rumours that Air Malta is awaiting to secure 737max as they are interested to fly to Accra and Addis Ababa


Malta to Addis? Sounds like a great way to lose money.


No kidding. I can think of other places Air Malta could fly into before considering ADD.
 
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Thu Mar 07, 2019 1:37 am

Nigeria may have given Turkish Airlines and Emirates additional frequencies to Port-Harcourt and Abuja where new terminals have just been built.
http://www.woleshadare.net/turkish-emir ... asa-pacts/
 
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Thu Mar 07, 2019 2:21 am

Puissance wrote:
Cunard wrote:
eastafspot wrote:
Any ties between Malta and Ghana? It would be nice a new European airline at ACC, after AF.


That's what TP website says or OTA? If AF can send the Whale there, TP can earn some money on EU-LIS-ABJ routes, no?


You're right, Q400 range should be 1100nm and Gcmap shows a distance of 1178nm... Go figure!


Air France are withdrawing the A380 from Abidjan from 31 March 2019 and the aircraft will be deployed on a daily CDG-Atlanta rotation.

Air France will be flying 10 times a week from CDG to Abidjan from March 31 2019, daily with a B777W and additional flights with a B789 on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.


I'm rather surprised that TAP can't make Abidjan work and that the destination is being cancelled!


I looked for press coverage and found none. I was trying to book a ticket for March/April and got back no flights available on the TAP website. I tried different days, and found that there were no flights listed after March 10, 2019.

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Re: West African Aviation Thread - 2019

Thu Mar 07, 2019 9:42 pm

:arrow: Air Peace, Arik top as Nigerian airlines record 36,894 delayed, cancelled flights in 2018, which means that 6 in every 10 flights operated by domestic airlines in Nigeria are delayed:
The nine airlines considered in the documents were Aero Contractors, Arik Air, Air Peace, Azman Air, Dana Air, First Nation, Med-View, Overland and Max Air.
When will Green Africa Airways start ops btw?

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:arrow: It appears that Abidjan airport (ABJ) now recorded 2,187,868 passengers in 2018. ( Some interesting stats are available, if you want to see them let me know...).
Since talks with Air Transat in 2015 did not come to fruitition, up to date, discussions are still underway for direct links for Abidjan-Montreal and Abidjan-Washington. Ivory Coast should become a hub for West Africa.

Can TK or QR jump at this opportunity, after the success of ET to NYC?

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:arrow: Conakry International Airport (CKY) has seen a remarkable increase in passenger traffic over the last nine years. The platform handled approximately 527,000 passengers in 2018 compared with 248,000 in 2010.
Conakry airport currently connects directly 9 African cities (Abidjan, Bamako, Banjul, Casablanca, Dakar, Freetown, Nouakchott, Ouagadougou and Tunis) plus Paris in France.
CKY is served by Air Côte d'Ivoire, Air France, ASKY, Air Senegal, Brussels Airlines, Ethiopian Airlines, Mauritania Airlines, Royal Air Maroc and Tunisair.
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Re: West African Aviation Thread - 2019

Thu Mar 07, 2019 10:34 pm

AF022 wrote:
LOS-CKY nonstop with a Q400 seems extremely long, almost 1900km. And is there any demand between these cities?

After a few searches, I think they may use other aircraft types like ERJ135/145 which can easily cover the distance. Apparently, but I stand to be corrected, Regourd Aviation created Guinea Airlines and might be using some of their A/C.
Anyway be patient as Guinea Airlines which was expected to take off early March is still not operational. Recently, the Guinean Minister of Transport indicated that this is partly due to the state of the infrastructures on the domestic network! You know TIA :roll:

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Air France are withdrawing the A380 from Abidjan from 31 March 2019 and the aircraft will be deployed on a daily CDG-Atlanta rotation.

Air France will be flying 10 times a week from CDG to Abidjan from March 31 2019, daily with a B777W and additional flights with a B789 on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

Very interesting info and thanks for mentioning it! May I ask where did you get it from?
A friend of mine tried to book AF First Class seats from ABJ to SIN, and A380 proved to be available on this segment until December at least. Do you have more news? A downgrade would be terribly disappointing – even though AF A380 product is similar to BA F... :duck: .

Also, on AF website this a La Premiere (First Class with a red dot) destinations map:

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Nigeria may have given Turkish Airlines and Emirates additional frequencies to Port-Harcourt and Abuja where new terminals have just been built.
http://www.woleshadare.net/turkish-emir ... asa-pacts/


It would be great to see Air Peace going to DXB – can't wait to see this happening, with which equipment?
What are the international busiest times at PHC and ABV?
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Thu Mar 07, 2019 11:19 pm

TAP has added flights to Abidjan back to its listings online. May have just been a computer glitch.
 
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Fri Mar 08, 2019 1:05 am

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AF022 wrote:
LOS-CKY nonstop with a Q400 seems extremely long, almost 1900km. And is there any demand between these cities?

After a few searches, I think they may use other aircraft types like ERJ135/145 which can easily cover the distance. Apparently, but I stand to be corrected, Regourd Aviation created Guinea Airlines and might be using some of their A/C.
Anyway be patient as Guinea Airlines which was expected to take off early March is still not operational. Recently, the Guinean Minister of Transport indicated that this is partly due to the state of the infrastructures on the domestic network! You know TIA :roll:

Cunard wrote:
Air France are withdrawing the A380 from Abidjan from 31 March 2019 and the aircraft will be deployed on a daily CDG-Atlanta rotation.

Air France will be flying 10 times a week from CDG to Abidjan from March 31 2019, daily with a B777W and additional flights with a B789 on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

Very interesting info and thanks for mentioning it! May I ask where did you get it from?
A friend of mine tried to book AF First Class seats from ABJ to SIN, and A380 proved to be available on this segment until December at least. Do you have more news? A downgrade would be terribly disappointing – even though AF A380 product is similar to BA F... :duck: .

Also, on AF website this a La Premiere (First Class with a red dot) destinations map:

Image



mapletux wrote:
Nigeria may have given Turkish Airlines and Emirates additional frequencies to Port-Harcourt and Abuja where new terminals have just been built.
http://www.woleshadare.net/turkish-emir ... asa-pacts/


It would be great to see Air Peace going to DXB – can't wait to see this happening, with which equipment?
What are the international busiest times at PHC and ABV?


The information regarding the change of equipment as in the AF A380 on CDG-ABV was listed on routesonline.com a very informative and must read (on a daily basis) website :-)
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Fri Mar 08, 2019 1:10 am

Does anyone have any recent news updates to share or have read anything online about Air Peace and their intentions on flying to London as it has been a while since the airline last made an announcement regarding this!
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Fri Mar 08, 2019 2:37 am

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Does anyone have any recent news updates to share or have read anything online about Air Peace and their intentions on flying to London as it has been a while since the airline last made an announcement regarding this!


This report hints that it will be sometime this year.

https://punchng.com/2019-air-peace-to-b ... l-flights/

One of their captains talks about the B777 and their long haul plans here

https://m.facebook.com/flyairpeace/p...4354607888899/
 
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Sat Mar 09, 2019 10:07 am

NCAA has released some statistics for flights in and out of Nigeria in January 2019.

Number of flights is up by 12% compared to last year.

Domestic flights: Air Peace had the most flights with 2,129 while Med-View had the least with 87.
International flights: Africa World had the most flights with 152 while Tarko Air had just 2.

In terms of international passenger numbers, Emirates and Ethiopian lead the way with 48,585 and 47,161 respectively.

Figures taken from https://punchng.com/domestic-airlines-r ... -increase/
 
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Sat Mar 09, 2019 4:51 pm

:arrow: Air Senegal has received its first Airbus A330-900neo on Friday the 8th of March. The airline becomes the first operator of the brand new A330neo aircraft type in Africa registered as 9H-SZN. Its current fleet consists of two Airbus A319 airplanes and two ATR 72-600 turboprop aircraft. The second Airbus A330neo jet is expected to be delivered in the coming months.
No date on when they will stop the A343 lease with HiFly on DSS-CDG route.
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:arrow: Ethiopian Airlines in this week’s schedule update filed new Addis Ababa – Abidjan – Washington Dulles service, becoming the carrier’s second US route from Abidjan. From 09JUN19, Ethiopian will operate this route 3 times a week, on board Boeing 787-8 aircraft. Overall service to Washington Dulles will increase from 7 to 10 weekly with this new service addition.

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ET517 IAD2105 – 1125+1ABJ1235+1 – 2150+1ADD 787 247
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Sat Mar 09, 2019 5:17 pm

Cunard wrote:
The information regarding the change of equipment as in the AF A380 on CDG-ABV was listed on routesonline.com a very informative and must read (on a daily basis) website :-)

Cheers, I'll take a look at it more often :smile:
Just a minor correction, Abidjan – Ivory Coast is ABJ, while ABV is Abuja – Nigeria.

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NCAA has released some statistics for flights in and out of Nigeria in January 2019.

Number of flights is up by 12% compared to last year.

Domestic flights: Air Peace had the most flights with 2,129 while Med-View had the least with 87.
International flights: Africa World had the most flights with 152 while Tarko Air had just 2.

In terms of international passenger numbers, Emirates and Ethiopian lead the way with 48,585 and 47,161 respectively.

Figures taken from https://punchng.com/domestic-airlines-r ... -increase/

Interesting updates thanks! Why Arik Air is now so behind in the domestic market?
Internationally, it follows the trend of the link you've sent before here, BA is probably third.
Do you know why Saudia flies only to Kano and not to ABV or LOS?
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Sat Mar 09, 2019 5:23 pm

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:arrow: Air Senegal has received its first Airbus A330-900neo on Friday the 8th of March. The airline becomes the first operator of the brand new A330neo aircraft type in Africa registered as 9H-SZN. Its current fleet consists of two Airbus A319 airplanes and two ATR 72-600 turboprop aircraft. The second Airbus A330neo jet is expected to be delivered in the coming months.
No date on when they will stop the A343 lease with HiFly on DSS-CDG route.
https://ifn.news/posts/air-senegal-beco ... in-africa/

9H-SZN operates today 09MAR HC403 DSS CDG... 9H-SUN not yet ferried to BYJ...
 
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Sat Mar 09, 2019 5:31 pm

PapaAlpha wrote:
eastafspot wrote:
:arrow: Air Senegal has received its first Airbus A330-900neo on Friday the 8th of March. The airline becomes the first operator of the brand new A330neo aircraft type in Africa registered as 9H-SZN. Its current fleet consists of two Airbus A319 airplanes and two ATR 72-600 turboprop aircraft. The second Airbus A330neo jet is expected to be delivered in the coming months.
No date on when they will stop the A343 lease with HiFly on DSS-CDG route.
https://ifn.news/posts/air-senegal-beco ... in-africa/

9H-SZN operates today 09MAR HC403 DSS CDG... 9H-SUN not yet ferried to BYJ...

Yes indeed - could not edit the post - it was the first commercial flight :smile:
The aircraft named "Casamance" and currently registered under the Maltese flag (9H-SZN) will change soon registration to become 6V-ANA according to them:
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Sun Mar 10, 2019 1:23 am

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Interesting updates thanks! Why Arik Air is now so behind in the domestic market?
Internationally, it follows the trend of the link you've sent before here, BA is probably third.


Arik Air has been in receivership for the last two years.

https://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2 ... t-to-fail/
https://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2 ... -for-arik/

eastafspot wrote:
Do you know why Saudia flies only to Kano and not to ABV or LOS?


Kano is the most populous city in the mainly muslim part of northern Nigeria so my guess is that most of the traffic on Saudia from Kano is Umrah related.
 
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Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:24 am

mapletux wrote:
Cunard wrote:
Does anyone have any recent news updates to share or have read anything online about Air Peace and their intentions on flying to London as it has been a while since the airline last made an announcement regarding this!


This report hints that it will be sometime this year.

https://punchng.com/2019-air-peace-to-b ... l-flights/

One of their captains talks about the B777 and their long haul plans here

https://m.facebook.com/flyairpeace/p...4354607888899/


Both of those links are a few weeks old and I've already read them, I was hoping that someone might have some more recent news updates.
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Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:12 pm

TAAG Angola plans to resume, as of next month, the route between Luanda and the island of Sal in Cape Verde, said the company's general manager news agency.
According to Rui Carreira, Sal international airport will be served, starting in April, twice a week in the extension of the service between Luanda (LAD) and Havana (HAV) in Cuba:

https://newsaero.info/airlines/taag-ver ... ?true=1628


Cape Verde is one of Africa's most connected countries internationally, thsee maps speak volumes:

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Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:29 pm

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Kano is the most populous city in the mainly muslim part of northern Nigeria so my guess is that most of the traffic on Saudia from Kano is Umrah related.

It does make sense despite TK being on 4 routes to Nigeria!
Following the tragic ET302 event, do you think that Green Africa Airways will cancel his order or go for another type?

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Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:28 am

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Following the tragic ET302 event, do you think that Green Africa Airways will cancel his order or go for another type?

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1411139


I don't think so for the following reasons:

Their aircraft are a long way from delivery
The investigation into the crash is still ongoing.
Boeing made a lot of noise about the order so will probably offer some incentives behind the scenes to keep it.
 
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do you think that Green Africa Airways will cancel his order or go for another type?


I doubt that Green Africa will ever receive any new build aircraft. But that's another conversation altogether.
 
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Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:05 pm

Currently in CDG T2F waiting for the next flight, we've just landed from STR with AF1809 when I saw Air Senegal HC404 about to take off on the south runway. Looks like very delayed, does anyone know the reason?

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I don't think so for the following reasons:
Their aircraft are a long way from delivery
The investigation into the crash is still ongoing.
Boeing made a lot of noise about the order so will probably offer some incentives behind the scenes to keep it.


Agree with 1&3, but do you think a such public character like Trump would take a huge decision so lightly?
Let's say, ET (pilots) fault accounts for 30%, then what could happen if it takes longer to re-certify the aircraft?
So far Nigeria has yet to ban 7M8 from its airspace while some other African countries did it despite having not airlines with it serving them!

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I doubt that Green Africa will ever receive any new build aircraft. But that's another conversation altogether.

Interesting point of view Evanb – I always appreciate your sedulous and accurate contribution, but (air) business is booming in Nigeria and as of now it lacks of flagship carrier as, according to Mapletux, Arik Air does not reach expectations.
What can prevent them from taking the lead (Ok admittedly in a near future only - i.e. when All africa will have signed the open skies agreement) ?
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Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:37 pm

:arrow: TAP will begin to fly between Lisbon and Conakry from July 3 onwards, offering three weekly flights between the two capitals.
Flights will depart from Lisbon on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays at 7.25 pm and arrive in Conakry at 11.10 pm. In the opposite direction, flights will depart from Guinea's capital on Mondays, Thursdays and Sundays at 12.05 am and arrive in the Portuguese capital at 5.30 am (local time).
In 2018, TAP carried 1.1 million passengers on African routes, 11.2% more than in the previous year.
https://www.tapairportugal.com/en/media ... elease-742
https://newsaero.info/airlines/1637

I'm impressed with TP figures, considering they use only (?) NB aircraft to Africa!

:arrow: Nigerian carrier, Air Peace, has taken delivery of its third Boeing 777-300 aircraft in preparation for the airline’s commencement of international operations.
The 374 capacity aircraft, christened: “Anuli Peggy Onyema”, touched down at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos at about 3.20p.m on Wednesday the 20th of 2019. (Too bad no picture or reg yet).
They hope to begin their flights to Dubai and Sharjah within the next two months.
"From there, we will proceed to Johannesburg, Mumbai and Guangzhou in that order,” he said.

Looks like London might not be on the top of their priority for this year, Mr Cunard might be disappointed - Anyway good luck to them!
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Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:04 am

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:arrow: TAP will begin to fly between Lisbon and Conakry from July 3 onwards, offering three weekly flights between the two capitals.
Flights will depart from Lisbon on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays at 7.25 pm and arrive in Conakry at 11.10 pm. In the opposite direction, flights will depart from Guinea's capital on Mondays, Thursdays and Sundays at 12.05 am and arrive in the Portuguese capital at 5.30 am (local time).
In 2018, TAP carried 1.1 million passengers on African routes, 11.2% more than in the previous year.
https://www.tapairportugal.com/en/media ... elease-742
https://newsaero.info/airlines/1637

I'm impressed with TP figures, considering they use only (?) NB aircraft to Africa!

:arrow: Nigerian carrier, Air Peace, has taken delivery of its third Boeing 777-300 aircraft in preparation for the airline’s commencement of international operations.
The 374 capacity aircraft, christened: “Anuli Peggy Onyema”, touched down at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos at about 3.20p.m on Wednesday the 20th of 2019. (Too bad no picture or reg yet).
They hope to begin their flights to Dubai and Sharjah within the next two months.
"From there, we will proceed to Johannesburg, Mumbai and Guangzhou in that order,” he said.

Looks like London might not be on the top of their priority for this year, Mr Cunard might be disappointed - Anyway good luck to them!
http://thenationonlineng.net/air-peace- ... -aircraft/


Yes Mr Cunard is disappointed - anyway good luck to them - by the time that they eventually announce London they might be on their last legs anyway and London might not ever have had the opportunity to see them - anyway good luck to them!

But in all seriousness yes Mr Cunard is disappointed that London won't be a priority for this year and with all the talk coming from the airline over the last few months it seemed that London was definitely a priority.

The comments made by Air Peace on that link did make me chuckle,

''We thank GOD that we have taken delivery of the third B777 aircraft in preparation of our international operations''

I think that they should be thanking the banks for this rather than GOD as he or she or whatever played no part in this transaction whatsoever :-)
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Re: West African Aviation Thread - 2019

Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:38 am

eastafspot wrote:
Nigerian carrier, Air Peace, has taken delivery of its third Boeing 777-300 aircraft in preparation for the airline’s commencement of international operations.
The 374 capacity aircraft, christened: “Anuli Peggy Onyema”, touched down at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos at about 3.20p.m on Wednesday the 20th of 2019. (Too bad no picture or reg yet).
They hope to begin their flights to Dubai and Sharjah within the next two months.
"From there, we will proceed to Johannesburg, Mumbai and Guangzhou in that order,” he said.


They've had one B777-300 since January 2018 and it hasn't flown since January 2019. Even then it's just been flying to Kano and Port Harcourt.

They've has one B777-200ER since February 2019. It's still active, unlike the -300, but only been as far as Abuja and Port Harcourt.

I'm not sure why suddenly a third is going to allow long-haul operations when the other two have not been utilized on long-haul?
 
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Re: West African Aviation Thread - 2019

Thu Mar 21, 2019 1:01 am

evanb wrote:
eastafspot wrote:
Nigerian carrier, Air Peace, has taken delivery of its third Boeing 777-300 aircraft in preparation for the airline’s commencement of international operations.
The 374 capacity aircraft, christened: “Anuli Peggy Onyema”, touched down at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos at about 3.20p.m on Wednesday the 20th of 2019. (Too bad no picture or reg yet).
They hope to begin their flights to Dubai and Sharjah within the next two months.
"From there, we will proceed to Johannesburg, Mumbai and Guangzhou in that order,” he said.


They've had one B777-300 since January 2018 and it hasn't flown since January 2019. Even then it's just been flying to Kano and Port Harcourt.

They've has one B777-200ER since February 2019. It's still active, unlike the -300, but only been as far as Abuja and Port Harcourt.

I'm not sure why suddenly a third is going to allow long-haul operations when the other two have not been utilized on long-haul?


I believe it's because of the fact that they have been waiting for route authority for those planned long haul destinations which has taken longer than expected added with crew training, etc.

Although I'm sure that Air Peace know exactly what they are doing, after all they are a Nigerian airline and they should have a plan in place :-)

Peace be with them although I have to say that the name of the airline is totally ridiculous and with a name like that can we really expect Air Peace to still be around in 2029!
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Re: West African Aviation Thread - 2019

Thu Mar 21, 2019 1:57 am

Cunard wrote:

The comments made by Air Peace on that link did make me chuckle,

''We thank GOD that we have taken delivery of the third B777 aircraft in preparation of our international operations''

I think that they should be thanking the banks for this rather than GOD as he or she or whatever played no part in this transaction whatsoever :-)


You have to remember that he was speaking in Nigeria where such comments are not out of place. It's similar to some someone in the Middle East saying "we will be landing Insha Allah in a few minutes" :)
 
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Re: West African Aviation Thread - 2019

Thu Mar 21, 2019 11:03 pm

mapletux wrote:
Cunard wrote:

The comments made by Air Peace on that link did make me chuckle,

''We thank GOD that we have taken delivery of the third B777 aircraft in preparation of our international operations''

I think that they should be thanking the banks for this rather than GOD as he or she or whatever played no part in this transaction whatsoever :-)


You have to remember that he was speaking in Nigeria where such comments are not out of place. It's similar to some someone in the Middle East saying "we will be landing Insha Allah in a few minutes" :)


I know exactly what he was saying and from where he was saying it from and I also fully understand how Nigerians are regarding religion and the ''great'' man himself but I was being cynical with my comments being a total ''atheist'', I found his comments very humorous :-)
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Re: West African Aviation Thread - 2019

Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:42 pm

https://www.businessincameroon.com/tran ... t-of-order
This article states that CAMAIR has 6 aircraft and all 6 are grounded. Impressive.
 
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Re: West African Aviation Thread - 2019

Wed Mar 27, 2019 4:24 am

Delta is celebrating one year of its nonstop LOS-JFK flight. Details on load factor and popular onward destinations in the USA can be found in this link.

http://www.woleshadare.net/delta-celebr ... -new-york/
 
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Re: West African Aviation Thread - 2019

Sun Mar 31, 2019 11:05 pm

Does anyone have any recent updates or progress reports regarding the proposed Ghana Airways operation in collaboration with Ethiopian?
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Re: West African aviation thread - 2019

Sun Mar 31, 2019 11:40 pm

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A330neo emerges in Air Senegal colours:
https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... rs-454726/

The aircraft is one of a pair ordered by the African carrier in mid-December 2017.
It carries the title ‘Casamance’ on its forward fuselage, after the region of southern Senegal and the river of the same name.
Air Senegal is intending to use the Rolls-Royce Trent 7000-powered type on a new service connecting Dakar to Paris in February.



SAA announces extra flights between Ghana and the US
https://www.sanews.gov.za/south-africa/ ... ana-and-us

Due to increased demand, South African Airways (SAA) has expanded its non-stop service between Ghana and the US.
In a statement on Wednesday, the national carrier announced that it will increase its frequency on nonstop flights between the Ghanaian capital Accra’s Kotoka International Airport and Washington D.C’s Dulles International Airport to five days a week.
“SAA continues to see growing demand for our nonstop Accra service and this increase in our frequency will give our business and leisure customers more options.
“Our service between Accra and Washington-Dulles has been a resounding success from its inception in 2015 and we are very pleased to further develop the route with the introduction of a fifth weekly flight,” said Todd Neuman, SAA’s regional general manager for North America.
The increased service will start on 1 April 2019.

Does SAA have fifth between Ghana and the USA?
 
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Re: West African aviation thread - 2019

Sun Mar 31, 2019 11:42 pm

AntonioMartin wrote:
Does SAA have fifth between Ghana and the USA?


Yes, between ACC and IAD, as well as ACC-ABJ-ACC.
 
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Re: West African Aviation Thread - 2019

Sun Mar 31, 2019 11:42 pm

I'll say I think Nigeria in particular has a dynamic airline industry.

That, of course, doesn't always translate to economic success for their airlines...
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Re: West African aviation thread - 2019

Sun Mar 31, 2019 11:43 pm

evanb wrote:
AntonioMartin wrote:
Does SAA have fifth between Ghana and the USA?


Yes, between ACC and IAD, as well as ACC-ABJ-ACC.

:bigthumbsup:
 
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Re: West African Aviation Thread - 2019

Mon Apr 01, 2019 6:58 pm

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... ights.html

I read it is not an April fool! Presume he said whether fact or not
 
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Re: West African Aviation Thread - 2019

Tue Apr 02, 2019 12:05 am

Any plans by Delta to expand what they have in the area?

(Like Casablanca perhaps, through that destination is served by partner Royal Air Maroc)?
 
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Re: West African Aviation Thread - 2019

Wed Apr 03, 2019 2:42 am

AWA is to start ACCRA-LONDON soon according to a recent interview with the Ghana's minister of aviation.

Anyone got anymore info?
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Re: West African Aviation Thread - 2019

Wed Apr 03, 2019 6:52 am

Armaghman wrote:
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6871399/Nigerians-flying-UK-pizzas-4-000-miles-BA-flights.html

I read it is not an April fool! Presume he said whether fact or not


He is not the first (and probably won't be the last) politician to talk complete nonsense.
 
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Re: West African Aviation Thread - 2019

Wed Apr 03, 2019 3:07 pm

With the order announced for 10 Embraer E195-E2 jets along with options for 20 more, Air Peace is set to become the first African operator of the Embraer E195-E2.

Congrats to Air Peace and Embraer.

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-release ... 23816.html
 
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Re: West African Aviation Thread - 2019

Wed Apr 03, 2019 11:57 pm

mapletux wrote:
With the order announced for 10 Embraer E195-E2 jets along with options for 20 more, Air Peace is set to become the first African operator of the Embraer E195-E2.

Congrats to Air Peace and Embraer.

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-release ... 23816.html


I see a thread has been started already.

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1419557
 
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Re: West African Aviation Thread - 2019

Thu Apr 04, 2019 1:10 am

soups wrote:
AWA is to start ACCRA-LONDON soon according to a recent interview with the Ghana's minister of aviation.

Anyone got anymore info?


The only news I've read online was on CAPA which has an article regarding this but it's behind a paywall.

AW announced their intentions of flying long haul in February 2018 with London and Sao Paulo being two examples and they mentioned that the airline would receive three B767 but obviously nothing has materialised from that announcement but with this recent news the airline would need the appropriate aircraft as they only currently have the E145 in their fleet.

With Hainan being a partner of AW and a source for their current aircraft I wonder if AW might get some used A330 from Hainan to start their intended long haul flying!
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Re: West African Aviation Thread - 2019

Thu Apr 04, 2019 9:25 am

I'll guess the AWA plan to fly Accra-London will be in partnership with SAA. They already partner on the IAD-ACC flight
 
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Re: West African Aviation Thread - 2019

Thu Apr 04, 2019 2:14 pm

I wonder if the E-jets are going to suffer the faith as the b777's
 
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Re: West African Aviation Thread - 2019

Thu Apr 04, 2019 4:39 pm

louA340 wrote:
I'll guess the AWA plan to fly Accra-London will be in partnership with SAA. They already partner on the IAD-ACC flight


There have been rumors of SAA 5th freedom on Accra-London for a while. They seem to be doing nicely with their 5th freedoms from Accra, to Abidjan and DC. They just recently increased ACC-IAD to 5x week and have dramatically increased their relationship with AWA.
 
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Re: West African Aviation Thread - 2019

Fri Apr 05, 2019 5:48 am

Will SAA fly on behalf of AWA or just themselves?

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