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West and Central African Aviation Thread - 2020

Tue Dec 31, 2019 4:02 pm

Welcome to the West African Aviation Thread 2020. Please continue your discussion and to post your updates here.

This thread is covering the following countries:

- Benin
- Burkina Faso
- Cabo Verde
- Cameroon
- Central African Republic
- Chad
- Republic of Congo
- Côte d'Ivoire
- Equatorial Guinea
- Gabon
- The Gambia
- Ghana
- Guinea
- Guinea Bissau
- Liberia
- Mali
- Niger
- Nigeria
- San Tome and Principe
- Senegal
- Sierra Leone
- Togo

Link to previous thread:

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1412099
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Re: West African Aviation Thread - 2020

Wed Jan 01, 2020 3:38 pm

Cabo Verde is running their network with several delays, due to two major problems: fleet constraints and bad weather in Europe, specially Lisbon.

The new service to Porto Alegre foe example are being operated a few times with stop in FOR or SSA. The wet leased Cobrex 737-300 are helping to run some schedule flights from SID to LIS and mitigate major impacts.
 
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Re: West African Aviation Thread - 2020

Wed Jan 01, 2020 7:17 pm

SQ22 wrote:
Welcome to the West African Aviation Thread 2020. Please continue your discussion and to post your updates here.

This thread is covering the following countries in the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)

- Benin
- Burkina Faso
- Cabo Verde
- Côte d'Ivoire
- The Gambia
- Ghana
- Guinea
- Guinea Bissau
- Liberia
- Mali
- Niger
- Nigeria
- Senegal
- Sierra Leone
- Togo

Link to previous thread:

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1412099


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 Thread" in order to include the countries of:

- Cameroon,
- Central African Republic
- Chad,
- Equatorial Guinea
- Gabon,
- Sao Tome and Principe,
- Republic Of Congo,

Please, it will be very helpful for future references!

Many thanks in advance! :smile:

This message will be sent to moderators too, so please ignore it if you do the change in the meantime already!
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Re: West African Aviation Thread - 2020

Wed Jan 01, 2020 7:27 pm

SouthAmericaAM wrote:
Cabo Verde is running their network with several delays, due to two major problems: fleet constraints and bad weather in Europe, specially Lisbon.

The new service to Porto Alegre foe example are being operated a few times with stop in FOR or SSA. The wet leased Cobrex 737-300 are helping to run some schedule flights from SID to LIS and mitigate major impacts.


In Mauritius a few days ago it was due to a typhoon that flights had to be postponed, do you know more about this incident in C.V.?
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Re: West African Aviation Thread - 2020

Wed Jan 01, 2020 7:28 pm

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 on their hubs?
Mauritania Airlines seem an option for diversity but will they still be there in June 20 after the MAX grounding!

This route is so busy (more than LOS-ACC?) than it's hard to view the best operator! :confused:
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Re: West African Aviation Thread - 2020

Wed Jan 01, 2020 8:02 pm

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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 on their hubs?
Mauritania Airlines seem an option for diversity but will they still be there in June 20 after the MAX grounding!

This route is so busy (more than LOS-ACC?) than it's hard to view the best operator! :confused:


Air Senegal offers the best on board product on the DSS-ABJ-DSS route operated with an A339Neo. Flight time is 2:45 hours so why do you want to waste time flying via LFW or OUA ?
 
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Re: West African Aviation Thread - 2020

Wed Jan 01, 2020 8:06 pm

About Cabo Verde, they are flying with 3 owned 757 (D4-CCF, CCG, CCH), two leased from FI (TF-FIJ, FIW) and one Cobex 737-300 (YR-CBK). Their fleet plan was to close 2019 with 5 owned 757, but there where delays in the 757 delivery schedule. Instead this fleet constraint, they started links do IAD, LOS and POA plus increased frequency to CDG and Italy destinations.
The weather conditions in Lisbon were the icing on the cake for VR.
 
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Re: West African Aviation Thread - 2020

Wed Jan 01, 2020 11:01 pm

behramjee wrote:
eastafspot wrote:
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 on their hubs?
Mauritania Airlines seem an option for diversity but will they still be there in June 20 after the MAX grounding!

This route is so busy (more than LOS-ACC?) than it's hard to view the best operator! :confused:


Air Senegal offers the best on board product on the DSS-ABJ-DSS route operated with an A339Neo. Flight time is 2:45 hours so why do you want to waste time flying via LFW or OUA ?


Yeah, a valid and very good answer but what if? The Plan B when there is no alliance is what?
At least 2 other options with 1 with Air Burkina would be great!

Can a departure from LOS or ACC be a cheaper option to DKR?

the problem is for once the offer :scratchchin:
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Re: West African Aviation Thread - 2020

Thu Jan 02, 2020 7:44 am

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In Mauritius a few days ago it was due to a typhoon that flights had to be postponed, do you know more about this incident in C.V.?


Not really an incident, more like a weather hazard. Cyclones are regular from November to April in that part of the Indian Ocean, and with a cyclone warning (class 3 over 4), the airport was closed and all flights were cancelled. The airport was closed from the 30th to noon on the 31st, with almost all flights being rescheduled in that peak period. Flights to Reunion and Rodrigues were mostly affected (with more than 10 flights being operated to Reunion and RRG each daily during that period).
MK and other airlines rescheduled the flights on the 31st, and as a result the airport was VERY crowded, with 4 A380 flights in 12 hours arriving (Emirates) and 2 flights from AF, BA, TK and SA on that day.
 
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Re: West African Aviation Thread - 2020

Thu Jan 02, 2020 10:32 am

eastafspot wrote:
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 Thread" in order to include the countries of:

- Cameroon,
- Central African Republic
- Chad,
- Equatorial Guinea
- Gabon,
- Sao Tome and Principe,
- Republic Of Congo,

Please, it will be very helpful for future references!

Many thanks in advance! :smile:

This message will be sent to moderators too, so please ignore it if you do the change in the meantime already!
Best regards!


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Re: West and Central African Aviation Thread - 2020

Fri Jan 03, 2020 6:25 am

Was Med-View flying for Aero Contractors? Flightradar shows that 5N-BQM (Med-View B735) has flown under Aero Contractors flight number in christmas period.
 
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Re: West and Central African Aviation Thread - 2020

Sat Jan 04, 2020 5:16 pm

http://jornaldeangola.sapo.ao/economia/nova-rota-da-taag-liga-luanda-a-lagos

TAAG Airlines adding 2 weekly services to Abidjan via Accra.

https://aviability.com/flight-number/flight-dt550-taag-angola-airlines

Seems schedule is set for: DT550 LAD2020 - 2230ACC2320 - 0015+1ABJ 1 4

Probably 737 operating. Always happy to see new operators into ACC but, besides oil industry, I cannot see other traffic drivers for this route. Can a single industry support 240 seats a week?
 
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Re: West African Aviation Thread - 2020

Mon Jan 06, 2020 9:17 pm

SQ22 wrote:
eastafspot wrote:
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 Thread" in order to include the countries of:

- Cameroon,
- Central African Republic
- Chad,
- Equatorial Guinea
- Gabon,
- Sao Tome and Principe,
- Republic Of Congo,

Please, it will be very helpful for future references!

Many thanks in advance! :smile:

This message will be sent to moderators too, so please ignore it if you do the change in the meantime already!
Best regards!


Title and content has been updated. In the future please use the reporting function or write a mail to [email protected]. We do not follow each thread at every time.


Many thanks for your reactivity SQ22 - mostly appreciated :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
To be honest with you, an email was sent like in May or June (proof visible on the previous West African Thread 2019) but without response - we concluded that you were all too busy dealing with the 737MAX thread(s) :wink2:

Now this is perfect!
Anyway - best wishes to you for 2020 :smile:
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Re: West and Central African Aviation Thread - 2020

Mon Jan 06, 2020 9:24 pm

: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, but who else?
(In French)
https://www.jeuneafrique.com/867996/eco ... uropeenne/


:arrow: Akwa Ibom (Nigeria) owned Ibom Air to commence international flights soon. It might be Cameroon apparently, so Douala (DLA) makes more sense than Yaounde (NSI), but maybe their plans are different:
More:
https://www.legit.ng/1289065-akwa-ibom- ... -soon.html


:arrow: Air Peace obtains third IOSA certification
The past year (2019) Air Peace was the largest Nigerian carrier, but for how long?
You guys, Mapletux or 5NFGS, which airline do you think will fly the Green and White flag the longest/profitably?

https://www.logupdateafrica.com/index.p ... n-aviation
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Re: West African Aviation Thread - 2020

Tue Jan 07, 2020 8:44 am

eastafspot wrote:
SQ22 wrote:
eastafspot wrote:
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 Thread" in order to include the countries of:

- Cameroon,
- Central African Republic
- Chad,
- Equatorial Guinea
- Gabon,
- Sao Tome and Principe,
- Republic Of Congo,

Please, it will be very helpful for future references!

Many thanks in advance! :smile:

This message will be sent to moderators too, so please ignore it if you do the change in the meantime already!
Best regards!


Title and content has been updated. In the future please use the reporting function or write a mail to [email protected]. We do not follow each thread at every time.


Many thanks for your reactivity SQ22 - mostly appreciated :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
To be honest with you, an email was sent like in May or June (proof visible on the previous West African Thread 2019) but without response - we concluded that you were all too busy dealing with the 737MAX thread(s) :wink2:

Now this is perfect!
Anyway - best wishes to you for 2020 :smile:


Thanks for the feedback. So if this happening again feel free to send me a PM.
 
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Re: West and Central African Aviation Thread - 2020

Tue Jan 07, 2020 8:17 pm

Hello folks,

Anyone knows what happened with the BA flights from LHR to LOS being diverted to ACC on Monday and Tuesday (6/7 jan 2020)?
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Re: West and Central African Aviation Thread - 2020

Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:34 pm

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Anyone knows what happened with the BA flights from LHR to LOS being diverted to ACC on Monday and Tuesday (6/7 jan 2020)?


Visibility in Lagos has been below minimums for RNAV approach to Runway 18R, and 18L is unavailable after sunset due to a lack of adequate lighting.

The old ILS for 18R in DNMM was removed in November and a new CAT III ILS installed, but it has been neither callibrated nor certified since then. As a result, the RNAV approach is the only one legally available for 18R approach.

BA diverted to ACC on 06/07JAN. AF diverted to COO on 07JAN. AW diverted back to ACC on 06JAN. KL held for over an hour on 07JAN before finally making it in.

https://www.radionigeria.gov.ng/2020/01 ... o-weather/
 
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Re: West and Central African Aviation Thread - 2020

Wed Jan 08, 2020 6:39 am

eastafspot wrote:

The past year (2019) Air Peace was the largest Nigerian carrier, but for how long?
You guys, Mapletux or 5NFGS, which airline do you think will fly the Green and White flag the longest/profitably?



As with all things related to Nigeria there are a lot of variables and questions to answer that can influence the result.

Will Air Peace take delivery of their Embraer E-195s this year?
Will their owner's legal troubles in the USA affect their growth?
Will AMCON (the court appointed bankruptcy administrators) demand more of a say in Arik and Aero's operations and/or force them to merge?
Will the new terminal being built in Lagos be ready and will it make connections easier and more seamless?
Will more people choose to visit Nigeria as result of the new visa-on-arrival policy for Africans?
 
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Re: West and Central African Aviation Thread - 2020

Wed Jan 08, 2020 7:32 am

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waly777 wrote:
Anyone knows what happened with the BA flights from LHR to LOS being diverted to ACC on Monday and Tuesday (6/7 jan 2020)?


Visibility in Lagos has been below minimums for RNAV approach to Runway 18R, and 18L is unavailable after sunset due to a lack of adequate lighting.

The old ILS for 18R in DNMM was removed in November and a new CAT III ILS installed, but it has been neither callibrated nor certified since then. As a result, the RNAV approach is the only one legally available for 18R approach.

BA diverted to ACC on 06/07JAN. AF diverted to COO on 07JAN. AW diverted back to ACC on 06JAN. KL held for over an hour on 07JAN before finally making it in.

https://www.radionigeria.gov.ng/2020/01 ... o-weather/


Thank you, that explains a lot
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Thu Jan 09, 2020 12:48 pm

Passenger traffic in Nigeria for the first half of 2019 was 8 1/2 million which is a growth of 12% compared to the same period in 2018. The figures for the second half of the year are still being expected from the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) but are expected to be higher.

https://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2 ... ix-months/
 
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Thu Jan 09, 2020 1:34 pm

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Passenger traffic in Nigeria for the first half of 2019 was 8 1/2 million which is a growth of 12% compared to the same period in 2018. The figures for the second half of the year are still being expected from the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) but are expected to be higher.

https://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2 ... ix-months/


Domestically, the traffic was higher as Arik Air's operational fleet increased and with them adding flights across their domestic network, demand has also been stimulated. Since Q2-19, W3's domestic network seat factor is over 80% each month and OTP is higher than 80% too. Both them and Air Peace are doing very well on the domestic front in particular.
 
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Re: West and Central African Aviation Thread - 2020

Thu Jan 16, 2020 12:55 am

Qatar Airways recently announced upcoming service to Accra starting April 15.

https://www.flightglobal.com/networks/qatar-airways-unveils-eight-new-destinations-for-2020/136150.article

Seems to be an extension of their Lagos service with a planned ground stop of an hour and ten minutes each way in Lagos. Routing is DOH-LOS-ACC-LOS-DOH

It remains to be seen how many passengers will prefer their service to non-stop alternatives offered by ET to ADD and EK to DXB and even TK to IST once they upgauge their metal to code E aircraft on the Accra route.
 
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Re: West and Central African Aviation Thread - 2020

Thu Jan 16, 2020 4:21 am

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Qatar Airways recently announced upcoming service to Accra starting April 15.

https://www.flightglobal.com/networks/qatar-airways-unveils-eight-new-destinations-for-2020/136150.article

Seems to be an extension of their Lagos service with a planned ground stop of an hour and ten minutes each way in Lagos. Routing is DOH-LOS-ACC-LOS-DOH



Do they have rights on the LOS-ACC-LOS legs?
 
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Re: West and Central African Aviation Thread - 2020

Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:34 am

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Do they have rights on the LOS-ACC-LOS legs?


They will, yes.
 
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Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:52 pm

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Do they have rights on the LOS-ACC-LOS legs?


They will, yes.

My goodness! Accra to Lagos capacity never ceases to amaze me. All this on top of existing service from Arik, Air Peace, Air Senegal and AWA? I wonder if we are approaching peak capacity and the governments will eventually start restricting foreign operators?
 
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Re: West and Central African Aviation Thread - 2020

Fri Jan 17, 2020 12:37 am

Whats the status of tonights flights in Accra?
Taag Seem to have a flight via ABJ to luanda, new service was suppose to start next month.

SAA JNB-ACC-ABJ upgraded from A320 to A330
SAA JNB- ACC-IAD. 1st segment landed in Accra however the 2nd leg of the flight is delayed by about 10hours.


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

QR1416 ACC1040 – 1255LOS1405 – 0050+1DOH 788 x246
QR1418 ACC1625 – 1840LOS1950 – 0620+1DOH 788 246
Next destinations, Suarabaya, beirut, paris, Accra
 
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Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:19 am

Some comments to clarify questions/comments in the above few posts :

1) Air Senegal is not operating ACC-LOS at present. Their flights simply operate DSS-ACC-DSS with a wetleased 737-500 from Blue Air of Romania.
2) TAAG has not commenced operations to ACC yet.
3) SAA regularly swaps the A320/A330 on SA56/57 depending on aircraft availability and demand.
4) SA209 has not operated with a 10 hour delay (or anything near that) this year.
5) EK is no longer proceeding with plans to add additional flights to Accra. It will remain a daily flight for now.
 
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Re: West and Central African Aviation Thread - 2020

Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:03 pm

Any idea how SAA is actually doing on ABJ route...are they actually carrying good traffic on the ACC-ABJ sector, or just relying on JNB-ABJ traffic?
Otherwise (depending on how long they last anyway) it might be a better option for them to rather suspend that sector when restructuring, it's probably the airport with lowest frequency in their network...then just partner with AWA?
Will Air Cote d'Ivoire be in a position to serve JNB perhaps?

On that note, even considering the whole of West Africa...what if SAA goes bust soon, who will be able to pick up the traffic from that side to JNB, besides the ACC-IAD sector.
Air Peace has still not launch JNB, will they be able to start on short notice?
Perhaps Senegal Airlines could look to launch with a 5th freedom leg...DSS-ACC-JNB...
 
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Fri Jan 17, 2020 5:51 pm

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Any idea how SAA is actually doing on ABJ route...are they actually carrying good traffic on the ACC-ABJ sector, or just relying on JNB-ABJ traffic?


They also have feed from Nigeria on their codeshare with AWA from LOS/ABV-ACC-ABJ.
 
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Re: West and Central African Aviation Thread - 2020

Sat Jan 18, 2020 12:23 am

B747-437B wrote:
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.net name here B747-247ER instead of B747-437B. So embarrassing after all your various useful contributions.... I was drunk or not focused :banghead:
- Finally, yourself, mapletux, behramjee + AF022 should become the official moderators of this thread, as you are always bang on time to follow news in this vibrant, dynamic but hectic region!
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Sat Jan 18, 2020 12:31 am

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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

QR1416 ACC1040 – 1255LOS1405 – 0050+1DOH 788 x246
QR1418 ACC1625 – 1840LOS1950 – 0620+1DOH 788 246


Any interline agreements with local airlines in Ghana?
A morning arrival + an afternoon departure seem perfect timings for QR or to Ghana
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Re: West and Central African Aviation Thread - 2020

Sat Jan 18, 2020 12:51 am

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 ... interligne

:arrow: Young stowaway found at CDG from an Air France Abidjan flight, identity revealed:
http://www.rfi.fr/afrique/20200110-jeun ... -identifie

:arrow: DSS airport (Dakar - Senegal) recorded more than 2 million passengers in 2019.
http://french.china.org.cn/foreign/txt/ ... 617734.htm

Very impressive! So for 2020, the state of Senegal forecasts higher perforamces?
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Sat Jan 18, 2020 10:20 am

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Any interline agreements with local airlines in Ghana?


QR and AW have already been partners since 2018. AWA has been providing QR feed to their Lagos flights from Accra.
 
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Sun Jan 19, 2020 3:01 pm

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Passenger traffic in Nigeria for the first half of 2019 was 8 1/2 million which is a growth of 12% compared to the same period in 2018. The figures for the second half of the year are still being expected from the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) but are expected to be higher.

https://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2 ... ix-months/


More statistics that have become available in the Nigerian media show that Lagos airport recorded 7.3 million passengers and ninety six thousand aircraft movements in 2019.

https://punchng.com/lagos-airport-recor ... s-in-2019/
 
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Re: West and Central African Aviation Thread - 2020

Thu Jan 30, 2020 6:16 pm

Cabo Verde Airlines (CVA) and Africa World Airlines (AWA) announce a partnership to improve the connectivity in West Africa with Europe, North America and South America.

http://worldairlinenews.com/2020/01/30/ ... st-africa/
 
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Sat Feb 01, 2020 10:56 pm

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Cabo Verde Airlines (CVA) and Africa World Airlines (AWA) announce a partnership to improve the connectivity in West Africa with Europe, North America and South America.

http://worldairlinenews.com/2020/01/30/ ... st-africa/



I did not see this one coming. Guess future service to Accra is in the pipeline for Cabo Verde airlines?

Whatever happened to the planned national carrier? Has ET walked away from the venture yet? Odd given their silence on the deal over the last 3 months...I guess politics is getting in the way.

Just read an article about ET and SA exploring Accra to Barbados service. Oddly thin route, no?
 
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Re: West and Central African Aviation Thread - 2020

Sat Feb 01, 2020 11:27 pm

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I did not see this one coming. Guess future service to Accra is in the pipeline for Cabo Verde airlines?


:lol: :lol: :lol:

As of now, the two airlines have schedules that connect perfectly at Lagos to push traffic from Accra primarily to North and South America. In theory, it also opens up Freetown and Monrovia to those markets based on schedules.
 
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Sat Feb 01, 2020 11:41 pm

ASKY is to start Lome-Dakar-Praia 2x weekly shortly on a 737
Next destinations, Suarabaya, beirut, paris, Accra
 
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Sun Feb 02, 2020 3:44 pm

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ghdc10 wrote:
I did not see this one coming. Guess future service to Accra is in the pipeline for Cabo Verde airlines?


:lol: :lol: :lol:

As of now, the two airlines have schedules that connect perfectly at Lagos to push traffic from Accra primarily to North and South America. In theory, it also opens up Freetown and Monrovia to those markets based on schedules.


Wish you all the best of luck. South America connections are rare from Africa so I hope this is a game changer. Monrovia and Freetown both have limited service. However, I am really struggling to see how ROB-ACC-LOS-SAL-REC/BOS can be survived without the complimentary stop in SAL.
 
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Re: West and Central African Aviation Thread - 2020

Sun Feb 02, 2020 4:57 pm

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ASKY is to start Lome-Dakar-Praia 2x weekly shortly on a 737


Yes but no 5th freedom on DSS-RAI and it’s 3 weekly; not 2
 
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Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:19 pm

They should be able part of the Yamousoukro agreement i believe
Next destinations, Suarabaya, beirut, paris, Accra
 
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Tue Feb 04, 2020 12:23 am

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They should be able part of the Yamousoukro agreement i believe


The agreement that was never ratified? It's been a farce.
 
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Tue Feb 04, 2020 2:10 am

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soups wrote:
They should be able part of the Yamousoukro agreement i believe


The agreement that was never ratified? It's been a farce.


I believe it was implemented by the African Union but you are correct about it being a farce. The problem is that many member states have just ignored it in the interest of protecting local carriers and the AU has no enforcement mechanism.
 
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Re: West and Central African Aviation Thread - 2020

Tue Feb 04, 2020 12:33 pm

It seems Green Africa and a few new airlines are hoping to take to the skies in Nigeria this year.

http://www.woleshadare.net/amid-record- ... tre-stage/
 
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Tue Feb 04, 2020 3:49 pm

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berari wrote:
soups wrote:
They should be able part of the Yamousoukro agreement i believe


The agreement that was never ratified? It's been a farce.


I believe it was implemented by the African Union but you are correct about it being a farce. The problem is that many member states have just ignored it in the interest of protecting local carriers and the AU has no enforcement mechanism.


Thanks for the clarification.
I doubt Asky will fly to Cape Verde if no 5th freedom is used on the Dakar-Praia.
Only way TACV is filling the 757s to Lagos is with connections to US, Europe and South America..
Next destinations, Suarabaya, beirut, paris, Accra
 
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Re: West and Central African Aviation Thread - 2020

Tue Feb 04, 2020 8:10 pm

soups wrote:
usflyer msp wrote:
berari wrote:

The agreement that was never ratified? It's been a farce.


I believe it was implemented by the African Union but you are correct about it being a farce. The problem is that many member states have just ignored it in the interest of protecting local carriers and the AU has no enforcement mechanism.


Thanks for the clarification.
I doubt Asky will fly to Cape Verde if no 5th freedom is used on the Dakar-Praia.
Only way TACV is filling the 757s to Lagos is with connections to US, Europe and South America..

They are also a lot of Nigerian Business/traders there though.....and people who go on short breaks
 
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Re: West and Central African Aviation Thread - 2020

Tue Feb 04, 2020 10:22 pm

Superboi wrote:
soups wrote:
usflyer msp wrote:

I believe it was implemented by the African Union but you are correct about it being a farce. The problem is that many member states have just ignored it in the interest of protecting local carriers and the AU has no enforcement mechanism.


Thanks for the clarification.
I doubt Asky will fly to Cape Verde if no 5th freedom is used on the Dakar-Praia.
Only way TACV is filling the 757s to Lagos is with connections to US, Europe and South America..

They are also a lot of Nigerian Business/traders there though.....and people who go on short breaks


I lived in Accra for 17 years and no one would have ever tough of Cape Verde. Times have changed. I heard TAP is doing well on Accra-Sao Tome with now Sao Tome being a hols destination from Accra!
Next destinations, Suarabaya, beirut, paris, Accra
 
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Re: West and Central African Aviation Thread - 2020

Wed Feb 05, 2020 7:36 am

Air Peace plans to start flights more international destinations in 2020. This reports claims Tel Aviv will be the first with Mumbai and London to follow.

https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news ... th-in-2020
 
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Re: West and Central African Aviation Thread - 2020

Wed Feb 05, 2020 2:37 pm

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Air Peace plans to start flights more international destinations in 2020. This reports claims Tel Aviv will be the first with Mumbai and London to follow.

https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news ... th-in-2020


I'm not sure how they could operate LOS-TLV and avoid Arab airspace.
 
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Re: West and Central African Aviation Thread - 2020

Wed Feb 05, 2020 3:27 pm

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mapletux wrote:
Air Peace plans to start flights more international destinations in 2020. This reports claims Tel Aviv will be the first with Mumbai and London to follow.

https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news ... th-in-2020


I'm not sure how they could operate LOS-TLV and avoid Arab airspace.


I guess it would have to be East towards Ethiopia then North up the Red sea which would probably add another two thousand or more kilometres to the distance.

https://ops.group/blog/countries-with-b ... to-israel/

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