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African Aviation Thread Part 3

Thu Sep 13, 2007 6:56 pm

African Aviation Thread Part 2 (by MD90fan Jun 17 2007 in Civil Aviation) African Aviation Thread Part 1 (by MD90fan Feb 21 2007 in Civil Aviation)

Now on our 3rd installment  biggrin 


  • 8U has announced a new 3x weekly Tripoli-Dusseldorf service.
  • Aero will connect Abidjan, Bamko,Lagos, Libreville, Malabo and Monrovia.
  • Air Burkina has taken delivery of it's first MD-87.
  • Brussels Airlines and Hewa Bora have created a new airline.
  • Delta will go daily to Accra.
  • Egypt air has taken delivery of it's 3rd 738.
  • Emirates will add +3x weekly flights to NBO, from the current 14x weekly


That's about all of the new news, as just about everything else was discussed in the previous thread (2 months old lol).  rotfl 

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RE: African Aviation Thread Part 3

Thu Sep 13, 2007 8:54 pm

Whatever happened with the crash investigation of the Kenya Airways 737-800?
A good landing is one you can walk away from. A great landing is if the aircraft can be flown again.
 
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RE: African Aviation Thread Part 3

Thu Sep 13, 2007 8:58 pm

Turkish Airlines restart ISTANBUL JOHANNESBURG on Monday 17 September 2007

The airline will fly 3 times weely with a 343

Glad for this due to their good connections to Eastern Europe

Cheers!
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RE: African Aviation Thread Part 3

Thu Sep 13, 2007 10:12 pm

Quoting Birdbrainz (Reply 1):
Whatever happened with the crash investigation of the Kenya Airways 737-800?

I have wondered again and again, but no one knows anything. Some have said with three governments involved, it will take time to get on the same page (?), others have said there should be no speculation (?), but in general the basic information publically available after 99.9% of other crashes, such as basic information from voice and flight data recorders is not available.

I partly blame the media (Kenyan, Cameroonian, etc.) for not doing there jobs. This should not be tolerated.
 
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RE: African Aviation Thread Part 3

Thu Sep 13, 2007 10:16 pm

Congrats to Delta and their increased service to ACC, I will definetly try out their nonstop service in the near future
 
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RE: African Aviation Thread Part 3

Thu Sep 13, 2007 10:16 pm

And this:

http://www.atwonline.com/news/story.html?storyID=10206

Arik Air orders 15 Boeing aircraft
Thursday September 13, 2007
Nigeria's Arik Air increased its commitment to Boeing airplanes, placing an order for 10 737-800s, four 787-9s and one 777-300ER worth a combined $1.8 billion at list prices.

The carrier placed an order for seven long-haul aircraft in the spring (ATWOnline, April 30), when it took delivery of two 737-700s, Boeing said. The 777--300ER previously was listed as unidentified by the manufacturer, while the 737 and 787 commitments are new. Arik eventually hopes to serve the US and is working with Boeing on securing US FAA Category 1 status for Nigeria.

"This additional order for Boeing jets demonstrates our commitment and a purposeful strategy to establish world-class commercial aviation service in Nigeria," Arik MD Mike McTighe said. The airline currently operates 16 aircraft on domestic routes.


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RE: African Aviation Thread Part 3

Thu Sep 13, 2007 11:01 pm

Air Tanzania seems to be getting Dash 8 Aircrafts for their routes..
They recently announced on the papers vacancies for 10 captains and 10 F/O for Dash 8 Q-300 and Q-400.

Also check out:
http://www.pprune.org/forums/showthread.php?t=291766
 
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RE: African Aviation Thread Part 3

Fri Sep 14, 2007 6:28 am

Two new deliveries:
- Airbus delivered an A320 to Afriqiyah (5A-ONA).
- fly540 took delivery of a Dash-8-100 (5Y-???).

But the most interesting news for this week is (also reported in #2):

Quoting MD90fan (Thread starter):
Air Burkina has taken delivery of it's first MD-87.



Quote:
Air Burkina (Ouagadougou) accepted on September 10 its first ex-Iberia McDonnell Douglas DC-9-87 (MD-87) registered I-AFRA (msn 49834, ex EC-EXR). It also unveils a new livery. Meridiana will support the airline with this new type. A second ex-Iberia DC-9-87 (I-AFRB) will also join the first. I-AFRA has 99 seats with 20 in business and 79 in economy. The DC-9s are being placed in Africa under a new project shaped by AKFED (Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development) for the export of used equipment for airlines in Africa. 76% of Air Burkina's stock is owned by His Highness Hkarim Aga Khan. Finaircraft acquire a total of seven DC-9-87s. Rwandair Express, Uganda Airlines and Compagnie Aerienne du Mali are also expected to receive some of the recycled DC-9-87s.

Source: http://airlinersgallery.blogspot.com...ina-accepts-its-first-dc-9-87.html
 
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RE: African Aviation Thread Part 3

Fri Sep 14, 2007 7:09 am

Just a continuation of my question from part #2. Any futher info on Ghana International Airlines? Thanks for any info.

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RE: African Aviation Thread Part 3

Fri Sep 14, 2007 7:16 am

Quoting Stealth777 (Reply 8):
Just a continuation of my question from part #2. Any futher info on Ghana International Airlines?

Currently, they only operate ACC-LGW daily with a B767-300 (the B757 must have been returned to Icelandair). I'm not sure when the LOS en JNB flights have commenced or will commence.

http://www.fly-ghana.com/
 
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RE: African Aviation Thread Part 3

Fri Sep 14, 2007 7:25 am

Quoting Lxlgu (Reply 2):
Turkish Airlines restart ISTANBUL JOHANNESBURG on Monday 17 September 2007

Excellent news! I like them for their Eastern European connections too...family in Budapest, and I used Turkish once to get there. Nice airline.

Quoting ENU (Reply 9):
Currently, they only operate ACC-LGW daily with a B767-300 (the B757 must have been returned to Icelandair). I'm not sure when the LOS en JNB flights have commenced or will commence.

Lagos is underway. I don't think JNB is, though.

Thing I don't get is - according to their website, ACC-LOS is 3 hours, but LOS-ACC is only 1...

LOS-ACC runs 7:00pm-7:00pm
ACC-LOS runs 7:40pm-9:40pm

Almost like the aircraft is based in Lagos...odd.
 
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RE: African Aviation Thread Part 3

Fri Sep 14, 2007 7:26 am

Quoting SW733 (Reply 10):
Lagos is underway. I don't think JNB is, though.

Thing I don't get is - according to their website, ACC-LOS is 3 hours, but LOS-ACC is only 1...

LOS-ACC runs 7:00pm-7:00pm
ACC-LOS runs 7:40pm-9:40pm

Almost like the aircraft is based in Lagos...odd.

Probably operated by Aero (Nigeria).

[Edited 2007-09-14 00:27:54]
 
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RE: African Aviation Thread Part 3

Fri Sep 14, 2007 7:29 am

Quoting SW733 (Reply 10):
Lagos is underway. I don't think JNB is, though.

JNB is underway and has been for quite some time. I was in ACC last December and they were running ACC - JNB flights. The night I was there they used the 767 for the flight.
 
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RE: African Aviation Thread Part 3

Fri Sep 14, 2007 7:34 am

Quoting LouA340 (Reply 12):
JNB is underway and has been for quite some time. I was in ACC last December and they were running ACC - JNB flights. The night I was there they used the 767 for the flight.

Woops. Actually, isn't JNB seasonal? Could explain why it's not coming up when I search for JNB flights?
 
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RE: African Aviation Thread Part 3

Fri Sep 14, 2007 7:47 am

the funny thing is that on their website they obviously haven't updated it in a long time. They only list the 752 as their sole aircraft. So how many aircraft do they have painted in their colors? or how many are wet-leased?
 
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RE: African Aviation Thread Part 3

Fri Sep 14, 2007 7:54 am

Quoting Stealth777 (Reply 14):
So how many aircraft do they have painted in their colors?

I think just one B767, but in that case their flights to LGW can't be daily, as I recall the aircraft was used for charters to CDG this summer. Soups will know more...


From Skyliner:

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Canadair CRJ 900 15055 C-FGND Bombardier ferried 11-12sep07 TIP-VCE-KEF-YYZ-YZD in full Libyan Airlines cs
 
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RE: African Aviation Thread Part 3

Fri Sep 14, 2007 8:18 am

Hey,
767 been flying daily ACC-LGW-ACC with almost full loads throughout the past few weeks.
JNB was dropped from their network a while ago.
They also codeshare with Aero on their ACC-LOS route providing connections for LOS-ACC-LGW
They have operated a few charters on behalf of Air mediterane out of CDG to Malta-Luqa and Morocco

Quoting SW733 (Reply 10):
LOS-ACC runs 7:00pm-7:00pm
ACC-LOS runs 7:40pm-9:40pm

Almost like the aircraft is based in Lagos...odd.

Flown by Aero
I believe they have plans to run west african flights and are looking for a short haul a/c
Next destinations, Suarabaya, beirut, paris, Accra
 
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RE: African Aviation Thread Part 3

Fri Sep 14, 2007 4:04 pm

well I was hoping for something better than Ghana Airways, in terms of keeping things up to date on their website. They still show JNB on there but you cant book it and only shows the 75 as their aircraft. Its been 22 years since I've gone back home and I remember flying the original Ghana Airways. The memories when I was 5. Plane was full, people were rude. get up from your seats to use the restroom only to come back and find two people sitting in your seats. and all the flight attendents would say is well its smoking section for you now. and oh yeah I do remember one thing for sure.. DELAYS, DELAYS, DELAYS.


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RE: African Aviation Thread Part 3

Fri Sep 14, 2007 6:23 pm

Transavia scheduled low fare flights to Tunisia will continue during winter, with a new connection to Tozeur/TOE/DTTZ :

ORY-MIR-ORY -2-4-6- 15:50-18:25/19:10-21:45

ORY-DJE-ORY 1--4-6-

ORY-TOE-ORY 1---5--
 
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RE: African Aviation Thread Part 3

Fri Sep 14, 2007 6:45 pm

Tuifly (X3) seems to be dropping Monastir/MIR/DTMB for the winter season, but keeping a once a week CGN-TUN flight... a bit strange, isn't it ?!
 
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RE: African Aviation Thread Part 3

Sat Sep 15, 2007 2:18 am

Mauritania is trying to save Air Mauritanie:

http://www.jeuneafrique.com/jeune_af...e.asp?art_cle=PAN70027letateinati0

They apparently owe ILFC 2.7 million and have two (two??) aircraft impounded at ORY. The airline has not yet been able to find a replacement aircraft to operate ORY/LPA/NKC or flights to BKO. The difficulties faced by the company are due to bad management and "exploitation" according to observers (sounds like RK). A new management team was installed 20 July and is requesting $12 million to fix it for a possible privatization.

I've always thought MR and V7 should link up with the help of AT in the background.
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RE: African Aviation Thread Part 3

Sat Sep 15, 2007 2:33 am

Quoting ENU (Reply 7):
Quote:
Air Burkina (Ouagadougou) accepted on September 10 its first ex-Iberia McDonnell Douglas DC-9-87 (MD-87) registered I-AFRA (msn 49834, ex EC-EXR). It also unveils a new livery. Meridiana will support the airline with this new type. A second ex-Iberia DC-9-87 (I-AFRB) will also join the first. I-AFRA has 99 seats with 20 in business and 79 in economy. The DC-9s are being placed in Africa under a new project shaped by AKFED (Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development) for the export of used equipment for airlines in Africa. 76% of Air Burkina's stock is owned by His Highness Hkarim Aga Khan. Finaircraft acquire a total of seven DC-9-87s. Rwandair Express, Uganda Airlines and Compagnie Aerienne du Mali are also expected to receive some of the recycled DC-9-87s.

It is somehow strange how Meridiana jumps into the African market and manages to get partnerships with 4 airlines accross the continent all of a sudden, while SN has been struggling for two years to get a solid foot on the ground (well let's see how solid the new partnership with Hewa Bora is going to be).

Quoting Soups (Reply 16):
I believe they have plans to run west african flights and are looking for a short haul a/c

I remember that they announced ABV and ROB last year, but these services never came of the ground.

Quoting MD90fan (Thread starter):
Delta will go daily to Accra.

And will start LOS in december if everything goes well.
 
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RE: African Aviation Thread Part 3

Sun Sep 16, 2007 12:24 am

Quoting Stealth777 (Reply 17):
Its been 22 years since I've gone back home and I remember flying the original Ghana Airways.

Ghana Airways now:




Quoting KL577 (Reply 21):
His Highness Hkarim Aga Khan

Who is this man?
 
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RE: African Aviation Thread Part 3

Sun Sep 16, 2007 3:29 am

Quoting ENU (Reply 22):
Quoting KL577 (Reply 21):
His Highness Hkarim Aga Khan

Who is this man?

Spiritual leader of Ismaili sect of Islam, he lives in Paris, his ancestral origin is either Turkish or Syrian but are now South Asian I think Pakistani, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aga_Khan more on Ismaili's http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ismaili they are fairly wide spread in India, Pakistan, Syria, Lebanon, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, China, Jordan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, East Africa and South Africa

Agha Khan is also setting up Air Uganda through his Italian company Meridian Airlines.

[Edited 2007-09-15 20:33:21]
 
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RE: African Aviation Thread Part 3

Mon Sep 17, 2007 8:14 pm

A shot of Air Burkina's DC-9 which I believe was returned to the lessor yesterday due arrival of the MD-87.


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RE: African Aviation Thread Part 3

Tue Sep 18, 2007 9:53 pm

Quoting Soups (Reply 16):
767 been flying daily ACC-LGW-ACC with almost full loads throughout the past few weeks.

They're switching to a B757 according to Skyliner:

Quote:
Boeing 757 -256 29310 938 TF-FIA Ghana International positioned 17sep07 KEF-LGW replacing TF-LLA ex EC-HIT
 
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RE: African Aviation Thread Part 3

Wed Sep 19, 2007 3:11 am

Quoting ENU (Reply 25):
They're switching to a B757 according to Skyliner:

Quote:
Boeing 757 -256 29310 938 TF-FIA Ghana International positioned 17sep07 KEF-LGW replacing TF-LLA ex EC-HIT

The B767 is in Maastricht for mx, so the B757 only replace the B767 for a short time: http://img67.imageshack.us/img67/6523/tflladsc9238borderdn3.jpg
 
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RE: African Aviation Thread Part 3

Wed Sep 19, 2007 6:40 am

Which project does this news report refer to? Is it Air CEMAC, or more probably EcoAir?

Quote:
New airline closer to reality
The plan to have a new airline operating between West and Central Africa before the end of the first half of 2008 is steadily advancing towards reality, the Association of SADC Chambers of Commerce and Industry (Ascci) said today.
The creation of the airline is not only aimed at filling the vacuum left by the collapse of Nigeria Airways, Ghana Airways and Air Afrique, but also to increase the traffic volumes between the various regions of the continent.

Source: http://www.suntimes.co.za/News/Article.aspx?id=567255

Can someone confirm that TAAG will start commercial flights to Istanbul soon?

[Edited 2007-09-18 23:41:34]
 
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RE: African Aviation Thread Part 3

Thu Sep 20, 2007 7:36 am

Quoting Viasa (Reply 26):
Quoting ENU (Reply 25):
They're switching to a B757 according to Skyliner:

Quote:
Boeing 757 -256 29310 938 TF-FIA Ghana International positioned 17sep07 KEF-LGW replacing TF-LLA ex EC-HIT

The B767 is in Maastricht for mx, so the B757 only replace the B767 for a short time: http://img67.imageshack.us/img67/652...3.jpg

But... Skyliner today mentions:

Quote:
Boeing 767 -366 24541 275 TF-LLA Icelandair ferried 18sep07 LGW-MST for paint after lease to Ghana Intl ex N73770

And another A320 for Afriqiyah:

Quote:
Airbus A320 -214 3236 5A-ONB Afriqiyah delivery 18sep07 TLS-TIP ex F-WWBI
 
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RE: African Aviation Thread Part 3

Mon Sep 24, 2007 5:23 pm

From Skyliner:

http://www.skyliner-aviation.de/photos/01ecext.jpg

MD Douglas MD-87 49837 1730 EC-EXT Air Uganda at MAD 23sep07 with titles/tail logo, groupeCelestair cs, EC-reg ex EC-300

A bit dull that all the aircraft of Groupe Celestair (this is the third one, after Air Burkina and Air Mali) have te same livery.
 
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RE: African Aviation Thread Part 3

Mon Sep 24, 2007 8:45 pm

Tunisair is to order seven new Airbus and/or Boeing aircrafts !

A300-605R are to be replaced by B777 or A350 !

Isn't the A332 better ?
 
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RE: African Aviation Thread Part 3

Mon Sep 24, 2007 8:51 pm

777 sounds too big A350 more like it, and TU need a new livery too.
 
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RE: African Aviation Thread Part 3

Fri Sep 28, 2007 12:42 am

Just to add to the thread, Delta's new African flights from New York to Nairobi, Cape Town and Lagos all on 767's. Nairobi is 4x per week through Dakar and Cape Town 3x also though Dakar. I believe Lagos is daily nonstop.

I hope Kenya Airways starts a nonstop to the US soon before Delta builds too great a following. Their best bet for a route is to New York/Newark, which unfortunately would put them in competition with Delta. Nonetheless, they should fly to either Continental's hub in Newark, or possibly to NW in Detroit or Delta's in Atlanta. Other then New York, I doubt that there are O&D opportunities that would work for KQ without a SkyTeam hub on the other end.
 
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RE: African Aviation Thread Part 3

Fri Sep 28, 2007 2:33 am

ET appears to have changed their winter schedule, with overnight CAI added back into the system.

Quoting 787KQ (Reply 32):
I hope Kenya Airways starts a nonstop to the US soon before Delta builds too great a following. Their best bet for a route is to New York/Newark, which unfortunately would put them in competition with Delta. Nonetheless, they should fly to either Continental's hub in Newark, or possibly to NW in Detroit or Delta's in Atlanta. Other then New York, I doubt that there are O&D opportunities that would work for KQ without a SkyTeam hub on the other end.

KQ operating to the US was remote before, but now I wouldn't expect it ever. KQ can serve JFK better via AMS with partner. No reason to risk the route when other opportunities exist.
 
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RE: African Aviation Thread Part 3

Fri Sep 28, 2007 3:56 am

Quoting ENU (Reply 29):
A bit dull that all the aircraft of Groupe Celestair (this is the third one, after Air Burkina and Air Mali) have te same livery.

I think they are getting 7 M87s for their three airlines.
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RE: African Aviation Thread Part 3

Fri Sep 28, 2007 7:32 am

A GIA flight from ACC bound for LGW had to make an emergency landing today somewhere in Spain due to technical issues. Anyone have anymore info.

http://www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePag.../NewsArchive/artikel.php?ID=131410
 
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RE: African Aviation Thread Part 3

Sat Sep 29, 2007 5:54 am

Quoting AF022 (Reply 33):
KQ operating to the US was remote before, but now I wouldn't expect it ever. KQ can serve JFK better via AMS with partner. No reason to risk the route when other opportunities exist.

KQ's advantage is that they serve a lot of underserved African markets. Although its hub wouldn't work for its West African destinations, it would work well for East and Southern African destinations. KQ's has had a desire to serve the US given its market both as noted above, and the Kenyan market, which is larger than most imagine. Not having a nonstop just means that most find alternatives, such as South African through Johannesburg or the European airlines through their hubs. KQ benefits little, especially since there would be little connecting traffic wanting to go two-stops to get to the US.

The chance for a route is somewhat diminished with Delta on the route, but still good. The economy is strong, the business capital of the region, it has and has the largest amount of students from any African country in the US (including Nigeria and South Africa), it has a large tourism sector, and, if it has a good route, has great connections to the rest of East and Southern Africa.
 
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RE: African Aviation Thread Part 3

Sun Sep 30, 2007 1:23 am

Air France Cargo starting freighter service to Cairo from 5 Oct. routed Paris-Cairo-Bahrain-Dhaka with 742F.
 
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RE: African Aviation Thread Part 3

Sun Sep 30, 2007 4:52 am

Heard that all flights of Bravo Air Congo are banned in Europe. This airline has McDonnell Douglas DC-9 aircrafts and a Boeing 767-200 that, I think, is actually flying from PAR to FIH (if I'm not wrong)...

Heard, too, that Ecuatoguineana de Aviacion is banned to fly Europe. Don't know which is the fleet of this airline but I heard that they added an Embraer ERJ145 and are in a codeshare with Spanair in the SSG-MAD route.

Any confirmation?

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RE: African Aviation Thread Part 3

Mon Oct 01, 2007 10:58 pm

TAAG getting it's 3rd 777

Quoting MaverickM11 (Reply 34):
I think they are getting 7 M87s for their three airlines.

Yep-Meridiana scooped up x7 for the 3 new African airlines they recently invested in (Air Burkina, Compagnie Aerienne du Mali and Air Uganda).

Quoting MaverickM11 (Reply 20):
I've always thought MR and V7 should link up with the help of AT in the background.

x2, AT seems to be a reckoned force in Africa, in fact they were looking at investing in Air Mauritanie.

Quoting KL577 (Reply 21):
And will start LOS in december if everything goes well.



Quoting AF022 (Reply 33):
ET appears to have changed their winter schedule, with overnight CAI added back into the system.

Yes, some other changes too:


  • JED gets a 4th frequency making in 2x 757s and 2x 767s
  • FIH is now a 767
  • ACC-ABJ is decreased to 3x weekly instead of 4x weekly
  • BKK and CAN is now 6x weekly
  • DEL and PEK are now 5x weekly
  • Juba goes up to 3x weekly F-50s
  • ADD-DAR-ZNZ is new with 2x 757s and 5x 73Gs


[Edited 2007-10-01 15:59:51]
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RE: African Aviation Thread Part 3

Tue Oct 02, 2007 12:26 am

HI,

Quoting 777way (Reply 31):
777 sounds too big A350 more like it, and TU need a new livery too.

Are you kidding? TU's livery is one of the best out there and is a definite classic (like AF,LH, etc). This is my personal opinion. I agree that the A350 is the best choice.

Some news out of Algeria:

MEA to start BEY-ALG sometime this winter.

Both Etihad/Emirates are looking at getting gov't approval to start ALG flights from their respective hubs.

Transavia are looking at starting lowcost service to ALG from AMS.

RUMOUR: UA is looking at getting gov't approval for flights to ALG from IAD.

Cheers,
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RE: African Aviation Thread Part 3

Tue Oct 02, 2007 1:35 am

Quoting AH332 (Reply 40):
HI,

Quoting 777way (Reply 31):
777 sounds too big A350 more like it, and TU need a new livery too.

Are you Kidding? TU's livery is one of the best out there and is a definite classic (like AF,LH, etc). This is my personal opinion.

To me its the most stupid scheme in the industry.

[Edited 2007-10-01 18:41:44]
 
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RE: African Aviation Thread Part 3

Tue Oct 02, 2007 1:59 am

Quoting AH332 (Reply 40):
Transavia are looking at starting lowcost service to ALG from AMS.

Wouldn't ALG-ORY make more sense?
 
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RE: African Aviation Thread Part 3

Tue Oct 02, 2007 4:03 am

Hi,

Quoting KL577 (Reply 42):
Wouldn't ALG-ORY make more sense?

Too much competition on the route. AH, AF, and ZI all have flights ALG-ORY.

If it goes through, the AMS service will be the first service between the two cities since AH pulled out of AMS a really loooong time ago.

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RE: African Aviation Thread Part 3

Tue Oct 02, 2007 4:21 am

Quoting AH332 (Reply 43):
If it goes through, the AMS service will be the first service between the two cities since AH pulled out of AMS a really loooong time ago.

Yes, didn't AH serve AMS only one summer, somewhere in the 90s?
 
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RE: African Aviation Thread Part 3

Tue Oct 02, 2007 6:19 am

Hi,

Quoting KL577 (Reply 44):
Yes, didn't AH serve AMS only one summer, somewhere in the 90s?

I'm not too sure of when exactly AH served AMS, but there is a pic on A.net's database that shows an AH B707 in AMS in 1977 and another pic showing a B732 in the early 90's.

I guess AH couldn't make AMS work. Unlike the case for AT and TU, there aren't a lot of Algerians in Holland.

Cheers,
Imad
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RE: African Aviation Thread Part 3

Thu Oct 04, 2007 3:06 pm

The new start-up of Brussels Airlines and Hewa Bora will start with two BAe-146 (ex-BA) and a leased B737 this winter. The new Congolese airline will meet international safety standards. Nice developments for this country!
Brussels Airlines will soon add a fourth A333 to its fleet that will be deployed on their Africa network.
 
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RE: African Aviation Thread Part 3

Thu Oct 04, 2007 10:30 pm

Quoting ENU (Reply 46):
Brussels Airlines will soon add a fourth A333 to its fleet that will be deployed on their Africa network.

Wasn't this already added a while ago?
 
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RE: African Aviation Thread Part 3

Fri Oct 05, 2007 9:15 am

Quoting AF022 (Reply 47):
Wasn't this already added a while ago?

Yes, but it was only used for charter flights so far. Currently it is undergoing a C-check, after that it will be used for scheduled services to Africa.
 
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RE: African Aviation Thread Part 3

Fri Oct 05, 2007 10:42 am

B3 737 had an emergency landing in ACC 2 days ago
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