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dkny
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RE: African Aviation Thread Part 3

Mon Oct 22, 2007 9:03 am

Quoting Negekono (Reply 91):
ET had some plans for a mini-hub in Lome, Togo (a weird choice IMHO)... what happened to these? Also, I always wondered about the likelihood of ET joining a global alliance. Anything cooking? If not, why?

The CEO recently said that ET will be leasing a couple of 737-300 or -400 to base in Lome. It has been said time and time again that ET is considering Star. LH and ET will begin codesharing soon, the agreement has been signed but I don't think it is in effect yet.
 
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RE: African Aviation Thread Part 3

Mon Oct 22, 2007 10:07 am

Quoting Dkny (Reply 100):
The CEO recently said that ET will be leasing a couple of 737-300 or -400 to base in Lome. It has been said time and time again that ET is considering Star. LH and ET will begin codesharing soon, the agreement has been signed but I don't think it is in effect yet.

With KQ (and the rumoured AH, AT, MD) in Skyteam and SA + MS in Star, wouldn't Oneworld be interested in persuading ET into Oneworld?
 
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RE: African Aviation Thread Part 3

Mon Oct 22, 2007 1:10 pm

Quoting Dkny (Reply 85):
Does Eritrean still have the 762 if they do where does it fly?

I think that they fly to Amsterdam, Frankfurt and Rome. I don't know what equipment do they use for Dubai route.

Is Hewa Bora still serving JNB? Do they fly directly?
Whats up with Swazi Express? I've heard that they will lease ATR-42 for flights to JNB. Swazi is on EU blacklist. Is there any explanation for putting them on blacklist? I don't understand why is Swazi on blacklist.
 
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RE: African Aviation Thread Part 3

Mon Oct 22, 2007 1:30 pm

AlexEU

Hewa Borwa fly 3 times a week KINSHASA LUBUMBASHI JOHANNESBURG with a 727 200

Swazi Express now fly a Brasilia JOHANNESBURG MANZINI and their services to MOZAMBIQUE from
Swaziland use a Metroliner

Cheers!
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RE: African Aviation Thread Part 3

Mon Oct 22, 2007 1:35 pm

Quoting AF022 (Reply 92):
What is going on at HRE? I have heard that ET suspended operations there, but

HRE is still on according to the schedules on their website. ET 871 On Tuesday, Thursdays and Sundays on the 737. Only aircraft type changed
 
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RE: African Aviation Thread Part 3

Mon Oct 22, 2007 1:42 pm

  • Air Namibia will replace it's 2 732s with 2 735s leased from Safair; will dispose of it's Fokker 28s
  • Spain and Mauritius have signed a new MoU for a new bilateral.


Quoting AlexEU (Reply 102):
I've heard that they will lease ATR-42 for flights to JNB.

It's already doing double daily flights to JNB.
http://www.skyliner-aviation.de/photos/01zsluc.jpg

Quoting AF022 (Reply 94):
What is going on with Air Tanzania?

New identity:
http://www.devanwells.blogspot.com/
 
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RE: African Aviation Thread Part 3

Mon Oct 22, 2007 1:50 pm

Hi MD90 fan!

The ATR is now replaced by a BRASILIA-loads have not been great

I believe the ZS LUC is now operating PELICAN AIR flights to Mozambique

Cheers!

Tony
 
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RE: African Aviation Thread Part 3

Sat Oct 27, 2007 10:58 am

Quoting ENU (Reply 46):
The new start-up of Brussels Airlines and Hewa Bora will start with two BAe-146 (ex-BA) and a leased B737 this winter.

Is there more news about AirDC? I couldn't find a website. Will Hewa Bora stop to exist?
 
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RE: African Aviation Thread Part 3

Sat Oct 27, 2007 11:38 am

Quoting ENU (Reply 107):
Is there more news about AirDC? I couldn't find a website. Will Hewa Bora stop to exist?

It seems www.airdc.com is registered in Belgium. Reports state that Hewa Bore will continue charter flights and cargo. Operations are to start with 4 BAE-146 (domestic services) and 2 B737-800 for regional services to Kenya, Cameroon, Nigeria and South Africa. The main challenge for SN, Hewa Bora and AirDC is to transform FIH into a slightly more pleasant travelling experience.
 
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RE: African Aviation Thread Part 3

Sun Oct 28, 2007 11:39 am

Corendon is now operating a B737 for Camair, according to Skyliner:

Quote:
Boeing 737 -3Q8 27633 2878 TC-TJB Corendon in svc at DLA 24oct07 for Camair, no extra titl

Is has been quiet with Nacam for awhile since their first B737 was photographed, there website http://www.flynacam.com/ is not yet updated either.
 
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RE: African Aviation Thread Part 3

Sun Oct 28, 2007 2:52 pm

New aircraft for Air Zimbabwe?

Quote:
AIR Zimbabwe which has been in a financial crisis for the past eight years has approached the Commercial Bank of Zimbabwe (CBZ) and Zimbabwe Allied Banking Group (ZABG) for funds to replace its ageing fleet.

Air Zimbabwe board chairman, Mike Bimha, told a parliamentary committee on Transport and Communication this week the company has been having difficulties finding financial partners to renew its fleets.

Source: http://allafrica.com/stories/200710260698.html

What happened to the order of 5 IL-96's?
 
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RE: African Aviation Thread Part 3

Mon Oct 29, 2007 6:35 am

ET and LH in frequent flyer program partnership

http://ethiopianairlines.com/news/report.aspx?nid=185
 
dkny
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RE: African Aviation Thread Part 3

Mon Oct 29, 2007 6:49 am

Quoting AF022 (Reply 92):
What is going on at HRE? I have heard that ET suspended operations there, but

Shedule shows ET in HRE aftet November 15th but the following article shows otherwise.
"Ethiopian Airlines has indicated that it will pull out of the Harare route on November 15. The airline has since informed travel agents not to take bookings for dates beyond November 15."

http://allafrica.com/stories/200710260854.html
 
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RE: African Aviation Thread Part 3

Wed Oct 31, 2007 10:30 pm

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According to posted schedules, Hainan Airlines will begin services from Beijing, China to Luanda, Angola shortly with a weekly flight. The service will be operated on Mondays via Dubai using B763 aircraft.

HU7923 PEK - DXB: 730 - 1230
HU7923 DXB - LAD: 1350 - 1830
HU7924 LAD - DXB: 2030 - 730
HU7924 DXB - PEK: 850 - 2245


TAAG, Angola’s flag carrier, will begin services to Beijing, China on November 23. Flights will be operated on Wednesdays and Fridays using B772 aircraft.

DT690 LAD - PEK: 1700 - 1530
DT691 PEK - LAD: 1830 - 0230

Source: http://www.africanflyer.com/
 
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RE: African Aviation Thread Part 3

Thu Nov 01, 2007 1:43 am

Senegal is taking ownership of V7...from it's current 49% share up to 75%. It apparently lost some 16 million dollars last year which is bad news for such a small carrier.
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ALexeu
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RE: African Aviation Thread Part 3

Thu Nov 01, 2007 11:23 am

On which routes does 1T (One Time) uses DC-9-15?
 
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RE: African Aviation Thread Part 3

Thu Nov 01, 2007 2:37 pm

TAAG also is starting Bangui and N'Djamena.
http://www.devanwells.blogspot.com/
 
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RE: African Aviation Thread Part 3

Thu Nov 01, 2007 4:04 pm

Quoting MD90fan (Reply 116):
TAAG also is starting Bangui and N'Djamena.

Is there a lot of oil traffic between NDJ and LAD? Otherwise I can't imagine there's much of anything.
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ALexeu
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RE: African Aviation Thread Part 3

Thu Nov 01, 2007 4:19 pm

Same for Bangui. I don't understand the need. Dakar or Bissao would be more appropriate, i guess. There were also plans to start Luanda-Maputo.

Why are west african routes full of stops? E.g. Avirex Gabon flies Libreville-Lome-Ouagadogou-Bamako?
Is there some sort of open sky agreement beatween west african countries? e.g. Air Ivoire (abidjan based) flies from Cotonou to Lome, Douala and Libreville. There are a lot more examples.
 
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RE: African Aviation Thread Part 3

Thu Nov 01, 2007 4:22 pm

Quoting AlexEU (Reply 118):
Is there some sort of open sky agreement beatween west african countries?

There was supposed to be (the Yammousoukro agreement) but as you can probably imagine, it went nowhere fast.
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RE: African Aviation Thread Part 3

Thu Nov 01, 2007 6:03 pm

Quoting MaverickM11 (Reply 117):
Is there a lot of oil traffic between NDJ and LAD? Otherwise I can't imagine there's much of anything.

Maybe that and Angolans wanting to work as aid workers in nearby Darfur?

Quoting AlexEU (Reply 118):
Same for Bangui. I don't understand the need. Dakar or Bissao would be more appropriate, i guess. There were also plans to start Luanda-Maputo.

Indeed, Bissau, IIRC is coming soon. TAAG has ambitious plans these days!
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RE: African Aviation Thread Part 3

Thu Nov 01, 2007 7:50 pm

Quoting AlexEU (Reply 118):
Why are west african routes full of stops? E.g. Avirex Gabon flies Libreville-Lome-Ouagadogou-Bamako?

Avirex isn't doing much flying - their DC-9-32 TR-LHG has been parked in OUA for a couple of months.
 
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RE: African Aviation Thread Part 3

Thu Nov 01, 2007 9:06 pm

Quoting MD90fan (Reply 120):
Indeed, Bissau, IIRC is coming soon. TAAG has ambitious plans these days!

They're swimming in oil money and the civil war is done so things are good. Except for the accounting Wink
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RE: African Aviation Thread Part 3

Sat Nov 03, 2007 6:06 am

Quoting MaverickM11 (Reply 122):
They're swimming in oil money and the civil war is done so things are good. Except for the accounting Wink

Tell me about it.

Angola's GDP leaped by 20-25% last year and they have one of the fastest growing economies. As if that isn't enough, in 2011 they'll be producing 2,000,000bbd, on par with Kuwait!

Below is a picture of Luanda's ever-changing skyline:



TAAG is acting crazy again!

New routes before year's-end to Libreville,Malabo,Accra, and.... Cotonou!

Quote:
Angolan Airlines lancera davantage de lignes vers l'Afrique centrale et occidentale

(Les Echos 02/11/2007)

LUANDA -- La compagnie aérienne angolaise Angolan Airlines (TAAG) envisage de lancer davantage de lignes vers des pays d'Afrique centrale et occidentale, a rapporté jeudi l'agence de presse officielle angolaise ANGOP.

Antonio Fernandez, conseiller du conseil des directeurs de la TAAG, cité par ANGOP, a indiqué que l'inauguration mercredi du vol Luanda-Bangui-N'djamena faisait partie du projet d'exploration de cette compagnie nationale.

La TAAG souhaite lancer des vols vers Libreville (Gabon), Malabo (Guinée équatoriale), Cotonou (Bénin) et Accra (Ghana) d'ici la fin de l'année, a fait savoir M. Fernandez.

En Afrique, la compagnie aérienne angolaise gère actuellemnt des lignes vers l'Afrique du Sud, la République du Congo, la République démocratique du Congo, Sao Tomé et Principe, la Namibie, le Zimbabwe, la Zambie et le Cap-Vert.

BTW, new thread coming online soon!
http://www.devanwells.blogspot.com/
 
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RE: African Aviation Thread Part 3

Sat Nov 03, 2007 2:03 pm

Easyjet expansion in North Africa

After taking over BA franchise GB Airways in March, destinations gained are new country Egypt where they will serve Hurghada and Sharm el Sheikh, three new destinations in Morocco i.e Agadir, Fez and Tangiers, a country they already serve.

British Airways mainline will take over Tunis from GB Airways.

[Edited 2007-11-03 07:36:24]
 
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RE: African Aviation Thread Part 3

Sat Nov 03, 2007 5:06 pm

Quoting AlexEU (Reply 115):
On which routes does 1T (One Time) uses DC-9-15?

I heard that this plane flies charter flights and also is in use as a back-up aircraft.
 
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RE: African Aviation Thread Part 3

Mon Nov 05, 2007 3:10 pm

How is aviation doing in Lesotho? I've heard that SA Airlink's 3 times daily flight with Jetstream 41 will be switched to 1 daily EMB-135 and 2 daily J41.

Is Air Zimbabwe still flying Xian MA-60?

Cheers
 
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RE: African Aviation Thread Part 3

Mon Nov 05, 2007 5:24 pm

"Nigeria Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) and Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), are clamouring that both countries should have a single sky for effective and safe Air Traffic Services delivery in the subregion.

This means that the airspace of both should become one entity and be treated as such by pilots who fly airspaces of both countries and those that operate from airports in the two nations."

Source: http://allafrica.com/stories/200711050857.html
 
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RE: African Aviation Thread Part 3

Wed Nov 07, 2007 3:41 pm

Hi,

Quoting 777way (Reply 124):
Easyjet expansion in North Africa

After taking over BA franchise GB Airways in March, destinations gained are new country Egypt where they will serve Hurghada and Sharm el Sheikh, three new destinations in Morocco i.e Agadir, Fez and Tangiers, a country they already serve.

British Airways mainline will take over Tunis from GB Airways.

I also heard rumours that they were going to start a Basle-Mulhouse to Constantine (CZL) flight? Any truth to that?

Cheers,
Imad
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RE: African Aviation Thread Part 3

Wed Nov 07, 2007 3:57 pm

Quoting AlexEU (Reply 126):
Is Air Zimbabwe still flying Xian MA-60?

 yes ...I believe three of them, flying mostly domestic I think.
 
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RE: African Aviation Thread Part 3

Sun Nov 11, 2007 7:27 pm

Quote:
Jet Airways to South Africa

Jet Airways is reportedly planning to start services between Mumbai, India and Johannesburg, South Africa beginning in April 2008 with a 3x per week frequency. The airline is also said to be interested in serving Durban before the end of the same year.

Source: http://www.africanflyer.com/2007/11/11/jet-airways-to-south-africa/

Would they start other destinations soon, such as Lagos?
 
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RE: African Aviation Thread Part 3

Sun Nov 11, 2007 7:33 pm

Quoting AlexEU (Reply 126):
Is Air Zimbabwe still flying Xian MA-60?

Haven't been paying attention to the aircraft types lately, but JNB did get the MA60...
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RE: African Aviation Thread Part 3

Mon Nov 12, 2007 2:36 pm

Quoting AH332 (Reply 128):
Hi,

Quoting 777way (Reply 124):
Easyjet expansion in North Africa

After taking over BA franchise GB Airways in March, destinations gained are new country Egypt where they will serve Hurghada and Sharm el Sheikh, three new destinations in Morocco i.e Agadir, Fez and Tangiers, a country they already serve.

British Airways mainline will take over Tunis from GB Airways.

I also heard rumours that they were going to start a Basle-Mulhouse to Constantine (CZL) flight? Any truth to that?

Cheers,
Imad

No idea, I also forgot to mention that BA will not be serving Morocco anymore with this development.
 
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RE: African Aviation Thread Part 3

Mon Nov 12, 2007 3:32 pm

Quoting Speedbird128 (Reply 131):
Haven't been paying attention to the aircraft types lately, but JNB did get the MA60...

I think they fly JNB- Bulawayo route.
 
777way
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RE: African Aviation Thread Part 3

Mon Nov 12, 2007 5:09 pm

Quoting 777way (Reply 124):
Easyjet expansion in North Africa

After taking over BA franchise GB Airways in March, .... three new destinations in Morocco i.e Agadir, Fez and Tangiers, a country they already serve.

BA mainline might take over LHR-Tangier service which means they will remain in Morocco.
 
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RE: African Aviation Thread Part 3

Mon Nov 12, 2007 5:54 pm

Quoting 777way (Reply 134):

BA mainline might take over LHR-Tangier service which means they will remain in Morocco.

How about CMN?
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RE: African Aviation Thread Part 3

Wed Nov 14, 2007 8:28 am

1TIME has just received rights to fly to Zanzibar.

The carrier will launch two frequencies a week between Johannesburg and Zanzibar early next year.

Glenn Orsmond, the airline's ceo could not say exactly when the flights would be launched as 1Time is still waiting on permit approval from the Tanzanian authorities which it expects to receive within a month.

It's the first African rights for 1Time. Orsmond says it's tough to get rights to fly into Africa. “Those get reserved for SAA so you try and apply as and when routes become available. They need to free the skies.”

Source: http://www.travelhub.co.za/index.asp...=article&userid=2850&article=16595
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RE: African Aviation Thread Part 3

Mon Nov 19, 2007 3:25 pm

Yemenia planning Nairobi and Dakar services.
 
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RE: African Aviation Thread Part 3

Mon Nov 19, 2007 3:36 pm



Quoting 777way (Reply 137):
Yemenia planning Nairobi and Dakar services.

Whats the link between Yemen and Senegal?

Heard an start-up charter airline called ACE is starting soon flights between Ghana And Jamaica, Anyone heard of them? i think its operated by a L1011
Next destinations, Suarabaya, beirut, paris, Accra
 
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RE: African Aviation Thread Part 3

Mon Nov 19, 2007 4:18 pm



Quoting 777way (Reply 137):
Yemenia planning Nairobi and Dakar services.

How are Yemenia's flights to JNB? Are they still flying via Moroni? Why is there a need for Yemenia serving JNB?
 
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RE: African Aviation Thread Part 3

Mon Nov 19, 2007 4:35 pm

Yemenia seems to have big growth plans from what I have seen, but I don't really get it. Who flies them? Where are they going? Do they capture any 6th-freedom traffic at all?
 
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RE: African Aviation Thread Part 3

Tue Nov 20, 2007 4:04 pm

Lock this thread part 4 already active African Aviation Thread Part 4 (by MD90fan Nov 14 2007 in Civil Aviation)

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