Aviation

May 20, 2017

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Tunisia’s Nouvelair launches direct flight Algiers-Djerba

Tunisia’s first private airline “Nouvelair”, which last year launched a flight between Algiers and Tunis, and announced a new direct line between Algiers- Djerba, leconews.com reported on Friday.

This new line is a charter flight between the two cities. “the duration of the flight will be 1h20mn”, representative of the Tunisian airline told leconews on the sidelines of the international tourism fair (SITEV).

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May 18, 2017

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Ethiopian Airlines: The rallying point for Africa

“The achievements of Ethiopian Airlines since its formation in December, 1945, are a source of pride to Ethiopians as well as to many other Africans. The airline has a modern fleet, an extensive route network, a reasonably strong balance sheet, aircraft maintenance and aviation training expertise, very dedicated staff and a priceless reputation for efficiency.

“Ethiopian Airlines also makes money. In fact, it is currently more profitable"...

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May 14, 2017

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Intra – African connectivity: Fly Mid Africa launches new flights

The Gambia’s new national carrier, Fly Mid Africa, will commence flight services from Banjul, the Gambian capital with onward connections to Dakar in Senegal, Freetown in Sierra Leone, Accra in Ghana and of course Lagos, Nigeria.

This is sequel to the appointment of Nigeria’s fastest growing aviation and travels conglomerate, Peacock Aviation Services, as its General Sales Agent in Nigeria.

Consequently,"...

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May 3, 2017

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IFC leases its first foreign-built aircraft

Moscow-based lessor Ilyushin Finance Co. (IFC) has leased two Bombardier Q400 regional turboprops to Kenyan low-cost carrier (LCC) Jambojet, a subsidiary of Kenya Airways. This is the Russian company’s first contract involving Western-built aircraft.

The deal was struck shortly after IFC firmed up one of its five Q400 options and added it to its single firm order for the type, Bombardier reports.

“The"...

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April 29, 2017

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Air Seychelles Records 12.4% Passenger Increase in Q1 2017

The national airline of the Republic of Seychelles carried 143, 761 passengers in the first quarter of 2017, a 12.4 per cent increase from 12, 923 passengers during the same period last year.

This was partly attributed to its domestic operations with passenger volumes rising 13.7 per cent year-on-year. In March 2017, over twenty thousand passengers travelled on the carrier’s domestic routes.

Internationally,"...

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April 27, 2017

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Mozambique Seeks Foreign, Local Investments in Aviation Sector

The Mozambique Civil Aviation Authority, the aviation regulatory body,has launched a public tender for the allocation of domestic, regional and intercontinental routes, and asked interested Mozambican and foreign companies to apply for them.

This follows strong criticism of LAM (Mozambique Airlines) by many of its customers over flight delays and cancellations – criticism that was supported by President Filipe Nyusi, when he visited LAM on"...

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April 25, 2017

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Dassault Forms Venture To Fly JAL Pax in Europe, Africa

Dassault Aviation’s Dassault Falcon Service (DFS) subsidiary is launching a service with Japan Airlines (JAL) that will connect passengers who fly from Tokyo to Paris to other destinations throughout Europe and Africa. To begin on May 1, the JAL Falcon Business Jet Service will provide ground transport between the JAL terminal at Charles de Gaulle Airport and the DFS fixed-base operation at Paris Le Bourget.

The service will use a fleet of"...

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