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Eurowings Discover Inaugurates its First Long-Haul Service with flights to East Africa

Lufthansa Group's newest airline, Eurowings Discover, yesterday made its first commercial long-haul flight, inaugurating its flights to Mombasa's Moi International Airport and then onwards to Zanzibar, Tanzania. After obtaining its Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC) by the German Federal Aviation Authority on June 16, Eurowings will be commencing flight operations under the airline’s own flight code “4Y”. The airline is the only European airline currently offering scheduled direct flights to Moi Intl. Airport and is taking advantage of the demand for…

SWISS Shifts Focus To Leisure Travel, Sustainability

Swiss International Airlines is reshaping its once-sprawling global network to focus more on vacation destinations as leisure travelers become more important post-pandemic. The airline is set to fly to the Egyptian resort of Sharm el-Sheikh as part of its ongoing transition towards a leisure focus, launching weekly services connecting Geneva…

Kenya Airways’ Fahari Innovation Hub Launches

The pioneering Startup and innovation hub from Kenya Airways, Fahari Innovation Hub, launched on July 8, seeking to bring together entrepreneurs and innovators to share their  insights and visions for sustainability, engineering and customer experience objectives to accelerate impactful solutions to some of the aviation industry’s business challenges. The hub…

AFRAA: African International Traffic Up 72.7% in June Compared to…

Even with the disastrous 2020, the havoc caused by the pandemic is still far from over with the COVID-19 new strain, Delta variant spreading at an alarming rate. African Airlines Association (AFRAA) yesterday released it's June 2021 indicating that Africa currently accounts for a worrying number of new infections since…

Air Cairo Takes Delivery of its First A320neo

Air Cairo has taken delivery of the first of two A320-200neos, with the second aircraft expected in early August. These aircraft will expand the Egyptian low-cost carrier while complementing its current fleet of seven A320s. “Adding these aircraft to our all-A320 fleet will provide Air Cairo with much-needed capacity to…

Delta, Kenya Airways Ink U.S., Africa Codeshare Agreement

Delta Air Lines and Kenya Airways have inked a codeshare agreement that will enable both airlines to serve an extensive network while offering travel to a total of 39 cities across Africa, the U.S. and Canada. With the new enhanced agreement, Delta customers flying nonstop on the airline’s services from…

Qatar Airways Ramps Up Operations in Africa

Qatar Airways is expanding its African reach, launching new routes to Zambia and Zimbabwe to its growing route network beginning August 6. The new service to Lusaka, Zambia and onwards to Harare, Zimbabwe is scheduled to be operated with a Boeing 787 Dreamliner and will connect passengers in Zambia and…

South African Airways Lands New Majority Equity Investment from Takatso…

The process of revamping South Africa’s national carrier South African Airways is beginning to take shape with the announcement of a new strategic equity partner during an online media briefing held June 11 by the Minister of Public Enterprises Pravin Gordhan. Gordhan named the Takatso Consortium as the preferred new…

Air Seychelles Resumes Flights to Johannesburg and Maldives, Plans Dubai…

Air Seychelles resumed direct services from Johannesburg to the Seychelles and Maldives beginning June 5. The new services will be operating on Wednesdays and Saturdays from the South African city's O.R. Tambo International Airport to Seychelles and will also include an overnight service on Saturday nights to provide more flexibility…

KLM Announces Six New Intercontinental Services

KLM has announced a significant expansion of its winter intercontinental schedule, introducing six new routes commencing between Oct. 31 and March 26, 2022. The new services are in line with KLM’s strategy of expanding its network to where recovery will be fast and will offer customers the broadest possible choice…