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French Lawmakers Ban Short Domestic Flights

French lawmakers from the lower chamber of Parliament voted on Saturday, April 10 to ban domestic flight operations in France where a train would complete the trip in two-and-a-half hours or less, with a goal of diverting short-haul domestic air traveling to more energy-efficient train services. While climate policies remain to be controversial, the new measure is part of a broader climate bill that aims to cut French carbon emissions by 40% in 2030 from 1990 levels, all at a…

Ethiopian Posts Leading Punctuality Record for 2021

Against a backdrop of the coronavirus health crisis and the downward trend in the aviation industry that has seen a significant drop in air business volume, Africa's largest airline by size, Ethiopian Airlines has today announced it achieved a punctuality of 91% On-Time Performance of all global flight departures for…

Ethiopian Airlines Takes First Converted B737-800SF

On March 25, aviation leasing and sales firm GA Telesis, LLC announced the delivery of the first 737-800SF (line number MSN 32903) passenger-to-freighter (P2F) conversion to Ethiopian Airlines. The aircraft was delivered from an Aeronautical Engineers Inc. (AEI) authorized Conversion Center, Commercial Jet in Miami. The second 737-800 (MSN 28826)…

Kenya Airways Reports a Substantial Loss for 2020 Owing to…

The Coronavirus pandemic and the resulting global entry restrictions have led to an unprecedented slump in demand for air travel and massive revenue declines. Kenya Airways (KQ) has announced it recorded an unprecedented loss of Ksh36.57 billion (USD329 million) in 2020, a staggering $1 Million loss per day and the…

TAAG Angola Airlines Resumes Flights to Lisbon, Sao Paulo, Johannesburg

TAAG Angola Airlines has announced the resumption of three internationals flights, including services to Lisbon, which started on March 17; São Paulo, which began on March 19 and Johannesburg, which relaunched on March 20. The airline continues to offer its services with adherence to the new guidelines on measures to…

Air Canada Commits to Net-Zero Carbon Emissions by 2050

Even as the ongoing pandemic and climate change have spurred ongoing the environmental, ethical, social and economical discussions and affected lives of the most fragile people across the globe, Air Canada announced its long-term commitment to advancing climate sustainability throughout its business by adopting an ambitious climate target to realize…

AFRAA and Ethiopian Airlines Agree on Aviation Academy and Training…

Africa Airlines Association (AFRAA), the Nairobi-headquartered trade association for airlines from the member states of the African Union (AU), envisioning a sustainable, interconnected and affordable Air Transport industry in Africa, today announced an industry-first Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Ethiopian Airlines on training that will facilitate a framework of collaboration…

Kenya Airways Restarts Direct Flights to France

Kenya Airways has announced plans to resume direct flights from Nairobi's Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to Paris' Charles De Gaulle Airport, with the flights set to restart March 17. Flights will start with one weekly flight with frequency subject to change based on changing demand on the route. This announcement…

RwandAir Becomes the First African Airline To Trial IATA Travel…

RwandAir becomes the first African airline to trial the IATA Travel Pass to ensure safe and seamless International connectivity, beginning a three-week trial plan in April for customers traveling between Kigali, Rwanda and Nairobi, Kenya. IATA Travel Pass is a digital application with the sole purpose to help passengers verify…

Air Côte d’Ivoire Takes Delivery of Its First Airbus A320neo

Air Cote d' Ivore has accepted the delivery of its first Airbus A320neo, becoming the first operator of the type in the West African region. The airliner joins an existing fleet of 6 Airbus aircraft at Air Cote d' Ivore. With improved levels of efficiency, this new aircraft will be…