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An Ethiopian Boeing 777 rotates out of Washington Dulles. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | William Derrickson)

Ethiopian Airlines Renews SabreSonic Agreement With Minimum Commitment of $110 Million.

Ethiopian Airlines and Southlake, Texas-based Sabre Corporation, announced they have renewed their long-standing strategic partnership in passenger management systems for yet another seven-year with a minimum commitment of $110 million. Under the renewed agreement, Ethiopian airlines will continue to use Sabre's passenger service system – SabreSonic – enabling it to automate sales and service, and helping it to maximize revenue opportunities and create efficient airport experiences for travellers. Sabre's Intelligence Exchange will also help enhance the airline's passenger experience by…

Air Arabia Inaugurates Direct Flights to Uganda, Posts Profitable 1H21

Air Arabia, the Middle East and North Africa's first and largest low-cost operator, successfully launched commercial operations to Entebbe, Uganda's capital from Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, on Oct. 10. The five-hour, 20-minute flight landed at Entebbe International Airport on Sunday at 1:35 p.m. and was welcomed with the traditional water…

EgyptAir Replaces Air Sinai on Flights to Tel Aviv After…

The first-ever Egyptair commercial flight to Israel landed at Ben-Gurion Airport on Sunday, Oct. 3. The Egyptian national carrier will now run four weekly round-trip commercial flights between Tel Aviv and Cairo. The flight covers a distance of just 245 miles in each direction, and is blocked at 80-85 minutes…

South African Airways, Kenya Airways Seize Partnership Opportunity

Rhetoric on the need for cooperation between airlines in Africa has never been in short supply, but action has been less forthcoming. In the current aviation landscape, filled by the emergence of new markets, South African Airways and Kenya Airways are looking to redouble their efforts to remain competitive. The…

Ethiopian Receives New Dash 8-400

Ethiopian Airlines has signed an eight-year operating lease agreement with specialist regional aircraft lessor TrueNoord for a De Havilland Canada Dash 8-400 (MSN 4621). This is TrueNoord's first lease program in Africa and, according to the lessor, funding for the aircraft was provided by TrueNoord’s revolving warehouse facility, underwritten by…

Kenya Airways Leases Embraer Aircraft to Congo Airways, Leverages On…

Kenya Airways and Congo Airways entered into an aircraft leasing agreement that saw Congo Airways begin wet-leasing two Embraer E190 from Kenya Airways on September 15, 2021, actualizing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Kenya Airways and Congo Airways originally signed on April 2021 in Kinshasa, Congo which was witnessed…

Ethiopian Airlines Takes Delivery of 32nd Dash 8-400

De Havilland Aircraft of Canada on Saturday announced the delivery of another Dash 8-400 aircraft to Ethiopian Airlines, with the airline reaching a milestone of 32 Dash 8-400 aircraft in its fleet. Ethiopian added its first Dash 8-400 aircraft into its fleet in March 2010. The recent delivery highlights the…

Emirates Plans A380 Service to Johannesburg from 31 October as…

During the heart of the pandemic, the world’s largest passenger transport aircraft, Airbus A380, was strongly criticized for inefficiency during the air crisis, leading to most operators retiring the type. However, that was then as better days begin to appear on the horizon of the giant of two floors. The…

Air Senegal Launches US Flights to JFK, BWI

Air Senegal on Thursday launched its much anticipated U.S. service with a one-stop service between Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport and Dakar’s Blaise Diagne International Airport. The new route operates via New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport. The new service to Baltimore comes as a last-minute switch, as Senegal’s…

South African Airways, Comair to Restart Ops in September

Having grounded most of its international fleet after being placed into administration in December 2019 with the onset of the pandemic only adding salt to injury, South African Airways is now eyeing return to the skies. South Africa's flag carrier plans to restart flights to several destinations in Africa starting…