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A South African A340 on approach. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Fabian Behr)

SAA Subsidiary Mango Airlines to Cease Operations May 1

The COVID-19 pandemic will be claiming another airline with South Africa's Mango Airlines, beset by financial woes, on the brink of collapse effective May 1, until such a time the airline receives funding from the government. The airline's CEO, William Ndlovu, informed his staff in an internal memo dated April 22 that the government had been asked to support decisions by both Mango’s Board and the interim Board of parent company South African Airways to put the beleaguered airline into…

Kenya Airways, Congo Airways Enter Strategic Partnership

Kenya Airways and Congo Airways on Thursday announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding that would strengthen commercial ties between the two airlines, mainly aimed at boosting passenger and cargo businesses between their respective markets and international networks. “The cooperation between Kenya Airways and Congo Airways will cover technical…

Kenya Airways Prepares Pharma Cargo Facility For Fight Against COVID-19

Kenya Airways (KQ), through its cargo arm KQ Cargo, has unveiled its ultra-modern pharma facility at its main hub in Nairobi's Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA). The Kenya Cargo team is preparing for this critical logistical role in transporting the coronavirus vaccine once approved with the facility having the capabilities…

Pandemic Continues to Fuel More Pressure on African Airlines

The global aviation industry remains to be the worst-hit industry with the unprecedented pandemic continuing to bite out the world's biggest economies which the industry plays an integral role. COVID-19 has hit African airlines with the African Airlines Association (AFRAA) calling for collaborative efforts and the stakeholders developing an "all-inclusive…