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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 capacity building, commercial cooperation and human resource training. Part of this will cover cost-effective aircraft maintenance and technical expertise, particularly on the Embraer E-Jet fleet training in engineering, flight deck…

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…

Astral Aviation, SpiceXpress Announce Interline Agreement

The pandemic has revealed shortcomings in global supply chains and forced businesses to make logistical solutions a greater and a more strategic investment. With this, Astral Aviation Limited and SpiceXpress - the air cargo arm of Spicejet - have signed a pioneering interline cargo agreement connecting the networks of the…

Lufthansa Group Expands Reach in Southern Africa via Interline Agreement…

The Lufthansa Group has announced that two of its subsidiaries,  Lufthansa, and Swiss Air Lines, have signed an interline agreement with South African privately-owned regional carrier Airlink in a bid to increase both airline's presence in the South African region. The interline agreement will widen both airlines reach into southern…

Kenya Airways Temporarily Cuts Netherlands, France Flights Until March

In a statement announced in Nairobi, Kenya Airways revealed a short term suspension of services that will affect flights to France  and the Netherlands through the month of February. The airline flies to Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport and Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. “The temporary suspension is due to the new…

Air Senegal Adds European Destinations, Reduces African Network

Beginning March 28, Senegal's flag carrier, Air Senegal, will commence flights from Dakar to Lyon operating three times weekly using the Airbus A321. The airline's point-to-point demand in this route totaled 40,000 in 2019. Outbound flights to Lyon will be operated with a stopover in Marseille. The flight will complete…

Air Zimbabwe to Acquire ERJ145, Expand Route Network

After a tough and tumultuous year due that saw the COVID-19 pandemic ground operations globally from the end of first quarter 2020, Air Zimbabwe is looking to rebuild its operations, with the airline stating its focus will be on fleet augmentation, route expansion and service completion coming into the new…

Uganda Airlines Takes Delivery of its First Airbus A330-800neo

With the familiarity of big global airlines putting orders and taking deliveries, some exciting news comes from one of Africa's newest carriers. Uganda Airlines, the national carrier of Uganda, has taken delivery of its first of the two Airbus A330neos ordered by the airline. The new version of the best-selling…

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…