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British Airways Forms New Codeshare With Kenya Airways

Connectivity is considered to be the very heart of an airline's success because what more could passengers ask for besides convenient and seamless connections to wherever they wish to go. Whilst it might currently seem impossible for any airline to fly to every available destination from its hub, but connections can still be made through codeshare agreements with various airlines. British Airways recently announced a brand new codeshare with Kenya Airways. In the new codeshare, the Oneworld carrier plans to…

Air Canada Announces Atlantic and South American Network Expansion

Air Canada has announced their Summer 2022 schedule in a further sign of positive growth and confidence as the airline industry recovers from the impacts of the pandemic. The airline’s plans for Europe, Africa, and The Middle East include year-round and seasonal services. Barcelona, Venice, Nice, Manchester, Edinburgh, and Reykjavik…

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…

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…

Direct Maintenance Secures MRO Deal with China Southern Airlines in…

With over five years since signing their first partnership deal together, Direct Maintenance and China Southern Airlines said they have extended their cooperation to areas of Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO). The agreement allows Direct Maintenance to take over full technical handling of the operator’s fleet line maintenance services in…

Emirates Expands Partnership with Airlink, Increases Southern African Presence

Emirates and Airlink have announced the expansion of their existing partnership into a unilateral codeshare agreement that will allow travelers to and from South Africa convenient access to more than 40 domestic and regional destinations across 12 African countries. Adnan Kazim, Chief Commercial Officer of Emirates Airline said, “The expansion…

Qatar Airways Enhances Africa Presence With Two New Destinations

Qatar Airways is continuing to press its commitment to serving the African market as it announced on Sunday the launch of flights to two new destinations via a flight from its superhub in Doha to Lusaka, Zambia and onwards to neighbouring Harare, Zimbabwe. The airline has significantly grown its Africa…

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…

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…