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TAP Air Portugal Expanding Route Network in Europe, Africa

More than one year after the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted the global aviation industry, many airlines are finally on a path to recovery. In particular, Lisbon-based TAP Air Portugal has announced plans to gradually restore its network to pre-pandemic levels. The carrier will increase its flight schedule to nearly 900 flights per week by August, including eight new routes to Europe and Africa. TAP Restores International Route Network Since the start of the pandemic, TAP has adjusted its flight operations in…

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…

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…

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…

Rwandair Applies for New York Flights

RwandAir, Rwanda's national carrier, is seeking authority to fly to New York's John F Kennedy International Airport (JFK) via Accra, Ghana. The airline is seeking fifth Freedom Traffic Rights to use Accra as a stoping point from Kigali. If approved, the airline would use its Airbus A330s on the route.…

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…

Lessons For Africa and Initiatives to Link Countries to Regional…

2020 changed everything, raising questions of whether things ever return to normal or if will there be a whole new normal. The COVID-19 pandemic and the ensuing global shutdown has crippled economies, closed businesses and brought emotional devastation to millions. But aviation is an important engine to our world and…

IATA: Improved Air Cargo Demand In Africa Despite Global Drop

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released September data for global air freight markets showing that air cargo demand, while strengthening, remains depressed compared to 2019 levels. However, African airlines saw demand increase by 9.7% year-over-year in September. African airlines led the international CTK growth chart for another month, recording…