Kenya Airways Offered $217 Million Debt Reprieve as it Eyes…

Kenya has offered its national carrier Kenya Airways (KQ) a KES25 billion shillings ($217 million) lifeline on unpaid interest, which will help it survive and sustain operations during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. The airline discloses in its latest annual report for the period to December 2021 that it failed…

Air India Prohibited from Transporting Dangerous Goods to Delhi for…

Air India failed a recent safety audit at Delhi Airport, prompting the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), Indian aviation's regulatory body, to make the decision to prohibit the airline from transporting any goods deemed "dangerous" to the city for 15 days. The airline failed to pass an audit measuring…

Interview: Oneworld CEO on Pandemic Response and Environmental Sustainability

The Oneworld alliance currently has fourteen member airlines serving a network of over 1000 destinations in more than 170 territories. Following an event in Nigeria to celebrate Royal Air Maroc’s second anniversary of membership in the alliance, Airline Geeks asked Oneworld chief executive officer Rob Gurney for comments on the response…

President Biden Renews Sustainable Aviation Fuel Tax Credits

On Tuesday, U.S. President Joe Biden made remarks supporting a renewed push for tax credits for Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF), which is an integral piece for reducing carbon emissions from air travel — an industry known for its high CO2 output.  The tax credits were first introduced last year as…

IATA Reports Strong Rebound in Global Travel for February 2022

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) reported a strong rebound in air travel in February as the impact of the Omicron variant of Covid diminishes. However, IATA Director General Willie Walsh noted “unacceptably long lines” at airports ahead of a surge in Easter travel and warned of “a huge increase…

Ryanair Posts Record High Passenger Numbers for March

Ryanair has posted positive gains in traffic figures for the month of March with the airline recording 11.2 million passengers carried. This is the highest number of passengers the airline has ever carried in March with the previous high being in 2019 when the Irish airline registered 10.9 million passengers.…

Emirates SkyCargo Transports Over 1 Billion COVID-19 Vaccines

News of Covid-19 vaccines available for distribution around the world buoyed industry practitioners both above and below deck with cargo carriers with climate-controlled facilities suddenly having a business opportunity in the worldwide distribution of billions of doses of vaccines. Among the carriers that benefited immensely from the supply chain of…

Emirates, Qatar Airways Push for New Nigerian National Carrier As…

Nigeria's much anticipated Nigeria Air will finally launch in 2023, according to the West African country's Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (ICRC). The office of the country's president officially agreed to the extended deadline, according to ICRC Director General Michael Ohiani. “I want to assure the Nigerian public that we are…

Royal Air Maroc Celebrates 2 Years of Oneworld Membership

Royal Air Maroc officially joined the Oneworld global strategic alliance on 1 April 2020 but celebrations at the time were muted due to the Covid-19 pandemic. As Morocco’s flagship carrier marks two years of membership today the airline has recently held events to promote the second anniversary of the North…