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Zambian Airways Looks to Relaunch Despite Backlash

The relaunch of Zambian Airways may not be a new story surfacing since it last went under receivership more than two decades ago. In 2018 plans were underway for the revival of the southern African carrier by Ethiopian Airlines looking set to acquire 45 percent with an initial investment capital of $30 million for the revamped airline while the Zambian government retaining 55 percent. Towards the end of 2019, Zambian vice president Inonge Wina admitted that plans were underway and…

COVID-19 Continues to Alter Growth for African Airlines

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has reported a gloomy-looking revenue loss of approximately $113 billion caused by the spreading virus that has so far affected air travel in more than 80 countries. Airlines directly associated with China are expected to record a combined $29.3 billion in lost revenue, 21…

Opinion: Think Before Reclining

The aviation world has been sharply divided yet again. It’s not unusual for this to happen in the community, we argue about a lot of things such as the merits of tomato juice on flights to the impact of the industry to climate change. This time, however, the issue has…

Qatar Airways Eyeing Stake in RwandAir

Two months after taking a 60 percent stake in the newly constructed Kigali's Bugesera International Airport in Rwanda, an airport that will accommodate 10 million passengers yearly, Qatar Airways is now negotiating for a 49 percent stake in RwandAir. This news was first announced by Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al-Baker…

Bahamasair Boeing 737-500s Unable to Fly into U.S. Airspace

For the past ten years, pilots and airlines in the United States have had a deadline. As part of the FAA’s NextGen plan for air traffic control, aircraft flying in certain airspace in the United States are required to have ADS-B technology onboard. The deadline for the aircraft to be…

Opinion: I’ll Still Fly the MAX, But It Was Time…

To put it plainly, this year has been one to forget for Boeing. It wasn't even nine months ago that Ethiopian Airways flight 302 from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to Nairobi, Kenya tragically fell out of the sky, killing all 157 aboard in what has seemed to become the beginning of…

SunExpress Places Boeing 737 MAX Order, Boosts Confidence in Struggling…

Boeing received a sign of hope for its struggling Boeing 737 MAX program as Turkey’s SunExpress has announced an order for 10 of the currently-grounded aircraft. The order was announced at the ongoing 2019 Dubai Airshow and is worth approximately $1 billion. The 10 aircraft are in addition to the…

Tokyo’s Narita Airport Suggests Third Runway Addition and New Development

Tokyo’s Narita Airport has made another step closer to expansion; the airport proposed to build a third runway next year and the government is expected to hold a public hearing in December. Narita Airport is the second busiest airport in the country which handled 42 million passengers last year, it…

Milan Linate Airport Reopens After Maintenance Shutdown

At 6:02 p.m. on Satuday, Alitalia flight AZ2092 from Rome landed at Milan Linate Airport. It was the first flight to land at Milan’s city airport after a three-month closure to allow the resurfacing of the runway and some upgrade works to the terminal building and the baggage handling system.…

Opinion: Chinese Crackdown on Cathay Pacific Sets Bad Precedent

On Aug. 14, 2019, the aviation world was stunned by Cathay Pacific CEO Rupert Hogg's decision to step down amid protests in Hong Kong. Though not officially confirmed, it is apparent that the resignation was Beijing’s response to news that Cathay Pacific employees were participating in protests. Hogg, the person…