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South Africa Reopens to International Passengers — With Restrictions

South Africa has reopened its borders to international leisure passengers for the first time since March when the COVID-19 pandemic fully impacted worldwide aviation. A Lufthansa 747 from Frankfurt was the first aircraft to land at Johannesburg’s O.R. Tambo International airport (JNB) on Thursday morning. Though foreign aircraft carrying out repatriation flights of citizens and residents have landed in South Africa since the March lockdown, LH572 was the first commercially scheduled international service to land in the country in nearly…

Royal Air Maroc Considers More Layoffs Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

After Royal Air Maroc's first wave of layoffs that targeted 140 employees – including 65 pilots – the airline seems set to announce a "second wave" of employees layoffs. Royal Air Maroc's first round of layoffs was proposed on the basis of projections expecting the resumption of flights in July.…

Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 Takes Off

Microsoft released its long-anticipated Flight Simulator 2020 for download this week to overwhelmingly positive reviews from aviation enthusiasts and gamers alike. A total redesign — not an upgrade to the previous release — the simulation program is advertised as the “next generation of Flight Simulator,” and is receiving rave reviews…

The Story of Webjet, Brazil’s Last Low Cost/Low Fare Carrier…

Editor’s Note: This is the first article in a three-part series on Webjet. Part one was published July 20, and part two was published July 21. 2009-2011: With Massive Growth, Webjet Has Its Golden Era In January 2009, Webjet appointed Wagner Ferreira as its CEO, replacing Paulo Enrique Coco. Ferreira…

The Story of Webjet, Brazil’s Last Low Cost/Low Fare Carrier…

Editor’s Note: This is the second article in a three-part series on Webjet. Part one was published July 20, and part three will be published on July 22. 2006-2007: Humble Investments, Small Growth Webjet remained grounded, with no perspectives for the future, but not for too long. On January 18,…

The Story of Webjet, Brazil’s Last Low Cost/Low Fare Carrier…

Editor's Note: This is the first article in a three-part series on Webjet. Part two will be published July 21, and part three will follow on July 22. The first decade of the new century brought to Brazil stable economic growth that, for years, was unseen. With millions of people…

Ethiopian Takes to the Skies Again, Profits During the Pandemic

Africa’s largest airline has been working around the clock during the pandemic, becoming the go-to airline for essential travel, repatriation flights and the airlift of medical and personal protective equipment (PPE) and as travel restrictions slowly ease out across the globe, Ethiopian is pleased to welcome back air travel with…

Turkish Carriers Resume Flights After Near Three Month Travel Ban

Turkey restarted domestic air transport earlier this month with flights to Ankara marking its first wave of the ‘new normal’ phase after an almost three-month ban on air travel brought about by the coronavirus pandemic. International air travel is also gradually picking up with the country’s national airline., Turkish Airlines…

Qatar Airways Plans to Reduce Fleet by 25 Percent

Air travel has been greatly impacted by the coronavirus pandemic and aircraft are gradually becoming airborne again after months of hiatus and uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 crisis. Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker may share the same idea but he is a little skeptical that air travel will take…

Ethiopian Banking on Cargo Operations and Business Ventures as its…

Cargo business now seems to be the new normal for airlines trying to navigate this COVID-19 pandemic now that there is reduced passenger demand, with Ethiopian Airlines now seemingly headed in the same direction to ensure its survival having lost $550 million between January and April. The airline CEO Tewolde…