Uganda Airlines Faces Network Challenges

COVID-19 has drastically decreased airline traffic across all routes, raising questions as to whether the current crisis will lead to structural changes within the industry. On the network side, this includes a debate about when and if traffic will return to normal. Uganda Airlines — like other carriers —will have…

Emirates Suspends Flights To Nigeria Amid Slot Dispute

Last Friday, Emirates announced the suspension of flight operations between Nigeria and Dubai amid an intensifying slot allocation row between the Nigerian Ministry of Aviation and the United Arab Emirates' General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), just a week after the country's largest airline announced its flight resumption to Abuja, Nigeria…

Emirates Marks Return to Algeria

Just a year ago, the aviation industry was struggling through the wrath of the Covid-19 pandemic with airlines hardly able to publish schedules with most borders around the globe closed. The flight routes that were once so regular became paused and it began to feel like a struggle just to…

Emirates A380s Are Returning To Sydney

Ever since the news came about of Australia's borders being re-opened to international travelers from November onwards, several airlines – such as Hawaiian Airlines and Singapore Airlines, as well as national carrier Qantas – have made scheduled changes in their network for flight service resumptions in and out of Australia.…

Emirates Plans A380 Service to Johannesburg from 31 October as…

During the heart of the pandemic, the world’s largest passenger transport aircraft, Airbus A380, was strongly criticized for inefficiency during the air crisis, leading to most operators retiring the type. However, that was then as better days begin to appear on the horizon of the giant of two floors. The…

Emirates to Receive Last A380s in November As Production Ends

Dubai-based Emirates announced on Wednesday its intention to receive the final three of its Airbus A380s in November of this year, putting an end to Airbus's 14-year run building the iconic double-decker aircraft. The three aircraft were originally planned to be delivered to the carrier by June 2022. However the…

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…

Emirates Halts Flights to Kabul Amid Chaos in Afghanistan

Emirates has suspended all operations to Afghanistan's capital, Kabul, until further notice. Emirates, which operates daily flights to Kabul, said that it is closely monitoring the situation in Afghanistan to ensure the safe operation of its services. "The safety of our customers and crew is of paramount importance and will…

Air Seychelles Resumes Flights to Johannesburg and Maldives, Plans Dubai…

Air Seychelles resumed direct services from Johannesburg to the Seychelles and Maldives beginning June 5. The new services will be operating on Wednesdays and Saturdays from the South African city's O.R. Tambo International Airport to Seychelles and will also include an overnight service on Saturday nights to provide more flexibility…