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A Kenya Airways 787 retracts its gear after rotation. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | William Derrickson)

Kenya Airways Leases Embraer Aircraft to Congo Airways, Leverages On New Partnership

Kenya Airways and Congo Airways entered into an aircraft leasing agreement that saw Congo Airways begin wet-leasing two Embraer E190 from Kenya Airways on September 15, 2021, actualizing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Kenya Airways and Congo Airways originally signed on April 2021 in Kinshasa, Congo which was witnessed by Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta and DRC's President Felix Tshisekedi. According to CH-Aviation, 5Y-FFM and 5Y-FFL, both Embraer E190 aircraft, were ferried from Nairobi to Kinshasa on September 15 and…

Delta Returns to Johannesburg with Airbus A350

After more than a year since suspending operations to South Africa, Delta Air Lines is relaunching flights from Atlanta to Johanessburg on August 2. The carrier has served the country since December 2006 and is excited to continue its 15-year history, connecting Johannesburg with over 150 destinations across the United…

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…

Emirates Expands South African Presence With New Interline Agreement With…

Johannesburg-based Airlink and Dubai-based Emirates have formed a new interline agreement that will connect passengers from the United Arab Emirates' capital to over 45 destinations in South Africa and neighboring countries. The new agreement comes after Airlink, a South African regional airline, cut its partnership with South African Airways in…

Virgin Atlantic Expands A350 Routes for Summer, Doubles Down in…

In preparation for the busy 2020 summer travel season, Virgin Atlantic has announced four new routes for its newest flagship aircraft, the Airbus A350-1000 XWB. Having started service with the airline on the London-New York JFK route, next year will see the aircraft expand to San Francisco, Los Angeles, Johannesburg…

Cathay Pacific Adds Second South African Destination

Starting November 2018, Cathay Pacific will launch seasonal non-stop service to Cape Town, South Africa (CPT) from Hong Kong. The new flight will be flown by Cathay Pacific's new Airbus A350-1000 three times a week, and will be the first non-stop flight between Cape Town and Asia in over six…