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RwandAir Looking to Commence Cargo Flights Amid COVID-19 Scare

With regards to low passenger demand for air travel, RwandAir may soon opt for air-freight services to navigate the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic at a time when airlines are seeking new and creative ways to remain operational in the face of the pandemic. This is according to multiple reports in Kigali that suggests that Rwanda's flag carrier looks set to re-launch cargo services in the coming days with speculations on passenger planes being converted to cargo jets. Confirming the widely speculated…

Qatar Airways Increases Stake in IAG to Over 25 Percent

Qatar Airways has increased its stake in International Airlines Group (IAG) from 21.4 percent to 25.1 percent with a $600m buy-up. The move comes a little over a week after Air Italy which Qatar Airways had a 49 percent stake in ceased operations. In announcing the increased shareholding Qatar Airways…

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…

Long-Haul Flights Boost London Gatwick’s Passenger Numbers in Busiest Ever…

London's Gatwick Airport had its busiest September on record this year, with passenger numbers reaching 4.5 million. The airport, which was ranked as the U.K.'s second busiest airport by passenger numbers, said in a press release that their North Atlantic routes saw high growth rates at an overall 20.5 percent,…