Africa: Air India and Air Seychelles Sign New Codeshare Partnership

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Air India and Air Seychelles are now offering travelers enhanced connections on their respective networks following the signing of a codeshare agreement. Under this new codeshare agreement, Air India will place its “AI” code on Air Seychelles regional services between Mumbai to the Seychelles and Johannesburg. In turn, Air Seychelles will place its “HM” code on Air India domestic services […]

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Africa: Air Cote d’Ivoire to raise $111.5m in 2018 for new aircraft

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Ivory Coast’s national airline Air Cote d’Ivoire aims to raise $111.5 million in the second half of the year to finalise its aircraft acquisition programme, the company’s chief executive told Reuters on Tuesday. The company is seeking a bank to coordinate with the African Development Bank to co-arrange and structure the debt that will go towards acquiring five new Airbus […]

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Africa: Air Seychelles announces appointment of Remco Althuis as interim CEO

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Air Seychelles, the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles, today announced the appointment of Remco Althuis as its Interim Chief Executive Officer, succeeding Roy Kinnear. Mr Althuis joins the carrier from Etihad Airways, where he held the position of Regional General Manager Europe, with responsibility for the airline’s commercial activities in 17 European markets. He has also held senior […]

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Aviation: Air Senegal becomes 1st African buyer of A330neo in Dubai Airshow

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Air Senegal, the national carrier of Senegal has signed here on Thursday a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for two A330neo aircrafts, the new re-engined version of the A330 widebody airliner. The West-African carrier said the two A330neo will serve its growth and business expansion in the future. The agreement makes Air Senegal the first airline in Africa to select the […]

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Africa: Why Air Peace is succeeding when other Nigerian carriers are being Killed to help Foreign Airlines

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Chief Allen Onyema is chairman/chief executive officer of Air Peace, one of the leading domestic airlines in the nation’s aviation sector. In this interview with Anthony Awunor and Caroline Kanu, Onyema who is also a lawyer gives insight into airline business in the country, general aviation outlook in the country and how the sector can contribute meaningfully to the economy. […]

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Africa: Air Mauritius promotes Singapore as a destination as Seychelles consolidates itself in the Middle East

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Air Mauritius recently organised a meeting with several travel agencies to present Singapore as a destination for Mauritians. This approach will in return bring visibility for Mauritius and Singapore. The meeting in Mauritius was organised in collaboration with Changi Airport Singapore and it was the occasion for Raj Deenanath, the VP Sales Support and Distribution for Air Mauritius, to review […]

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Africa: Air Mauritius claims to have clinched deal for Ghana’s new national carrier but Ghana denies

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Air Mauritius has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Ghanaian government over the provision of expertise in the establishment of a new Ghanaian national carrier. But the minister of aviation, Ghana, Cecilia Abena Dapaah has denied the claim by the airline that no such MOU was signed between the two countries noting that what was signed was a […]

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Aviation: Competition to increase in Lagos Accra route as Air Namibia gets 5th freedom for its Flights to West Africa

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After a botched attempt in 2013 to operate the Windhoek-Accra route, Air Namibia announced this week that in line with their strategic plan, they will now add Lagos and Accra to their route network in March next year. Air Namibia previously operated the flight connecting Windhoek and Accra, and the service was suspended four years ago. According to a statement […]

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Africa: Air Transport supports 650,800 jobs, contributes $8.2 billion to Nigeria’s GDP-IATA

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The International Air Transport Association has said the air transport industry in Nigeria supports more than 650,800 jobs including tourism related employment, while contributing $8.2 billion to the country’s Gross Domestic Product. IATA’s Regional Vice President for Middle East and Africa, Muhammed Ali Albakri disclosed this to journalists at interactive session in Lagos, Wednesday. Muhammed who lead a delegation from […]

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Aviation: While South African Airways gets Govt Bailout Air Namibia loses its government subsidy

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Air Namibia has been informed by the Namibian government that it will not be receiving any subsidy in July 2017 due to a lack of funds, reports New Era. “The Ministry of Works and Transport would like to inform Air Namibia that due to a very limited ceiling (fund allocation) for July received from treasury, the ministry is unable to […]

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