Tag: Africa

Tunisair Express Places an Order for Three ATR 72-600s

Reading Time: 1 minute Tunisair Express has finalized an order for three ATR 72-600s to renew its regional fleet and boost both domestic and international connectivity. This type of regional aircraft became a Tunisian public airline’s choice primarily for “unbeatable economics and most eco-responsible performance“. The ATR regional aircraft burns 40% less fuel and emits 40% less CO2, compared […]

Uganda Airlines Rises from the Ashes after Nearly 20 Years Break

Reading Time: 1 minute Uganda Airlines, after a nearly 20-years break, has taken into the sky for its initial, although not that initial, flight and restored its name of the national carrier. In 2001 the airline was grounded due to financial problems which lasted for over a decade. Nevertheless, after 18 years, the newly certified airline with two Bombardier […]

Air Seychelles Takes Delivery of Africa’s First A320neo

Reading Time: 1 minute Air Seychelles, the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles, has taken delivery of Africa’s first A320neo on lease from CDB Aviation, becoming the first African airline to operate the A320neo aircraft. The new aircraft will allow Air Seychelles to increase capacity on its network, while delivering significant fuel savings and reducing the airlines’ operating […]

CONNECT MEIA 2019

CONNECT is the friendliest networking forum that every year brings together representatives from airports, airlines, tour operators, tourism and government, from all over the world, to discuss route development. CONNECT offers participants a unique, professional, and friendly environment to facilitate networking and business opportunities. Working side-by-side to increase productivity, the event is split into one-to-one […]

Air Peace to Become First E-Jets E2 Operator in Africa

Reading Time: 2 minutes Embraer has signed a firm order for 10 E195-E2 jets with Air Peace, Nigeria’s largest airline. With this order, Air Peace will become the first E-Jets E2 operator in Africa. The contract includes purchase rights for a further 20 E195-E2. With all purchase rights being exercised, the contract has a value of USD 2.12 billion, […]

Embraer Delivers First E175 to Mauritania Airlines

Reading Time: 1 minute Embraer delivered the first E175 to Mauritania Airlines. The airline signed a firm order with Embraer for two E175 jets in 2018. The contract has a value of USD 93.8 million. “We celebrate with Mauritania Airlines the delivery of the first E175 aircraft to Africa. We are sure that the E175 will achieve in Africa […]

CRASH: Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 with 157 On Board

Reading Time: 4 minutes UPDATED 15:23 (UTC +2), 15 March 2019 According to the media reports, the captain of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 requested permission to return to Addis Ababa airport three minutes after take-off as it accelerated to abnormal speed. The aircraft was cleared for return. However, after clearance the plane climbed to an unusually high altitude and […]

Boeing and Comair Debut Airline’s First 737 MAX

Reading Time: 1 minute Boeing delivered the first 737 MAX 8 to Comair Limited, which becomes the first airline in sub-Sahara Africa to operate the fuel-efficient jet. The airplane is the first of eight 737 MAX airplanes on order for Comair as the airline looks to refresh its fleet and offer better service for its passengers. “The arrival of […]

Boeing Receives the Biggest Order from Africa Ever

Reading Time: 1 minute Boeing and Lagos-based Green Africa Airways announced a commitment for up to 100 737 MAX 8 aircraft, evenly split into 50 firm aircraft and 50 options, as the airline gears up to begin commercial operations. The total deal carries a list-price of $11.7 billion, the largest aircraft agreement from Africa, and will be reflected on […]

ExecuJet Welcomes First Pilatus PC-24 to Africa

Reading Time: 1 minute ExecuJet, part of the Luxaviation Group, is announcing that it will be the first business aviation company to operate and manage a Pilatus PC-24 Super Versatile Jet in Africa. The aircraft will be based in South Africa at Cape Town International Airport and ExecuJet will be responsible for its day-to-day management and operations on behalf […]