Air Algérie orders three A330

Air Algérie has signed a Memorandum of Understanding for three A330-200 passenger aircraft as part of the carrier’s continued growth plans. This order has been placed at Dubai Airshow 2013. The new aircraft will be deployed on medium and long haul routes from the Air Algérie hub in Algeria. Air Algérie has already ordered a … Read more

South African Airways signs codeshare agreement with RwandAir

South African Airways and RwandAir, the national carrier of Rwanda, announced that they have signed a bilateral code share agreement for operations between Johannesburg and Kigali. RwandAir will be the operating carrier, while South African Airways will market the route. Rwandair flies seven times per week between the two cities. Under the new agreement, RwandAir … Read more

Air Seychelles to acquire three DHC-6 Twin Otters

Viking Air and Air Seychelles, the national airline of Seychelles, have signed an agreement for three additional Twin Otter Series 400 aircraft to expand the regional carrier’s fleet. After the successful entry into service of their first Series 400, Air Seychelles returns to Viking to triple their initial aircraft order and bring their fleet total … Read more

Kenya Airways receives First 777-300ER

Boeing has delivered a 777-300ER (Extended Range) to GE Capital Aviation Services for lease to Kenya Airways. It is Kenya Airways’ first 777-300ER and the largest airplane in the carrier’s fleet, providing greater capacity, range and improved operating economics for its long-haul operations. “The delivery of this Boeing 777-300ER aircraft marks a key milestone for … Read more

Air Namibia receives first Airbus A330

Air Namibia, the Windhoek based national airline of the Republic of Namibia, has taken delivery of its first A330-200 from Airbus at a ceremony in Toulouse, France. The aircraft is the first of two A330s being leased by Air Namibia from US lessor Intrepid. The airline’s A330 features a two-class cabin layout seating 244 passengers … Read more

Arik Air goes mobile

Arik Air to partner with mobile commerce firm, SlimTrader, to provide the service as part of a raft of changes in the coming months

Chapman Freeborn and Air Libya launch new air cargo service

Chapman Freeborn Airchartering announced that it has formed an exclusive partnership with Air Libya to place and operationally manage an Antonov An-26 aircraft in Libya. There is expected to be high demand for the freighter which will be based at Tripoli’s Mitiga International Airport (MJI) on a long-term lease agreement with immediate effect. The An-26 … Read more

Arik Air orders three CRJ1000 and four Q400

Nigeria-based Arik Air will be the first to operate the CRJ1000 NextGen aircraft in Africa. Bombardier Aerospace announced that Lagos-based Arik Air has signed a firm contract to acquire three CRJ1000 NextGen aircraft and four Q400 NextGen turboprop airliners. Based on the list price of the CRJ1000 NextGen and Q400 NextGen aircraft, the contract announced today is valued at approximately $297 million US. Arik … Read more

Ethiopian B787 first in the world to resume service

Ethiopian Airlines resumed Boeing 787 Dreamliner operations on Saturday, 27 April 2013 with a flight from Addis Ababa to Nairobi. Ethiopian Airlines CEO, Tewolde Gebremariam and Randy Tinseth, Boeing Vice President of Marketing, were on board this flight, which is be the first commercial flight in the world since the grounding of the Dreamliners. Ethiopian … Read more

Air Seychelles to codeshare with South African Airways

Air Seychelles, the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles, announced that it has entered into a codeshare agreement with South African Airways, the national airline of the Republic of South Africa. The first phase of the agreement will see South African Airways place its “SA” code on Air Seychelles’ non-stop flights between Johannesburg and … Read more