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Famous Kenya Airways pilot Irene Koki Mutungi posted a pix where we see two Kenya Airways B787s at Heathrow. One is operated a full cargo flight and it seems that this flight is now tagged with Franckfurt (KQ2148)

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/kq2148

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sn26567 wrote: 08 Mar 2021, 15:44 Big merger in view in the aircraft leasing business: General Electric is nearing a US$30 billion-plus deal to combine its unit GECAS with AerCap Holdings. An announcement is expected very soon.
This is a giant merger, and it has now been officially announced (subject to approval by AerCap shareholders):

https://www.aviation24.be/aircraft-leas ... -services/
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TAROM's first flight in Kenya, today

Bucharest Mombasa, with 116 pax aboard a B737-700 (the retro jet)

Since few years now, East African countries (Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya and Rwanda) have been trying to attract Russian, Polish, Ukrainian or Israeli tourists. A few years ago it was Chinese, Indian, Japanese or South Korean tourists. Tourists from the EU or North America are still in the lead, but there is clearly an attempt to diversify

https://www.facebook.com/KenyaAirportsA ... 2068976388

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A 53 years old DC-8, with Belgium's TNT Airways 1992-1994, is still flying.
Flaps problem:
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Air Cairo the Egyptair low cost airlines will add flights to Conakry** and Niamey, the next winter.

https://www.aaco.org/media-center/news/ ... via-niamey

If you visit the website of Air Cairo, you can see the Egyptair destinations. Others destinations in Africa not served by Egyptair or Air Cairo in the list are:

Lilongwe (Malawi), Djibouti and Kinshasa (DR Congo). It seems that Egytpair Group is planning a huge expansion in Africa.

In Africa MS serves: Casablanca, Tunis, Algiers, Amsara (Eritrea), Juba (Southh Sudan), Khartoum (Sudan), Abidjan (Ivory Coast), Lagos (Nigeria), Abuja (Nigeria), Accra (Ghana), N’Djamena (Chad), Douala (Cameroon), Nairobi (Kenya), Dar Es Salaam (Tanzania), Entebbe (Uganda), Addis Baba (Ethiopia), Johannesburg and Kigali (Rwanda)

Egytpair eyes Dakar Cairo service https://www.egypttoday.com/Article/6/92 ... ight-route

Egytpair flights to West Africa and Central Africa are operated in the daylight, while flights to East Africa and Southern Africa are operated in the night, it will enable good connections between West and East Africa at Cairo like Kigali-Cairo-Dakar, probably better than a Kigali-Brussels-Dakar with Brussels Airlines ^^ (UE airlines provide sometimes better fares than African Airlines and despite long trip, people book flights)

** Guinea Conkary is still a well-served market: Emirates, Tunis Air, Turkish, Royal Air Maroc, TAP Air Portugal, Air France, Asky, Air Senegal, Ethiopian, Air Cote d'Ivoire, ... Sad that Brussels Airlines has stopped his flights

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A fire at an hangar at Hilversum Airport (NL) has damaged/destroyed several small aircraft:
https://www.nhnieuws.nl/nieuws/283517/b ... angestoken

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Professional flight simulators for sale at an auction (Gosselies):
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SriLankan Airlines opens Colombo-Nairobi. For the moment only flights in April 2021, May 2021 and June 2021
East Africa (Sudan, South Sudan, Kenya, Burundi, Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya, Somalia, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia, Rwanda) region of Africa best connected to Asia. It will be interesting to make the comparaison wwith East Africa - Europe routes in term of capacity and pax numbers

Jordan:

Sudan

Syria:

Sudan

Lebanon:

Ethiopia

Israel:

Ethiopia, Seychelles, Tanzania, Rwanda

Sri Lanka:

Seychelles, Kenya

India:

Ethiopia, Tanzania, Kenya, Rwanda, Seychelles

Kuwait:

Ethiopia, Sudan

Emirates:

Sudan, South Sudan, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Somalia, Eritrea, Djibouti, Seychelles, Rwanda

Saudi Arabia:

Kenya, Sudan, Ethiopia, Eritrea

Qatar:

Sudan, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Somalia, Djibouti, Rwanda

Oman:

Tanzania, Sudan, Kenya, Ethiopia

China:

Kenya, Ethiopia, Rwanda

Japan:

Ethiopia

South Korea:

Ethiopia

Singapore:

Ethiopia:

Thailand:

Kenya, Ethiopia

Phillipines:

Ethiopia

Indonesia:

Ethiopia

Malaysia:

Ethiopia

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One constant there: Ethiopia. Why does Emirates not fly to Ethiopia when it has so many other destinations in East Africa?
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The Swedish government announced its intention to close Bromma airport.

https://www.aviation24.be/airports/stoc ... a-airport/

Nevertheless, the airline BRA sees a continued future for Stockholm Bromma airport, despite the government’s announcement about the closure of the airport.
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Reminder: allways remove airbridge before pushback:

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Ethiopian becomes the first African airline to trial IATA Travel Pass https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/ethi ... avel-pass/
I have probably missed something, or either RwandAir was not ready (it's probably the case because the airline didn't make any annoucement since the first statement in Feb21)

RwandAir to be first African airline to trial IATA Travel Pass

By Travel Reporter Time of article published Feb 25, 2021

RwandAir will become the first African airline to trial IATA Travel Pass. The airline will begin a three-week trial in April for customers travelling between Kigali and Nairobi in Kenya.

https://www.iol.co.za/travel/africa/rwa ... 30a416ac82

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We are often focus on failed Africans airlines, but It's still good to see that some airports in Africa are making major upgrade. Improving infrastructure and skilled staff are among the conditions that will enable to the African aviation to develop



The new terminal at Niamey is pretty great:

Image https://twitter.com/AirportNiamey

Monrovia (Liberia)

Image https://beautifulliberia.tumblr.com/pos ... rt-liberia

N’Djamena (Chad)

Image
https://tchadone.com/coronavirus-laerop ... -25-avril/

Antananarivo Airport

Image

Dar Es Salaam


Image

https://www.baminternational.com/en/pro ... m-tanzania

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Kenya Airways plans to reopen Milan route (closed in the early 1990s). Routing will be Nairobi-Rome-Milan

Lamu and Malindi are popular destinations for Italians

Kenya Airways debuts at Malpensa. Milan-Nairobi flights

MALPENSA - The flight already appears in the airline's sales system. One more confirmation of Kenya Airways' decision to connect Malpensa airport with Nairobi.

Kenya Airways at Malpensa

Flights from Nairobi are scheduled on Wednesdays and Sundays starting next June 30th. The African carrier will serve both Malpensa and Fiumicino. This means that the flight to Milan is a continuation of the connection to Rome. In the opposite direction, those departing from Malpensa will have to deal with a technical stopover in the capital of over an hour to welcome other passengers on board.

This is a connection that has not been seen at Malpensa for at least twenty years. Nairobi was in fact a destination served by Alitalia in the pre-dehubbing era. For the rest, Kenya was connected only by charter flights operated mainly by Neos and Blue Panorama.

https://www.malpensa24.it/malpensa-keny ... bi-milano/ (ITA)

Tchadia Airlines

One of the companies member of Ethiopian Airlines group.

The company has suspended flights as its Q400 is in Ethiopia for maintenance. She plans to add a Q400 and a B737-700

Without an aircraft, Tchadia Airlines temporarily suspends its operations

(Ecofin Agency) - In service since 2018, Tchadia Airlines has succeeded in boosting air traffic in the country. But the joint venture between Ethiopian Airlines and the state of Chad is now facing a capacity shortage that is hampering its growth plans.


https://7dvlnf2pxahfp3ipyclxwcfqn4-ac4c ... operations

Air Senegal

According to the CEO, A220s (that will arrive later this year) will replace some aircraft. I guess they will phase out A319s and their sole B737-500
leased from Romanian Blue Air.

https://translate.google.com/translate? ... 47420.html

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Don’t blame your GPS if you get lost on your way today.

A2322/21 NOTAMN
Q) EBBU/QGWXX/IV/NBO/E /000/999/5030N00414E106
A) EBBU B) 2106100900 C) 2106101430
E) GPS/GNSS INTERFERENCE POSSIBLE WITHIN EBBU FIR DUE TO JAMMING EXERCISE IN THE WESTERN PART OF BELGIUM

Of course, you are still allowed to blame for wrong direction instructions if your source is seated next to you in the car.
;)

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Surinam Airways PZ-TCT, a 737-700, has been repossessed by the lessor.
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/pz-tct

Source: Surinam media platform Waterkant.net

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Andorra is abandoning its international airport project due to the feasibility and safety risks of such a platform located in the middle of the mountain.
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TAAG's Facebook page announces the opening of a route to Abidjan. I do not know if flights will be operated with a tag service via Lagos. LAD ABJ was due to open last year via Accra.

https://www.facebook.com/11482778853577 ... 9144262154

I' don't know if the point-to-point traffic between Cote d'Ivoire and Angola is high, but I' think thar TAAG is looking to pick up pax that travel mainly between Cote d'Ivoire and South Africa , Brazil and the 2 Congo.

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sn26567 wrote: 18 Jan 2021, 21:17 De Havilland Aircraft of Canada will pause DHC8-400 (ex-Q400) production later in 2021, once the backlog of at least 17 aircraft is assembled.
De Havilland Canada has started “decommissioning” its DHC8-400 manufacturing site in Toronto and will soon pause production.
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PIA are to relaunch Baku and Tashkent, and add new destinations Bukhara and Samarkand in the coming months, routes were to start in May but postponed due to covid restrictions. PK had last served Baku in the late 90s and Tashkent in mid 2000s. There are also plans to start Bishkek.

Other CIS routes served in past were Moscow, Ashgabat and Almaty.

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