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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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