SOUTH AFRICAN AIRWAYS SUSPENDS FLIGHTS

South African Airways Business Rescue (BRP) have suspended all planned repatriation flights with immediate effect. The BRP said “they are working with the government to engage partners that have indicated willingness to provide partial funding for the implementation of the business rescue plan”. Last weekend, a South African Airways subsidiary SAA Technical wrote to both South African Airways and Mango Airlines informing them of their decision to withdraw maintenance services due to lack of payment

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EGYPTAIR TAKES DELIVERY OF 11TH AIRBUS A220-300

EgyptAir has taken delivery of another Airbus A220-300, taking the total fleet of 11 A220, the highest in Africa. The aircraft is part of the airline’s fleet modernisation plan by the North African carrier. The airline released the statement below: “The 11th A220-300 aircraft, which Egypt Air received from the Airbus International factory in Quebec City, Canada, just arrived at Cairo International Airport from a total of 12 aircraft, contracted by the company of the

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MANGO AIRLINES IN UNCERTAIN FUTURE

Mango Airlines, the low cost subsidiary airline for South African Airways can be ground effective midnight 26 September 2020. This comes after another South African Airways subsidiary SAA Technical wrote Mango Airlines informing them of their decision to withdraw their services due to lack of payment of maintenance services. South African Airways Spokesperson Tlali Tlali said: “SAA Technical, a subsidiary of SAA that provides critical maintenance services including inspections required before a flight can take

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ASTRAL AVIATION OBTAINS PHARMA.AERO FULL MEMBERSHIP

Africa’s premier cargo airline, Astral Aviation has been awarded full Pharma.Aero membership. Pharma.Aero, a non-profit organization aimed at achieving excellence in reliable end-to-end air transportation for Life Science and Medtech shippers, by fostering collaboration between Centre of Excellence for Independent Validators (CEIV) certified airport communities dedicated in developing and pioneering when it comes to handling, storage and air transportation of pharmaceuticals. Sanjeev Gadhia, CEO, Astral Aviation, commented, “We are honored to become a Full Member

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AIR ZIMBABWE RESUMES DOMESTIC FLIGHTS

Zimbabwe national carrier Air Zimbabwe has resumed domestic flights for the first time since March 2020. Air Zimbabwe announced the resumption of flights after the lifting of travel restrictions by the authorities. “The domestic flight schedule features HRE/BUQ/VFA/HRE morning schedule and HRE/VFA/BUQ/HRE in the evening on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.” The daily rotation allows passengers to connect from Bulawayo to Victoria Falls in the morning Victoria Falls to Bulawayo in the evenings. Today the airline

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