SOUTH AFRICAN AIRWAYS GETS ANOTHER GOVERNMENT BAILOUT

South African Airways (SAA) has received a government bailout of US$ 640 million dollars. SAA has been under business rescue since December 2019. The R10,5 availed to rescue the redundant carrier was generated from cutting budgets from other departments, public entities and conditional grants. Presenting the mid-term budget, South Africa’s minister of Finance Tito Mboweni said “R10.5 billion is allocated to SAA to implement its business rescue plan. This allocation is funded through reductions to

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ASTRAL AVIATION ADDS BOEING 767-200F TO FLEET

Kenya’s cargo airline, Astral Aviation is set to take delivery of a Boeing 767-200 freighter aircraft. The aircraft registered 5Y-SNL becomes the first B767-200 to be operated by the award-winning airline. 5Y-SNL joins the Astral fleet from Air Transport Services Group on a five-year long lease.  “We are pleased to introduce the B767 freighter into our fleet,” said Sanjeev Gadhia, the Chief Executive Officer of Astral. “This aircraft will allow us to better serve the

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Air Peace Set For Johannesburg Route

Air Peace, Nigeria’s largest airline has announced plans to launch flights to Johannesburg, South Africa from its hub in Lagos. The airline is looking into servicing the Lagos-Johannesburg route thrice a week once all regulatory requirements have been concluded. Initial timelines are that Air Peace can launch this service at the end of this quarter. Stanley Olisa the spokesperson of Air Peace said “We shall continue to strategically increase existing connections to give our customers

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Ghana signs MoU with EgyptAir for New National Carrier.

Ghana has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with EgyptAir for the establishment of Ghanaian national carrier.   The Ghanaian government has been on the market for a strategic partner in the establishment of the new national carrier. In the past the Ghanaian officials had signed a MoU with Ethiopian Airlines but the deal eventually fell out. Ghana’s Aviation Minister Joseph Kofi Adda speaking to Aviation Ghana said, “We were looking out for what is

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FASTJET TO LINK VICTORIA FALLS WITH JOHANNESBURG IN DECEMBER 2020

Value based airline fastjet Zimbabwe will resume flights between Victoria Falls and Johannesburg from early December 2020. The airline released a statement announcing the route. “Fastjet is pleased to announce the reintroduction of flights between Victoria Falls International Airport and Johannesburg, OR Tambo International Airport from Thursday, 03 December 2020.” Fastjet Zimbabwe, Accountable Manager Ed Berry added, “We are pleased to be starting this route and to be working closely with Zimbabwe Tourism authorities, travel

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