Nigeria’s biggest airline Air Peace (P4) have added an Embraer ERJ145 to their growing fleet. Air Peace operates domestic flights within Nigeria and regional services in West Africa. The airline connects Nigeria to Sharjah in the Middle East. The airline said in statement that additional ERJ145 jet was part of its plan to boost domestic and regional operations and it is in line with its long-term objectives of improved connectivity from Nigeria to other countries.
Mali’s new airline SkyMali has launched flights from the capital Bamako to Kayes. The 40 minute thrice weekly flight will connect the two cities on Tuesday, Friday and Sunday using a Boeing 737-500. According to local reports Sky Mali will be adding more domestic flights Mopti, Gao, Timbuktu and Sikaso. It has also been reported that the airline has plans to expand its network beyond domestic flights to regional centers in central and Southern Africa.
Uganda national carrier Uganda Airlines (UG) has resumed regional flights after the East African state reopened its airports for international travel on 01 October 2020. In a phased approach the airline will resume services to four East African destinations namely, Nairobi, Dar es Salaam, Juba and Mogadishu. Mombasa, Kilimanjaro, Bujumbura and Zanzibar will be added to the network thereafter. In a previous statement the airline said: “Our plans for the African network expansion will continue
Ghana’s largest airline Africa World Airlines (AWA) has increased the number of flights from Accra to Nigeria’s city of Lagos. The increase comes after the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority announced an Updated Schedule for International flights with effect from Friday 02 October 2020. The NCAA is yet to revise the passenger limit from each aircraft that still stands at a maximum of 200 passengers per flight. AWA said in a statement: “Following the increase in
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced the easing of lockdown regulations in South Africa. During a televised address to the nation, President Ramaphosa said “Following consultations with provincial and local government representatives, and drawing on the advice of scientists and engagements with various stakeholders, Cabinet decided this morning that the country should move to alert level 1”. Ramaphosa added “The move to alert level 1 will take effect from midnight on Sunday 20 September