AIR ZIMBABWE TAKES DELIVERY OF SECOND BOEING B777-200ER

Air Zimbabwe (UM), Zimbabwe’s national carrier has taken delivery of the second Boeing 777-200ER aircraft registered Z-NBE (msn 28422).  The B777-200 is part of two long haul aircraft bought by the Zimbabwean government as part of the resuscitation of national carrier. Taking delivery of the aircraft over the weekend, Zimbabwe’s Minister of Transport Joe Biggie Matiza said this was part of the rebuilding plan of Air Zimbabwe by equipping the airline with more aircraft. “This

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AIR NAMIBIA CUTS SALARIES

Air Namibia (SW) has introduced a 50% salary cut for pilots, cabin crew and ground staff. The salary cuts will come in effect for a three-month period running from September to November. It has been reported by local press that the affected pilots are long haul pilots and that the domestic pilots were spared from the cost saving measure. Theo Mberirua the current Chief Executive Officer of Air Namibia wrote to the staff in a

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SKY MALI LAUNCHES DOMESTIC FLIGHTS

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.

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UGANDA AIRLINES COMMENCES FLIGHTS

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

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GHANA’S AFRICA WORLD AIRLINES ADDS MORE FLIGHTS TO NIGERIA

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

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