Kenya’s Captain Kibe Appointed CANSO Executive Committee Chair

Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) Captain Gilbert Macharia Kibe has been appointed the Executive Committee Chairperson of the Civil Air Navigation Services Organisations (CANSO). Captain Kibe’s appointment was announced at the 24th CANSO Annual General Virtual Meeting. Prior to his appointment Captain Kibe served as a member of the CANSO Executive Committee for the past four years. “I am honoured to have been selected as chair of the CANSO Executive Committee. I have great faith

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Air Peace Adds 8th ERJ145 to Fleet

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.

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AIRLINK GOES REGIONAL AS SADC EASES RESTRICTIONS

Regional South African airline, Airlink (4Z) has announced plans to resume cross border flights upon the easing of travel restrictions in the region. Both Zimbabwe and South Africa will reopen their borders for international travel from 01 October 2020 joining Mozambique and Zambia. Airlink said in a statement: “Following the most welcome announcement of the lifting of travel restrictions for over border travel, Airlink looks forward to playing a key role in enabling our customers

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KENYA AND TANZANIA RESOLVE AIR BORDER IMPASSE

Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) has released a revised list of countries permitted to enter Kenya without mandatory quarantine.  The new 147 state list includes neighbour Tanzania for the first time since the resumption of flights in August. Tanzania and Kenya have been on each other’s throats over the exclusion of Tanzanians on the list. Tanzania responded by suspending Kenyan airlines from the Tanzanian airspace claiming the principle of reciprocity. The move led to Kenyan

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AFRICA WORLD AIRLINES LAUNCHES NEW MOBILE APP

Ghana’s private airline Africa World Airlines (AW) has launched a new mobile application with an aim to improve customer flexibility. Sean Mendis the Chief Operations Officer of the airline said: “The launch of the mobile app will help us achieve our goal of moving towards more “contactless” transactions during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as offer convenience to our customers by giving them the flexibility of being able to research and purchase flights from the

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