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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PROFLIGHT ZAMBIA INTRODUCES CARGO SERVICE

Proflight Zambia has announced launch of scheduled cargo flights between Lusaka and Johannesburg, South Africa. The all-cargo flights were launched last week and will be operated on Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the month of September. Proflight are currently operating a Jetstream 41 on the route and will upgrade the equipment to a CRJ 100 in the face of growing demand.   Cargo operating aircraft have been briefly converted from passenger to cargo flights. The seats

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FASTJET PERFORMS GROUNDBREAKING REPATRIATION FLIGHT

Fastjet Zimbabwe, on Friday 28 August 2020 performed a unique repatriation flight ferrying students and medical cases between Harare, Zimbabwe and Johannesburg, South Africa.  The border between the two Southern African countries remains closed due to the outbreak of the coronavirus. The flight left Harare at 10:30am arriving in Johannesburg at 12:15pm. The return leg left Johannesburg at 14:00pm and arrived in Harare at 15:40pm. In a statement the airline said it transported SA citizens,

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TANZANIA BANS MORE KENYAN AIRLINES

The air border impasse between Kenya and Tanzania has escalated following the banning of three more Kenyan airlines from flying to Tanzania. The two East African powerhouses are at cross roads over the management of the coronavirus. Kenya released an initial list excluding Tanzania from countries whose nationals are exempted from mandatory 14-day quarantine. The list has since been revised to 100 countries still excluding neighbours, Tanzania. Tanzania in response quoted the Bilateral Air Service

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