SOUTH AFRICAN AIRWAYS SUSPENDS FLIGHTS

South African Airways Business Rescue (BRP) have suspended all planned repatriation flights with immediate effect. The BRP said “they are working with the government to engage partners that have indicated willingness to provide partial funding for the implementation of the business rescue plan”. Last weekend, a South African Airways subsidiary SAA Technical wrote to both South African Airways and Mango Airlines informing them of their decision to withdraw maintenance services due to lack of payment

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EGYPTAIR TAKES DELIVERY OF 11TH AIRBUS A220-300

EgyptAir has taken delivery of another Airbus A220-300, taking the total fleet of 11 A220, the highest in Africa. The aircraft is part of the airline’s fleet modernisation plan by the North African carrier. The airline released the statement below: “The 11th A220-300 aircraft, which Egypt Air received from the Airbus International factory in Quebec City, Canada, just arrived at Cairo International Airport from a total of 12 aircraft, contracted by the company of the

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MANGO AIRLINES IN UNCERTAIN FUTURE

Mango Airlines, the low cost subsidiary airline for South African Airways can be ground effective midnight 26 September 2020. This comes after another South African Airways subsidiary SAA Technical wrote Mango Airlines informing them of their decision to withdraw their services due to lack of payment of maintenance services. South African Airways Spokesperson Tlali Tlali said: “SAA Technical, a subsidiary of SAA that provides critical maintenance services including inspections required before a flight can take

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FASTJET ANNOUNCES REGIONAL FLIGHTS

Fastjet Zimbabwe has announced the schedule for the regional flights commencing 01 October 2020. The airline said: “Fastjet Zimbabwe is pleased to confirm that we shall resume international flights between Harare and Johannesburg effective Thursday, 01 October 2020, with introductory promotional fares from USD $115.00 one way, including taxes and baggage.” “On resuming services, we will be operating flights between Harare and Johannesburg on a reduced frequency, with double daily return flights Tuesday through to

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UGANDA AIRLINES BACK IN THE SKY

Uganda Airlines will resume international flights from the 1st of October 2020. The airline has been grounded due to travel restrictions put in place to curb the spread of the coronavirus. From its hub in Entebbe, Uganda Airlines will initially 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 next work thereafter. In a statement the airline said: “Our

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