Uganda Airlines A330-800neo set for December Delivery

Uganda Airlines one of two Airbus A330-800neo is almost ready for delivery. Airbus released images of the freshly painted aircraft this week registered 5X-NIL.   Uganda resumed flights at the beginning of October with Uganda Airlines resuming flights to select destinations across the East African belt. Currently the Ugandan national carrier operated a fleet of 4 Mitsubishi CRJ900 jets. The addition of the A330-800NEO comes at a time the industry is facing uncertainty amid the

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ZAMBIA AIRWAYS OBTAINS AOC AS ETHIOPIAN AIRLINES PRESENCE IN SOUTHERN AFRICA GROWS

Zambia Airways the national carrier of the Republic of Zambia has obtained an Air Operators Certificate (AOC). The AOC will pave way for the airline to prepare and finalize the commencement of air services. During the AOC handover ceremony, Zambian Minister of Transport and Communications Mutotwe Kafwaya said, “The establishment of the national airline and investments being made by the government in the transport sector are in line with the focus on the Seventh National

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UGANDA’S ENTEBBE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT TO REOPEN IN 4th QUARTER

Uganda will reopen Entebbe International Airport for international travel from the first of October. This comes after months of the suspension of commercial international travel in the wake of the Coronavirus. The Uganda Civil Aviation Authority announced this development in a letter to stakeholders in the Ugandan aviation industry. According to a circular published by Al-Hajj Eng.Sooma Ayub the Director Airports and Aviation Security for UCAA, the authority published the schedule of flights to and

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COMAIR ANNOUNCES BUSINESS RESCUE PLAN

South Africa’s British Airways Comair has released the much-awaited Business Rescue Plan. The airline entered into voluntary administration in May 2020.  The publication of the business rescue plan comes after negotiations with a preferred investor which will inject equity worth R500 million in return for a 99% shareholding. Up to 15% of this shareholding will be allocated to a suitable black empowerment partner within a year. Comair operates under the brand names British Airways and

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IATA URGES AFRICAN STATES TO IMPLEMENT SAATM

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has urged African countries to embrace and implement the Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM). The African Union Agenda 2063 flagship project, SAATM is designed to create a single unified market for air transport in Africa. Once fully implemented SAATM aims to allow significant freedom and access to air transport in Africa. As African states prepare to resume scheduled commercial passenger services, the IATA has called for the accelerated

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