UPDATE May 15 – The acquisition of South African Airways (SAA) by Takatso Aviation Proprietary Ltd seemed to be a step closer late last week after the Competition Commission announced that two shareholders would divest their interest in Takatso. The Commission...
Lufthansa Group is ramping up capacity across its network in East Africa, going daily between Nairobi-Frankfurt and Brussels-Entebbe. It is adding a fifth flight to Kigali. Frankfurt-Mombasa benefits from additional service increasing frequency to Mombasa to five...
Growing frustration with delays in making good on issues that have grounded a number of Pratt & Whitney PW1524G-3 powered Airbus A220s has drawn African carriers Air Tanzania (ATC) and Air Senegal closer, as they consider a joint bid to seek recompense from the...
The future of South African Airways (SAA) remains blurred. While the government stresses that the takeover deal with Takatso Consortium for a 51 percent share is not at risk, other reports state that the consortium has yet to raise the required ZAR 3.0 billion to...
IATA Vice President for Africa and the Middle East Kamil Al-Awadhi is willing to “name and shame”, as he embarks on a 68-point Marshall plan to lift African aviation performance to match closer to its latent potential. It is a herculean task that demands getting...
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