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Recent Flight News, in the News

  • Air Seychelles ups their flights to Johannesburg to six per week. via ATC News

  • Manchester Airport secures flights to Addis Ababa with Ethiopian Airlines improving connectivity for 400,000 people. via Atta

  • Ethiopian Airlines announced on Friday (May 18) that it would launch thrice-weekly flights to Jakarta in Indonesia from July 17. via Tourism Update

  • Ethiopian Airlines has also been granted a second daily flight to Mombasa’s Moi International Airport (MIA) following an agreement between Kenya President, Uhuru Kenyatta, and Ethiopian Prime Minister, Abiv Ahmed Ali. via Tourism Update

  • Kenya Airways has reduced the baggage allowance on its intra-Africa routes to one bag per passenger. via Travel & Meetings

  • Kenya Airways has also announced an additional 26 weekly frequencies between its hub at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) and destinations across Africa and Europe for the 2018 summer season, compared to the winter season schedule. In the months of July and August, the airline will have two additional night flights to Amsterdam, per week and two other extra day flights to Paris, France. via Atta

  • RwandAir has extended its Kigali-Harare route to include Cape Town. via Atta

  • Fastjet and Emirates have renewed their interline agreement. via Bizcommunity

  • Réunion-based Air Austral and French regional carrier Air Corsica have signed an interline agreement. The partnership will allow passengers to fly seamlessly between Indian Ocean island destinations and Corsica, via Marseilles. via Tourism Update

  • The French government has stated that it has no plans to bail out ailing national carrier, Air France, and the airline must shape up or risk “shrinking and not being able to compete”. via Tourism Update

  • Proflight Zambia to launch Harare flights. via Inside Travel

  • Coastal Aviation recently announced the full reinstatement of its Nairobi services.

    • Via Musoma to/from Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.

    • Via Kilimanjaro to/from Nairobi Wilson Airport – in partnership with Safarilink. via Tourism Update

  • China Southern Airlines has increased its Nairobi-Guangzhou flights to three times a week to tap increased business and tourism travel between the two countries. The airline will operate Monday, Tuesday and Friday flights using an Airbus A330-200 aircraft that has a 218-passenger capacity. via Atta

  • The new Lake Manyara South Airstrip in Tanzania, once open, will significantly reduce transfer times to surrounding lodges. The airstrip was meant to open on June 1, however, due to unseasonal rain in the country, the opening has been delayed until July 1, says Niall Anderson, &Beyond Regional Director for East Africa, who mentions that the airstrip will reduce transfer times to &Beyond Lake Manyara Tree Lodge to a 20-minute drive. via Tourism Update

  • Saruni, the Kenyan portfolio of lodges in Samburu and the Masai Mara, is launching new exciting activities from its Northern Kenya properties: panoramic air excursions and transfers with an aircraft based at Kalama airstrip, starting from 1st July until the end of September 2018. via Atta

  • South African Airways has announced a flight schedule update as part of the plans to bring replacement capacity with partner airlines to support SA Express passengers, following the suspension of SA Express operations by the South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) on Thursday (May 24). via Tourism Update

Please note that these updates are only repeats of news found elsewhere.
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