Recent Flight News, in the News

  • KQ faces a possible loss of its regional market share following the planned revival of national carriers in Uganda, Tanzania and Zambia. via BusinessDailyAfrica

  • Ethiopian Airlines, together with Skytrax Global Airlines, launched three new flights on Tuesday (March 27), expanding its African network to Kisangani and Mbuji Mayi in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Nosy-be in Madagascar. via TourismUpdate

  • FlySafair will increase its overall capacity by just over 25 000 seats per month after adding two new-generation Boeing 737 800s to its fleet. The first new aircraft is already loaded on the airline’s schedule and will operate on the Johannesburg-Port Elizabeth, Johannesburg-East London, and Johannesburg-Cape Town routes, as well as the Johannesburg/Durban routes on weekends. via BusinessTech

  • Tanzania has received its third aircraft of the six that President John Magufuli administration plans to acquire in order to revive State-owned Air Tanzania. The plane, a Bombardier Q-400, was purchased for $32 million from Canada’s Bombardier Aerospace. via Atta

  • Alitalia re-launched its Johannesburg-Rome route after 16 years away, making it the only carrier to host a direct flight between the two cities. via TourismUpdate

  • From 1 May 2018 the minimum age of a person permitted to travel alone on British Airways will increase from 12 to 14 years of age. This applies to all new bookings made from 1 May 2018. Bookings made before 1 May 2018 will be unaffected. via British Airways

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