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Interview: Abderahmane Berthe, Secretary General Of The African Airlines Association

 

The Secretary general of AFRAA discusses how COVID-19 has affected African airlines and progress toward a single African market for commercial aviation. Here is a rush transcript of our interview with Abderahmane Berthe. Victoria Moores: Good morning. My name is Victoria Moores and I’m the European Bureau Chief with Air Transport World magazine. And today […]

Aviation leaders to define the roadmap for the recovery of the African air transport industry at AFRAA’s 52nd AGA

 

Nairobi, Kenya – 03 November, 2020: The African Airlines Association (AFRAA) and TAAG Angola will host the 52nd Annual General Assembly in a virtual format on the 09 and 10 November 2020. The premier African air transport industry event will gather over 500 high profile African and global aviation leaders to draw a roadmap for […]

Angola Airlines Enlists SITA to provide faster Connectivity across its Network

 

TAAG Angola Airlines E.P. (TAAG) has signed a new five-year agreement with global air transport IT specialist, SITA, to roll-out new, faster network connectivity linking all 15 of the carrier’s airport sites located in Africa, Europe and Latin America. The deal marks the continuation of a strong partnership between the two organizations, dating back to […]

Air Seychelles to operate combined flights to Madagascar, Mauritius and Seychelles

 

Air Seychelles is set to operate combined flights to Madagascar and Mauritius on Thursday, 15 October 2020, to provide Mauritian and Malagasy nationals the opportunity to go home. Travellers can also book the returning sector from Mauritius to Seychelles already on sale via email at reservation@airseychelles.com or contact +248 4 391000 no later than Wednesday, […]

Air Seychelles to resume Limited Services across its Network this Winter

 

Air Seychelles has today announced that the national airline will resume limited passenger services across its regional network from Seychelles to Mauritius, Johannesburg and Tel Aviv this winter. Travellers can view the schedule by visiting www.airseychelles.com  to book their seats for travel from 1 November, 2020 to 31 March, 2021 for the following services: Weekly […]

ANNOUNCEMENT: Date and Format for AFRAA 52nd Annual General Assembly

 

Looking into the third and fourth quarter of 2020 vis-a-vis the developments on COVID-19 pandemic across Africa and the globe at large, air transport activity is resuming gradually and government-imposed travel restrictions are easing. Careful consideration in consultation with the President of the Association and host of the AGA as well as the leadership of […]

Interview: New African skies; New reality.

 

African Airlines Association Secretary General Abderahamane Berthe says there are opportunities to achieve a successful restart and recovery through enhanced cooperation among African airlines. How has the COVID-19 pandemic affected African airlines and the greater African aviation market? The impact of the pandemic on the airline industry is severe and unprecedented. AFRAA July 2020 analysis […]

Rolls-Royce Takes Next Step In Sustainability Drive With New Low-Emissions Testing

 

Rolls-Royce has started its latest phase of testing on its low-emissions technology for its next generation of engines. An ALECSys (Advanced Low Emissions Combustion System) demonstrator engine – with technology that features in both the Advance3 and UltraFan® programmes – has resumed ground test runs in Derby UK. Reducing emissions from gas turbines is part […]

Press Release: AFRAA launches interactive capacity-sharing portal

 

As part of initiatives and efforts for the industry restart and recovery from the impacts of COVID-19 pandemic, the African Airlines Association (AFRAA) has launched an interactive capacity-sharing portal for African airlines. The portal, which has been created under the auspices of the strategic partnership between AFRAA and ACC Aviation Group, will provide airlines access […]

Rwandair Returns to Service

 

RwandAir, the Rwandan national flag carrier, will resume commercial passenger services from 1st August 2020. Flights will restart with select African routes where travel restrictions have been eased and borders have reopened. Flights to the airline’s long-haul destination of Dubai will also recommence with a 3 times a week service and more destinations will gradually […]

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