Monthly Archives: November 2015

Twelve Air France Crew Members Freed From Bamako Hotel Siege

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Air France has said all 12 of its crew members have escaped the Mali hotel siege and are now “safe and sound”. As a precaution, Air France flights from and to Bamako for Friday have been cancelled, it added. The …

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SkyGreece Airlines Goes Bankrupt

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SkyGreece Airlines has gone bankrupt about two months after it halted operations that stranded hundreds of passengers, the court-appointed monitor said Wednesday. Jeffrey Kerbel of Ernst & Young confirmed that the airline was bankrupt, after filing for creditor protection in …

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Ethiopian Airlines Expands Codeshare Routes With United Airlines

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Ethiopian Airlines this past Monday has expanded its code-share partnership with United Airlines, which sees ET code being placed on additional routes operated by United Airlines. Ethiopian Airlines operated by United Airlines Los Angeles – Phoenix Los Angeles – San …

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FAAN Denies Recruitment Reports

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Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) GM corporate affairs Yakubu Dati confirmed the authority is not engaged in a recruiting drive and reports that it is adding new personnel are false and misleading. FAAN’s last recruiting period was between March 2015 …

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Gatwick Airport Breaks 40million Passengers Per Annum Milestone

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For the first time in its history, Gatwick Airport has reached the 40 million passengers p/a  milestone with Oct-2015 being its 32nd consecutive month of growth.   Destinations such as Madrid witnessed an increase of 37%, Rome 22.4% Venice 22.8% …

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easyJet Makes Firm Order For 36 Airbus A320s

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easyJet has signed a firm order for a further 36 A320 Family aircraft taking its cumulative order for the type to 451. The agreement for six A320ceo and 30 A320neo makes easyJet one of the world’s biggest airline customers for …

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Air Canada Launches Toronto-Dubai Flight Service

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Canada’s flag carrier, Air Canada inaugurated new service between Toronto Pearson (YYZ) and Dubai (DXB) on 3 November 2015, becoming the newest addition to its growing international network, just two days after the airline restarted services from the Canadian airport …

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No-fly Zones Around The World For Commercial Airlines

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Following the recent plane crash of a Russian passenger jet flying 224 tourists from Sharm el-Sheikh – An Egyptian resort area between the desert of the Sinai Peninsula and the Red Sea popular for its long beaches and clear waters, speculation …

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Cairo Aviation Orders Six MC-21s and Four Airframes

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Cairo Aviation is set to acquire six MC-21 aircraft from Irkut Corporation. The deal, which includes options for a further four airframes, is part of a cooperation agreement signed between the Egyptian carrier’s parent KATO Investment and the Russian manufacturer at …

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Namibia flyafrica Grounded In Windhoek For Using ‘Ineligible Aircraft’

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Contagion from the Zimbabwe flyafrica (Z7, Harare Int’l) fiasco has spread to Namibia where the Namibian Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) has now grounded Namibia flyafrica (N6, Windhoek Int’l) for using ineligible aircraft. In a statement issued November 5, the …

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