South African Airways Launches Africa’s First Bio-Fuel Flight

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South African Airways made history earlier when a plane going to Cape Town from Johannesburg became Africa’s first to fly on jet fuel made from tobacco plants. Boeing 737-800 flights on SAA and low-cost subsidiary Mango between Johannesburg and Cape …

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Iberia Airlines Announces Johannesburg Route, Suspends Lagos, Accra and Istanbul Routes

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Iberia Airlines, Spanish flag carrier, has suspended its flights to Istanbul, a major city in Turkey, owing to low demand. Reputed as Spain’s largest airline, Iberia also plans to suspend flights to Nigeria from May 12, 2016 and Ghana from May 17, …

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Qatar Airways Commences Non-Stop Flight Service To Maputo

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Qatar Airways will upgrade to non-stop B787 Dreamliner service three times weekly between Doha and Maputo, Mozambique, effective March 27th, 2016. The airline currently serves the Doha–Maputo route three times a week via South Africa’s largest city Johannesburg. With the …

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Congo Airways Plans Expansion Into Lagos, Johannesburg and Other Cities

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Norbert Sengamali, the Sales and Marketing Director of Congo Airways (Kinshasa N’Djili), has outlined the carrier’s proposed expansion plans insofar as regional and international operations are concerned. Launched in October 2015, the state-backed carrier operates a pair of A320-200s on …

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Fastjet Zimbabwe Begins International Operations In February

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Fastjet Zimbabwe (FN, Harare Int’l) is set to commence international operations next month with flights from Harare Int’l and Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe, to Johannesburg O.R. Tambo in South Africa. The LCC said in a statement that effective February 1, …

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Etihad Launches Second Moroccan City Flight Service

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Etihad Airways has launched flights from Abu Dhabi (AUH) to its second Moroccan destination, with operations to Rabat (RBA) beginning on 15 January. The twice-weekly service (Wednesdays and Fridays), flown by the carrier’s three-class, 240-seat A340-500s, is the only direct …

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Iberia Set To Resume Johannesburg Flight

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IBERIA from August 2016 is resuming service to South Africa, after 4 years of service cancellation. From 01AUG16, the oneWorld member will operate Madrid – Johannesburg 3 times a week, using Airbus A330-300 aircraft. Planned schedule as follow: IB6051 MAD2345 …

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Ethiopian Airlines Set To Launch Durban Flight Service

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Ethiopian Airlines will launch a three times weekly flight between Addis Ababa and Durban on December 16th. The launch will be airline’s third destination in South Africa, after Johannesburg and Cape Town. Durban is the second largest metropolitan city and …

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Etihad Launches Dar es Salam Flight Service

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Etihad Airways started its ninth direct service into Africa on 1 December with the commencement of daily flights to Dar es Salaam (DAR) from its Abu Dhabi (AUH) hub. The 3,858-kilometre route will be flown by the MEB3 carrier’s 140-seat A320 …

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Turkish Airlines Expands Its African Flight Network to Durban

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Istanbul based Turkish Airlines, already flying to 279 destinations in 110 countries, continued to grow this week by adding flights to Durban.   As a result, its destinations in Africa have been increased to 46. Beginning on 5 November, the …

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