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by AF022
Sat May 19, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Uganda Airlines to relaunch in Q4 2018
Replies: 12
Views: 1726

Re: Uganda Airlines to relaunch in Q4 2018

I look forward to seeing Uganda Airlines eventually resuming flights to LGW with the arrival of their A332's in Q418 and hopefully the new revived airline will have an eye catching livery :-) I would suggest catching the livery while you can as I can't imagine this operation will survive long. ET a...

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by AF022
Fri Apr 27, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Cote d'Ivoire lost €30m in 2017
Replies: 6
Views: 1072

Re: Air Cote d'Ivoire lost €30m in 2017

I have flown them once and I think all their flights to the east depart in the evening. Abidjan to Douala departs Abidjan at 19h15 and arrives Douala at 22h45.

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by AF022
Fri Apr 27, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Cote d'Ivoire lost €30m in 2017
Replies: 6
Views: 1072

Re: Air Cote d'Ivoire lost €30m in 2017

Taking on brand new A320's was probably not a good idea, in addition to starting questionable destinations such as Luanda and Bangui with little demand and ties to the Ivory Coast. This sounds like Senegal Airlines all over again. The fact is it is very difficult in West Africa to run an airline, l...

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by AF022
Fri Apr 27, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Cote d'Ivoire lost €30m in 2017
Replies: 6
Views: 1072

Air Cote d'Ivoire lost €30m in 2017

https://www.africaintelligence.com/lce/ ... 308306-bre

You can log on and the article isn't much more than the headline, but this is a huge loss for such a small airline.
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https://www.africaintelligence.com/lce/ ... 308306-bre

You can log on and the article isn't much more than the headline, but this is a huge loss for such a small airline.

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by AF022
Wed Apr 25, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian to take delivery of 100th aircraft
Replies: 28
Views: 3824

Ethiopian to take delivery of 100th aircraft

https://m.facebook.com/EthiopianAirline ... &source=48

Incredible. I knew they were big but wow. They must dwarf everything else on the continent.
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https://m.facebook.com/EthiopianAirline ... &source=48

Incredible. I knew they were big but wow. They must dwarf everything else on the continent.

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by AF022
Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Uganda Airlines to relaunch in Q4 2018
Replies: 12
Views: 1726

Re: Uganda Airlines to relaunch in Q4 2018

Two A330s? Where on earth are they going to use these?

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by AF022
Sun Apr 22, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian schedule out of OAK
Replies: 13
Views: 2076

Re: Norwegian schedule out of OAK

I can't imagine they are making any money on these routes except in summer. I can leave this TUE OAK-OSL roundtrip from $419. Sounds like lots of empty seats. I saw on another thread that DY transatlantic in/out of Scandinavia is losing lots of money. Do we have any idea where Norwegian is generatin...

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by AF022
Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian
Replies: 289
Views: 40704

Re: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian

Would IAG keep TATL routes on truck routes to points like JFK and LAX? I can't see how those routes could make money. Maybe redistribute the aircraft to less competitive cities from LGW?
Is DY making any money CDGJFK or LGWLAX? Could money be made?

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by AF022
Sat Apr 14, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US—Africa Nonstop Connection Thread
Replies: 32
Views: 3608

Re: US—Africa Nonstop Connection Thread

Anecdotally I have flown ACCJFK a couple of times and front was full of upgrades.

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by AF022
Sat Apr 07, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Summer 2018 Make or Break for Norwegian?
Replies: 10
Views: 1363

Re: Is Summer 2018 Make or Break for Norwegian?

Agree. They could fly Bergen-Nashville in July and it would be profitable. July is easy. November? Going to be hard for them.

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by AF022
Fri Apr 06, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SN203 BRU-DSS diverting to LYS
Replies: 2
Views: 681

Re: SN203 BRU-DSS diverting to LYS

Seems to have departed from LYS already.

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by AF022
Fri Apr 06, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM confirms flights to Tel Aviv from December
Replies: 28
Views: 4912

Re: LATAM confirms flights to Tel Aviv from December

Can they over fly Arab countries in North Africa? I don't think Egypt will raise any objections. What about Niger/Chad/Sudan? If i'm not mistaken, LY had to operate over the Mediterranean and then south on their flights between TLV and South America. I don't know if ths is why LY pulled out, but I'...

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by AF022
Fri Apr 06, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM confirms flights to Tel Aviv from December
Replies: 28
Views: 4912

Re: LATAM confirms flights to Tel Aviv from December

Can they over fly Arab countries in North Africa?

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by AF022
Wed Apr 04, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is new SAA fleet announcement imminent?
Replies: 51
Views: 6467

Re: Is new SAA fleet announcement imminent?

behramjee wrote:
JNB-JFK/IAD nonstop both ways only B778 and A359LR can perform with a full payload.


Would they give up their intermediate stop in ACC to IAD if they could operate nonstop efficiently? Are they selling ACC-IAD and making money, or is it more of a technical stop?

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by AF022
Wed Apr 04, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any impact on Aeroflot loads between SVO and the US?
Replies: 6
Views: 1772

Re: Any impact on Aeroflot loads between SVO and the US?

They can't be making very much money from JFK if the flight is full of passengers to TLV and BKK. Yields must be terrible. I checked fares on their website, less than $1000 RT JFK-BKK.
Are they a profit driven enterprise?

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by AF022
Wed Apr 04, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any impact on Aeroflot loads between SVO and the US?
Replies: 6
Views: 1772

Any impact on Aeroflot loads between SVO and the US?

Lots of bashing on both sides of the Atlantic with emabassies closing and general ill-will. SU has 3 daily flights to JFK, and flights to a few other places. There must be some impact on loads, no? Can SU fill all three JFK flights?

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by AF022
Sun Mar 18, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Senegal news?
Replies: 14
Views: 2305

Re: Air Senegal news?

Senegal is not a premium market, does not have a strategic location to pull connecting traffic, nor does it have the deep pockets to sustain a perpetually loss-making national carrier. Points 1 & 3 are correct, but Dakar is actually very well located in a very poorly connected region of a very ...

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by AF022
Sat Mar 17, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Senegal news?
Replies: 14
Views: 2305

Re: Air Senegal news?

Thanks for link. I didn't know they were getting an A320, all articles read say that just two A330s and two ATRs.

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by AF022
Sat Mar 17, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Flight Cancellations @ EWR
Replies: 72
Views: 12717

Re: Norwegian Flight Cancellations @ EWR

JFK terminal one is extremely busy - how can they handle three extra flights?

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by AF022
Fri Mar 16, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Senegal news?
Replies: 14
Views: 2305

Air Senegal news?

Is there any update on when Air Senegal starting? I don't see any news or websites.

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by AF022
Wed Mar 14, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates start BCN-MEX
Replies: 87
Views: 15881

Re: EMIRATES start BCN-MEX

MalevTU134 wrote:
Galwayman wrote:
Great news , hopefully the rumoured TK IST >DUB > MEX will happen soon too

Only if there is an Ireland-to -Mexico market. Otherwise, it'll be another money burner in Latin America for TK.


Where does TK fly in Latin America? Are their routes just for glamour and not making money?

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by AF022
Fri Mar 02, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAD- New airlines and destinations
Replies: 34
Views: 4552

Re: MAD- New airlines and destinations

Doesn't CEIBA have MAD-SSG flights? I think IB used to fly to LAD but gave up. DLA seems like a stretch. The main gaps in MAD are: -Houston -Guadalajara & Monterrey -Tegucigalpa/San Pedro Sula -Fortaleza -Rotterdam -Hanover -Belgrade -Accra -Lagos -Douala -Luanda -Malabo -Nairobi -Kuwait City -M...

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by AF022
Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mid-Africa Aviation: entire fleet of ONE goes with mechanical?
Replies: 0
Views: 747

Mid-Africa Aviation: entire fleet of ONE goes with mechanical?

I have heard throught my contacts in West Africa have told me Mid-Africa Aviation's sole aircraft has gone technical. Can anyone confirm this? There is nothing up to date on Flightradar24 which is where I usually look for tail information. Seems very challenging to run an airline with just one aircr...

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by AF022
Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa starts PrivatAir to JED and ADD
Replies: 13
Views: 5207

Re: Lufthansa brings back PrivatAir operation

I'm really surprised by this. Is Ethiopian going to fill the void with their daily FRA nonstop to/from ADD? Is LH suffering on this route?

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by AF022
Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian 2017 full year and Q4 results: net loss was -299 million NOK (-£27.4 million)
Replies: 72
Views: 14227

Re: Norwegian today reported its full year and q4 2017 results. The net loss was -299 million NOK (-£27.4 million) in 20

Is this the result of over expansion, or the some routes are really failing and they haven't pulled the plug because they have too many aircraft pouring in and don't know where to send them? If the 4th quarter 2017 was bad Q1 2018 is going to be horrible. The transatlantic market is very bad in wint...

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by AF022
Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines going nonstop to Toronto
Replies: 41
Views: 5787

Re: Ethiopian Airlines going nonstop to Toronto

I think the Egyptains are not going to boast about them having the only nonstop between Toronto and Africa.

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by AF022
Fri Feb 02, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA only one daily JNB-LHR with new A333
Replies: 53
Views: 8833

Re: SAA only one daily JNB-LHR with new A333

I think SAA has two things going against it to LHR with 2 daily flights. First, the flights run almost parallel, one departs at 2100 and the other at 2155. What is the point of that? Wouldn't it make more sense to have one departure at 2100 and the other at 2330? If they can't fill two flights with ...

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by AF022
Mon Jan 29, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is PHX underserved by long haul routes?
Replies: 104
Views: 10560

Re: Why is PHX underserved by long haul routes?

PHX doesn't have the yields.

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by AF022
Sun Jan 21, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 10 employes of Kam Air killed in attack on Inter-Continental Hotel Kabul today
Replies: 4
Views: 2330

Re: 10 employes of Kam Air killed in attack on Inter-Continental Hotel Kabul today

Terrible news, really. We are all brothers in this business.

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by AF022
Sat Jan 20, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Angola Owes Foreign Airlines $500 Million
Replies: 7
Views: 1662

Re: Angola Owes Foreign Airlines $500 Million

Didn't EK reduce frequencies because of that?

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by AF022
Sat Jan 20, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Ethiopian Airlines adds Chicago
Replies: 82
Views: 10438

Re: Ethiopian Airlines comparing/deciding between Houston and Chicago

UA used to fly IAH-LOS, but cut that route. Ethiopian would have the advantage of both connecting *A traffic at IAH and then to various African destinations at LFW using ASKY Airlines. That route could be 3 or 4 times weekly IAH-LFW-IAH on a B788. I think they would be better served by ADD-LOS-IAH ...

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by AF022
Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RwandAir to start CAN in May 18
Replies: 13
Views: 1939

Re: RwandAir to start CAN in May 18

KGL-BOM-CAN? This will never work, but surely the Rwandans don't care about making money.

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by AF022
Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ET upgauges GRU/EZE, increases flights to daily
Replies: 39
Views: 4418

Re: ET upgauges GRU/EZE, increases flights to daily

I hope ET will start AMS one day. I think it could do well. They used to do AMS, hopefully they will return. Looking at "western" Europe, ET serves all [large] countries except for the Netherlands and Denmark. ET also used to fly into Copenhagen at some point. Maybe we will see them expan...

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by AF022
Mon Dec 18, 2017 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Massive power outage at Hartsfield-Jackson
Replies: 2
Views: 718

Re: Massive power outage at Hartsfield-Jackson

"Complete loss of electricity." Hilarious.

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by AF022
Sat Dec 16, 2017 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Meridiana starting MXP-JFK/MIA
Replies: 40
Views: 6543

Re: Meridiana starting MXP-JFK/MIA

lesfalls wrote:
Seems that IG is starting MXP-JFK daily effective June 1st and MIA-MXP 4X weekly effective June 8th:

MXP 13:10-JFK 16:00 Daily
JFK 20:30-MXP 10:30 Daily



T1 at JFK is packed, bursting. How can IG operate just seasonally? DY is expanding like crazy and filling up lots of T1 capacity.

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by AF022
Sat Dec 16, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian start long haul from MADRID
Replies: 62
Views: 13008

Re: Norwegian start long haul from MADRID

Before many start to getting all oogling over the news, the underlying finances problem is getting worse and it may suddenly end all this spectacle they seem to portray https://www.ft.com/content/a013d226-daa8-11e7-a039-c64b1c09b482 Hidden by paywall, unfortunately. Is DY making money? I can't imag...

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by AF022
Fri Nov 17, 2017 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ET ADD-HKG-NRT/ICN to become ADD-ICN-NRT in 2018Jun.
Replies: 4
Views: 1243

Re: ET ADD-HKG-NRT/ICN to become ADD-ICN-NRT in 2018Jun.

As Ebola wasn't a concern in East Africa I assume this was just an excuse to exit something that wasn't working.

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by AF022
Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian to launch Chicago O'Hare service
Replies: 54
Views: 7827

Re: Ethiopian to launch Chicago O'Hare service

One thing that has always surprised me is how ET is able to operate ADD-GRU nonstop but has to route all of their North American flights via an intermediary station. Is this due to polar winds (North vs. South?) because ET used to fly to GRU (and GIG for awhile) via LFW. ADD-GRU is a lot shorter th...

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by AF022
Fri Nov 03, 2017 9:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad to drop Dallas DFW
Replies: 89
Views: 15970

Re: Etihad to drop Dallas DFW

I'm surprised to hear EY is cutting anything becasue of lack of profit. I didn't think they were driven by profits.

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by AF022
Fri Oct 27, 2017 2:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia starts San Francisco and Managua
Replies: 61
Views: 12618

Re: Iberia starts San Francisco and Managua

How is IB doing? Are they profitable?

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by AF022
Wed Sep 27, 2017 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embattled SAA dumping more routes.....
Replies: 20
Views: 9007

Re: Embattled SAA dumping more routes.....

I can't understand why they fly to COO. Market is small and low yielding.

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by AF022
Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is going on at ARIK?
Replies: 2
Views: 621

What is going on at ARIK?

Various news articles say ARIK is going to sue the government because Ethiopian is taking over, and then there are follow up articles that Ethiopian isn't talking to anyone about ARIK. Now comes news that ARIK is slashing fares to almost nothing. https://nationalaccordnewspaper.com/arik-air-slashes-...

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by AF022
Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kenya Airways restructuring - axes Hanoi and HongKong
Replies: 14
Views: 3641

Re: Kenya Airways restructuring - axes Hanoi and HongKong

OA940 wrote:
Although I'm rooting for them, will US flights even be profitable with a combo of Americans not knowing about them, the distance, and the probability that the flights won't have the highest yields?


Highly unlikely.

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by AF022
Thu Sep 21, 2017 8:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rwandair to start Mumbai (longest 737 route?), Harare
Replies: 28
Views: 6931

Re: Rwandair to start Mumbai (longest 737 route?), Harare

You can regularly price BOMKGL for around $400 roundtrip all in, which is about $150 each way for the carrier before taxes, for 14+ hours of flying. Incredibly low yield... Rwandair clearly isn't interested in profits. Their fares cannot be supporting the airline. There was a recent article in the ...

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by AF022
Mon Sep 18, 2017 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mid Africa Aviation
Replies: 3
Views: 482

Mid Africa Aviation

Does anyone have information on this airline? They don't have a website and the Facebook page is just a series on pictures of their logo. Are they flying to Accra? Seems they don't even have the basics.

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by AF022
Fri Aug 11, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian retrofitting its B763 Business class with lie flat seats
Replies: 25
Views: 4423

Re: Ethiopian retrofitting its B763 Business class with lie flat seats

I believe that the first 788s that were delivered have angled while the newer ones have lie flat.

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by AF022
Thu Aug 10, 2017 5:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is South African or Kenyan at ORD possible
Replies: 34
Views: 3791

Re: Is South African or Kenyan at ORD possible

aemoreira1981 wrote:
jbs2886 wrote:
dcajet wrote:

Or LFW, which is where the flight to EWR stops. I'm surprised that ET500/1 isn't shifted to operate via LFW.



Why would ET change nonstop IAD-ADD to operate IAD-LFW-ADD?

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by AF022
Sun Apr 30, 2017 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Africa’s RwandAir replaces CEO, launches London Gatwick services
Replies: 7
Views: 1622

Re: Africa’s RwandAir replaces CEO, launches London Gatwick services

factsonly wrote:
AirbusMDCFAN wrote:

Kenya Airways will be a competititor with daily:
- KGL-NBO-LHR.


ET also has daily KGL-ADD-LHR.

This will be a huge challenge for WB. I don't know how they can pull this off. Time will tell.

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by AF022
Mon Apr 10, 2017 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RwandAir to expand A330 ops
Replies: 11
Views: 2936

Re: RwandAir to expand A330 ops

Is there any news on impact on WB of sacking the CEO? Seems like a big deal. There must be an impact coming.

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by AF022
Thu Apr 06, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RwandAir to expand A330 ops
Replies: 11
Views: 2936

Re: RwandAir to expand A330 ops

eastafspot wrote:
I wonder why former CEO John Mirenge has been sacked - certainly not because the airline is unprofitable...


I'm assuming they are losing lots of money. Maybe they want to find a way to be making money?

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