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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: 4025

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: 3435

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: 1560

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: 10
Views: 2366

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: 10
Views: 2366

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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by AF022
Wed Mar 22, 2017 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Air Cote d'Ivoire flights to LBV and DKR
Replies: 0
Views: 186

New Air Cote d'Ivoire flights to LBV and DKR

I'm curious about the flights to LBV. They already have daily nonstop ABJ-LBV. Are they increasing to 11 weekly? http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/271960/air-cote-divoire-adds-new-sectors-from-april-2017/ eff 01APR17 Abidjan – Conakry – Dakar 2 weekly (Conakry – Dakar new sector) HF70...

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by AF022
Mon Mar 20, 2017 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lome-Jo'burg nonstop on Ethiopian!
Replies: 16
Views: 4531

Lome-Jo'burg nonstop on Ethiopian!

Just got a Facebook message that ASKY will operate LFW-Jo'burg nonstop using Ethiopian aircraft. Flight will connect to ASKY's network in LFW. Which means it will connect to Ethiopian's flight to Newark. Great new flight!

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by AF022
Mon Mar 20, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rwandair to London?
Replies: 18
Views: 4554

Re: Rwandair to London?

1220 departure from KGL isn't going to generate much feed. They appear to have an arrival from DXB at 1040 and from NBO-EBB (tagged) at 1150.
Are they going to change their schedules at KGL? If not this flight is going to be disastrous, no?

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by AF022
Sun Mar 19, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ARIK A330 to Bordeaux?
Replies: 2
Views: 778

Re: ARIK A330 to Bordeaux?

That article is relatively old. I think they have cut down sharply but are still operating some flights. http://www.vanguardngr.com/2017/03/arik-air-workers-face-imminent-sack-dwindling-fortune/ MJF appears to be operating: https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/5n-mjf I am curious however abou...

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by AF022
Sun Mar 19, 2017 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ARIK A330 to Bordeaux?
Replies: 2
Views: 778

ARIK A330 to Bordeaux?

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/5n-jid Flight radar shows the aircraft going to BOD. Is the aircraft going back to lessors? Last revenue flight appears to have taken place in December. I have heard lots of ARIK aircraft sitting on the ground. Wouldn't they be better off returning the air...

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by AF022
Sun Mar 19, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kenya Airways applies for JFK
Replies: 36
Views: 6533

Re: Kenya Airways applies for JFK

Delta Airlines with a B777-200LR (non stop) or with a B767-300ER via Dakar, is probably the strongest option. They could use Nairobi hub (Kenya Airways) to feed the route. Currently, Delta Airlines has code share on KLM East Africa destinations, as well with Air France to Central Africa. I don't th...

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by AF022
Fri Mar 17, 2017 11:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Announces A380 operations to Sao Paulo from 26MAR17
Replies: 43
Views: 8908

Re: Emirates Announces A380 operations to Sao Paulo from 26MAR17

If there are increasing demand from Brazilian to travel to Southeast Asia, would LATAM/SAA/SQ/etc. start flying dorect flight between Brazil and SE Asia with a stopover at South Africa? Currently options are transfer via ME3/Europe, or transfer at South Africa with long layover or double transfer v...

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by AF022
Thu Mar 16, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rwandair to London?
Replies: 18
Views: 4554

Re: Rwandair to London?

I can't see how this is going to work. Ethiopian and Kenyan already have daily London nonstop service connecting to points in East and Southern Africa. Can RWandair just copy what they are doing and be successful?

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by AF022
Wed Mar 15, 2017 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who are Ceiba Intercontinental?
Replies: 6
Views: 1107

Re: Who are Ceiba Intercontinental?

Their website must be new because it was nothing before

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by AF022
Wed Mar 15, 2017 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: African Aviation Thread
Replies: 158
Views: 9798

Re: African Aviation Thread

https://www.africaintelligence.com/LCE/business/2017/03/15/air-cote-d-ivoire-drops-bangui-and-is-looking-instead-to-prai,108226060-BRE I do not have subscription to this site but title says Air Cote d'Ivoire will cancel Bangui and start flights to Praia. Did they ever fly to Bangui? I don't remember...

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by AF022
Wed Mar 08, 2017 3:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: African Aviation Thread
Replies: 158
Views: 9798

Re: African Aviation Thread

ARIK seems to be doing very poorly. I think i read somewhere that most of their fleet is on the ground. How can they be paying their lessors without generating income? Aren't the aircraft owners desperate to get the airraft back?

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by AF022
Fri Mar 03, 2017 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP return to profit in 2016
Replies: 6
Views: 1573

Re: TAP return to profit in 2016

The article doesn't really say much. Are TAP's profitabilities improving in certain markets? I'm really surprised they pulled this off because Brazil and Angola are really in the doldrums.

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by AF022
Sat Feb 25, 2017 12:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kenya receives CAT 1 Status: How long before DL announces ATL/JFK-NBO?
Replies: 49
Views: 6477

Re: Kenya receives CAT 1 Status: How long before DL announces ATL/JFK-NBO?

I would not expect DL at NBO. Not only has DL Africa dreams have largely been a failure, but more importantly Kenya would be served 1-stop, all the while DL continues to reduce such 1-stop flying. DL has pulled its 1-stop India service and continues to trim the many previous Far-East 1-stop service...

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by AF022
Wed Feb 15, 2017 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ARIK suspends Johannesburg and London
Replies: 26
Views: 5581

ARIK suspends Johannesburg and London

As announced on their facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/FlyArikAir/posts/1370409479689481:0 News has been very bad for ARIK lately. A lot of Nigerian press cannot be verified, but here the truth from the mouth of the beast. A news article says that most of ARIK aircraft are on the ground http:...

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by AF022
Sun Feb 05, 2017 10:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most underrated airline?
Replies: 80
Views: 8538

Re: Most underrated airline?

I am a big fan of MEA and Ethiopian. Great airlines both of them.

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by AF022
Sat Feb 04, 2017 3:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AV to upgauge BOG-GIG flight
Replies: 6
Views: 1517

Re: AV to upgauge BOG-GIG flight

Is Brazil in general and Rio in particular recovering a bit?

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by AF022
Sat Feb 04, 2017 3:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 2nd & 4th Longest Flights: AeroMexico PVG-MEX & ICN-MEX
Replies: 17
Views: 4507

Re: 787 2nd & 4th Longest Flights: AeroMexico PVG-MEX & ICN-MEX

Is there still a nonstop MEX-NRT? I think that was a stretch for the 788 and i doubt nonstop PVG would be even remotely possible.

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by AF022
Sat Jan 28, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CAN 2017 African Cup special flights
Replies: 26
Views: 2215

Re: CAN 2017 African Cup special flights

I'm sure ASKY and Air Cote d'Ivoire are operating charters in/out of Libreville.

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by AF022
Fri Jan 13, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rwandair to start Mumbai (longest 737 route?), Harare
Replies: 21
Views: 5224

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

According to Airlineroute, Rwandair is making a lot of changes to their schedule. When i look at DXB flights in April, they spend 15 hours on the ground every day. I would bet this has more to do with connecting DXB and BOM to their new network. I doubt there is enought KGL-BOM/DXB traffic to suppor...

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by AF022
Fri Jan 13, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot cancels eight A350-800s
Replies: 13
Views: 5024

Re: Aeroflot cancels eight A350-800s

How are things with Aeroflot, they seem to cancel orders: 787, now A350. With the current state of the Russian economy, I can see they perform quite badly at the moment. This was why I was surprised to see SU add a 3rd daily flight to JFK. I would have thought traffic would be going down to the US.

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by AF022
Fri Jan 13, 2017 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rwandair to start Mumbai (longest 737 route?), Harare
Replies: 21
Views: 5224

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

When i look at Amadeus, aircraft will sit on the ground for 12+ hours in BOM. Poor efficiency.

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by AF022
Mon Jan 09, 2017 5:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines in Africa
Replies: 18
Views: 3532

Re: Airlines in Africa

So to get a grip on the size of the continent, using flight times might be a good way. It takes roughly 10 hours to traverse the continent from North to South, and it takes around 6 hours from East to West at the widest point. It is, in other words, huge - much, much bigger than continental USA. ht...

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by AF022
Mon Jan 09, 2017 5:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines in Africa
Replies: 18
Views: 3532

Re: Airlines in Africa

I think the OP might be wondering. Why isn't there in "Air Congo" or something similar that has a good Geographical location in central Africa that would work as a mega hub with the continent and beyond. I think it is because you don't have many cities in Africa that have a strong of an O...

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by AF022
Sat Jan 07, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines in Africa
Replies: 18
Views: 3532

Re: Airlines in Africa

What does that mean, "in Africa". Does that mean 80% of passenger traffic within Africa is carried by non-African airlines? I don't think that is possible.
Link doesn't work.

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by AF022
Fri Jan 06, 2017 4:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gov Cuomo Proposed JFK Redesign
Replies: 98
Views: 15524

Re: Gov Cuomo Proposed JFK Redesign

People are leaving New York state like mad, and with all the problem that state and state government seems to have where is the $$$$ going to come from to do such a rebuild? It is possible that such a plan could end up being another mess like BER is. What? NYC is bursting at the seems. Subway rider...

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by AF022
Tue Jan 03, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific and Hainan Considering Miami
Replies: 74
Views: 9285

Re: Cathay Pacific and Hainan Considering Miami

MIA is very aggressive with trying to capture new airlines and I regularly see "rumors" about new airlines to MIA which never happen.

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by AF022
Fri Dec 23, 2016 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia needs180 million Euros to survive or bankruptcy
Replies: 23
Views: 4436

Re: Alitalia needs180 million Euros to survive or bankrupcy

[quote="piedmontf284000"][quote="Waterbomber"]EY, Intesa Sanpaolo and Unicredit have agreed to give AZ a lifeline. They should just focus on TA flights with a mix of regional routes within Italy and leave it at that. With all the low budget airlines in Europe now, there is no way...

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by AF022
Fri Dec 23, 2016 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has CAMAIR grounded its fleet
Replies: 3
Views: 913

Re: Has CAMAIR grounded its fleet

This must be very tough for the economy of the country if there is so little capacity between Douala and the Capital. Are they the only domestic carrier?

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by AF022
Wed Dec 21, 2016 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has CAMAIR grounded its fleet
Replies: 3
Views: 913

Has CAMAIR grounded its fleet

http://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/ ... -jet-fleet

Does anyone have more information?
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Unable to read full article.
http://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/ ... -jet-fleet

Does anyone have more information?

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by AF022
Tue Dec 20, 2016 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ARIK grounded by strikes?
Replies: 2
Views: 610

ARIK grounded by strikes?

http://www.vanguardngr.com/2016/12/arik-air-grounded/

I'm never sure what to believe in the Nigerian media, but ARIK's own facebook page indicates there are disruptions. Can anyone confirm?

Terrible time of the year for this to happen with so many passengers traveling before Christmas.
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http://www.vanguardngr.com/2016/12/arik-air-grounded/

I'm never sure what to believe in the Nigerian media, but ARIK's own facebook page indicates there are disruptions. Can anyone confirm?

Terrible time of the year for this to happen with so many passengers traveling before Christmas.

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by AF022
Mon Dec 19, 2016 2:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pacific Islands Aviation Thread
Replies: 86
Views: 8698

Re: Pacific Islands Aviation Thread

Is Polynesian Blue or Virgin Samoa or whatever its called still operating?

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by AF022
Fri Dec 16, 2016 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Tanzania confirms order for 1 787-8
Replies: 32
Views: 6945

Re: Air Tanzania confirms order for 1 787-8

I can't see this ending well! It's impossible to make long haul working without any economies of scale and without any feed. One cannot simply rely on O&D traffic unless the routes are incredibly high yielding, which DAR will certainly not provide. I can't see anyone willing to provide feed on ...

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by AF022
Sat Dec 10, 2016 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Group announces to buy remaining shares of Brussels Airlines
Replies: 50
Views: 14350

Re: Brussels Airlines' shareholders giving in to Lufthansa

DDR wrote:
Sounds like Brussels Airlines is dead in two years. Sad.


I don't know very much about SN. Can someone give a recap? Why will they be dead in two years? Are they losing money? Or will LH take over their international routes from BRU?

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by AF022
Fri Dec 09, 2016 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS cancels seasonal LHR-ORD service.
Replies: 62
Views: 9506

Re: VS cancels seasonal LHR-ORD service.

Didn't VS start then stop ORD at least once already? Seems like they have been burned twice here.Poor planning.

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by AF022
Thu Dec 08, 2016 2:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MEA to acquire 4 new planes
Replies: 22
Views: 4966

Re: MEA to acquire 4 new planes

CanadaFair wrote:
They do serve a few points in west Africa, in the 1990s they served Sao Paulo and Sydney as well as some Asian routes Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Colombo.


I don't know if it was São Paulo, but I remember being at Rio airport and seeing their flight depart GIG-ABJ-BEY

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by AF022
Thu Nov 17, 2016 2:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ARIK cancels flights due to fuel shortages
Replies: 14
Views: 4396

ARIK cancels flights due to fuel shortages

http://atwonline.com/airlines/fuel-shor ... operations Does anyone know which flights are being cancelled? Their website doesn't have much information. Are the cancellations mostly domestic, or regional, or intercontinental? The article mentions JNB but it can't be just diversions to PHC on the JNB ...

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by AF022
Tue Oct 25, 2016 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AI Plans Tel Aviv
Replies: 44
Views: 7241

Re: AI Plans Tel Aviv

ET also has daily connectivity between both DEL/BOM and TLV. TK's is faster, however.

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by AF022
Tue Oct 25, 2016 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA announces A330-300 service to IAD
Replies: 50
Views: 12468

Re: SAA announces A330-300 service to IAD

So in the JNB-Europe market, all the premium traffic originates in Europe? I didn't know that.

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by AF022
Tue Oct 25, 2016 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bankruptcy EC Air?
Replies: 3
Views: 1132

Re: Bankruptcy EC Air?

I doubt they will ever come back to life.

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by AF022
Mon Oct 24, 2016 12:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA announces A330-300 service to IAD
Replies: 50
Views: 12468

Re: SAA announces A330-300 service to IAD

Yes, that would make sense for Lufthansa, but for SAA you would think that they want to leave as late as possible so that premium customers have the opportunity for a full day of work in JNB and to maximize connectivity at JNB.

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by AF022
Sun Oct 23, 2016 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any news on ARIK ? Flight cancellations?
Replies: 3
Views: 1142

Re: Any news on ARIK ? Flight cancellations?

I can't imagine a worse time to invest in Nigeria.

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by AF022
Sun Oct 23, 2016 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA announces A330-300 service to IAD
Replies: 50
Views: 12468

Re: SAA announces A330-300 service to IAD

Something I've never understood about SAA. If their planes just sit on the ground all the day in Europe, why do their flights leave around dinner time rather than late at night? LH from JNB to FRA departs at 1910 and arrives FRA at 0550. This makes sense because they want their aircraft in FRA to us...

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by AF022
Fri Oct 21, 2016 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any news on ARIK ? Flight cancellations?
Replies: 3
Views: 1142

Any news on ARIK ? Flight cancellations?

The economy in Nigeria seems to be falling and i see that some ARIK flights have been cancelled. But ARIK website doesn't have a flight status option so i can't see on their website. Does anyone have news on ARIK situation? The only article i can find now is this one about staff begging passengers f...

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by AF022
Fri Oct 21, 2016 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has ECAIR collapsed
Replies: 2
Views: 781

Has ECAIR collapsed

All their flights have been zero'd out in saber. Can anyuone provide information?

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by AF022
Wed Oct 19, 2016 11:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ASKY to launch daily ABJ-DKR
Replies: 0
Views: 222

ASKY to launch daily ABJ-DKR

I see that ASKY has launched daily nonstop flights between Abidjan et Dakar starting 01NOV. I think this is a big market with ARIK, HF and KQ already in (maybe others?). Any news from these carriers in the region?

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