New York, Geneva (AirGuide - Airline News Africa / Middle East) Nov 28, 2010
Afghan carriers are banned from flying into European airspace All Afghan carriers are banned from flying into European airspace, due to the country's poor safety record of its civil aviation oversight system, European Commission said on Tuesday. The ban takes effect from Wednesday and affects routes from Kabul to Vienna, London and Frankfurt. AFP reports that the European Commission, the EU's executive arm, also added Mauritania Airways to its black list of high-risk airlines along with new carriers from Gabon, Afric Aviation, and Kyrgyzstan, CAAS. AFP reports that the European Commission, the EU's executive arm, also added Mauritania Airways to its black list of high-risk airlines along with new carriers from Gabon, Afric Aviation, and Kyrgyzstan, CAAS. The commission cited "safety deficiencies identified in its system to oversee civil aviation and on several carriers." According to AFP, the EU executive said it was ready to provide active support to Afghanistan's efforts to improve civil aviation oversight and safety in cooperation with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). Nov 23, 2010
EgyptAir, South African Airways EgyptAir, South African Airways and Ethiopian Airlines have joined forces in an informal co-operation which could ultimately lead to equity investments in smaller carriers. Both EgyptAir and South African Airways are members of Star Alliance, while Ethiopian Airlines is preparing to join, but EgyptAir chairman Hussein Massoud insists the partnership extends beyond their alliance ties. Nov 26, 2010
Ethiopian Airlines Ethiopian Airlines has increased its flight frequencies to Tanzania, targeting the northern tourist circuit regions of Kilimanjaro and Arusha and the Lake Victoria city of Mwanza. The airline has announced its 12 departures per week from Kilimanjaro International Airport (KIA), which connects Tanzania's northern tourist sites with the rest of the world. Ethiopian's new schedule is covered on daily afternoon flights departing at 1545 hours East African time, with an additional five flights departing at the same airport (KIA) in the early morning at 0330 East African time. This makes...