Airline News - Africa / Middle East.


New York, Geneva (AirGuide - Airline News Africa / Middle East) Apr 10, 2011

Air France Beginning in November, Air France will begin direct flights to Cape Town, making leisure and business travel easier and more convenient. The new schedule will bring 3 flights per week to Cape Town. This announcement comes at the back of EmiratesO addition of an additional daily flight to and from Cape Town from late last month. Air France and Emirates have extensive routes from both traditional source markets in Europe and new markets in the Middle East, and increased flights will add much-welcomed seat capacity to the Mother City. Earlier this year, Edelweiss Air had also announced a new seasonal flight program from Zurich to Cape Town with non-stop flights twice a week from the end of October 2011 for their winter timetable. Apr 7, 2011

Arik Air Arik Air received IOSA certification from IATA, the second Nigerian carrier to receive the certificate, but the only Nigerian carrier on IOSA registration to be fully operational under its own AOC. It operates more than 150 flights daily from its Lagos hub. Apr 6, 2011

Egypt Air Information was received that Egypt AirOs service between Cairo via Khartoum to Juba, previously operated twice a week, has been suspended indefinitely. While talking of a Oresumption of flights sometime in the futureO this has been dismissed as OhogwashO by an aviation figure in Juba who added: Othey have failed to attract market share. Their routing from Cairo first to Khartoum has condemned this operation to failure. We in the South are now moving towards independence and being forced to travel via Khartoum is not what many of us prefer. The timing of the flight is also bad. If there is a delay, and there have been many, the flight from Khartoum to Juba cannot operate easily because Juba is open for daylight operations only. So at a certain time they would just from Khartoum fly back to Cairo and offload passengers to Juba and strand them in a hostile environment. At least until 9th July we have the same passports still but what after independence, our people will probably need Visa and may be treated like spies or badlyO. Apr 4, 2011

Emirates Airlines Emirates operates in the Seychelles with an all Seychellois team, and the recent promotions are seen as a consolidation of the office at the time that the airline is increasing its weekly flight service to the islands from 7 to 14 flights. The airline has been supportive of the...

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