Airline News - Africa / Middle East.


New York, Geneva (AirGuide - Airline News Africa / Middle East) Mar 14, 2010

Air Seychelles The Seychelles national airline has just announced that effective March 21 they will extend one of their two weekly flights via Johannesburg to Cape Town. According to the airline, this applies to the Sunday flight, while the Friday flight will continue to terminate in JNB. Passengers from Mahe to South Africa, and in particular passengers from South Africa to the Seychelles, will now have a second gateway for their direct flights to the archipelago. The airlines has been flying to South Africa for the past 17 years and is the only airline using wide-bodied equipment (B767-200) on the route, giving passengers the added comfort of the larger cabin. Mar 14, 2010

Emirates Airlines A regular source within Emirates in Uganda has drawn this correspondentOs attention to the fact that with the delivery of more A380 aircraft, the airline will be adding Beijing from the beginning of August, when daily flights will then be operated with the giant passenger aircraft. Mar 14, 2010

Emirates Airlines Emirates plans to hire 2,000 flight attendants this year, according to a statement cited by press reports from Dubai. It has added some 660 cabin staff and more than 60 pilots in the past 12 months, during which it increased its fleet by 14 aircraft to 145. It will launch service to its 106th destination, Dakar, on Sept. 1 when it begins five-times-weekly flights from Dubai on an A340-300. Mar 10, 2010

Emirates Airlines Emirates has announced it will start flights from Dubai to Dakar in September. From September 1, Emirates will fly five times weekly to the west African destination, on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Flight EK 797 will leave Dubai at 9.55am, arriving into Dakar's Lopold Sdar Senghor International Airport at 4pm. The return flight will depart Dakar at 5.40pm, arriving into Dubai at 7.15 the following morning. The airline will use a three-class A340-300 aircraft, with 12 first, 42 business and 213 economy class seats. Mar 8, 2010

Qatar Airways Qatar Airways will launch its first flights to South America when it begins...

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