Emirates, flydubai to partner on codeshare, schedule alignment, network optimisation

Emirates Air and flydubai have signed a partnership agreement on expensive codeshare, schedule alignment and network optimization, which would see the two Dubai-based airlines join forces to offer customers unmatched travel options, according to a statement seen by businessamlive. The partnership will be rolled out over the coming months, with the first enhanced code-sharing arrangements […]

Medview in strategic Nigeria route expansion

In what appears to be a strategic business route expansion in Nigeria, Medview Airlines, a major player in Nigeria’s aviation industry, Tuesday expanded its domestic passenger services into Ilorin, from where it would fly to other cities in the country. Lukman Animasahun, and engineer and the airline’s chief operating officer, said at the Ilorin International […]

Ethiopian Airlines commences operation to Kaduna Nigeria

Ethiopia national carrier Ethiopian Airlines has finalized preparations to start scheduled thrice weekly services to Kaduna, Nigeria, as of August 1st, 2017, According to Africa Business Communities (ABC) Kaduna, located in north-western Nigeria, is a trade center and a major transportation hub for the surrounding agricultural areas with its rail and road junction. According to […]

Qatar Air said to cancel four Airbus A350s on supplier issue

Qatar Airways has refused to take delivery of four Airbus SE A350-900 jets and is set to scrap its orders for the planes, according to people with knowledge of the matter. The Persian Gulf carrier declined to take the wide-bodies amid issues with quality control and cabin specifications, said the people, who asked not to […]

Ethiopian Airlines inaugurates modern cargo terminal

Africa’s largest cargo operator, Ethiopian Airlines, has unveiled Cargo Terminal-II. Covering a total area of 150,000 m2 area of land, the new Cargo Terminal includes facilities such as Dry Cargo Terminal warehouse, Perishable Cargo Terminal with cool Chain Storage, fully automated with latest technology ETV (Elevating Transport Vehicle), G+2 office building, apron area which accommodates […]

Arik Air resumes Abuja-Accra flights July 17

Effective July 17, Arik Air, Nigeria’s largest carrier, will resume daily flight operations between Abuja and Accra bringing to six, the number of airlines that shuttle the route. Arik’s Chief Executive Officer, Capt. Roy Ilegbodu, said Friday in Lagos that the resumption of flights between the two countries was part of efforts to satisfy the […]

Airbus CEO to take control of plane sales in new shake-up

Airbus is launching a reorganization of its commercial aircraft sales operations in a move likely to focus fresh attention on a delicate balance of power at Europe’s largest aerospace company, according to Investing.com’s report. From July, the globe-trotting sales team, best known for contesting leadership of the jetliner market with Boeing (NYSE:BA), will report directly […]

Emirates set to implement new U.S. travel security measures ‘as soon as possible’

Emirates, the Middle East’s largest airline, said on Thursday it would work with authorities to implement new security measures on flights to the United States “as soon as possible,” Reuters reports. U.S. authorities want increased security protocols around aircraft and in passenger areas, expanded canine screening and additional places where travelers can be cleared by […]

Etihad allows passengers from U.S. ban countries to board flights

Etihad Airways is allowing nationals from six Muslim-majority countries on a U.S. travel ban list to board flights to the United States if they have valid travel documents, the Abu Dhabi-based airline said on Thursday. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Monday to allow part of the ban which applies to citizens and refugees from […]