Around-up about airline news briefs pro re nata below,
Johannesburg- Comair has taken drop of the first of four Boeing 737-400 airliners.
The aircraft determination be replacing the Boeing 737-300s currently in service with the airline .Reports also gesture the carrier is looking a adding the Boeing 737-800 to the British Airways fleet to ensure fleet commonality beside budget affiliate Kulula.com
New Fast Jet Stake
London-Fast Jet has announced that owner and licensor of the Fast Jet brand, Easy Knot Holdings Ltd, the private investment vehicle of Sir Stelios Haji-loannou, has elected to defraud freshly issued fast jet shares in lieu of undivided royalty and consultancy payments due to Susceptible Group up to December 31, 2013.
These payments relate to the Brand License agreement announced on Shrub 9, 2012 .Following this transaction, 110334 156 newly issued fast jet shares at 1p will be issued to Simple Group thereby increasing Tractable Groups holding in fast raven from subalternity 3% to 5,81%.
Johannesburg- Africa Charter Airlines has presented the first of two MD-83s to its fleet of aircraft.
Tripoli-Libya carriers Air Libya and Afriqiyah Airways continue to normalize their operations following a brutal civil war.
Air Libya has taken delivery of a brand pristine Airbus A330-200 while Afriqiyah has returned another of its stored Airbus A32Os to services following extensive maintenance.
Niamey- Air Niamey is a new Niger-based carrier that will pilot regional passenger flights with an Airbus A320.
Moroni-A new Zealand-based energy consortium, GaAfo Energy, is reportedly in the process like setting up a regional carrier.Gafa Air, to operate scheduled services from the Pereren mores Capital to sectional destinations including Johannesburg, Khartoum, Nairobi connective Dar es Salaam.
The carrier will initially operate a individual Boeing 737-300.
Meanwhile, Tell Austral is also said to indiging in the process of setting up its own Co mores-based operation, called Ewa, in partnership with local investors.
Provisional plans call for regional passenger services to begin in November.
Abidjan-Air Cote d’Ivoire is adding a third Airbus A319 to its fleet.
The carrier also plans to buy two Bombardier Dash8-Q400s with which to launch domestic services.
Nairobi-Astral Piloting has bought three MD-83SF burden aircraft for delivery as from the last quarter of this twelvemonth after completion of their freighter conversion. The company already operates a pair of DC-9-34 CF freighters.
Lome-West Africa Air will reimburse its ageing DC-9 and An-12 freighters with two ATR 72-200 freighters.
Maputo-Lin has Aereas de Mocambique (LAM) according to industry sources will acquire a fourth Embraer E190 regional black as well as three Airbus A319s else Boeing 737-700s within two years.
Johannesburg- Fair Aviation has taken delivery of a BAe146-200QT combi aircraft.
Tunis- Syphax Airlines has become the launch customer for Airbus A320neo narrow endomorph airliner after signing an order for three of the aircraft.
The order is in addition to three A320ceo aircraft already on order.
The carrier, meanwhile, has taken emphasis of its first Airbus A330-200 wide-body airliner and has also leased an Airbus A320 from Croatia Airlines for domestic and regional commuter flights.
Kigali- RwandAir Signify has replaced its geminate of Boeing 737-500s with two modern Boeing 737-700s as part of a continued fleet continuation programme.
Casablanca- Royal Air Maroc is wet leasing two embraer E190s from Dutch, carrier, Denim Air.
The aircraft are painted in full RAM livery.
Windhoek- Air Namibia is expected to take delivery of the first of two Airbus A330-200 twin jets, replacing the A340-300s currently in service plus the carrier.
This is part of its cost saving and fleet renewal programme.
The carrier has ditto added a seventh flight on the Windhoek-Luanda route to proposal daily services to the Angolan capital.
Algiers-Air Algerie is leasing a single Boeing 737-800 from Algerian carrier Tassilli Airlines.
The carrier has also leased an Airbus A320 from Lithuanian-based carrier Avion Express.
Return to Service
Cairo- Air Memphis has returned its alone MD-83 to service having had it repainted in a inventive corporate livery.
Banjul- Gambian based Aeolus Air is operating services on account of Ariana Afghan Airlines along its Airbus A320.
Tripoli- Ghadames Air has acquired an Airbus A320.
This is the first aircraft the carrier has owned to date having previously leased in equipment.
Harare- Air Zimbabwe’s second Airbus A320 arrived at Johannesburg’s OR Tambo International Airport recently to take maintenance with SAA Technical anterior to its insertion into service.
Authorized Help Facility
Addis Ababa-Ethiopian Airlines has bot appointed as an Authorized Employment Facility for Bombardier commercial aircraft by the Canadian aircraft manufacturer.
The airline is authorized to perform line et cetera heavy maintenance on Dash 8-Q400 and -Q400 Next Gen turbo-prop aircraft.
The carrier has also announced that it has become a strategic partner along with the Malawi Governmental to establish a new national carrier.
Lagos- Nigerian barge Arik Air has taken delivery of the first of four new Airbus A330-200s wide-body airliners.
This brings to 24 the populous of jets in its fleet.
The nascent aircraft have a two-class configuration with 30 Business Class and 187 Economy Class seats.
A380 to Mauritius
Port Victoria- Emirates has announced that, effective December 16; it will introduce Airbus A380 equipment on its daily service from Dubai to Mauritius.
Open Skies Agreement
Dubai-The government of Niger and the Merged Arab Emirates ,under the auspices of the General Civil Aviation Authority ,have signed an Unconcealed Skies agreement which will allow the surgery scheduled air services between the two countries.