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Airlines improvise gradual liftoff as lockdowns ease

Frankfurt am Main, Germany | AFP |  Cabin crews on standby with destinations revealed only hours before the flight, pilots put on simulators to keep up to date — an airline restarting after the pandemic is a far cry from the clockwork precision of the pre-coronavirus world. “Flexibility” is the top …

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Gov’t discussing llans to airlift Ugandans to central location

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The minister of foreign affairs, Sam Kuteesa says Government is discussing with Airlines to transport Ugandans to a central location from the over 66 countries worldwide before final evacuation. Following the closure of the Airport and boarders, several Ugandans who had traveled out of the …

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In Senegal, the struggles of a small airline during coronavirus

Dakar, Senegal | AFP |  Launching an airline in Africa is a notorious challenge in a continent and sector where opportunities are often crimped by regulations and national champions are dominant. Now, for plucky entrants, coronavirus has added to the checklist of problems, as a small Senegalese airline can attest. Transair, …

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Airlines’ fuel practices feed doubts over climate commitment

Paris, France | AFP |  Airlines have taken steps to reduce their carbon footprints under the gaze of public opinion, but the pressure of the bottom line means some fly with extra fuel, boosting emissions of climate-changing greenhouse gases. As the highly competitive air travel industry is being pushed to reduce …

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Uganda Airlines has landed

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The first two of the newly acquired Uganda Airlines aircraft have landed at Entebbe airport. The Bombardier CRJ900s, flew in from Canada Tuesday morning. The aircraft purchased are the first in the series to have the new cabin enhancements and Uganda Airlines will be the first airline in Africa to operate them. Uganda Airlines will …

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Ethiopian Airlines ups Mogadishu flights

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ethiopia’s national carrier, Ethiopian Airlines, has announced plans to have daily flights between Addis Ababa and Mogadishu starting Dec.01, less than two weeks since the carrier re-launched flights on the route. Presently, Ethiopian Airlines operates three weekly flights. Seeing neighbours Kenya Airways also jump on …

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Ethiopian Airlines to purchase 10 new aircrafts

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Africa’s fast growing carrier, Ethiopian Airlines, has signed a purchase agreement with Bombardier for 10 new Q400 aircrafts. Bombardier Commercial Aircraft said on April 27 that the value of the transaction is worth US$332 million. “The Bombardier turboprops continue to deliver unmatched performance to our …

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