Ethiopian rewriting chapter of African aviation history Daily

 Ethiopian Airlines, Africa’s largest aviation group, has finalized a shareholders agreement with the Zambian government for the relaunch of Zambia Airways. The country’s government will be the majority shareholder (55%) and Ethiopian will have a 45% stake in the airline....  more


Express Air Cargo expands in Africa and Middle East Daily

enter site The Tunisian all-cargo carrier, Express Air Cargo, wants to accelerate the development of its home base Tunis into a hub. To further this aim, the airline is launching 25 new lines from Tunis, 21 of which will head for Central and West Africa, whilst three will link Egypt,...  more


Ethiopian complements freighter fleet with B737 Daily

enter Ethiopian Cargo and Logistics Services, a division of the Ethiopian Airlines Group, has agreed to lease the first two Boeing B737-800 freighters converted by Aeronautical Engineers from Gecas. The first delivery is expected in June, followed by a second in January...  more


Turkish Cargo continues adding new destinations Daily

One month after the first B777F was incorporated into its fleet, Turkish Cargo is adding seven new destinations to its network - namely Aguadilla (Puerto Rico), Bogota (Colombia), Houston TX (USA), Kano (Nigeria), Miami FL (USA), Taipei (Taiwan) and Toronto (Canada). Details...  more


Freight trains now running on Mombasa-Nairobi route Daily

Commercial freight operations on Kenya's standard gauge railway (SGR) line in Kenya have started. The first freight train, hauling 52 wagons carrying 20 containers of maize and 32 TBL containers, left Mombasa for Nairobi at 05.45 and arrived at 14.40 on 1 January. In...  more


Wings for rally cars from SAA Cargo Daily

South African Airways Cargo (SAA Cargo) is the airfreight partner of the Toyota Gazoo Racing South Africa Team for the 2018 Dakar Rally. The event began this week-end and runs until 20 January through Peru, Bolivia, and Argentina. In place since 2012, the partnership...  more


Royal Air Maroc orders more Dreamliners Daily

click Royal Air Maroc (RAM) has ordered four B787-9 Dreamliners. Valued at USD 1.1 billion at list prices, the new Boeing widebody aircraft should enable Morocco's flag carrier to expand international service. The orders, previously listed as unidentified on Boeing's orders and...  more


ATR ends demonstration tour in West Africa Daily

Between 11 and today (14 December), an ATR 72-600 in the colours of Air Sénégal has been undertaking a demonstration tour in three African countries. The regional aircraft touched down in Mali's capital Bamako (photo), Accra (Ghana), and Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso), to complete...  more


Out now! Schedule for new Turkish 777 freighter Daily

Only few days after celebrating the handover of its first B777 freighter (see ITJ Daily of 08/12/17), Turkish Cargo is beginning to operate its new workhorse. Starting today ( 14 December 2017) the aircraft will serve the Istanbul - Riyadh - Nairobi - Izmir -...  more


Tunisair hoists flag higher in Africa and America Daily

From today (13 December 2017), Tunisair is serving the Tunis – Cotonou route twice per week. Flights to the hub in Benin in West Africa are thought to represent the start of a series of expansions for the Tunisian flag carrier. The North African airline also wants to resume...  more

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