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South Africa’s Airlink to Operate a Fleet of E-Jets
The carrier will start to receive the aircraft in the first half of 2017. Read more
Air Côte D’Ivoire, the national airline of Ivory Coast, has signed a firm order for two Airbus A320neos and two A320s. Read more
Brussels Airlines is strengthening its long-haul network, in a move that will see it add two more Airbus A330s to its fleet within the next 15 months. Read more
An African airline which is an existing Bombardier customer but which wishes to remain unidentified for now has signed a letter of intent to order five CSeries airliners. The $365 million list-price value of the deal appears to indicate the aircraft are CS300s rather than CS100s. Read more
South African carrier Comair Limited has announced it placed an order in December for eight Boeing 737 MAX 8s, which the manufacturer values at $830 million at list prices. Read more
South African Airways has taken delivery of its first two A320s from an order for 20 A320-family aircraft placed with Airbus in 2010. Read more
In a deal announced at the Paris Air Show, Tunisian carrier Syphax Airlines has signed a memorandum of understanding to buy three Airbus A320neo jets. Syphax Airlines has also ordered three Airbus A320 current engine option aircraft. Read more
Following a re-brand and an extensive upgrade, Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti in Tanzania officially opened on December 3. The lodge is the first Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts property in sub-Saharan Africa. Read more
Ethiopian Airlines has taken delivery of its first Boeing 777 Freighter, the carrier becoming the first African airline to operate the type. Addis Ababa-based Ethiopian Airlines is leasing its first Boeing 777 Freighter from GE Capital Aviation Services and has five more on order. Read more
On May 9, in-flight broadband service provider Row 44, Inc. and its African partner, Wireless G, in association with Mango Airlines and Vodacom, launched the G-Connect In-Flight Wi-Fi service on Mango. The carrier operates five Boeing 737-800 jets. Read more
The pass is available to business and leisure travelers flying with any of SkyTeam's 15 member airlines on an intercontinental round-trip to Africa or a Go Round the World ticket. Read more
The new three-times-weekly service will be South African Airways' first-ever service to China. SAA will operate the flights with Airbus A340-600s. Read more
The carrier launched its first flight between Atlanta and Johannesburg, South Africa, via Dakar, Senegal, on December 4, 2006. A week later, Delta began serving Accra, Ghana, from its hub at New York JFK. Read more
Boeing has delivered a 737-800 fitted with the Boeing Sky Interior to RwandAir, making it the first African carrier to own and operate Boeing's new interior. Read more
South African Airways has become a new operator of the Airbus A330, having received the first of six new A330-200s from lessor Aircastle Limited. Read more
Boeing has confirmed South Africa's Comair Limited as a previously unidentified customer for eight 737-800s fitted with the new Boeing Sky Interior. Comair will use its new 737s to update the fleet of its low-fare airline, kulula.com. Read more
This year, renowned wildlife photographer Sperka is bringing his 'masters series' photo workshop to South Africa from July 1 to July 5, in a program created especially for African Portfolio's safari customers. Read more
Ethiopian Airlines and ET African Journeys are offering a special deal on a deluxe nine-day safari to Tanzania, home of the world-famous Serengeti National Park. Read more
Delta Air Lines is launching a new service between Atlanta and Monrovia, Liberia, expanding the airline's position as the leading U.S. carrier operating flights to Africa. Read more