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SOUTH AFRICA

British Airways starts African and Indian Ocean Islands expansion

As part of its African network expansion, British Airways will be starting its services to the Seychelles, offering more flights to Mauritius, with more seats on other routes...

20 Sep 2017

NIGERIA

BA introduces refurbished Boeing 747-400s to Lagos

British Airways is increasing its passenger capacity to Nigeria through its refurbished Boeing 747-400s to Lagos from September...

24 Jul 2017

RWANDA

RwandAir launches flights to London

RwandAir will today, 26 May 2017, take off for the first direct commercial flight to Gatwick International Airport in London...

By Peterson Tumwebaze 26 May 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Mango chairman moving to London-listed Fastjet

Rashid Wally, chairman of low-cost airline Mango, has resigned and taken up a similar role at the African airline Fastjet in London...

By Karl Gernetzky 3 Apr 2017

UNITED KINGDOM

New White Paper outlines in-flight entertainment and Wi-Fi connectivity growth prospects

UK based research company, Juniper Research, has released its new 'In-Flight Entertainment & Connectivity: Market Prospects 2015-2020' research...

26 Nov 2015

UNITED KINGDOM

Rolls-Royce announces new chief

Rolls-Royce, the British maker of aircraft engines, unveiled on Wednesday, 22 April, a new chief executive days after announcing a record deal...

24 Apr 2015

UNITED KINGDOM

Inmarsat offers global airline tracking service after MH370

LONDON, UK: British satellite operator Inmarsat said it was offering a basic tracking service to all the world's passenger airlines free of charge, following the disappearance of Malaysian Airways flight MH370.

13 May 2014

UNITED KINGDOM

Drinkers tell of 'huge bang' then collapse at Glasgow bar

GLASGOW, UK: Patrons inside The Clutha bar in Glasgow told how the roof collapsed shortly after they heard a giant thud, when a police helicopter plummeted onto the crowded bar.

2 Dec 2013

UNITED KINGDOM

EasyJet deal rankles founder

LONDON, UK: EasyJet is likely to go ahead and buy 135 Airbus single-aisle A320 passenger planes even though EasyJet's founder and biggest shareholder, Stelios Haji-Ioannou, said on Monday (1 July) that he would vote against this plan.

2 Jul 2013

MALAYSIA

Branson to don red skirt

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA: British billionaire Richard Branson will finally wear a red skirt and serve as a stewardess on Malaysian budget carrier AirAsia next May after losing a Grand Prix bet with the founder of the airline.

21 Dec 2012

UNITED KINGDOM

Fastjet starts flying in Africa

LONDON, UK: The world's first pan-African low-cost carrier Fastjet enjoyed keen demand on its first day of commercial operations, it said in a statement on Friday (30 November).

2 Dec 2012

UNITED KINGDOM

easyJet's record profits, higher dividends

LONDON, UK: easyJet reported record annual profits on Tuesday (20 November) as robust sales and deep cost-cutting offset high fuel costs, enabling the British no-frills airline to return one third of its net earnings to shareholders.

21 Nov 2012

UNITED STATES

Boeing forecasts US$4.5 trillion market for 34 000 new aircraft

SEATTLE, US / LONDON, UK: Boeing projects a US$4.5 trillion market for 34 000 new aircraft over the next 20 years as the current world fleet doubles in size, according to the Boeing 2012 Current Market Outlook (CMO) just released. The company's annual forecast reflects the strength of the commercial aviation market.

5 Jul 2012

UNITED KINGDOM

Soaring or stalling: Can aircraft manufacturers prevent rate ramp-up problems?

LONDON, UK: High production rate ramp-up will be needed across much of the A&D sector, yet at a time of soaring order books and rapid production rate ramp-up, supply chain risk is top of mind for aircraft manufacturers.

15 Feb 2012

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