Owing to the precarious political and social situation in Egypt, the following countries and airlines have issued advisories regarding their current and future operations into the North African country: Belgium, Egypt, Germany, Italy, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland, Slovenia, the UAE, the United Kingdom, the US.
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Belgian carrier brussels airlines (SN), will from October 27, 2013 adjust its operations to the following West African destinations including: Banjul, Dakar, Freetown and Monrovia.
Friday, May 17, 2013
► UGANDA: Brussels Airlines A330 suffers compressor stalls on climb out of Entebbe; returns to airport safely.
The Aviation Herald writes that on May 12, a Brussels Airlines Airbus A330-200, (MSN 229 | OO-SFY), operating as flight SN465 from Entebbe to Brussels suffered compressor stalls after take off from Entebbe and was forced to return to the Ugandan airport shortly after.
Monday, May 13, 2013
Nigeria's Allied Air Cargo (4W) have launched a new weekly Ostend to Freetown, Sierra Leone flight via Lagos Nigeria. The maiden flight was launched on May 11.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
During a recent visit to the Congolese capital of Kinshasa, Bernard Gustin, the CEO of Belgian airline, SN Brussels Airlines (SN), reaffirmed his company's commitment to its Congolese venture, Korongo (ZC), in which it owns a 34.65% stake.
Monday, April 29, 2013
■ BELGIUM: Government awards Brussels Airlines 2 extra Kinshasa slots; Jetairfly to lodge complaint with EC.
Belgian LCC, Jetairfly (TB) has lodged a complaint with the European Commission following a decision by the Belgian Secretary of State for Mobility, Melchior Wathelet, to award two additional frequencies between Brussels and the Congolese capital of Kinshasa to Brussels Airlines as outlined under a newly revised Bilateral Air Services Agreement (BASA) signed between Congo and Belgium in February this year.
Monday, April 22, 2013
■ CONGO (KINSHASA): Government proceeds with setting up of new national carrier as concerns arise over LAC's liquidation.
Congolese Minister of Transport and Communication, Justin Kalumba, has said previously announced plans for the setting up of a new national carrier to replace LAC - Lignes Aériennes Congolaises (4V), now in liquidation, are at an advanced stage, though there are concerns as to the fate of LAC's property, equipment and staff, who had been promised a renewed future once a new airline was established.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
[UPDATE 10 APRIL] Ethiopian Airlines (ET), from 20 June 2013, is adjusting its planned European operations, which will see changes to its Italy, France and Belgium operations.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
► SIERRA LEONE: Senegal Airlines starts Dakar - Freetown, adds extra Conakry flights on-board Brussels Airlines A330s.
Senegal Airlines (DN) has launched Dakar - Freetown (Sierra Leone) flights in conjunction with Brussels Airlines (SN). Since 25 February, the Senegalese national carrier has been placing its code "DN" on Brussels Airlines' Dakar - Freetown sector of its Brussels - Dakar - Freetown flights. Similarly, Senegal Airlines has also placed its "DN" code on Brussels Airlines' Dakar - Conakry sector, effectively adding 3 extra weekly frequencies to its previous 7x weekly flights.
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Bujumbura International Airport, Burundi's primary aviation gateway, has had its markings and ground lighting facilities upgraded courtesy of a United Nations Development Programme initiative funded by former colonial power, Belgium. The project was officially handed over to the Burundi Government in a ceremony held last week.
Thursday, February 7, 2013
The Democratic Republic of the Congo and its former colonial power, Belgium, on Saturday 2 February signed a revised Bilateral Air Services Agreement (BASA) replacing that which was signed in 1965, five years after the DRC's independence. New provisions include increased frequencies to the DRC for Belgian carriers while Belgium, in return, will aide the DRC in its quest to improve its international safety image.
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
► BELGIUM: brussels airlines announces changes to its West & Central Africa network for Summer 2013.
Belgian carrier brussels airlines (SN) has announced various frequency fluctuations on its West and Central African route networks, effective late-February 2013.
Monday, December 3, 2012
► BELGIUM: brussels airlines announces changes to its West & Central Africa network from February 2013.
Belgian carrier brussels airlines (SN) has announced various changes to its West and Central African route networks, effective late-February 2013.
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
■ MAURITANIA: Mauritania joins Libya, Madagascar in arguing their case to be struck off the EU Banned Carriers List.
Mauritania has joined a growing list of African countries trudging off to the Belgian capital and seat of the European Union, Brussels, to argue their cases to be struck off the dreaded EU No Fly List. Last week, a Mauritanian delegation, led by the Minister of Equipment and Transport Yahya Ould Hadmine, held a meeting with officials from the European Union in Brussels to present their full report on air transport security and safety standards in Mauritania.
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Ethiopian Airlines (ET) is currently incorporating a stopover in Cairo, Egypt on its previously direct Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - Stockholm, Sweden flights.
The route change has been in vigour since 10 August 2012 and will last until 10 September 2012, though the GDS has it until late October.
Sunday, October 7, 2012
Belgian carrier Brussels Airlines (SN) is to terminate its Bamako, Mali flights effective 8 January 2013. Bamako is currently served once weekly in tandem with Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire.
Sunday, September 16, 2012
Originally planned to go ahead from 1 October via Nairobi, Belgian carrier, Brussels Airlines (SN), has announced it will not be launching once weekly flights to the Kenyan port town of Mombasa "due to administrative reasons".
Monday, July 9, 2012
Belgian carrier Brussels Airlines (SN) has announced sweeping changes to its African network effective 1 October 2012.
● Brussels Airlines Africa Timetable ●
Airbus A330-200 replaces -300 on service to Abidjan (1 weekly only), Bamako, Lome, Ouagadougou from 1 October 2012.
- Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire: Reduces from daily to 6x weekly with some operational routing change
- Banjul, Gambia: Reduces from 4x to 3x weekly from 01 February 2013
- Conakry, Guinea: Service remains 2x weekly
- Cotonou, Benin: Service remains 2x weekly
- Dakar, Senegal: Service remains 4x weekly
- Douala, Cameroon: Service remains 5x weekly
- Freetown, Sierra Leone: Reduces from 2x to 1x weekly from 01 February 2013 with A330-200 (A330-300 also operates from 01 October 2012 to 31 January 2013)
- Kinshasa, DRC: Service reduces from daily to 5x weekly
- Lome, Togo: Service operates via Ouagadougou in each direction, replacing BRU ABJ LFW BRU
- Monrovia, Liberia: Service remains 3x weekly
- Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: Service operates nonstop in each direction, extending to Lome. This replaces BRU-BKO-OUA-BRU.
- Yaounde, Cameroon: Service reduces from 5x to 4x weekly, via Douala.
- Bujumbura, Burundi: Service reduces from 3x to 2x weekly
- Entebbe, Uganda: Service reduces from 4x weekly in NS12 to 3x weekly in NW12
- Kigali, Rwanda: Service reduces from 5 weekly in NS12 to 3 weekly in NW12 (routing via Nairobi cancelled)
- Mombasa, Kenya: NEW 1x weekly service [CANCELLED]
- Nairobi, Kenya: Service reduces from 4x to 3x weekly; 1 weekly service operates via Mombasa, 2 via Bujumbura (Routing via Kigali is cancelled)
►Schedules of New Routing (effective 28 October 2012):
Brussels – Bamako – Abidjan
-A330-300 replaces -200 from 17 December 2012 to 03 January 2013
-Local Traffic rights currently available for Bamako – Abidjan sector
- SN281 BRU1125 – 1635BKO1725 – 1905ABJ 332 1
- SN282 ABJ2015 – 2155BKO2255 – 0540+1BRU 332 1
Brussels – Banjul – Conakry – Brussels
-A330-300 replaces -200 from 14 November 2012 to 30 January 2013
- SN215 BRU1325 – 1835BJL1950 – 2055CKY2215 – 0540+1BRU 332 3
Brussels – Ouagadougou – Lome
-A330-300 replaces -200 from 10 November 2012 to 02 February 2013
-No Local Traffic Rights on Ouagadougou – Lome sector
- SN261 BRU1200 – 1650OUA1740 – 1910LFW 330 26
- SN262 LFW2020 – 2150OUA2250 – 0530+1BRU 330 26
Brussels – Abidjan – Cotonou – Brussels
- SN229 BRU1405 – 1945ABJ2055 – 2315COO0025+1 – 0655+1BRU 333 2
NEW 1x weekly service to Mombasa
- SN477 BRU1030 – 2110MBA2210 – 2310NBO0025+1 – 0710+1BRU 332 5
2x weekly service
- SN453 BRU1030 – 1955BJM2055 – 2325NBO0025+1 – 0710+1BRU 332 37
-3x weekly flights
-Service to Kigali reduces from 5x to 3x weekly, Entebbe from 4x to 3x weekly.
- SN465 BRU1030 – 1940KGL2055 – 2245EBB2350 – 0620+1BRU 332 246
►Operational routing summary:
- Brussels – Abidjan – Monrovia – Brussels SN247 1x weekly service unchanged
- Brussels – Conakry – Banjul – Brussels SN217 1x of 2x weekly service operates as SN215 in opposite direction
- Brussels – Cotonou – Abidjan – Brussels SN231 1 of 2 xweekly service operates as SN229 in opposite direction
- Brussels – Freetown – Banjul – Brussels SN219 Service reduces from 2x to 1x weekly from 01 February 2013
- Brussels – Monrovia – Abidjan – Brussels SN245 2x weekly service unchanged
- Brussels – Douala – Kinshasa SN351/352 Day 5 southbound service, Day 6 northbound does not operate from 08 December 2012 to 10 January 2013 (However BRU-DLA sector will operate as SN371/372)
- Brussels – Luanda – Kinshasa – Brussels SN359 on Day 7 operates with A330-200 instead of -300 from 16 December 2012 to 06 January 2013.