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.
Thursday, July 4, 2013
Magma Aviation, a private United Kingdom-based cargo operator, will from July 14, launch flights from Brussels to Lome, Brazzaville and onto Kinshasa with a weekly B747-400F. Out of Lome, scheduled connections are to be offered into Bamako, Cotonou, Douala, Libreville, Monrovia and Niamey onboard ATR aircraft.
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.
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, March 6, 2013
As prognosticated by The African Aviation Tribune in November 2012, Air CEMAC, the planned regional carrier to link Cameroon, the Central African Republic, Congo (Brazzaville), Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, Chad and São Tomé & Príncipe, has indeed been forced to delay its intended January 2013 launch date, this time, to November/December 2013.
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.
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
► MOROCCO: Ryanair officially announces Fez, Marrakech as new bases; Essaouira, Rabat as new airports.
Confirming our previous speculative post, Ryanair (FR) has officially announced it would open two new bases in Morocco in 2013, at Fez (No 56) and Marrakech (No 57) with a total of three based-aircraft, as Ryanair invests over USD210 million in Morocco.
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.