Showing posts with label Khartoum. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Khartoum. Show all posts

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

►► LIBYA: Afriqiyah announces Paris, Casablanca, Rome, Khartoum, Dubai from December.

AfriqiyahLibyan carrier, Afriqiyah (8U), has announced plans to launch various new routes ex-Tripoli and ex-Benghazi effective 1 December.

Friday, November 9, 2012

►► SUDAN: Marsland Aviation to receive first A320 in coming weeks.

Marsland AviationAccording to Skyliner.de, ACMI operator Aeolus Air will shortly wet-lease an Airbus A320 (MCN 368 | C5-AAO) to Sudanese scheduled operator Marsland Aviation (M7).

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

► SUDAN: Azza Air Transport AN-12 crashes near Khartoum, 15 dead.

Azza Air TransportAn Azza Air Transport (AZZ) Antonov AN-12BP (*confirmed MSN 402010 | ST-ASA) operating a flight for the Sudanese military, has crashed 40 kilometers west of Omdurman, as it was climbing out of Khartoum International Airport en-route to El Fasher, capital of North Darfur.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

► SUDAN: See Pics of Nova Air's Boeing 737-500 in new colours!

Khartoum based carrier Nova Air (O9) are set to receive their maiden Boeing 737-500 (MCN 29122 | M-ABES), leased from Dutch leasers Sojitz Aircraft Leasing B.V. The airline is currently in Bournemouth, UK having been painted in the company's colours, and is now awaiting its ferry flight to Khartoum where it will be used for charter flights.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

► SUDAN: Sudan Airways, Marsland Aviation apply for Juba rights as flights between Sudan/South Sudan are set to resume.

Sudan AirwaysIn a sign that strained relations between Sudan and its new southern neighbour, South Sudan, are improving, the two countries' civil aviation authorities on Friday reached a provisional deal that now opens the way for Sudanese carriers to restart direct flights between Khartoum and Juba, though whether flights between other towns and cities have been given the go ahead, is unclear.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

►► SUDAN: Numerous Sudanese government officials killed as Alfa Air Antonov 26 crash claims 32 lives.

Sudan flag
What should have been a day of celebration to mark the end of Ramadan instead turned into a day of national mourning as an Alfa Air Sudan Antonov 26 (MSN: 47302606 | ST-ARL) crashed into a slope in the Nuba mountains south of Talodi, at about 08h00 local time, en route from Khartoum to Talodi, South Kordofan State, killing all 32 (26 passengers and 6 crew) passengers on board.

Alfa Air Sudan An26 Antonov in Khartoum
Alfa Air Sudan An26 (ST-ARL) (UR-SDV)
The Aviation Herald reports that: 
"Local Television reported the aircraft went around on its first attempt to land in Talodi due to weather but did not manage to climb above the terrain during the go-around. Sudan's Civil Aviation Authority reported at the time of the crash, visibility was substantially reduced due to a dust and dirt storm in the area. "
Source [The Aviation Herald]

The Antonov was chartered to take the various officials to Talodi to "congratulate the town's citizens on Eid Al-Fitr."

Wreckage from the Antonov 26 "ST-ARL" Sudan Plane Crash
Wreckage from the An26 "ST-ARL" (Al Shorouk)

Amongst the dead are:
  1. Engineer Ghazi Al-Saddiq - the federal Minister of Guidance and Endowments.
  2. Mahjoub Abdul-Rahim Tutu - the State Minister at the Ministry of Youth and Sports. 
  3. Eissa Daifalla - the State Minister at the Ministry of Tourism, Antiquities and Wildlife. 
  4. Ali Al-Jailani - the Minister of Education of Khartoum State. 
  5. Mekki Ali Balayel - Leader of the Justice Party. 
  6. Mohamed Hassan Al-Jaafari - Commissioner at Headquarters of Khartoum State. 
  7. Tariq Mubarak - Commissioner of Khartoum North. 
  8. Maj. Gen. Salah Ismail - the Air Forces. 
  9. Maj. Gen. Ahmed Musa Ahmed - the Police Forces. 
  10. Maj. Gen. Ahmed Al-Tayeb Abu-Guroon, the Security and Intelligence Organ. 
  11. Brigadier Lugman Omer - Second Commander of the People's Defence Forces. 
  12. Hamid Al-Aghbash - the National Assembly. 
  13. Dr. Mohamed Al-Bakhit Al-Bashir - the Islamic Figih Council. 
  14. Al-Saddiq Abdul-Majid Al-Makkawi - the People's Defence Forces. 
  15. Awadal-Karim Siral-Khatim - Deputy Coordinator of the People's Defence Forces. 
  16. Waeez Salaha Omer - Headquarters of the People's Defence Forces. 
  17. Omer Mahjoub Ahmed - Deputy Coordinator of the People's Defence Forces. 
  18. Salah-Eddin Mustafa - the People's Defence Forces - Jabal Aulia Locality. 
  19. Abdul-Azim Hamza - the National Congress - Khartoum State. 
  20. Abdul-Atti Ahmed - Correspondent of the National Television. 
  21. Al-Sheikh Abdul-Rahim - the media mission. 
  22. Bashir Fadl Al-Sid - Khartoum State Media. 
  23. Abdul-Hai Al-Rabie - the media mission. 
  24. Ismail Abdul-Karim - the media mission. 
  25. Captain Saif-Eddin - Director of Office of Maj. Gen. Abu-Guroon. 
  26. Al-Sayer Mohamed Al-Sayer - the Ministry of Guidance and Endowments. 
27 /28/ 29/ 30/ 31/ 32 - the crew of the plane.

In recent years, Sudan has had numerous aviation accidents and incidents that have severely damaged the country's aviation image. Khartoum has frequently complained that its poor record in air safety is largely due to lack of spare parts for its aircraft caused by US Sanctions.

Monday, August 13, 2012

► BAHRAIN: Gulf Air brings forward Khartoum & Cairo capacity increases to September.

Gulf Air
Bahraini carrier Gulf Air (GF) has announced that, encouraged by strong passenger growth witnessed across its network during the summer 2012 season, it will bring forward its planned Winter schedule to 10 September 2012 which would otherwise have started in late October.

Khartoum Airport, Sudan
Khartoum International Airport, Sudan (Eduard Onyshchenko)
Gulf Air: Bahrain - Cairo, Egypt
- Equipment to vary between Airbus A330 and Airbus A321.

 Bahrain - Khartoum, Sudan
- Frequency has been increased from six to 11x per week with one new flight departing Bahrain early morning while four flights leave at 11h15 hours. 

As the timetables become available, so we will update the post accordingly.

Friday, August 3, 2012

► DJIBOUTI: Turkish Airlines to serve Mogadishu via Djibouti from September.

Turkish Airlines
It seems hardly a week goes by that Turkish carrier Turkish Airlines (TK) doesn't announce a new African destination. This time round, the new African route to be served will be Djibouti, with a tag on leg to Mogadishu, Somalia, which was previously serviced via Khartoum, Sudan. 

Turkish Airlines Africa Network
Turkish Airlines Africa Network
The 2x weekly flights are scheduled to begin 4 September 2012 with an Airbus A320 and, it should be noted, Turkish Airlines has also been given 5th Freedom rights to ferry passengers on the Djibouti - Somalia sector of the flight.

Turkish Airlines: Istanbul – Djibouti – Mogadishu, Somalia
- Effective 4 September 2012
  • TK686 IST2325 – 0440+1JIB0530+1 – 0705+1MGQ 320 24
  • TK687 MGQ0830 – 1005JIB1055 – 1600IST 320 35

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

► GERMANY: Lufthansa announces Africa schedule changes for European Winter.

German carrier Lufthansa (LH) has announced various operational and frequency changes to its Africa network for the duration of the European winter of 2012/2013.

Lufthansa's Africa Routes
Lufthansa's Africa Network

● Lufthansa Winter Africa Timetable ●

  • Frankfurt – Johannesburg, South Africa: 08 January 2013 – 30 January 2013 - Service reduces from daily to 6x weekly.
  • Frankfurt – Khartoum, Sudan – Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: Service to operate 6x weekly instead of planned daily.
  • Frankfurt – Lagos, Nigeria – Port Harcourt, Nigeria: 16 January 2013 – 06 February 2013 Service reduces from daily to 6x weekly.

Previously reported:

Monday, July 9, 2012

► UNITED KINGDOM: British Airways announces changes to Africa network from October onwards.

British Airways
British Airways (BA) has announced various changes to its African timetable effective 28 October 2012 some of which have been previously reported on here at The African Aviation Tribune.

British Airways' Africa Routes
British Airways' Africa Network

● British Airways Africa Timetable ●

-Effective 28 October 2012
-Additional changes remain possible

  • London Heathrow – Accra, Ghana: First Class service on 777-200ER is only available on Thursdays and Fridays in W12 
  • London Heathrow – Agadir, Morocco: 2x weekly service operated by BA, operating on weekends. This replaces existing BMI operation on Day 26 
  • London Gatwick – Algiers, Algeria: Service reduces from daily to 5x weekly in Winter 2012 (1x Daily in W11) 
  • London Heathrow – Cairo, Egypt: (BMI) 1x Daily A321 CANCELLED (20 July 2012)
  • London Heathrow – Cairo, Egypt: Boeing 747-400 replacing 777-200ER from 01 October 2012 
  • London Heathrow – Cape Town, South Africa: BA042 from CPT shifts from morning hours departure in NW11 back to evening departure in NW12
               -BA043 LHR1735 – 0700+1CPT 744 1234567
               -BA059 LHR1930 – 0855+1CPT 744 1234567
               -BA058 CPT2050 – 0625+1LHR 744 1234567
               -BA042 CPT2220 – 0800+1LHR 744 1234567
  • London Heathrow – Casablanca, Morocco: Service operates 4x weekly in W12 with BMI Airbus A319 aircraft, same as W11 CANCELLED (20 July 2012)
  • London Heathrow – Entebbe, Uganda: Revised operational day to Day 247 from LHR, Day 135 from EBB 
  • London Heathrow – Freetown, Sierra Leone:  2x weekly Boeing 767, replacing 3x weekly A330-200 bmi operation: 
             - BA137 LHR2230 – 0525+1FNA 767 36
             - BA136 FNA1100 – 1730LHR 767 47
  • London Heathrow – Johannesburg, South Africa: Service to continue to operate at 14x weekly. Planned 17x weekly service increase cancelled 
  • London Heathrow – Khartoum, Sudan via Beirut: (BMI) 3x weekly A321 
  • London Heathrow – Lusaka, Zambia: Operational day changes from Day 357 to Day 257 (LUN departs next day) 
  • London Heathrow – Luanda, Angola: Service continues to operate with 4-class Boeing 777-200ER twice a week. Previously 1 of 2x weekly to be operated with 3-class aircraft 
  • London Heathrow – Marrakech, Morroco: (BMI) operation reduces from 5x to 3x weekly 
  • London Gatwick – Marrakech, Morocco: Service increases from 3x weekly to daily
Read More Here [Airline Route]

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

► EGYPT: Egyptair Express mulls fleet renewal before expanding into Africa.

Egyptair Express
Following on from the events of last year's Arab Spring and consequently a very difficult financially 2011 whereby the airline's profits took a 75% plunge, Egyptair (MS) has decided to reorganize its fleet and route operations by offloading several of its "thinner" African routes to its subsidiary Egyptair Express (MSE).

Egyptair Express
Egyptair Express Embraer E-170LR
Possible routes to be moved to Egyptair Express are Cairo to: Khartoum, Sudan, Asmara, Eritrea and Juba, South Sudan all which are presently served by the Boeing 737-500, whose capacity appears to have come in under Egyptair's proposed policy of maintaining only 140+ seater aircraft in its main fleet. In the interests of fleet renewal and of finding suitable aircraft for these new routes, Egyptair is considering the Embraer E-190 or Bombardier CSeries.

"It has also used Embraer aircraft to increase frequencies. Following the sharp drop in passenger numbers after the Egyptian revolution in early 2011, it moved some strategic short-haul routes to the E-170LR fleet to maintain frequencies and transferred non-strategic short-haul routes to the Brazilian aircraft to preserve market presence."
Read More Here [ATW]

Presently,  EgyptAir Express operates 12 Embraer E-170LRs to destinations in Egypt, Greece, Hungary, Lebanon, Malta and Saudi Arabia.

Monday, May 21, 2012

► UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: Air Arabia boosts Sharjah - Sudan & Egypt from June.

Air Arabia
UAE based LCC Air Arabia has announced an increase in flights between Sharjah and various destinations in Egypt and the Sudan.

Air Arabia
Air Arabia A320

Sharjah – Alexandria Bog el Arab
  • Effective 16MAY12 - Increases from 10 to 12 weekly
  • Effective 01JUN12 - Increases from 12 to 14 weekly
  • 20JUN12 - 08SEP12 Increases from 2 to 3 daily

Sharjah – Assiut, Egypt

  • 21JUN12 – 05JUL12 / 26AUG12 – 09SEP12 - Increases from 2 to 4 weekly

Sharjah – Sohag, Egypt
  • Effective 01JUN12 Service resumes with 3 weekly flights
  • G9673 SHJ1310 – 1440HMB 320 246
  • G9674 HMB1520 – 2035SHJ 320 246

Sharjah – Khartoum

  • 03JUN12 – 02SEP12 Increases from daily to 9 weekly
Read More Here [Airline Route]

Friday, May 4, 2012

► NETHERLANDS: KLM announces changes to Kilimanjaro, Dar es Salaam, Lagos, Abuja, Kano, Cairo, Khartoum, Addis Ababa, Lusaka.

KLM (KL) has announced changes to their summer timetable effective 4th May 2012.

Amsterdam – Kilimanjaro – Dar es Salaam – Amsterdam 

  • 17MAY12 – 31MAY12 Increase from 6 weekly to Daily, A330-200 operating
  • 01JUN12 – 30JUN12 Airbus A330-300 replaces A330-200, Daily 
  • 01JUL12 – 31JUL12 Boeing 777-200ER operates Daily 
  • 01AUG12 – 27OCT12 Boeing 777-300ER replaces -200ER on Day x245
 Amsterdam – Lagos  
  • 28MAY12 – 30JUN12 Airbus A330-200 replaces -300, daily operation

Amsterdam – Abuja – Kano – Amsterdam
  • 3 weekly service cancelled from 03JUN12

Amsterdam – Cairo
  • Service reduced from daily to 3 weekly, 777-200ER operating
Amsterdam – Khartoum – Addis Ababa eff 18MAY12
  • Operational Day change from Day 2 4 6 to Day 2 5 7 

Amsterdam – Lusaka eff 15MAY12
  • Service resumption with A330-200, 3 times a week