Showing posts with label Tunis. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Tunis. Show all posts

Thursday, February 7, 2013

► SAUDI ARABIA: Tunisair to tentatively start Tunis - Madinah from late March.

TunisairTunisian national carrier, Tunisair (TU), will from 31MAR13 commence scheduled operations between Tunis and Madinah (Medina), Saudi Arabia with a 5x weekly Airbus A320 service.

► TUNISIA: Tunisair A320 suffers nose gear collapse after landing at Carthage International ; no casualties.

TunisairA Tunisair (TU) Airbus A320 (MSN 119 | TS-IMB) operating as flight TU712 from Casablanca to Tunis, yesterday suffered a runway excursion after landing at Tunis - Carthage International Airport's runway 09. 

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

► ITALY: Tunisair boosts Manchester, Milan, Venice ops from late March.

TunisairTunisair (TU), for the upcoming Summer 2013 season, will increase its services to select European cities most notably Manchester, Milan and Venice. The planned operation from 31MAR13 is as follows:

Monday, January 21, 2013

► TUNISIA: Tunisair boss Jrad whinges about Syphax's network expansion plans calling them "unfair."

TunisairRabah Jrad, the boss of Tunisia's national carrier, Tunisair (TU), in an interview with a local Tunisian radio station has labelled as "illegal" and "unfair" the networkexpansion plans of private Tunisian private carrier, Syphax Airlines (FS).

► LIBYA: Tunisair to launch Tunis - Sebha flights from February.

TunisairTunisair (TU) has announced that it will start flights between Tunis and Sebha, Libya effective 1 February. The addition of Sebha will bring the number of Tunisair destinations served in Libya to four after Tripoli and Benghazi, and Misrata.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

► CHAD: Tunisair looking to start Ndjamena via Douala amongst other routes?

TunisairTunisair (TU), the Tunisian national carrier, are said to be in the process of finalizing a possible Tunis - Ndjamena (Chad) via Douala (Cameroon) route according to Chadian newspaper reports.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

► TUNISIA: Tunisia joins Madagascar, Malawi in offloading its unwanted Presidential Jet(s).

TunisiaTunisia is to auction off the Boeing 737-700 (MSN 29149 | TS-IOO) of deposed president Ben Ali, now on display in Dubai. A sale date of January 2013 has been announced though the overseer of the auction, Tunisair's CEO, Rabah Jrad, did not divulge the name of the aircraft's potential buyer.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

■ TUNISIA: Tunisair to axe 1'700 jobs, dramatically grow Africa network as part of plans to return to profitability.

TunisairRabah Jrad, the CEO of Tunisian national carrier Tunisair (TU), has said the airline intends to reduce its workforce of 8'500 employees by 1'700 workers between 2013 and 2014, as part of a restructuring plan to help reduce its bloated payroll, following a USD98.3million (EUR77.2million) loss for 2011.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

► LIBYA: Air Libya gets two B737-400s; an ARJ-100 set to arrive shortly.

Air LibyaAir Libya (7Q), the private Libyan carrier formerly known as Tibesti Air Libya, has announced the lease of 2 Boeing B737-400 for use on its daily Benghazi - Alexandria, Egypt flights.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

► ITALY: Tunisair set for Bologna flights from April 2013.

TunisairTunisian national carrier, Tunisair (TU), will from 1 April 2013 relaunch its Tunis – Bologna service, offering thrice weekly flights with Airbus A319/320 aircraft. The carrier last operated this route in July 1989 using a once weekly Boeing 727.

►► 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.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

■ TUNISIA: Tunisair plans massive layoffs after posting $98m loss for 2011.

TunisairFollowing its AGM last night in the Tunisian capital, Tunis, Tunisair's boss (TU) has officially outlined controversial plans to restructure the state-owned airline after it declared a whooping USD98.3million (EUR77.2million) loss for 2011. The move is certain to earn it the wrath of its powerful unions who, in the past, have played a pivotal role in protecting the carrier from both local and foreign competition.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

► ALGERIA: Air Algérie adds various domestic, regional flights.

Air Algérie logoAir Algèrie (AH) has added 3 new connections to its domestic and regional networks effective 28 October 2012. Among the new routes are Oran - Tunis, Adrar, Algeria - Bordj Mokhtar, Algeria – Tamanrasset, Algeria and Constantine, Algeria – Tamanrasset, Algeria.

Monday, November 5, 2012

■ TUNISIA: Government blocks launch of Jasmin Airways.

Tunisia's government has again moved to protect its loss-making national carrier Tunisair (TU) this time, by blocking the launch of startup Jasmin Airways, set to operate charters out Enfidha Airport using two Airbus A320 from early 2013.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

► FRANCE: Tunisia's Syphax Airlines boosts Paris CDG to daily from late October.

Tunisian carrier, Syphax Airlines (FS), will from 28 October 2012, launch daily A319-operated flights between the Tunisian capital, Tunis, and Paris CDG, four months after the route was originally meant to have gone daily.

Sunday, September 30, 2012

►► TUNISIA: Emirates cancels planned Tunis reduction to 5x weekly service from December.

Emirates[SEE UPDATE AT THE BOTTOM] Following on from its previous announcement, Dubai based carrier Emirates (EK) will, from 1 December 2012, reduce its weekly service from Dubai to Tunis, Tunisia, from daily to 5x weekly; Mondays and Sundays being nixed. 

Friday, August 3, 2012

► UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: Emirates announces various changes to its Africa network for Winter 2012.

Dubai-based carrier, Emirates (EK) has announced various changes to its African network as it gears up for the Northern Hemisphere Winter.
Emirates Africa Network [Click to enlarge]
Emirates Africa Route Network

  Emirates NH Winter 2012 Africa Changes

Dubai – Cape Town, South Africa
- Aircraft used gradually switches to an Airbus A340-300.
  • EK772 DXB0350 – 1140CPT 343 1234567
  • EK770 DXB0850 – 1625CPT 343 1234567
  • EK773 CPT1330 – 0120+1DXB 343 1234567
  • EK771 CPT1810 – 0535+1DXB 343 1234567
  • EK770/771 operates with Airbus A340-300 instead of Boeing 777-300ER from 1 February 2013
  • EK772/773 operates with Airbus A340-300 instead of -500 from 1 March 2013 (Service is suspended from 1 September 2012 until 30 November 2012).
Dubai – Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
- Effective 1 February 2013 (Previously stated as starting from 1 March 2013) 2-class 777-300ER replaces A340-500 hence no First Class service.

Previously announced:
Dubai – Johannesburg, South Africa 
- Effective 1 December 2012 Airbus A380 service resumes on EK761/762.

Dubai – Lusaka, Zambia – Harare, Zimbabwe
- Effective 1 October 2012 Service increases daily from 5 weekly; A330-200 operating.
Dubai – Tunis, Tunisia 
- Effective 1 December 2012, 3-class Boeing 777-300ER replaces Airbus A340-500; loss of First Class Suite service.

Friday, July 6, 2012

► TUNISIA: Syphax Airlines announces Summer schedule changes; outlines new routes.

Newly founded Tunisian carrier Syphax Airlines (FS) has announced changes to its Summer timetable effective 5 July 2012.

Founded in 2011 and based in the coastal city of Sfax by businessman Mohamed Frikha, Syphax Airlines is a scheduled airline serving destinations in the Mediterranean with plans to increase its presence in both the Magreb region of Africa and Europe in the near future, amongst which will see Nice and Lyon in France being connected with Sfax, Tunisia a whilst Casablanca - Tunisia service is also in the pipeline.

Syphax Airlines Routes
Syphax Airlines Route Map

● Syphax Airlines Summer 2012 Timetable ●

Djerba, Tunisia – Paris CDG, France 
2x weekly service operating since 18JUN12
  • FS110 DJE1510 – 1900CDG 319 14
  • FS111 CDG1225 – 1410DJE 319 14
Sfax, Tunisia – Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen, Turkey
Operational days moving from Day 47 to Day 26 (SFA departure)
  • FS212 SFA1635 – 2055SAW 319 26
  • FS213 SAW2155 – 2220SFA 319 26
Sfax, Tunisia – Marseille, France
Service operates twice weekly instead of planned 3x weekly
  • FS210 SFA0715 – 1000MRS 319 25
  • FS211 MRS1045 – 1125SFA 319 25

Sfax, Tunisia – Paris CDG, France
Service operates 5x weekly instead of planned daily
  • FS100 SFA0745 – 1125CDG 319 x267
  • FS100 SFA1030 – 1410CDG 319 7
  • FS101 CDG2000 – 2135SFA 319 14
  • FS101 CDG2030 – 2205SFA 319 35
  • FS101 CDG2215 – 2350SFA 319 7

Sfax, Tunisia – Tripoli, Libya
3x weekly service entered operation since early-June 2012
  • FS250 SFA2250 – 0025+1TIP 319 135
  • FS251 TIP0110 – 0050SFA 319 246
Tunis, Tunisia – Paris CDG, France
Service operates 3x weekly instead of planned daily
  • FS104 TUN1555 – 1930CDG 319 35
  • FS104 TUN1740 – 2115CDG 319 7
  • FS105 CDG1225 – 1355TUN 319 35
  • FS105 CDG1510 – 1640TUN 319 7

Routes to be launched in the near future:
  • Sfax, Tunisia – Lyon, France: 3x weekly (previously due to start from 7 May 2012)
  • Sfax, Tunisia – Nice, France: 2x weekly (previously due to start from 10 May 2012)
  • Sfax – Tunis – Casablanca, Morocco: 2x weekly (previously due to start from 22 May 2012)
  • Tunis – Lyon 3x weekly (previously due to start 7 May 2012)
Read More Here [Airline Route]

Presently, Syphax Airlines' fleet consists of two Airbus A319s.