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George Mwangi Aviation writer based in Washington, DC. Visited 21 countries on thousands of miles of flights.
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NEWS Jun 27, 2023 Emirates Becomes Sponsor for Tunisia's Étoile Sportive du Sahel Emirates has become the official airline sponsor for the Étoile Sportive du Sahel (ESS) sports team in Tunisia. ESS' basketball and football teams are two of the most successful sports teams in Tunisia's history. The sponsorship deal will start with the upcoming 2023-24 season. Read More →
NEWS Jun 26, 2023 Canada to Build CA$1.9 Billion Sustainable Aviation Fuel Facility in Manitoba The Canadian province of Manitoba plans to build a CA$1.9 billion sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) facility near the city of Portage la Prairie. In addition, the provincial government of Manitoba and the Government of Canada plan to spend CA$2.9 million on an engineering study for the new facility. Read More →
NEWS Jun 23, 2023 Ecuador Hosts Event in Guayaquil to Discuss Local Aviation Industry On June 21, Ecuador hosted the Aviation Day event for the second consecutive year in the country's largest city of Guayaquil. The event, which Ecuador considers to be a "regional benchmark", was aimed at further developing the country's aviation industry. Read More →
ROUTES Jun 21, 2023 Kenya Airways Resumes Daily Flights Between New York and Nairobi Kenya Airways has resumed daily flights from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO) in Nairobi to John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) in New York. This change was made due to increased travel demand between Kenya and the U.S. for the summer season. Read More →
NEWS Jun 21, 2023 TAAG Angola Airlines Orders Seven Airbus A220s Through Two Agreements TAAG Angola Airlines, the state-owned flag carrier of Angola, is planning to lease three Airbus A220-300s from commercial aircraft lessor Azorra and four Airbus A220-300s from Aviation Capital Group (ACG). Both announcements were made at the Paris Air Show. Read More →
NEWS Jun 20, 2023 Volaris Discloses Order for 25 Airbus A321neo Aircraft Mexico's Volaris has disclosed plans to purchase 25 Airbus A321neo aircraft from a purchase agreement that was originally signed in October 2022. This purchase will bring the airline's total fleet up to 143 aircraft. Read More →
NEWS Jun 20, 2023 Air Algérie Orders Eight Boeing 737 MAXs and Two 737-800 Freighters Algeria's flag carrier Air Algérie met with Boeing at the Paris Air Show to confirm an order for eight of Boeing's 737 MAX aircraft. The airline also signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for two Boeing 737-800 commercial freighters to meet the growing demand for cargo travel in North Africa. Read More →
NEWS Jun 19, 2023 Air Mauritius Orders Three Airbus A350 Aircraft to Expand its Network Air Mauritius has confirmed that it ordered three Airbus A350 aircraft to expand its network in Europe and South Asia. The announcement was made at the Paris Air Show, which is one of the largest annual conferences in the aviation industry. Read More →
ROUTES Jun 18, 2023 American Airlines Announces New Flights for College Football Season American Airlines is planning to offer additional nonstop flights in the fall for the college football season. The airline will add 10 direct routes between cities that are either home to or located near universities with popular football teams. In addition, direct routes that already exist between certain cities will receive additional seats and more frequent flights to accommodate passenger demand. Read More →
NEWS Jun 17, 2023 Transgender Chinese Woman Accuses Flight Attendant of Using Wrong Pronoun A transgender Chinese woman has accused a flight attendant of treating her unfairly after refusing to use her proper pronouns. The woman got angry when she noticed that the flight attendants in business class were addressing the passengers with their surnames and appropriate pronouns. After not being referred to by the proper pronoun, she asked to speak with the chief flight attendant. Read More →