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Air Mauritius approved to launch direct flights from Mauritius to China

posted Sep 13, 2010, 7:40 AM by Rowan Hewitt


Air Zimbabwe threatens to sack its striking pilots unless they return to work, following three days of strikes and grounding of fleet. Carrier in meantime to hire aircraft and pilots from Quaries (South Africa).

Overland Airways (NG) expected to take delivery of third ATR42-300 soon from Toulouse.

Estonian Air expects to acquire three CRJs after signing in principle agreement with Bombardier.

Air Mauritius approved to launch direct flights from Mauritius to China. Discussion between countries to continue September 15.

Ethiopian Airlines to acquire two B777-200LRs in November 2010, enabling carrier to connect Addis Ababa to US and to more destinations in Asia nonstop.

ATR delivers its 900th aircraft, a ATR72-500 to TRIP Linhas Aereas (Brazil). TRIP to increase its fleet to 31 aircraft with additional ATR72-500 delivery before end of 2010.

Ethiopian Airlines and South African Airways expand codeshare agreement, enabling two carriers to extend their flights to regional points and domestic sectors.

Arik Air (NG) posts 11.9 percent increase in passenger numbers year-on-year for August 2010.

Air Zimbabwe pilots began strike on September 8 over pay and employment conditions.

BCI Aircraft Leasing (US) owner Brian Hollnagel faces a dozen new charges in alleged US$50 million fraud scheme. Government reportedly looking to seize 13 B737s in connection with charges.

Embraer closes syndicated credit operation for US$1 billion with group of 25 international financial institutions.