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posted Aug 12, 2010, 2:00 AM by Elaine Bell

10 AUG 2010

Avex airshow’s ‘Africa and Mideast platform’ estimates at US$3.2 billion coming up in Africa airport projects including in Egypt, Libya, Morocco, South Africa, Sudan, Tunisia, and another US$86 billion in Mideast airports projects during next 15 years.

Libyan Airlines sign for US$600 million in loans from local banks to finance purchase of four A350-800s, four A330-200s and seven A320s.

Afriqiyah Airways (Libya) sign for US$500 million in loans from local banks to finance purchase of five A320s and six A350s ordered in 2007. Deliveries expected to begin before end of 2010.

RwandAir begins operating charters with B737-500 between Kigali and Darfur, transporting Rwanda peacekeepers under UN mandate.

AirNigeria plans to commence operations to Bamako, Conakry, Freetown, Kinshasa, Niamey and Ouagadougou soon, as well as to take delivery of four more leased B737-300s in August 2010.

Ethiopian Airlines signs agreement with EX-IM Bank (US) worth over US$1.6 billion to support financing of five B777-200LRs, 10 B787-8s and GE spare engines.

Kenya Airways to boost domestic and short haul regional services with B737-300 on lease from KLM (Netherlands). Aircraft to initially be used on Nairobi-Mombasa route.