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posted Sep 6, 2010, 1:25 AM by Rowan Hewitt

SA Express (South Africa) posts 10 percent increase in net profit of US$34.4 million for fiscal year ended March 31. Carrier to continue with its regional expansion plans.

Airlinair Portugal plans to launch ACMI operations by end of 2010 with two ATR42s.

Rwanda expects its new Kigali Bugesera International Airport to be ready by 2014.

Rwanda government sets aside US$98 million as capital for Rwandair with aim to sell carrier once it breaks even in 2013.

Botswana government plans to add two aircraft to fleet of Air Botswana prior to proceeding with re-newed effort at privatization.

Boeing predicts Bombardier may face similar development problems with its CSeries, while stopping short of suggesting that delivery to be delayed beyond 2013, according to Boeing VP Randy Tinseth.

Shenzhen Airlines (China) suspends flights from Shenzhen to Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur and Kota Kinabalu and to suspend flights from Shenzhen to Singapore from September 15. Carrier to also end flights from Nanning to Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore from October 30, under agreement with Guangxi authorities, subject to later review.

Republic Airways (US) reports traffic increased 120 percent during August 2010 year-on-year, following purchase of Frontier Airlines (US).