Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Heppner comes to West Africa with Dakar branch

Heppner has established a presence in West Africa with a branch in Dakar, Senegal providing links to neighbouring countries. The branch became fully operational in June and has a diverse portfolio of accounts in the retail, FMCG and pharmaceutical sectors. The French company says the region is becoming more attractive due to natural resource projects […]

Airbus and Air Senegal team up for goodwill flight

The Airbus Foundation and Air Senegal have organised their first goodwill flight to transport medical equipment, toys, clothes and books on the airline’s Airbus A330neo. The aircraft took off from Toulouse airport carrying 13 tonnes of goods donated by Aviation San Frontieres, L’Institut Universitaire du Cancer-Toulouse Oncopole and La Chaîne de l’Espoir to Air Senegal’s […]

Lufthansa Cargo adds summer freighter connections

Lufthansa Cargo will be adding freighter connections for the summer, putting the two new Boeing 777 Freighters into service. Capacity will increase 10% with increased flights across Asia, the Americas Africa utilising Lufthansa Cargo and AeroLogic’s freighter capacity on the summer schedule starting on 31 March. In Asia, two flights a week will be added […]

ECS to sell space on Senegal’s new airline

ECS Group’s French arm, Aero Cargo is to market freight capacity for new national airline Air Senegal across its global network. The new carrier began operating intra-African services in 2018 but plans to develop longer haul routes from its hub at Blaise Diagne International Airport. Aero Cargo is already marketing capacity on A330-NEO flights between […]

Antonov Airlines’ AN−124 Ruslan makes round-the-world trip

An Antonov Airlines’ AN-124−100 Ruslan aircraft has flown one and a half times around the globe performing a series of commercial flights. The aircraft flew from Mary International Airport, Turkmenistan to Helsinki, Finland on Tuesday 18 September 2017, where it took on board commercial cargo consisting of industrial heat exchangers, weighing 54 tonnes. The following […]

Benin and Rwanda to establish joint venture airline

The governments of Benin and Rwanda have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to establish a joint venture airline owned by the two countries and based in Cotonou, Benin. Plan are for it to commence its initial operations providing air transportation for passengers and goods between and to Abidjan, Brazzaville, Douala, Libreville, Bamako, Dakar and […]

Emirates to restart flights to Conakry

Emirates will restart services to Conakry on 30 October after a two year absence, using a Boeing 777-300ER. The route will offer 20 tonnes of cargo capacity through Emirates SkyCargo with exports expected to include seafood, fruit, vegetables and textiles, and imports include mobile phones, pharmaceuticals and mining equipment. The flight will depart Dubai at […]

Emirates upgrades Dakar flights to Boeing 777-300ERs

Emirates SkyCargo is to increase capacity to Africa by upgrading its four times a week Dakar services to Boeing 777-300ERs from 2 September. The service, which operates on Sundays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays, is being upgraded from Airbus A340-300s, and will offer an additional 80 tonnes per week of cargo capacity. Emirates says Senegalese exports […]

Etihad profits fly past $100m

Etihad Airways has seen profits pass the $100 million barrier in 2015 while cargo volumes have increased by four per cent to 591,000 tonnes. Net profits rose from $73 million in 2014 to $103 million and revenue was up from $7.5 billion to $9 billion in 2015. Cargo volumes increased from 569,000 tonnes in 2014 […]