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    Ethiopian Airline marks 75th anniversary

    ETHIOPIAN AIRLINE Group, the largest Pan-African aviation group, celebrated its 75th anniversary on April 8. Ethiopian made its maiden international flight on April 8, 1946 to Cairo. Since then, the airline has overcome the ups and downs of the aviation industry and the challenges unique to Africa to become Africa’s largest, most profitable and award-winning aviation group. Ethiopian kicks off a year-long celebration under the theme Celebrating 75 Years of Excellence.   Ethiopian Airlines Group CEO Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam said: “As we celebrate 75 years of excellence, we take stock of our accomplishments over three quarters of a century.  Among […] More

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    Parliament warns of aviation disaster – The Zimbabwe Mail

    ZIMBABWE’S airports could cause an aviation disaster due to poor weather-detecting instruments, outdated radar, few emergency vehicles, inadequate fire-fighting capacity and deplorable runways. LIZWE SEBATA Owing to outdated systems, Zimbabwe is posing a security risk to the region while criminal and smuggling syndicates can also take advantage of the situation to smuggle minerals and ivory out of the country without being detected. This is contained in a report on the findings of an investigation by the parliamentary portfolio committee on Transport and Infrastructural Development on the state of Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe (CAAZ) airport infrastructure. The committee accessed eight […] More

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    Air traffic controller cited He cleared plane to land without having seen it – Zambia Daily Mail

    PRISCILLA CHIPULUNdolaAN AIR traffic controller at Simon Mwansa Kapwepwe International Airport contributed to wrong landing of an Ethiopian Airlines plane at an airportunder construction by clearing it to touch down despite not seeing the aircraft.According to preliminary investigations by the Civil A viationAuthority (CAA),the pilot of the Boeing 737 aircraft got disoriented when he broke the clouds as he was descending and ended up landing atthe uncompleted Copperbelt International Airport.CAA director general Gabriel Lesa said in an interview that investigations further indicate that the air traffic controllercleared the plane to land when it was not in sight. Mr Lesa said […] More

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    Brazilian nabbed over $36m cocaine at Zimbabwe’s RGM Airport – The Zimbabwe Mail

    A BRAZILIAN national is in custody having been nabbed at the Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport with cocaine worth $36 million.  Guilherme Sodre Alvenaz Da Silveria, 22, was not asked to plead to allegations of dealing in dangerous drugs when he appeared before Harare magistrate Denis Mangosa yesterday. Da Silveria was remanded in custody and advised to apply for bail at the High Court. Prosecutors allege that on April 5, detectives received information that Da Silveria was flying into the country on board an Ethiopian Airlines flight with the contraband. The court heard that the police went to the airport and […] More

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    Brazilian National Arrested With $32m Worth Cocaine ⋆ Pindula News

    A second Brazilian national was recently arrested at the Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport while carrying cocaine valued at US$32 million. Guilherme Sodre Alverez da Silveria (32) was arrested a day after his compatriot, Karoline Silva Mafra (23) appeared in court for possessing the same dangerous drug worth US$1.9 million. Silveria on Wednesday appeared before Harare magistrate Isheunesu Matova charged with possession of cocaine. He is being represented by Knowledge Mayeresera. Matova remanded Silveria in custody to 21 April and advised him to apply for bail at the High Court. Silveria was arrested on 5 April this year by detectives […] More

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    Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737-800F Lands At Wrong Airport 

    Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737-800F Lands At Wrong Airport  | Aviation Week Network Skip to main content Credit: GECAS Two Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737s reportedly approached an under-construction airport near Ndola, Zambia on April 4 and one proceeded to land. Ethiopian Airlines confirmed in an April 5 statement that one of its Boeing 737-800F performing a cargo service from Addis Ababa Bole International Airport…   Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737-800F Lands At Wrong Airport  is published in Aviation Daily, an Aviation Week Intelligence Network (AWIN) Market Briefing and is included with your AWIN membership. Already a member of AWIN or subscribe […] More

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    London air fares jump five times on Kenya travel ban

    By GERALD ANDAE Air ticket prices to the UK have risen fivefold as British expatriates and tourists scramble to exit Kenya ahead of the suspension of passenger flights between the two countries starting this Friday. The mad rush for plane seats comes days after the Kenyan government banned all flights from the UK, effective April 9 to retaliate a move by London to add the country on its travel ‘red list’. Travellers arriving in the UK from countries on the ‘red list’ will be denied entry, while returning Britons must submit to 10 days of mandatory quarantine in government-approved hotels […] More

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    Ethiopian Airlines celebrates 91% on-time performance

    Joseph Olaoluwa Published 12:18 am  Ethiopian Airlines Group has announced that it reached 91 per cent on-time performance of all global flight departures for the last three months while the industry average stands around 85 per cent. The airline operated a total of 18,385 flights in January, February, and March in which it scored 91 per cent on-time departures, a statement titled ‘Ethiopian three months’ on-time performance surpasses industry average’ on its website said. The statement said it recognised from customers’ feedback that the COVID-19 travel requirements, and especially the expiry of negative PCR Test certificates by many countries after […] More

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    Vietnam Lifts Ban on Boeing 737 Max Aircraft

    File photo of passengers standing outside the departure terminal at Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi in 2020.Photo: Nhac Nguyen/AFP (Getty Images) The government of Vietnam has lifted a ban on Boeing 737 Max aircraft, according to Reuters, citing Vietnamese state media. The ban on the planes was put in place following two crashes that killed 346 people in 2018 and 2019. The Civil Aviation Authority Of Vietnam originally grounded all Boeing 737 Max planes along with the rest of the world in March of 2019. But the agency is now sufficiently convinced the Boeing 737 Max is safe to […] More

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    World Bank chief expects G20 to extend debt payment freeze through end-2021

    Bloomberg Starbucks to Eliminate Disposable Cups in South Korea (Bloomberg) — Starbucks Corp. plans to eliminate disposable cups from its cafes across South Korea by 2025, the first such measure in a major market by the coffee giant, as it seeks to curb landfill waste and cut its carbon footprint.The Seattle-based chain will launch a “cup circularity” program in South Korea, starting July, as it begins tackling its global refuse, which accounted for about 9% of its 16 million-ton carbon footprint in 2018. Under the program, customers will be served beverages in reusable cups that require a “small deposit,” which […] More

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