Morocco's Office National des Aeroports (ONDA), via its official Twitter account, confirmed (20-Oct-2021) the suspension of flights to and from Germany, the Netherlands and the UK. The measure is effective immediately and until further notice.
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Kenya Airways is the national airline of Kenya. The carrier is based at Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and operates an extensive network of regional services within Kenya and Africa as well as flights to Asia, the Middle East and Europe. Kenya Airways became a member of SkyTeam in 2007.
Kenya Airways and South African Airways () signed (28-Sep-2021) a memorandum of cooperation with a long term view to create a pan-African airline group. The proposed group is intended to "enhance mutual growth potential by taking advantage of strengths of the two airlines' busy hubs". The airlines aim to cooperate in areas including networks, fleets, capacity deployment, economic opportunities, technical areas and MRO to achieve economies of scale. The carriers will also collaborate on joint pandemic recovery strategies and cost containment.
Kenya Airways Group MD and CEO Allan Kilavuka stated: "The future of aviation and its long term sustenance is hinged on partnership and collaboration". He said the partnership "will enhance customer benefits by availing a larger combined passenger and cargo network, fostering the exchange of expertise, innovation, best practices, and adopting home grown organic solutions to technical and operational challenges".
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- CAPA - Centre for Aviation, EMEA Content Editor, Richard Maslen
- Kenya Airways, Group Managing Director & CEO, Allan Kilavuka
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Delta Air Lines announced (19-Oct-2021) plans to operate over 20 daily flights to 18 destinations in Latin America and the Caribbean, restoring capacity to approximately 85% of pre-pandemic levels. The carrier will resume service to Sao Paulo and San Jose Los Cabos from 19-Dec-2021 and increase Saint Thomas and Sint Maarten frequency to daily from 20-Dec-2021. [more - original PR]
French Civil Aviation Authority (DGAC) reported (20-Oct-2021) the following traffic highlights for Sep-2021:
- Passengers: -48.2% compared to Sep-2019;
- Domestic: -28.2%;
- International: -52.5%;
Virgin Atlantic launched (20-Oct-2021) its new autumn onboard menu. Customers in Upper Class will see the return of Virgin Atlantic's famous cocktails and barista-style coffees, Supper service and the Extra Bite menu, as well as new menu options. Hot chocolate service has returned across all cabins. Virgin Atlantic will also be trialling the service of Nice Drinks in its Premium and Economy cabins. Nice Drinks is a Virgin start-up funded business that offers wine in a can. The cans are 100% recyclable, plastic free and a more sustainable, lighter weight option than wine bottles. [more - original PR]
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