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Nigeria's largest airline Arik air to double fleet by buying mostly Boeing planes

Nigeria's largest airline Arik Air to double fleet by buying mostly Boeing planes

Nigeria’s largest airline Arik Air plans to nearly double its fleet to 52 planes within 10 years and has already ordered some of them from Boeing, a source at the company said on Monday.

Nico Bezuidenhout, incoming CEO, FastJet

FastJet names Mango Airlines CEO Bezuidenhout as CEO

FastJet has hired Nico Bezuidenhout, CEO of Mango Airlines, South African Airways’ low cost unit, as CEO to help revive the U.K. discount airline following a plunge in its share price and an escalating spat with a top investor.

South African Airways now flies to Abuja

South African Airways launches flights to Abuja, Nigeria

South African Airways (SAA) has introduced a second entry point to Nigeria in its quest to enable trade and unlock mobility, which will considerably add to business travel options in the West African region.

RwandAir

RwandAir to purchase two Airbus jets in expansion move

RwandAir has signed a deal with a regional African bank for a $160 million loan as part of the financing to buy two aircraft from Airbus, the airline and the bank said on Thursday.

Ed Winter, CEO, FastJet

FastJet in talks to add 10 Airbus A319s by end of 2015: Ed Winter, CEO, FastJet

FastJet Plc (FJET) said it’s in talks about adding more Airbus Group NV (AIR) short-haul jets to the fleet as the discount carrier seeks to open bases in Zambia, Zimbabwe and Kenya next year while expanding operations in Tanzania.

James Hogan, President and CEO, Etihad Airways

Etihad Airways strengthens operations in East Africa with launch of daily passenger service to Entebbe

Etihad Airways , the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, will build upon the success of its Entebbe cargo flights with the launch of a new passenger service to the East African city.

Arik Air

Nigeria's Arik Air announces new Lagos-Abuja-Dubai route

Arik Air, has reinforced its position as West and Central Africa’s largest commercial carrier by expanding its reach to the Middle East, becoming the first Nigerian airline to offer a commercial service between Abuja, Nigeria and Dubai, The United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Tewolde Gebremariam, CEO, Ethiopian Airlines

Ethiopian Airlines to decide on $3B plane order by June end

Ethiopian Airlines will decide in June on whether to place an order for 30 narrow-body Airbus or Boeing jets as part of fleet its expansion plans, the company’s chief executive said on Sunday.