Aviation This Week – October Edition 1

Aviation This Week – October Edition 1

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The first edition of ‘Aviation This Week’ for October 2021 are topical aviation industry stories between September 27, 2021 and October 2, 2021 relevant to Ghana’s aviation space. Here are the highlights:

South African Airways Revives Johannesburg-Accra Operations

South African Airways has resumed operations between Johannesburg and Accra with 3x weekly direct flights on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

The airline’s renewed presence in Ghana comes after the airline resumed operations on September 23, 2021, to select destinations after exiting a business rescue.

PassionAir Updates Flight Schedules

PassionAir has updated its flight schedules on its Kumasi, Takoradi and Tamale routes. The airline will be flying 5x daily on the Accra – Kumasi route and once a day on Mondays to Saturdays between the Accra – Takoradi route. Also, the airline will operate 2x daily except 3x on Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays on the Accra -Tamale route.

Job Cuts for Unvaccinated United Airlines Employees Looming

About 300 United Airlines employees in the USA may lose their jobs in the coming weeks due to their unwillingness to take covid-19 vaccines before a September 27, 2021 deadline.

The airline has a workforce of about 96, 000 persons in the USA, and its decision to cut jobs of unvaccinated employees will affect those who have refused to be vaccinated or request an exemption.

Asky now Flying Daily from Accra to Monrovia Togo-based Asky Airlines has increased its frequency on the Accra – Monrovia route from 3x weekly to daily flights starting October 1, 2021. The increase in frequency coincides with demands by passengers and the delivery of a new aircraft to the airline. Air France Receives SkyTrax 2021 COVID-19 Excellence Award Air France has been awarded a COVID-19 Excellence Award by SkyTrax for 2021. The award was in recognition of the airline’s measures in reducing the spread of COVID-19, among others.SkyTrax is a UK-based air transport rating organization that classifies airlines and airports by the quality of product and staff service standards. RwandAir Receives Award for Best Regional Airline Staff in Africa, One Other RwandAir has been named the Second-Best Regional Airline behind Royal Air Maroc in Africa and the Best Regional Airline Staff in Africa during the 2021 SkyTrax’s World Airline Awards. The awards were based on views solicited through a customer survey from September 2019 to July 2021. Qatar Airways Named 2021 Best Airline Qatar Airways is 2021 World Best Airline as […]

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