Africa


Former Air Botswana Avro RJ85s A2-ABG and -ABH

Ex Air Botswana Avro RJ85 airframe donated to non-profit

In a ceremony held at Gaborone airport on 28 September, Ansett Aviation Spares and Services donated the airframe of former Air Botswana Avro RJ85 A2-ABG (msn E2303) to a Botswanan non-profit organization, Dare to Dream. Dare to Dream was founded by Captain Kgomotso Phatsima, one of the Botswana Defence Force’s (BDF) first female […]


Air Djibouti BAe 146 flies to Somalia

Air Djibouti has used BAe 146-300 ZS-SOR (msn E3155) to start several new services to Somalia. On 29 October, she operated an inaugural service from Djibouti to Hargeisa and Berbera, in Somaliland. Then, on 15 November, she made the airline’s first flight to Mogadishu, the Somali capital, after a 25-year absence. ZS-SOR is operated […]


Avro RJ100 delivered to Starbow

Starbow Airlines took delivery of former Brussels Airlines Avro RJ100 9G-SBE (msn E3332). She was rolled out from the paintshop at Norwich on 16 September, wearing a modified color scheme, and departed to Accra the following day. Starbow once operated four BAe 146-300s, but 9G-SBA (msn E3125) has long been […]

Starbow Airlines Avro RJ100 9G-SBE

Air Annobón services suspended?

Equatorial Guinea’s Air Annobón has apparently suspended operations following the revocation of its Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC) by Equatoguinean authorities. It is not clear when the airline lost its AOC, or for what reason. The airline is reportedly looking for a partner to restart operations as a low-cost carrier. Its […]