Tag Archives: Eritrean Airlines

New Airline Operator, Massawa Airways, Takes Delivery of Aircrafts

Beech 1900D type aircraft
Beech 1900D type aircraft

By TesfaNews,

Eritrea’s third start-up airline operator, Massawa Airways (Massawa International , MSW) recently took delivery of its first two Beech 1900Ds, N46Ar (c/n UE27) aircrafts to join its existing MA-60 and E3-AAV aircrafts that were delivered in early December last year.

The Chinese manufactured MA60 (TBD10 | E3-AAV) aircraft were handed over to Massawa Airways at a ceremony held in Xian, China, AVIC Xi’an Aircraft International Corporation (XAIC) last year.  Continue reading New Airline Operator, Massawa Airways, Takes Delivery of Aircrafts

EU Restricts Eritrean Air Carriers

This updated European Union air safety list banned operations of 287 known air carriers in the following 20 countries: Afghanistan, Angola, Benin, Republic of Congo, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Liberia, Mozambique, the Philippines, Sierra Leone, Sao Tome and Principe, Sudan, Swaziland and Zambia.

African airlines dominate new EU blacklist

By RTT News,

Due to significant safety concerns, the European Commission on Tuesday added air carriers certified in Eritrea to a European list of air carriers which bans or restricts their operations within the European Union.

On the other hand, following “exceptional progress” made in the safety situation in Mauritania, all air carriers certified in that African country were removed from the “EU air safety list.” Jordanian carrier Jordan Aviation was also removed from the list.  Continue reading EU Restricts Eritrean Air Carriers

New Red Sea Link for Cape Travellers‎

Eritrean Airlines will now fly to Cape Town International Airport and OR Tambo Airport four times a week

By Audrey D’Angelo,

Eritrean Airlines arrived on its first flight to Cape Town on Monday (7). For the rest of the year it will fly here four times a week, bringing international visitors who joined the flight in Eritrean’s home airport of Asmara from some of its other destinations, including Rome, Frankfurt, Jeddah, Karachi, Lahore and Khartoum.

The airline expects most of its passengers to use it for connecting flights, as is the case with Emirates Continue reading New Red Sea Link for Cape Travellers‎

Eritrean Airlines Launches Direct Flights to SA via Uganda

“State-of-the-art cabins, friendly staff and gourmet cuisine served in-flight makes travelling on Eritrean Airlines a pleasant experience” – AVIAREPS

The Eritrean Airbus 319 owns state-of-the-art cabins for both Business and Economy class

By Ofentse Ratsie,

Eritrean Airlines launched its first flight at Cape Town (South Africa) today.

The flight landed from Asmara in Eritrea at 16h40 to a traditional water canon salute from Airports Company South Africa, Cape Town International Airport’s Aerodrome Rescue and Fire Fighter department. Continue reading Eritrean Airlines Launches Direct Flights to SA via Uganda

Eritrean Airlines Code Shares with Alitalia

Eritrean Airlines Expanding its Reaches through Codeshare

By TesfaNews,

Eritrean Airlines recently had entered in to a codeshare agreement with Alitalia via Rome to further expand its flight network as well as provide its customers traveling to and from Asmara with ample flight choices.

Alitalia will now add its “AZ” code to Eritrean Airlines-operated flights travelling between Asmara and Rome. On its part, Eritrean Airlines will add its “ERT” code to AZ-operated flights destined to Asmara via Rome. Continue reading Eritrean Airlines Code Shares with Alitalia

Two Ethiopian Air Force Planes Collide, SU27 Pilot Killed

Ethiopia lost one SU27 pilot and three others in comma during a training crash. (Photo - cockpit of an SF260 plane)

By TesfaNews,

Two SF260 Ethiopian Air Force training planes collided and crushed near Dire Dawa, Eastern Ethiopia, during a takeoff and landing training sessions resulting to the death of one SU27 fighter jet pilot and seriously injuring the remaining three pilots.

The Reporter newspaper today reported that the accident that occurred last week resulted when the wing of the first plane that was training a pilot on how to land and takeoff instantly clipped the cockpit of the other trainer’s plane who happens to be on the taxiway preparing to take off. The wing smashed the trainers head and killed him instantly. Continue reading Two Ethiopian Air Force Planes Collide, SU27 Pilot Killed