ARC NEWS
TACV suspends ops
October 31, 2017
Cabo Verde Airlines (TACV), based in Cape Verde, announced in early September that it would temporarily suspend all flight services due to the lack of serviceable aircraft. The airline stated that its only operational aircraft, a Boeing 757, would be out of service till the 11th of September. The airline then announced it had successfully secured capacity from Portuguese ACMI and Charter operator, euroAtlantic Airways, which allowed for the resumption of services from Lisbon to Praia.


Search for MH 370 to resume
October 31, 2017
In late October, the Malaysian government announced that the search for Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370, which disappeared over the Indian Ocean in 2014, will resume with the aid of private exploration company; Ocean Infinity. No additional evidence has been found to indicate any potentially new search areas and Ocean Infinity reportedly stated if the aircraft is not located, there will be no fee imposed.


South African Airways fleet cut
October 31, 2017
State carrier, South African Airways (SAA), announced in late September that in response to the poor financial performance of the carrier, the capacity of its mainline operations will be decreased over the coming months. As a result, the airline will reportedly return at least five of its wide body aircraft to their lessors, whilst an additional four narrow body aircraft will be offloaded to other carriers. This fleet downsize will result in the cessation of over 170 weekly flights with a number of other routes being transferred to low cost feeder airline, South Africa Airlink.


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